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Today's News

  • Collins, Shelby teams turn in strong weekend performances

    Both Collins and Shelby County boys’ swim teams earned a pair of top finishes to close out its regular season on Saturday.

    The Titans earned a second-place finish as a team in the standings with a final score of 277.5 while the Rockets slotted in behind them with 259.

    Both teams finished behind first-place Elizabethtown, which earned a whopping 517.5 points.

    Head coach Tom Coons was happy with the results he saw from his teams heading into regional competition later this month.

  • Hold the phone

     

    Shelby County’s Jillian Jacobs, along with four classmates at Capital Day School in Frankfort, are in the running for national recognition for a phone app designed to help feed the hungry.

    The team was recently selected as Best in State and Best in Region winners in the fifth annual Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge for a mobile app concept “Waste Free America.” For the honor, the team received a $5,000 award from the Verizon Foundation for their school and tablets for each team member.

  • Kindergarten start dates pushed

    Some parents gearing up to send their little one to kindergarten in the upcoming school year might have to hold off on their school supply shopping for another year.

    Starting this coming school year, children must be five years old on or before Aug. 1 to enter kindergarten.  Previously, the cutoff was October 1.

    In 2012, however, the General Assembly changed the law with the mindset that younger students may not be ready for kindergarten.

    That law is set to go into effect for the 2017-18 school year.

  • Night to Shine

    Although prom season as we traditionally know it is still a few months away, thousands of young men and women dressed in their formal best will make their way to one of 375 churches around the globe for their very own Night to Shine, an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.

    Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, the worldwide movement will take place in all 50 states and 11 countries around the world at 6 p.m. on Feb. 17, and one of those locations includes Spencer Christian Church in Spencer County.

  • New art gallery opens today

    For the first time in nearly four years, Shelbyville will once again feature an art gallery on Main Street.

    Dogwood Art Gallery and Shops at Blue Gables on Main Street opens today, said Howard Griffith, chair of the Shelby Regional Arts Council.

    “The community has made a significant investment in making this possible because of the hope that the arts can bring about some renewal to the west end of Main Street,” he said.

  • Operation Care renovates facility to house women and children

    Bright, new furnishings, a spacious living room, modern kitchen and cozy bedrooms – even a lone tropical fish swimming serenely in his bowl in the bathroom.

    In a reception at the newly remodeled Omega House Friday night, select visitors were treated to a tour of the women’s shelter run by Operation Care and it’s new features.

    But the most important feature in the home is one that never changed.

  • Collins makes late run for district title

    Thanks to a late rally that saw the Collins boys’ basketball team’s resiliency tested, the Titans (17-6, 5-0 district) can now add the 30th District Championship to its resume.

    The win did not come easily though, as Anderson County made Collins fight for every point, especially during the late stages of the 62-59 win.

  • Shelby dominates Atherton, 69-20

    There is no other way to describe Shelby County’s 49-point win over Atherton on Monday night other than pure domination.

    The Rockets (9-14) raced past the Rebels (10-15) on both ends of the floor, forcing Atherton to commit numerous turnovers and scoring easy baskets in transition.

  • Rockets furious rally falls short to Rebels

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start to begin the second half against Atherton, and that cold streak likely cost the Rockets a win in the 67-62 loss on Monday.

    Atherton came out of the break on fire, reeling off a 16-5 run to begin the third quarter and putting SCHS in a 48-29 hole.

    After a timeout, the Rockets would answer with a 10-0 run to close the quarter and the gap, and trailed 48-39 going into the fourth.

  • BPLA building connections

    Seated at nearly a dozen tables at the Blair Center last week, public officials and business representatives from across Shelby County joined together with students from Shelby County Public Schools’ Big Picture Learning Academy for an informational luncheon on their potential collaboration.

    Lisa Rogers with Shelter Insurance, who hosted a Big Picture student intern during the program’s first phase, shared with attendees her experience and encouraged others to jump on board.