Today's Sports

  • Great Blue Heron’s habitat...

    The accompanying photograph of a first year Great Blue Heron, with a fish in its mouth, was part of an observed episode that took place on a bitterly cold winter day.

    This bird was out in the middle of a deep hole of water on Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County. The lake was solidly frozen, except for this little patch of open water that the Great Blue was not allowing to freeze, due to his or her activities.

  • Webb earns spot in U.S. Girls...

    Shelby County junior-to-be Jordan Webb has qualified to play in the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior golf championship. 

  • With Coach Cal at CAL

    The NCAA Division I men’s basketball national championship trophy made its closest stop to Shelby County on Thursday during its summer tour of the Commonwealth. 

    The trophy, won by the University of Kentucky in early April, was on display – and available for picture-taking – at Christian Academy of Louisville at its campus in Middletown.

  • Late rallies doom Shelbyville...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team lost a pair of 1-run games earlier this week.

  • Three county golfers tee it up...

    Three golfers from Shelby County teed off Tuesday in the first round of the Kentucky State Amateur, which is being played at The Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.

    Shelbyville’s Dennis Long and Simpsonville’s Scott Hill and Mark Koroluk were among the 156 players who began the tournament, which continues today and finishes Thursday.


    Wiley opens 2-over at women’s Publinx

  • Title may be at hand – or maybe...

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team went unbeaten in its 32nd annual invitational tournament, but didn’t get to play for the championship – yet anyway.

    Post 37 won one game Thursday, one Friday and one Saturday, but Sunday’s final against Floyds Knobs (Ind.) was rained out. Shelbyville Coach Jim Wiley said the game would be played “somewhere, sometime if possible,” but both teams have busy schedules for the rest of the summer.

  • Cyclists ride out the storms

    WADDY – Andrew Boyd pumped his fist and let out a yell as he crossed the finish line Sunday afternoon in Waddy.

    Boyd was celebrating his victory in the men’s Category 3 road race portion of the first Shelby County Omnium.

    His enthusiasm was also a statement on the weekend cycling event. Although rain did wreak havoc with the scheduled 3-race Omnium – canceling Saturday morning’s criterium – most of the riders seemed to happily weather the storms. 

    “It was awesome,” Boyd said.

  • This bird is cuckoo for...

    Growing up on farms in Shelby and Spencer counties was an educational adventure within itself, and I highly recommend that as a way to raise your children, if at all possible.

    Recent studies are showing that the average child spends at least 50 hours a week watching TV or playing computer games, time that could be more wisely spent enjoying and learning about the many wonders of the surrounding natural world.

  • This bird’s name is well-deserved

    This is one of my favorite birds, and the major reason because it is well known in the bird world as the "King of Song."

    It is the very best of the mockers and can duplicate the songs of at least 30 different bird species in rapid succession. Each phrase of the songs can be repeated two to six times, but it is usually three times.

    Add to this a variety of sounds from whistles to barks, and you may even hear the tinkling sound of a piano or the sound of a squeaky hinge.

  • Organizers say Shelby County...

    Bicyclists will be all over Shelby County this weekend.

    That’s thanks to a new and unique event that will be held here Saturday and Sunday.