Today's News

  • Arts Briefs: Sept. 2, 2011

    Tickets on sale for
    ‘Mulan Jr.’ at SCCT
    Tickets go on sale today for Mulan Jr. at the Shelby County Community Theater.
    This Disney musical, directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie, features more than 50 actors between the ages of 7 and 14.
    Performances are Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m.
    For tickets or more information, you can contact SCCT at 633-0222.

  • Simpsonville City Commission OKs 9.3% property tax increase

    A rare event took place Thursday morning at the City of Simpsonville’s special public hearing about property taxes for 2011.

    A citizen actually showed up at the meeting to express his views to the commission about its proposed increase in ad valorem taxes.

    “In my seventeen years as mayor, you’re only the second person who has ever showed up [at a public tax hearing],” Mayor Steve Eden told the visitor.

  • Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair: Sept. 2, 2011

    Dairy Cattle




    Heifer, Jr. Calf - March 1, 2011-April 30, 2011



    8, 6thKY, JSB-Acres Katrina, Lillie Wood, Shelbyville



    13, 9thKY, Small Ayr Avry Magnolia, Emily Goins, Waddy

    Heifer, Intermediate Yearling - Dec. 12- Feb. 28, 2010



    4, White Ridge Gypsy, Rachel White, Waddy

  • WICHE: Dividing all of gall into more than 3 parts

    If you have any hackberries around your house, you have probably noticed falling leaves that have little protrusions on them.It looks strange and serious but rarely does it cause damage to the tree.

    What you are seeing is a type of gall.

    Referred to as spindle or nipple gall, the spindle-like protrusions on the leaves are caused by mites that gather around buds in the spring and enter the leaves as they unfurl.

  • News briefs: Aug. 31, 2011

    Simpsonville’s hearing
    on tax rates is Friday

    The Simpsonville City Commission will have a special public hearing at 8:15 a.m. Thursday to take comment on its new ad valorem property tax rate for 2011.
    Commissioners passed on first reading Aug. 17 a 9.3 percent increase to 10.6 cents per $100 or assessed value – up from 9.7 in 2010 – or the equivalent increase of .9 cents, or about $9-per-year increase on a home with a $100,000 tax value.

  • Hailing a Shelby County war hero

    Robert D. Kemper was considered a Shelby County hero long before he was killed in the line of duty in 1971, and 40 years later, efforts are being made to keep that memory alive forever.
    Work is under way to memorialize the U.S. Navy officer known as “Boo Boo,” who flew 256 combat missions as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War and was killed while saving another aviator during a states-side training flight in 1971.

  • Karases show their stuff

    LOUISVILLE ­- The focus was on the future for the Collins girls’ cross-country team at Saturday’s Tiger Run.

    And it looked bright.

    Senior Caterina Karas, the defending Class 2A state champion, finished fifth in the girls’ race, and her younger sister, seventh-grader Gabby, took 10th for the Titans in her first 5,000-meter race.

    That dynamic duo helped Collins finish 12th overall and second among 2A teams, and the Titans’ boys’ team finished 17th, led by junior Devon Fielding.

  • Rockets show progress, but mistakes too costly

    HODGENVILLE – The Shelby County football team took some big steps toward putting 2010 behind it Friday night.

    Unfortunately for the Rockets, for nearly every five steps forward, they took one back.

    Shelby County, which led LaRue County, 17-7, late in the second quarter, was plagued by flags and fumbles as the Hawks rallied for a 27-24 victory.

    The Rockets, who ran 49 plays on offense, were penalized 11 times (including 10 on offense) and had four fumbles – including one lost one that proved crucial – in their season-opener. 

  • No clash of the Titans this time

    DANVILLE – Last week’s practices may not have made the Collins football team perfect on Saturday night.

    But they made the Titans pretty close, as evidenced by their 56-13 mauling of Mercer County – in a game that never lived up to being a clash of the Titans – in the Stuart Powell Bowl at Boyle County. 

    “We had a great week of practice, and we got paid today,” senior receiver/defensive end Jalen Spalding said Saturday.

  • SCHS girls finish 2nd in Bullitt golf tourney

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team placed second at the Bullitt East Lady Chargers Bluegrass Invitational on Saturday.

    The Rockets carded a collective 333, led by sophomore Jordan Webb and freshman Madison Thomas, at Heritage Hill Golf Club near Shepherdsville. Sacred Heart won the invitational with a 312, and 5th Region rival Henry County was fourth with a 345.

    Webb tied for third-place overall with a 1-over-par 73, while Thomas tied for fifth with a 75. Also for the Rockets, seventh-grader Lilly Young shot a 92.