Today's News

  • Rockets open season with a bang

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team got the season underway with a 75-65 win over the visiting Seneca Redhawks Tuesday.

    SCHS head coach Mike Clark said his team progressed as the game went on, pushing the lead out in the second and third quarters.

    "I thought we played extremely hard," he said. "I was surprised that we were able to handle their full court press as well as we did, and that we shot so well from the field (53 percent for the game)."

    Clark said his sophomore point guard tandem of Cache Tomlinson and Boomer Beckley handled Seneca's pressure very well.

  • Simpsonville annexes interchange

    About 40 people showed up at the Simpsonville City Commission Tuesday to watch the panel unanimously and without comment approve an ordinance annexing 42 acres at the I-64 interchange into the city.

    The plan adds to the Simpsonville city limits about 35 acres of the interstate itself and surrounding land inside the cloverleafs as well as about 7 acres of land owned by Redline Properties, LLC. That 7 acres was the reason residents were at the meeting Tuesday night and most were not happy about the city's annexation.

  • Chamber already planning next year

    Wow! Where has the year gone? I can hardly believe that we are only four short weeks away from 2008! Here at the Chamber we are already filling the calendar for next year. A couple of important dates for you to circle on your calendar are February 7 and March 29.

  • Infamous four-letter phrases

    My wife has never said a curse word. I'm serious. Never. She may have read one out loud from a book or spelled one out when referencing something that someone else said, but to this day she has never employed any of the infamous four-letter phrases in her everyday speech.

    When she stubs her toe, she says "Oh Fudge."

    When she gets flustered - "Jeez Lewis."

    And on a few occasions when she's been really upset I've heard her say, "Golly golly gumdrops." But I think she was mostly kidding with that one.

  • Mt. Eden home destroyed in fire

    Firefighters were still battling an earlier morning fire Thursday afternoon that destroyed a home in a Mt. Eden subdivision.

    Doug Herndon, assistant chief of the Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department, said fire and rescue crews were dispatched to the residence at 10 Indian Springs sometime about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, where they found the two-story home already engulfed in flames.

    "Soon as I arrived on scene it was fully involved," Herndon said.

  • Laws in motion

    For Brandon Hughes, launching himself in the air off a bike ramp is not just recreation or a hobby, it is science. How far and how high he can go is determined by the universal laws of motion. And the more he understands and can use those laws, the more spectacular his jumps will be.

    Hughes, along with other seventh-graders at East middle school, have recently been introduced to Newton's laws of motion and were taught how they affect everyday life.

  • More profit means more tax

    Starting Jan. 1, big businesses located inside Shelby County that make more than $500,000 a year in net profits will pay more of an occupational license tax than before.

    Until fiscal court passed a motion amending part of the occupational tax ordinance at Tuesday night's meeting, there was a cap of $5,000 on what big business had to pay the county on net profits.

  • Internet campaign could save lives

    A campaign to bring greater Internet access to underserved residents in the county could provide more public technology resources and even save lives, according to program organizers.

    Representatives from the Kentucky Circuit Clerk's Trust For Life and Shelby County Public Library said the new collaborative program could give more people access to computers and enable them to sign-up for the state's organ donor registry. The registry records motorists' wishes to donate organ and tissue for transplantation in the event of a fatal accident.

  • Family, child coping with rare genetic disorder

    A three-year-old and her family are coping with a genetic disease that is rarer than their chances of hitting the Powerball jackpot.

  • District meets all federal goals

    Three months after the Shelby County public schools were reported to have narrowly missed meeting progress goals on a federal assessment, the state has recalculated the results and announced yesterday that the district has met all of its yearly goals.

    The Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Assessment and Accountability released statistics on Tuesday that show the district has met 19 out of 19 of its goals on the annual No Child Left Behind assessment. This is the first time that the district has met all of its goals since the NCLB Act was initiated in 2002.