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Today's News

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 26: A hazardous mission: Spitfires in Relief of Malta

    April 22, 1942

    The Wasp’s second “campaign” is nearly over – the “Battle of the Mediterranean,” the first having been our “conquest” of Martinique. [An attempt at jest]

    The morning of 19th we passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on my mid watch. The lights of Tangier and Ceuta were illuminating the African shore, but the Gibraltar side was blacked out except for navigational lights.

  • Equality for all

    Too many thing of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as a black and white organization, but that’s not the case. Instead, the NAACP operates in all spectrums, and an active chapter has had its voice heard in Shelby County for more than 60 years.

    Brenda Jackson, vice president of the Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP, said many people don’t comprehend the scope of the organization.

  • What the heart wants? Exercise, healthy eating

    With matters of the heart on your mind in February, it’s important to remember that love isn’t exactly all you need – especially when it comes to heart health. While you’re searching for cards adorned with hearts, take a minute to explore ways to ensure that the only fluttering your heart feels is when that special someone turns the corner.

  • Sheer Reflections

    As he gave a haircut and a shave to a customer, Robert Marshall talked about how the thriving African American business community on Henry Clay Street has all but disappeared since he opened his barbershop there in 1960.

    “We’re were just discussing that at the Martin Luther King service a few weeks ago, the way it was, compared to how it is now,” he said, expertly using a comb to shape the customer’s new do.

  • Inspiration to succeed

    If you're feeling like you've gotten into a rut, or you need motivation to work up the courage to pursue a dream you've been kicking around, a local man has written a book to help fill that bill.

    Alton Lee Webb's Go Outside, published last year, is not your ordinary self-motivation book.

    Well, it does fit into that category, but it's certainly not ordinary.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: New $137K gazebo coming to Wiche Park

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted Thursday to build a new, larger gazebo on U.S. 60 in Wiche Park to replace the current edition.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock told commissioners that the cost to the city to construct the $137,634 gazebo would only be $86,634 as the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, along with the Wiche family, have committed to supply the remaining funds.

  • Federle sinks CAL on buzzer-beater

    With 4.5 seconds left in regulation and down 66-65 against Christian Academy-Louisville, the Collins girls’ basketball team needed to drive the entire length of the floor and score.

    Titans’ freshman point guard Olivia Federle was more than happy to oblige.

    Federle collected the inbound pass from underneath the Collins (16-11) basket, and raced coast-to-coast, weaving her way through four Centurion players. CAL, which did not have a foul to give without putting Federle on the free throw line for the win, could only watch.

  • Iceman returns to coach SCHS girls golf team

    With girls’ golf coach Melissa Young moving on following the conclusion of the 2016 season, Shelby County High School is turning to a familiar face to lead the team in the fall.

    Candice Wiley Iceman should be someone Rocket fans immediately recognize. Iceman began playing varsity golf for Shelby County at the age of 13, and played until her graduation from SCHS in 2009.

    Shelby County athletic director Charlotte Marshall reached out to the coach at the end of last year, asking if Iceman had interest in the position.

  • Cochran stands tall inside and out

    While normally reserved for baseball players, the term five-tool player seems to fit Collins’ forward Charlie Cochran’s game to a tee.

    With no holes in his game, Cochran is as comfortable driving the lane as he is spotting up for a three and dropping down to guard the perimeter or going high to swat a shot.

    Cochran, a senior leader for the Titans, has a style that could be hard to comprehend for those who prefer to pour advanced analytics rather than watching games in real time.

  • Shelby’s own Splash Brothers

    Not every team can have two leaders.

    Sometimes it is just a clash of personalities, or the natural competitiveness that comes with sports that splits leadership roles.

    Luckily for the Shelby County’s boys’ swim team, it has two leaders that could not be closer, in sophomore Logan Kessinger and junior Sean Gilpatrick.

    The pair are coming off of a 2015 season in which they both qualified for the state meet, and are looking to go even further with the postseason rapidly approaching.