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Today's News

  • Collins glad to have 'home' school

    Former Gov. Martha Layne Collins said she is excited to have a school back home again.

    Collins, a Shelby County native, attended Bagdad High School and graduated from Shelbyville High School. With both of those closed, she said now she will have a school of her own.

    The Shelby County Board of Education recognized Collins, the namesake for its new high school, as well as new principals and district administrators at its regular meeting on Thursday.

  • Griffin to help lead CKC in Challenge Cup

    After the SCHS boys’ golf team compiled a sensational, 7-1 mark in conference match play, it should come as no surprise that the Rockets’ No.1 golfer will help represent the Central Kentucky Conference in the first Challenge Cup, a Ryder Cup-format dual with the Kentucky Bluegrass Conference.

    The event starts Thursday in Danville.

    SCHS junior Josh Griffin will be the No. 2 player for his conference after finishing the conference season with the second-most points.

  • Rifle blasts from the past

    Sometimes it only takes a few steps forward to walk back in time.

    If you were at Red Orchard Park this past weekend, you walked past this sign, “Welcome to the 18th century.” You saw the tents, the storied artifacts and outfits. You saw Indians and horses. You saw the Long Run Massacre reenactment.

    “I was really delighted. Everything made off without a hitch,” said Kathy Cummings, president of The Painted Stone Settlers, which put on the 3-day reenactment.

  • Rifle blasts from the past

    Sometimes it only takes a few steps forward to walk back in time.

    If you were at Red Orchard Park this past weekend, you walked past this sign, “Welcome to the 18th century.” You saw the tents, the storied artifacts and outfits. You saw Indians and horses. You saw the Long Run Massacre reenactment.

    “I was really delighted. Everything made off without a hitch,” said Kathy Cummings, president of The Painted Stone Settlers, which put on the 3-day reenactment.

  • SCOUTING REPORT: Bullitt East at SCHS

    Bullitt East at SCHS

    7:30 p.m. Friday, at Robert Doyle Stadium

    Radio: WXLN-FM (9.33)

    Records: Bullitt East 2-2, Shelby County 2-1

    Last week: Bullitt East 20-14 loss at home to Bullitt Central, Shelby County 31-30 victory at Seneca.

    Coaches: Bullitt East, Doug Preston (11-8, 2nd year at school); SCHS, Todd Shipley (46-57, 10th year at school)

  • Cropper Days renews its run

    After a hiatus of more than 15 years, Cropper Day is Saturday in downtown Cropper in northeast Shelby County.

    The Cropper Ruritan Club, with help from other individuals and groups, has revived the event to promote interest in the small, rural community.

    The day kicks off with yard-sale booths opening 9 a.m. A Pie in the Face fundraiser contest will be all day. Jars for donations are available for community members Gene Witt, Don Taylor and the Rev. Jim Cavender.

  • JV SOCCER: Rockets win tournament

    The SCHS boys' junior-varsity soccer team won took the championship at the Madison Central Invitational in Richmond on Sept 11-12.

    The Rockets topped Bourbon County, 1-0, host Madison Central, 2-0, and then Lafayette, 3-1, in the title game.

    The boys are 16-1 and have scored an astounding 52 goals while allowing just 10.

  • Rockets roll past Bullitt East, 63-15

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  • Rockets grab Bourbon Co. tourney title

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team finally put a full game together, and the result was a tournament title.

    “We finally did it,” SCHS coach B.J. Andriot said. “We put two halves together, and it was awesome.”

    The No. 22 Rockets (6-3-4) opened the Colonel Classic with a 2-1 victory over host Bourbon County and followed that with a 2-1 victory over No. 8 Franklin County on Saturday.

    In Sunday’s championship the Rockets controlled the game in a 3-2 (5-4 shootout) upset of No. 5 East Jessamine.

  • Court Reports Sept. 16, 2009