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Today's News

  • Court report: April 9, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Jacob D. Conn, first-offense DUI and possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle – guilty – 2-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $763 fine and costs.

    Marceling Gomez Gonzales, alcohol intoxication in a public place and giving officer false name or address – guilty – 5-day sentence and $269 fine and costs.

  • Datebook: April 20, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • International play boosts Hicks’ confidence, toughness

    MANNHEIM, Germany – Darryl Hicks did not lack confidence in his game, but he said his experience of representing the United States at the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Tournament helped him gain more faith in his abilities and taught him he still can play tougher.

    Hicks, a Shelbyville resident and junior star at Trinity High School, was named to the U.S. team for this biennial world-wide tournament in Mannheim, Germany, where the Americans slumped to a seventh-place finish last week.

  • Denouncing the announcements

    These college announcements are getting ridiculous.

    Last Wednesday night’s televised decisions of highly coveted high school boys’ basketball players Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel just reinforced that to me.

    The ESPNU production that was the commitments of Muhammad to UCLA and Noel to the University of Kentucky wasn’t quite as bad as the LeBron James’ “Decision” show on ESPN back in July of 2010, but it wasn’t far off.

  • SCHS softball falls to Gallatin County

    The Shelby County softball team fell to visiting Gallatin County 7-1 on Monday afternoon in its first game in nearly two weeks.

    The Rockets (3-9), whose previous game was a 4-2 victory over Spencer County on April 3, had as many errors (five) as hits in the loss.

    The Wildcats tallied two runs in the third inning, three in the fourth and two in the seventh.

    Shelby scored its lone run in the bottom of the third when Abby Wills reached base on a fielder’s choice, then scored on Hayley Powell’s triple.

  • Pounding victory, rousing rally carry weekend

    The Shelby County baseball team ended spring break week with a successful trip down South.
    The Rockets (10-6) won a pair of games – beating Gatlinburg-Pittman (Tenn.), 12-2, and Anderson County (Tenn.), 11-9 – and also got to meet one of their all-time greats.

    “We had a couple of goals of the Tennessee trip,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said. “One, [we] wanted to improve team unity, two [we] wanted to play good baseball, three [we] wanted to have fun. Mission accomplished.”

  • Titans run streak to 7

    The hits, and victories, kept on coming for the Collins baseball team.

    The Titans (14-3) finished up their spring break week with triumphs over Henry County and Scott County, 8-3 and 11-1, respectively, then picked up on Monday where they left off with a 9-0 shellacking of Simon Kenton – their seventh consecutive victory.

    COLLINS 8, HENRY COUNTY 3: The Titans rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Wildcats (3-7) for the second time this season last Thursday.

  • Titans start new 'season' with a bang

    LAWRENCEBURG - The Collins softball team began its “second” season in dramatic fashion.

    The visiting Titans tallied two runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat Anderson County 4-2 Monday evening in their 30th District opener.

    Collins came in having lost four straight games – the last three over the weekend in the Capital City Showcase in Frankfort – and five of its previous six, but the Titans bounced back against the Bearcats.

  • Shelby County School Board: Board goals, summer school back on schools agenda

    The Shelby County School Board will meet Thursday and put in place its board goals that were discussed during the March 22 meeting.

    The goals, which will rely heavily on the results from the state’s new testing system, which includes end-of-course assessments, were set using the district Five Main Things — Curriculum Alignment, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning, Intervention and Enrichment — and outline how the board can help the administration through accountability and commitment.

  • ‘No one is happy’ about special session

    An obviously unhappy and irritated Kentucky General Assembly reconvened this week in a special session called by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    “Absolutely no one is happy about being here,” said Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), who represents the 58th District.

    Beshear called the session to address two bills, the transportation budget and a bill to curb prescription drug abuse.