Today's News

  • EARLIER: 30th District Volleyball Rockets rout Henry, may meet Collins

    NEW CASTLE – Shelby County swept past Henry County on Monday night and into the 8th Region volleyball tournament.

    The Rockets defeated the host Wildcats, 2-0 (25-8, 25-22), in the 30th District Tournament and will play either rival Collins or Anderson County in the final tonight at 6.

    Anderson County defeated Eminence, 2-1, in Monday’s other game, and top-seeded Collins had a bye and played Anderson on Tuesday night.

  • District soccer: Collins falls 2-1 to South Oldham in OT

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Collins High School boys soccer team came within 29 minutes of easily the biggest victory in the program’s very brief history Tuesday night.

  • SCHS at Southern: Rockets ready for their 'playoff game'

    The Shelby County High School football team is one of two winless teams in Class AAAA this season.

    However this week, in preparation for tonight’s game at Southern, Rockets Coach Todd Shipley wanted his team to feel like it is one of the three unbeaten teams.

  • New Business: Shelbyville Design Station

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  • WICHE: Time to clean up and move on

    I spent most of last weekend tackling all of our mixed perennial borders. Quite frankly, things looked awful. In my defense this state of the garden has nothing to do with me, it’s the droughts fault.

    Crispy, wilted and barely blooming was about all my beautiful borders has to show for this October, so I made the decision to get to work early and cut back all the herbaceous perennials that were making me depressed instead of happy.

  • Rockets, Titans knocked out of Eighth Region tourney




    Tuesday night was a tough one for both Shelby County high schools in the Eighth Region Tournament.

    First the Rockets lost to host, and 18th-ranked Oldham County 25-7, 25-17 in the first first-round match of the night.

    “Our season goal was to make it to the regional tournament, so I have to say I am proud of that,” Shelby Coach Felicia Pace said.

    Then, in the last match of the night, No. 25 South Oldham swept Collins 25-13, 25-23.

  • One county: Collins and Shelby meet for first time

    It was a night of firsts at Collins High School on Friday.

    The Shelby County Rockets wore their away whites, but they didn’t leave the county. Collins played host to what was likely the largest crowd ever to watch a high school football game in the county -- a packed house.

    Both schools treated the contest almost as if it were a home game, with both bands performing at the half and the dance teams even doing a combined performance. And fans tailgated for hours before the game and waited in long lines to enter.

  • It's official: Shelby moving up; Collins staying put

    The Shelby County High School football team is moving on up, while Collins is staying put.

    That became official Monday when the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control approved the previously announced football realignment plan for the 2011-14 seasons.

    The Rockets, currently in Class AAAA, are moving up to 5A. Beginning next year they’ll play in four-team District 4 against the three Bullitt County high schools - Bullitt Central, Bullitt East and North Bullitt.

  • Once a showcase for movies, now a scrap heap for all

    When I heard they were tearing down Showcase Cinemas, the old complex on Bardstown Road in Louisville, I shook my head with a sadness that usually is reserved for when a church or a school or something ancient and irreplaceable was being razed rather than just an outdated theater that hadn’t been open for years.

    But in its own relatively less relevant way, the Showcase was, well, a showcase, even before it exactly bore that name.

  • EARLIER: Volleyball: Seniors play valuable roles

    Last year Akia Jones, Leanna Armstrong, Heather Luce and Kassie Bruner helped Shelby County High School reach the Eighth Region Volleyball Tournament semifinals.

    Those four seniors were back in the Eighth Region tourney, which began Tuesday night at Oldham County, but not all together.

    This season they were all integral parts of their teams’ successes: Jones as an outside hitter for the Rockets, while the other three were valuable parts of Collins’ first team.