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Today's News

  • Shelby County softball falls in season-opener

    The Shelby County softball team’s season opener had hot start but a cool conclusion Monday as host North Oldham rallied for a 6-5 victory in Goshen.

    The Rockets, who went 5-19 last season, started off well, scoring once in the first inning and twice in the second and third frames to build a 5-2 lead.

    “We couldn’t find a run after that,” said Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable, whose team had all five of its hits in the first 3 1/3 innings. 

  • Rockets’ boys revved for a run at a state title

    New Shelby County track & field coach Nick Edwards has high hopes for his first teams.

    And if a few indoor meets are any indication, Edwards’ optimism – especially for his boys’ squad – is well warranted.

    “I think it looks pretty bright for us this year,” said Edwards, 24, an assistant coach last season who takes over for the retired George Cottrell.

    The Rockets opened their outdoor season Tuesday at their own all-comers meet.

     

    Boys look strong

  • A whole new sport arrives in Shelby

    David Boone knew lacrosse had arrived in the United States when he saw it being played in a breakfast cereal commercial on TV.

    This spring, thanks to Boone and his daughter’s desire to play the sport, it has arrived Shelbyville.

    Boone is the coach of the brand new Collins girls’ lacrosse club team – which also includes a pair of players from Shelby County – that plays its first game at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Field.

     

    The sport

  • SCHS boys’ basketball coach resigns

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons won’t be back at that post next season. 

    “He has resigned his position as head boys’ basketball coach due to personal reasons,” Shelby County Principal Eddie Oakley said Tuesday morning.

    Parsons has coached the Rockets for the past two seasons.

    “We thank him for his couple of years of service with Shelby County boys’ basketball and his contributions he made to our young people,” Oakley said.

  • Shelby County School Board: ‘New’ Northside gets another look

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday will take another look at the new Northside Early Childhood Center.

    During its regular meeting this week at the district offices, at 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville, the board will hear from K. Norman Berry Architects on an updated design of the building that the firm first presented last month. The board has asked for a more traditional look.

  • News briefs: March 20, 2012

    Hornback bill

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) has pulled his telecommunications deregulation bill, dubbed the “AT&T Bill,” because of public outcry against the bill.

  • EARLIER: Burry, Andriot push Blue Gables renovation

    A plan to help revitalize a blight area in downtown Shelbyville is coming together, but it needs a little help from citizens.

    A group led by Bob Burry and Bob Andriot have formed the Shelbyville Preservation Group, a non-profit corporation, which has put in motion the process to secure government funding to purchase the old Blue Gables Motel at the corner of 8th and Main streets.

    The motel, which is now an apartment complex, would be renovated and turned into an art and retail area offering 18 small shops.

  • A memory of a buried March that is not buried by time

    Spring fever is supposed to arrive early in March, when you see the first robin, the bright yellow of an occasional daffodil, things green, abud and, well, warming.

    Spring fever is not supposed to be a full-blown summer sweat at the strike of the vernal equinox.

    It’s not as if there isn’t always plenty to talk about with basketball, politics, religion, economics, basketball, politics and, I don’t know, movies, but today we have to talk about the weather, because everyone is.

  • NEIHOF: New grading system up for discussion

    “Grading procedures do not reflect today’s teaching standards,” said Thomas R. Guskey from the University of Kentucky at a recent training session for principals in Shelby County. He could prove his point with a 1917 report card that belonged to his grandmother, which looked pretty much like a report card issued today.

    He and Lee Ann Jung, also from UK, shared their expertise in standards-based grading for Shelby County Public Schools because we have completed a study of their book, Grading Exceptional and Struggling Learners.

  • What we think: A great new idea for downtown

    Robert Burry had a vision, and Bob Andriot saw it clearly, a vision that holds beautiful hope for downtown Shelbyville.

    Mr. Andriot, a lifelong downtown businessman and property owner, and Mr. Burry, an architect, builder and restoration dreamer, have joined forces with a concept to transform one of the downtown’s most undesirable but historic eyesores, the Blue Gables, from a seedy rental property into something of vibrancy and potential.