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Today's News

  • Colonels are still the king of the region

    Oldham County should be the 8th Region favorite considering the Colonels return two players, probably their top two, from a team that shelled Spencer County by 20 points (70-50) in last year’s regional final before losing to George Rogers Clark in the first round of the Sweet Sixteen. Oldham’s biggest competition could come from county-rival, North Oldham and its standout senior center Devon Rowan, or Collins, which beat the Colonels during the summer.

     

    ANDERSON COUNTY

    Coach:Glen Drury.

  • Pair of SCHS students shooting for Olympic team

    It’s a rarity that a high school has one student try out for an Olympic team in any sport, much less two, but that’s exactly what Shelby County will have this weekend.

    Senior Connor Davis and junior Heather Kirby, who are members of the Rifle Rockets, will compete in the United States Olympic Team Trials for the air rifle and air pistol today through Sunday at the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Marksmanship Center – South in Anniston, Ala. 

  • Rockets' girls ready to launch

    For Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers, this week has seemed like two, or maybe three.

    That’s because while all three of the county’s other public school teams opened their respective seasons Monday or Tuesday, Sowers’ Rockets have had to wait until tonight at 6, when Shelby County hosts cross-town rival Collins at Mike Casey Gymnasium in the first game of a girl-boy doubleheader. 

  • Titans roll early, dominate Wildcats

    The Collins girls’ basketball team began its season by pillaging host Henry County.

    The Titans tallied 22 steals on their way to a 50-29 victory Tuesday night in New Castle.

    “Defensively I was really pleased, pleased with everyone,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said.

    The Titans outscored the Wildcats, 35-12, over the first three quarters, including 18-8 in the first period, in the first meeting between the two teams. 

    “We played really well in the first quarter,” Conder said.

  • Holiday events are big stuff for small towns

    For about 60 years the Mount Eden Ruritan Club has been a mainstay in the community, and for about 20 of those years its members have been responsible for bringing the community together around Christmas to celebrate the town’s good fortune.

    Small community celebrations, whether its Bagdad Days, Cropper Days or Labor Day in Waddy, are getting more and more difficult to maintain, organizers say, because of the urbanization of American life.

  • Cooking up work for the holidays

    Heavy frost covered the ground and breath hung in the air on Thursday morning as December made its presence felt.

    Now, Christmas lights are hitting the trees, inside and out, and people are making their holiday plans, and for one group that means working nonstop - and it's not retail.

    "Starting this Friday [today], going into that weekend is when it really picks up," said Kate Bemiss, owner of Catering by Kate in Shelbyville. "We'll work every day up until about the twenty-second with our weekends just packed."

  • City of Shelbyville: 3 Hi Point homeowners could face foreclosure

    The City of Shelbyville on Friday will file foreclosure suits against three homeowners in the Hi Point development who are several years delinquent in their bond payments toward the Clear Creek Conservancy Trust.

    At the city council’s meeting Nov. 17, many of the 53 homeowners from the subdivision's first phase – which is the only phase affected by the trust – attended to ask for the city’s assistance in helping procure the back debt from four property owners.

  • Big plays deliver Gaither’s 1st victory

    The Collins boys’ basketball team didn’t make it easy on Chris Gaither, or his unborn child, but the Titans did get the victory – the first for their coach - Tuesday night.

    Collins raced out to an early lead then quickly lost it, before battling back from a double-digit deficit for a 61-58 triumph against visiting Gallatin County.  

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Shelby’s ‘worst’ facilities good on state’s standards

    The Kentucky Department of Education this week released its first school facility assessment scores, and the Shelby County schools included in the survey held up well.

    The report, required by 2010's Senate Bill 132, focused on the condition and educational suitability of 484 schools in the state that were ranked lowest in the state’s last such study.

    Five schools from Shelby County fall within that range, and none was ranked in the bottom 100.

  • SOUDER: How about some ‘whirled peas’ at Christmas?

    Is it just me, or does it seem like at this time of year that city streetlights – and even stoplights – flash a bright red and green, and in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas?

    Another song (and popular consensus) says that Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year.” And what’s not to like?