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Today's News

  • Long tees off in U.S. Senior Amateur

    Shelbyville’s Dennis Long will tee it up this weekend with some of the best senior golfers in the country.

    Long is one of 156 players from around the nation in the 57th USGA Senior Amateur Championship at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va. Long is in the third group to tee off at 7:54 a.m. Saturday.

    He will play two stroke-play rounds as he tries to qualify for the final 64 players, who will play a match-play tournament.

  • Rockets almost pull off boys' soccer shocker

    It was nearly the biggest upset in boys’ soccer this season.

    But to first-year Shelby County Coach Tony Wood it was merely the beginning.

    “This is the first step,” Wood told his team after it lost in a shootout to 10th-ranked Oldham County on Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Collins volleyball team divides pair of matches

    Collins’ volleyball team fell to 16th-ranked North Oldham in straight sets, 25-18, 25-17, Tuesday night at home but bounced back with a 25-14, 25-17 victory over visiting Spencer County on Wednesday night. 

    The Mustangs (12-3), also in the 8th Region, built a 22-9 lead late in the second set before Collins rallied. The Titans outscored North, 8-2, before a service error gave the Mustangs the match.

  • Titans hoping to make a pass (and catch) at Eagles

    The Collins football team will try to get back to its brief past Saturday night.

    Or in the Titans’ case, their pass.

    Collins rushed a program-high 45 times in last week’s 20-7 victory over Oldham County, but the Titans also had program-lows in pass completions (four) and attempts (15) in the victory over the Colonels.

    Collins (2-1) will try to increase both numbers when it hosts Louisville Eastern (2-1), the No. 9 team in the Associated Press Class 6A Top 10 poll, at 6 p.m. Saturday at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • Rockets face another ranked opponent

    Another week, another Top 10 opponent for the Shelby County football team.

    Last Friday night it was Anderson County, which is tied for ninth in this week’s Associated Press Top 10 poll in Class 5A. Tonight the Rockets host No. 8 Jeffersontown at 7:30 p.m. in their first home game of the season.

    Shelby County is looking to rebound from last week’s lopsided loss (58-20) to the Bearcats against a faster, and maybe even more formidable foe.

  • Shelby County School Board: Plans for Southside open for public view

    The public will get its first chance to critique, comment and opine on the new Southside Elementary School at a public forum Tuesday.

    The forum, which will be at 7 p.m. at Southside, will begin with the presentation of the draft plan, which likely will have been fine-tuned by the board at yesterday's meeting in their workshop.

    After that, those members of the public that have signed in will be allowed to speak on the project.

  • Kicking ‘til the very end

    It was a cool, drizzly Wednesday night, and her team trailed Oldham County, 9-0, with less than 10 minutes to play, but Shelby County senior Alex Patterson was still trying.

    Trying to get to the ball, trying to make a run up the field, trying to get a goal.

    But that’s Patterson, the hard-playing, fleet-footed, goal-gobbling, diminutive senior forward for the Rockets’ girls’ soccer team. 

  • 9-11 not a big part of school curriculum yet

    Things have certainly changed.

    The world is definitely a different place.

    But do we continue to learn, 10 years after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001?

    Students and teachers, no doubt, took time to discuss the matter in school this week. Maybe it was a small part of a lesson, maybe it was a whole class, but the events of that day do not appear to have worked their way into the fabric of U.S. and world history classes like D-day or the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

  • Teacher facing sex charges has resigned

    Shannon Hirchert, the Collins high school teacher who has pleaded not guilty to six counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving two students, resigned from her position as a special needs teacher last month.

    Despite Superintendent James Neihof's statement at the school district's press conference when Hirchert was arrested that "charges are not conclusive of guilt," Hirchert resigned on Aug. 5, just two days after her arrest.

    Neihof confirmed the resignation and added that it was "voluntary" and not asked for by the district.

  • Shelby is hot stop on tourists’ maps

    Visitors have spent a lot of tourism dollars in Shelby County this  past year, tourism officials say, but not for the primary reason you might think.

    Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Visitors Bureau, said that more than 500 more tourists stayed in town during 2011 but not necessarily to see the county’s attractions, although the Shelbyville Horse Show always draws a lot of visitors.