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Today's News

  • Armed robber hits local businesses

    Two businesses on Taylorsville Road were robbed at gunpoint less than a week apart.

    Shelbyville Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said investigators feel confident the same man is involved in both hold-ups because the method of the robbery and the description of the perpetrator is identical.

    Both businesses were robbed near closing time, according to Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice. Gamestop located at 107 Jeanie Road, was robbed at gunpoint Friday night. Subway, located at 93 Howard Drive, was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night.

  • Skate park catching air

    A Shelbyville skate park will likely debut in the first quarter of 2008, park officials said Thursday, in what will be the culmination of more than a year of activism and fundraising efforts by a group of middle and high school skaters.

    Dee Maynard, a parks employee and spokeswoman for a local activist group known as the SkatePark Advocates, reported that more than $88,000 has already been committed to the skate park's construction.

  • Christmas, the same yesterday and today

    This time of year we ache with nostalgia for all things we remember as old and perfect. We wish for a warm wood-burning stove, walking through the snow to get a real Christmas tree and opening presents with an enormous extended family.

  • Rockets hammer Bullitt East

    The Shelby County Rockets appeared to come to form Tuesday against old region rival Bullitt East.

    The Rockets (3-0) raced out to a 13-2 lead behind three pointers from Alex Shehan, Tim Sanford and Donovan Johnson and never looked back. Shelby County outscored the visiting Chargers (3-1) 24-9 in the first quarter and 24-10 in the second, coasting to an 84-55 win.

  • The gift of life

    With only a few weeks until Christmas it seems everyone is searching for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. There are few greater feelings than giving a loved one something you know they will cherish. But I want to remind each of you of the greatest gift you could ever give anyone, and it doesn't come in a pretty box with a bow. It is "the gift of life."

  • School menus - Dec. 17-21

    Monday -- Cheese pizza or ham sandwich, mustard/salad dressing, green beans, sun chips, pickle spear, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail, milk

    B = Sausage biscuit or oatmeal

    Tuesday -- Hamburger/cheeseburger or chili dog, French fries, ketchup/mustard, salad dressing/mayo, lettuce/ tomato, pickle/onion, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail, milk

    B = Sausage pancake bites or breakfast bun

  • Farmers market grows

    Once again the selling season for the Shelby County Farmers' Market has come to a close. This was a difficult growing season for all due to a variety of adverse conditions. I am proud of all of our vendors for the determination to bring all of our market customers' fresh fruits and vegetables throughout a challenging season.

  • New Business Spotlight

    Sun Tan City

    Owners: David and Rick Kueber of Elizabethtown.

    Owners' philosophy: "Our customers lead busy lives, and they want to keep an attractive body color by tanning just a few times a month. Our professional staff can demonstrate how to do that.

    Location: 1653 Midland Boulevard

    Contact Information: Call (502) 647-8925 or walk-in.

    Hours of operation: From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

  • First Lady Rocket Invitational tips off Wednesday

    The Lady Rockets will not have to travel for their first holiday tournament this season.

    Normally the Lady Rockets head off to other parts of the state to face some of the state's top teams over the holiday break, but this year's teams will come to the Lady Rockets.

    The school will host the first Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational starting Wednesday, and there will be plenty to see.

  • Triple S to consider landscape rule changes

    At its Dec. 18 meeting, Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss, and possibly vote on, an amendment that would change landscape and buffer requirements adopted two years ago.

    The amendment under consideration would reduce the number of plantings a builder or developer would have to put in at the edges of property lines, said Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke.