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Today's News

  • SCHS girls, Collins boys finish 4th at Lake Cumberland Winter meet

    Collin Kessinger and Michael Troutman led their respective swim teams to fourth-place finishes Saturday in the 2012 Lake Cumberland Winter Invitational in Somerset.

    Kessinger, a junior at Shelby County, was victorious in two events to lead the Rockets girls’ team, and Troutman, a sophomore at Collins, won one event to top the Titans boys’ squad.

    Meanwhile the Collins girls’ team finished fifth, and the Shelby boys’ squad took eighth.

  • Cold-shooting Rockets flame out twice at home

    It was a weekend of some frustration and a little celebration for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team.

    The Rockets dropped a pair of home games, losing to Beth Haven, 63-52, Friday night then falling to Beechwood, 72-61, Saturday night in the inaugural Tom Creamer Classic.

     

    Beth Haven 63, SCHS 52

    It was unseasonably warm outside Friday night, but it was chilly inside Mike Casey Gymnasium for the Rockets, who shot just 24.3 percent in the loss to the Bearcats (12-2 after the victory).

  • 2nd-quarter hole too deep for Titans

    A sluggish second quarter cost the Collins girls’ basketball team Friday night.

    Visiting Anderson County outscored the Titans by 12 points in that period on its way to an 11-point victory, 51-40, over Collins in a key 30th District game that decided the top two seedings in next month’s tournament.

    “We dug ourselves too big of a hole,” said Titans Coach Phillip Conder, whose team trailed by nine points at halftime and couldn’t get closer than six in the second half.  

  • 3-pointer at buzzer ends Titans’ rally

    Another boys’ basketball game between Anderson County and a team from Shelby County, another last-second, game-winning 3-pointer.

    You can add Friday night’s game between the Bearcats and host Collins to a list that already includes the 2009 8th Region final, when Anderson County beat Shelby County on C.J. Penny’s buzzer-beater, and last season’s Shelby County-at-Anderson game, which ended with Eric Schreiner’s improbable bank-in.

  • Questions remain about how merger affects JHS

    The long discussed hospital merger finally went through on Friday, although not exactly as planned.

    After Gov. Steve Beshear last week had vetoed a merger between Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare, Saint Joseph Health System and University Hospital in Louisville because of complications between public and private institutions and separation of church and state, but on Friday JHSMH and St. Joseph's, which is owned by Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, announced their merger.

  • How Collins’ turf field went bad

    On July 8 the Shelby County Board of Education invited representatives from all the principal companies that built the Collins High School multipurpose athletic to come to the school and peel back the turf for a first look at why this year-old surface had developed soft spots that left it unusable.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Annexation ordinance removed from agenda

    Much to the surprise of many, the Shelbyville City Council did not discuss or have the second reading of the ordinance to annex property at the southwest corner of Harrington Mill and Freedom’s Way.

    The second reading of the annexation of the 70-plus acre Ruble property and the railroad track land that is contiguous to it was removed from the agenda sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

    New Shelbyville City Attorney Steve Gregory said the agenda change was a precaution to make sure everything is as it should be.

  • Shelby County School Board: Budget for 2012-13 to get its 1st review

    With a new year comes a new budget.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will get its first look at the 2012-13 draft budget at Thursday’s meeting at the district offices at 1155 Main Street.

    A new board chair and vice chair will lead the meeting into always dicey budget discussions.

    The current 2011-12 working budget shows the district having to cover more than $625,000 in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding from the state. However, that number will not be fully known until the end of the school year.

  • Mr. President, we have a problem

    Dear President Obama:

    If you are serious about being re-elected, the door of opportunity has been kicked as wide open as the Montana sky.

    This isn’t about your ideas for handling our continuing economic morass, the ever-threatening swagger of Iran, the everlasting war on terror in Afghanistan and ever however much you think we should spend on the military going forward.

    Those are important, impervious issues, to be sure, but they’re not your real opportunity.

  • What we think: We need closure on shooting

    It was important to learn last week that a grand jury in Shelby County found that two Shelbyville police officers showed proper judgment and had no recourse in their deadly confrontation with a teenager last fall.

    We wish that the tragedy that spins around this horrible moment would have such a simple ending, but we don’t think it can.

    We cling to the hope that  the continuing debate also won’t have an equally tragic outcome.