Today's News

  • Rockets find a new spark

    Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons let the tiger out of the cage in practice on Monday.

    His team followed suit Tuesday night.

    Playing one of their best games of the season, in one of their biggest games of the season, the Rockets beat Spencer County, 73-66, in a key 30th District game at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

  • Parsons to tiptoe through next game

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons said Wednesday night that he was getting a pedicure.

    Was he joking or being serious?

    You can find out tonight when Parsons coaches sans shoes for the Rockets’ Homecoming game against University Heights at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Blazers coach Randy McCoy will be shoeless too for a good cause – the Christian Appalachian Project.

  • Shelby’s schools hope to make a big splash

    The Collins and Shelby County swim teams enter this weekend’s Region 3 meet with high expectations.

    The 2-day competition begins at 12:30 p.m. today at Woodford County High School and continues Saturday, with the finals starting around 2 p.m. The top 18 individuals and relay teams qualify for the second day of competition, then the top two finishers in each event automatically qualify – while others may qualify based on their times – for the Feb. 23-25 State Meet at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Feb. 9, 2012

    Thursday (Feb. 9)

    7 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg at Cornerstone Christian.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Collins at Moore.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, North Oldham at Shelby County.

    Friday (Feb. 10)

  • Arts Briefs: Feb. 10, 2012

    Different version of ‘Odd Couple’
    opens next Friday at theater

    Pat Wetherton and Tracy Bond Bird star in The Odd Couple – Female Version, which opens next Friday at Shelby County Community Theatre.
     The comedy, written by Neil Simon, will be performed Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m.
    Bird plays Florence Unger, and Wetherton is Olive Madison.
    Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242.

  • New Shelby artist wants to draw crowd to gallery

    Angie Walters, a new Shelbyville resident, is also a new artist at the Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main, and she is having a special event to share her work with the public.
    By visiting the gallery at 617 Main St., you can enter a drawing to win an 8 by 10 print of her piece called Royal.
    Originally from Elkhart, Ind., Walters said in announcing the drawing that she has had a lifelong interest in art and design that began when, as a child, she traveled with her mother, who made her living as a folk artist.  

  • News briefs: Feb. 10, 2012

    Triple S to have special meeting

    to review tract split for Speedway

    The Triple S Planning Commission will have a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday  at the Stratton Center to hear a plan to separate property located at 1620 Mount Eden Road into two tracts, with one being in the city and one in the county.

    With the subdivision, a development plan will be heard to build a new nearly 4,000-square-foot Speedway convenient store and gas station, canopy and five gas pumps.

  • Incredible ‘divisible’ eggs

  • Campus: February 10, 2012

    Morehead dean’s list

    The Morehead State University dean's list for the 2011 fall semester includes the following students from Shelby County: Amanda Skelton from Bagdad, Ashlee Jones from Shelbyville, Dustin Shreve from Shelbyville, Kendyl Siebart from Shelbyville, Kelsie Witham from Shelbyville and Maddy Holt from Waddy. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.


  • Court report: Feb. 6, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    James Lee Gordon, second-degree promoting contraband – plead guilty – 30-day sentence.

    Roderick Perkins, no operator's/moped license, first-offense DUI and giving officer false name or address – plead guilty – 5-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.