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Today's News

  • WICHE: Peonies are long-lived in the garden

    A couple of weeks ago, in mid-April, one of the prettiest flowers in the garden started to bloom. This great, cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opened its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen.

    The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, too.

    There are four peony classifications based on bloom type:

  • Ag Report: May 4, 2012

    Poll identifies state’s 10

    most influential ag people

     

    Who are the most influential people in Kentucky agriculture today?

    Would the farmers in western Kentucky have the same people on their top ten list as an individual involved in the equine industry? Would a beekeeper list the same top ten as a cattle producer? Does an agribusiness owner's list look anything like that of a commodity leader?

  • Service learning

    The Discovery Class at the Education Center @ Cropper completed a service learning project under the direction of guidance counselor Jody Kendall. The class covers a variety of topics as an acclimation to the alternative school, as students adapt to the new academic-learning standards. The service learning was beautifying the exterior of the school with weeding and mulch.

  • Campus: May 4, 2012

    Shelby students accept scholarships to EKU

    Four Shelby County students are among the hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students who accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University. They were:

    •Heather Amos, Shelbyville, Shelby County High School, Excellence Scholarship.

    •Sarah Bryant, Shelbyville, Shelby County High School, Presidential Scholarship.

    •Julia Kennedy, Shelbyville, Shelby County High School, Excellence Scholarship.

  • Bands, choirs receive honors

    The Shelby East Middle School and Shelby County High School bands all received distinguished ratings at the Kentucky Music Educators Association District V Concert festival at Collins High School.

    This is the first time that all three groups – sixth-grade band, combined seventh- and eighth-grade band and the high school band – all received distinguished in the same year. The last distinguished for the high school band was in 2008.

  • Birth: Carson daughter

    Brittany M.L. Marble and Zachary S. Carson of Lemoor, Calif., announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, born on April 12, 2012, at Central Valley General Hospital. She has been named Serenity Rylee Jade Carson.

    Grandparents are Lynn Royster, Anita Ridge, Douglas Woods, all of Lemoore, Calif., and Michael Carson of North Carolina.

    Great grandparents are Judith and Joseph Marble of Lemoore, Calif., and Margarita and James Arbuckle of Hanford, Calif.

  • Court report: May 4, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Latasha R. Boddie, first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – plead guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • SCHS baseball team sees 1 streak end, new one begin

    The Shelby County baseball team saw its long winning streak come to an end Saturday, but the Rockets responded by winning their second game of that day.

    Shelby County (17-7) bombed Bullitt Central, 12-2, in five innings Friday night to run its win streak to eight consecutive games before falling, 6-1, to North Bullitt on Saturday morning. The Rockets, though, bounced back to beat Highlands, 5-2, later that day at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Collins loses close games to top teams

    The Collins baseball team went 0-3 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament this past weekend, but Coach Roy Bailey is hoping the experience helps the Titans out in the long run.

    Collins (17-8) fell to 16th-ranked and site host Pleasure Ridge Park. 3-2. Thursday night, 12th-ranked Apollo, 3-2, in nine innings Friday night and 17th-ranked Henry Clay, 4-0, Saturday morning.

    “We learned a lot as a team in the LIT,” Bailey said. “Playing some of the best teams in the state should really get us battle tested for tournament time.”

  • 2nd victory inspires Titans for 2nd season

    The Collins girls’ lacrosse team has come a long way this season.

    Heck, it has come a long way in a week.

    One week after claiming their first victory – a 6-5 triumph over Atherton’s Rebel Hawks in Sacred Heart’s BraveHeart Tournament – the Titans topped the Rebel Hawks again, this time 13-5, at Daniel Field in their penultimate match of the regular season.