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Today's News

  • WHAT WE THINK: A total eclipse of our day

    Well that was fun!

    The build up was immense, the hype beyond anything even the sporting world could produce.

    But the solar eclipse lived up to its billing as one of the greatest celestial shows on earth.

    Maybe Shelby County wasn’t in the path of totality and maybe it’s didn’t get dark enough to fool our bats into coming out and our chickens into going in to roost.

    It turns out about 5 percent of the sun is still a lot of light.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 9: Iwo Jima (1945)

    Captain C. C. “Chipping Charlie” Anderson

    In February 1945, as a 28-year-old lieutenant colonel, commanding an infantry battalion, the 1ST Battalion of the 3RD Marines, I embarked with my troops aboard USS Frederick Funston for the Iwo Jima invasion. My battalion, reinforced by attached units, including an engineering platoon, a pioneer platoon, a medical collecting section, was designated BLT 1-3 (Battalion Landing Team 1 of the 3rd Marine Regiment.)

  • Shelby County runs over Fairdale

    With several new starters stepping in for Shelby County football, it was unknown how that lack of experience would translate in the Rockets’ season-opener at Fairdale.

    The game was smooth sailing for Shelby’s offense, as the team racked up 466 yards of total offense in the 49-12 shellacking of the Bulldogs.

    The Rockets quickly jumped out to a 28-12 lead at the half, and never allowed Fairdale to reach the end zone again.

    Senior fullback Caleb Morehead led a Rockets’ rushing attack that gained 404 yards on the ground in the win.

  • Titans air out Madison Southern in rout

    Collins football was looking to keep to its high-scoring ways from last season, and in the process reestablished itself as one of the preeminent offenses in all of 4A football on Saturday night.

    In game one of the Roy Kidd Bowl, the Titans dominated Madison Southern 38-7 to move to 1-0 this season.

    And while the offense lit up the scoreboard, head coach Jerry Lucas said he saw his defense shine as well.

  • Titans, Rockets compete at Joy of Golf

    Both Collins and Shelby County high schools saw their girls’ golf programs compete against top-flight golf teams on Saturday, as the two schools joined 22 other squads for the Joy of Golf Invitational at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course in Lawrenceburg.

    The Rockets earned a top-five finish as a unit with a team score of 350, just 30 strokes back of winner Green County.

  • Shelby splits 2 weekend matches in Walton

    Shelby County’s volleyball team has taken on some formidable opponents over the course of its opening week, and should be better and more experienced in the long run for it.

    After dropping a match to Oldham County Thursday night in straight sets, the Rockets took on both Walton-Verona and Simon Kenton, splitting those matches to close the weekend.

    Shelby County 2, Walton-Verona 0

    The Rockets closed Saturday’s doubleheader at Walton with a shutout win over the host school, bringing Shelby’s record to 2-2 on the year.

  • Cougars outlast Shelby

    Shelby County’s girls’ soccer team will be searching for a reliable source of offense after taking a tough 1-0 loss to Bullitt Central on Saturday morning.

    The Rockets and Cougars each put several shots on goal throughout the contest, with BCHS finding the back of the net in the second half, and moving Shelby to 0-2 on the season.

    “I’m not really sure what to say about my team yet,” Rockets coach Joe Turner said. “I wasn’t happy that we lost, but we did play a little better.”

  • Boone statue nearly ready

     It’s been nearly six years since Joe Ruble shared his aspiration of erecting a statue in honor of Shelby County’s founder, Squire Boone.

    Over that time, with a team of supporters, Ruble has worked diligently to see that dream come to fruition.

    The day he’s so long awaited is finally on the horizon.

    Engineer Kerry Magan, who is serving as project manager for the statue, said the Squire Boone Society is looking to set the dedication ceremony around the middle of October.

  • A grade in the shade

     For a brief moment Monday, the sun didn’t shine so bright over our old Kentucky home.  But even in the shade, Shelby County students found an opportunity to blossom and grow.

    Across the district students filed out of their classrooms, protective eye wear and thinking caps in tote, ready to witness and learn from a rare planetary occurrence.

    As the planet aligned just right, placing the moon between the Bluegrass State and the sun, an ominous light surrounded students gazing up in wonder.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board members ready for Q&A

     Shelby County Public Schools announced earlier this month its work toward a new leadership plan, the Profile of a Graduate.

    To advance this work, board members made it their personal project to gain feedback from the community through outreach forums.

    On Thursday, board members will discuss their plans for those forums when they convene for the board’s regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office, 1155 West Main Street.