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Today's News

  • SCHS volleyball wins finale

    The Shelby County volleyball team had to work a little extra, but the Rockets beat host Scott County, 25-16, 33-31, to spoil the Cardinals’ Senior Night Thursday in Georgetown.

    “The girls had a fabulous end to their regular season,” Shelby County Coach Felicia Pace said. “It was quite an exciting match-up, and I hadn't seen the girls play so confidently and with such power all season.”

  • Spencer knocks out Collins

    A season that started with promise came to an abrupt end Monday night.

    The Collins girls’ soccer team, which won seven of its first eight matches this year, was shut out 6-0 by Spencer County in the first round of the 16th District Tournament at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    It was the third loss in the last four matches for the Titans, who were without four players (for various reasons) who had started during the regular season.

  • Titans quickly take care of Rockets

    The Collins boys' soccer team struck early, and often, Thursday night.

    The Titans tallied three goals in the first 13 minutes on their way to a 6-0 shutout of cross-town rival Shelby County at the Rockets’ Athletic Complex.

    Collins beat Shelby County 3-0 in the season-opener for both teams on Aug. 16. In that match the Titans led 2-0 at halftime, but couldn’t quite run away from the Rockets.

    It was a different story this time around.

  • Robert Hicks: author, speaker, storyteller

    Robert Hicks is a book-loving, history-revering storyteller. He crafts his stories in ways that keep history alive, because, he says “that’s what storytellers do.”

    Civil War history is Hicks’ forte, and his love and respect for the people who fought and died, as well as those who struggled and survived, come to life in his lectures and his writing.

    And he’ll bring that revered style to the Shelby County Library on Thursday for two events.

  • Court Report Oct. 11, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Catalino Castillo Contreras, no operator's/moped license and second-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $1393 fine and costs.

    Robert Dempsey, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $243 fine and costs.

  • Squire Boone statue gaining momentum

    Much like the movement to explore the wilderness west, the Squire Boone Statue is gaining steam.

    Joseph Ruble's idea that hit the public last month of putting up a statue of the founder of Shelby County has caught the collective eye of the community.

  • Dorman Center Carnival gets big turnout

    The first Dorman Center Carnival brought hundreds of folks out to Daniel Field on Saturday to celebrate and support the early intervention center.

    The carnival raised more than $6,000 for Dorman Center, which provides help to more than 100 children ages 18-months to 5-years old that have been diagnosed with a disability, show signs of developmental delay, are at risk in their environment or have been determined to be in need of the program. The center starts with First Step early intervention and provides half and full day preschool classes.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 11, 2011

    Mobile app provides parents with info on the go

  • What we think: All candidates need to stop here

    We were encouraged to see that David Williams, the Republican candidate for governor, came to Shelby County recently and had an early morning roundtable to discuss his platform and answer questions.

    Mr. Williams, the state Senate president, spent an hour talking with familiar faces, explaining his policies in detail and then answering a few harmless questions.

  • We congratulate: Fiscal court’s zoning decision

    Shelby County Fiscal Court did the right thing in rejecting the zone change Midwest Metals had requested near Red Orchard Park.

    We believe that Magistrate Eddie Kingsolver addressed the appropriate issues in his motion to deny the request, citing the fundamental point that it was not in agreement with the county’s long-range plan and that there was no mitigating reason for fiscal court to change that plan.