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Today's News

  • SCHS finishes 2nd, Kirby 1st, in air rifle

    The defending champion Shelby County High School air rifle team finished second – but did have the top two individual finishers – at last weekend’s 2012 National JROTC Precision Team Championship in Anniston, Ala.

    Junior Heather Kirby finished first overall in the precision championship, while her teammate, senior Connor Davis, the defending champ, came in second.

     

    Olsson signs with Midway College

  • Titans’ baseball team rallies, runs record to 5-0

    The Collins baseball team had to work overtime Tuesday night, but the Titans still stayed perfect.

    The host Titans scored once in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Boyle County, 3-2.

    The Rebels (2-3) took the early lead, scoring one run against Collins starter Austin Perry in the top of the first. Jacob Pike led off the game with a single before he scored on Kody Ross’s one-out triple.

    The Titans (5-0) then took the lead with a 2-run fourth inning, but Boyle tied the score in the fifth.

  • Star pitcher Buehler, errors ground Rockets

    Buehler…Buehler…Buehler.

    Could’ve been the inner monologue for the Shelby County’s baseball team Tuesday night.

    That’s because Henry Clay senior pitcher Walker Buehler, one of the top-rated players in country as well as the state, grounded the Rockets.

    A 6-foot-2 right-hander who has signed with Vanderbilt University, he struck out 11 and gave up only one hit in the first five innings as the Blue Devils ended Shelby’ season-starting 4-game winning streak, 7-1, at Shelby County’s Athletic Complex.

  • Rockets’ boys run and jump to tie

    It was the Zakk and Zach attack for the Shelby County boys’ track & field team Tuesday evening.

    Led by senior Zakk Bailey and junior Zach Shipley, the Rockets tied defending Class 2A state champion North Oldham, both scored 133 points, in Shelby County’s All-Comers meet.

    Meanwhile Collins, in its second outdoor meet of the season, finished nine points behind both for third-place in the 6-team competition.

  • 3 SCPS principals retiring

    Three principals have announced they will retire from Shelby County Public Schools at the end of the school year.

    District officials announced this week that Lynn Gottbrath of Wright Elementary, Anthony Hatchell of Collins High School and Christine Powell of East Middle School would retire. The Site-Based-Decision-Making Councils at those schools already have started meeting to hire replacements.

    Perhaps the surprise on that list is Hatchell, who returned to Shelby County three years ago to become the first principal at Collins High School.

  • Extra School day: April 28 or June 4?

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet Monday morning to decide how students will make up the one day they missed because of snow this year.

    The board will convene in a specially called meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the district's office, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Shelby County Public Schools used its one-call technology to poll parents Thursday, asking if they would prefer to  have school on Saturday, April 28, or Monday, June 4.

  • NCAA Final Four UK vs. UofL: Time to walk the talk

    The Cats and the Cards have touched down in New Orleans, but it seems Shelby County continues to be in the heart of the coverage of their showdown in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four.

    The trend started on Monday with USA Today, and then Wednesday came CBS-TV and Fox Sports.

    It seems like everyone wants to know what it's like living right-smack in the middle of the rivalry.

    On Wednesday afternoon at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, several red- and blue-clad fans mingled about waiting for CBS Sports to show up for filming.

  • Simons says: The pressure comes from the teams’ fans

    Matt Simons knows a thing or two about the rivalry between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.

    Simons, a standout 7-footer at Shelby County High School, went on to play for UofL in 1993-94 and 94-95, and his Cardinals teams played Kentucky twice, although they lost both.

    "It's an instate rivalry, and you know, as a player, what it means," he said. "You know from the fans that they feel the pressure, and that's where your pressure comes from. They want you to win so bad."

  • Ag Report: March 30, 2012

    Officials: Conditions ripe

    for West Nile outbreak

    Shelby County horse owners who have not updated the vaccinations for their horses against West Nile Virus might want to call their vets.

    That’s the advice of State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who issued a warning that weather conditions are ripe for an outbreak of West Nile.

  • Chamber officials predict bigger showcase this year

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual Community Showcase is coming up this weekend, and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, officials say.

    “We usually average about a thousand people who come out, but, of course, we’d like to see that number grow,” said Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.