Today's News

  • Rockets hang tough on road against reigning state champs

    The Shelby County baseball team hung with the defending state champs but couldn’t overcome them, Tuesday night.

    The Rockets fell behind eighth-ranked Central Hardin early but stayed within striking distance throughout their 5-1 loss to the Bruins in Cecilia.

    “It was a lot closer than that,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said.

    Central Hardin (10-4) scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings, then tallied two for insurance in the sixth.

  • It's time to hit the golf courses

    Even if it hasn’t always been evident this week, spring is here, and that means one thing – more and more people will start hitting the golf course.

    So with that in mind here’s a look at all five of the golf courses here in Shelby County, and what they have to offer this year.


    Cardinal Club

    Chris Hamburger, the PGA director of golf at Cardinal Club who was named the PGA Professional of the Month in February, reports that the Cardinal Club is hosting two big events this year.

  • Court goes for record 3rd victory in Arkansas

    Saturday evening Jon Court will try to go boldly where no jockey has gone before in the Arkansas Derby – to the winner’s circle three years in a row.

    Court has ridden the last two Derby winners at Oaklawn Park. In 2010 he guided Line of David to victory, then last year he did the same aboard Archarcharch.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: 2 plants plan expansions

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convenes on Tuesday evening, the members will have some exciting news to discuss.

    Two local industries are asking to amend their development plans to add on to their existing facilities. Katayama American Company, at 6901 Midland Industrial Dr., is requesting permission to add 27,330 square-feet onto its facility. Bluegrass Roller Services, at 1091 Brooks Industrial Road, is also looking to build an addition, adding 9,900 square-feet to its nearly 22,000 square-foot facility.

  • Martinsville gets new playground equipment

    With phase one complete, Norris Beckley took the opportunity to stand back for a second and watch as new playground equipment was installed yesterday at the Shelby County Community Center, on Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Martinsville.

    Beckley said the basketball court behind the center would be completed in “another month or so.”

    It has taken some time, but he finally is seeing his hard work payoff.

    “It’s good to see the fruit of your labor sometimes,” he said.

  • West Shelby Water adds solar, other high-tech aids

    West Shelby Water District Manager Steve Eden said the Simpsonville-based utility had been looking to add beacon lights to the top of its three water towers for some time now, but the cost had been delaying the plan.

    “It’s normally pretty cost prohibitive because of you have to run electrical conduit all the way up the side of the tower,” he said. “And stat flight has asked us to put them up there because they fly this corridor to the hospitals.”

  • A family tradition of ACT perfection

    After John Fish handed in his ACT test in February, he said he didn’t feel that great about his work.

    “I didn’t think it was my best test day when I took it,” he said.

    His father, Tim Fish, said his youngest son had been sick for a few days.

    “We were already making plans on the ride how home about how he could take it again,” Tim Fish said.

    But, as it turns out, John Fish, a junior at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, did OK.

  • Business Briefcase: April 13, 2012

    Finchville’s Collins receives

    breast cancer awareness grant


    Finchville resident Wanda Lott Collins, an associate professor at the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work, received a breast cancer support group grant from the Louisville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

    The grant covers April 2012 through March 2013 to fund a support group for African- American women who may be uninsured or underinsured who are diagnosed with all forms of breast cancer.

  • Ethington Auto to learn fate of license today

    The owners of Ethington Auto will find out today if criminal charges brought against them involving illegal business practices last April will affect their dealership license.

    The Motor Vehicle Commission is expected to make a decision today on the matter concerning Ethington Auto at 1744 Midland Trail, owned by Donnie Ethington, 71, of Shelbyville, and William Ledford, 85, of Somerset.

  • Shelby's reaction to Friday the 13th

    As you head out to work today, will you avoid black cats, ladders and looking in your rearview mirror for fear of cracking it? Or will you scoff at those who fear Friday 13th?

    After all, it's just another day.

    Or is it?

    Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th, whether you take it seriously or not, has had a real impact on American society.