Today's News

  • Boys’ basketball: Rockets are rolled over

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team paid the price for past scheduling on Saturday.

    The Rockets traveled to John Hardin and got hammered, 86-39.

    "That was a make-up game from about three years ago," SCHS Coach Rick Parsons said. "Our goal going in was to not get anybody hurt, and we accomplished that."

    The Rockets (4-21) hung close through the first part of the first quarter before the Bulldogs (13-8) pulled away, going up, 20-10.

  • Girls’ basketball: SCHS sweeps 2

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team picked up two big victories last week.

    The Rockets hammered Beth Haven, 48-27, on the road Thursday and then came home Saturday and held off Western Hills, 66-58, for the team's fifth triumph in its past six games.

    With the scored tied at 28 against Western Hills, the Rockets came out of the break with some key adjustments.

  • WICHE: Gear up for orchard maintenance

    I am so grateful that my husband, Andy, is in charge of the orchard. Fruit-tree maintenance, I am convinced, is an art.

    There are details to pruning that can make or break good fruit set, branch structure and ability to pick when the limbs are laden with ripe fruit. Although I understand the basics, I am glad Andy is the one that executes the task.

  • MY WORD: Painful lessons about being American learned abroad

    I departed Dec. 26 for London, England, for an advertising class that lasted two weeks, but would also count as college credit for a course at UK.  As I knew absolutely no one else going on this trip, to say I was nervous would be an understatement.
    I woke up every morning at 7 a.m., which would be 2 am here.  I had a complimentary breakfast provided by one of London’s finest hotels.  I would then attend a 30-minute class with around 30 other students from 12 different other universities in the U.S.

  • News briefs: Feb. 8, 2012

    Health and Family Services chief

    resigns after recent criticism

  • Bagdad man arrested on child sex charges in Scott Co.

    GEORGETOWN – A 66-year-old Bagdad man has been charged with sexually abusing two students at Scott County's Royal Spring Middle School where he worked as a substitute teacher.

    Edwin Casper was arrested by Kentucky State Police at his home on Saturday, one day after Scott County Schools officials notified Georgetown police of allegations that a substitute teacher had inappropriately touched two students.

    Casper was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was released from the Shelby County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

  • Shelby native helped coach Giants to Super Bowl victory

    You may not have known this, but as quarterback Eli Manning drove the New York Giants to their game-winning touchdown in the final minute of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI, he did so with the help of a Shelby Countian standing right there on the Giants’ sideline.

  • What we think: Education needs new funding formula

    Recently members of the Shelby County Board of Education met with our elected leaders and gave them quite an elementary lesson in public education’s most well-known subject: Your budget is killing us.

    That, of course, required no piece of post-graduate analysis for anyone elected to any office in this state or for parents who pay careful attention to how their children’s needs are being met by the annual outlay of tax dollars.

    The chants on both sides are loud, clear and enumerated with valid points, if not universal solutions.

  • Clint Eastwood's suddenly political Super Bowl ad

    Maybe you were watching the Super Bowl on Sunday with a heartfelt interest in whether the Giants or the Patriots won in what became a sensational and scintillating scenario.
    Maybe you, like most of the tens of millions who watched, were more interested in the overpriced and overdeveloped – and sometimes overly stupid – commercials that have become so famous.

  • Datebook: February 8, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at West Middle School, 100 Warriors Way, in Shelbyville.
    Triple S Planning Commission will have a special public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center.