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Today's News

  • Engagement: McClain-Coots

    Ann Lear and James McClain, both of Shelbyville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda McClain of Shelbyville, to Mark Coots of Pleasureville. He is the son of Jeanie McCarty and Joseph Yocum, both of Shelbyville.

    She is a graduate of Stratford Career Institute.

    He is Shelby County High School graduate and owner of Lil Bit of MARK mechanic shop in Bethlehem.

    The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. Sept. 15, 2012.

    All friends and family are invited.

  • Birth: Cissell daughter

    Kelly and Chris Cissell of Shelbyville announce the birth of a daughter on Feb. 27, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital Louisville. She has been named Olivia Masha Cissell.

    Grandparents are Rickie and Karen Jeffries of Mount Eden, Rose and Dave Wise of Shelbyville and Bill Cissell of Shelbyville. Great Grandparents are Peggy Richardson of Mount Eden, Walter and Peggy Jeffries of Waddy and Margie Austrew of Shelbyville.

  • Collins students elected

    Collins High School student Sarah Eades (right) was elected state historian, and Jordan Goss, also of Collins, was elected state officer-at-large for Kentucky’s Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. The election was conducted during the Spanish Honor Society Convention at West Jessamine County High School. Eades and Goss each will serve a 1-year term from 2012-13.

  • 5 generation: Catlett/Jeffries/Cissell family

    5 generations of the Catlett/Jeffries/Cissell family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (front row, from left) Virginia Catlett Perry, great-great grandmother; Peggy Jeffries, great-grandmother; and (back row) Rickie Jeffries, father; and Kelly Cissell, mother holding baby Olivia Masha Cissell.

  • Shelby County boys beat Trimble in tennis

    The Shelby County boys’ tennis team won its season opener Friday.

    The Rockets beat visiting Trimble County, 4-1, at Clear Creek Park.
    Sophomore Ethan Russell was victorious at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

    Meanwhile his younger brother, eighth-grader Jeron, pulled out a 3-set victory at No. 2 singles, beating Damon Copeland, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
    Also for Shelby, sophomore Doug Martin won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles.

    The Rockets’ No. 2 doubles team of freshmen Jimmy Welman and Andrew Clark were 6-0, 6-0 victors.

  • Experienced Rockets have high expectations

    Last season the Shelby County baseball team aspired to win.

    This season the Rockets believe they can win.

    Only time will tell if they will.

    Shelby County, which returned no starters (and only a couple with varsity experience) last season, brings back nine players who started 50 percent of the Rockets’ 30 games and pitched 99 percent of their innings last season, when they finished 16-14.

  • Core of returning Titans to face tough schedule

    Roy Bailey’s first Collins baseball team was replete with talent and depth.

    His second squad may not be as deep, but still has ample amounts of talent – and hopes to match.

    “We have high expectations,” said Bailey, whose team opens its season at 6 tonight against South Oldham. “We expect to compete and beat everybody we play. We have a tough schedule, we play the best teams out there, but I think it’s going to prepare us come tournament time.”

  • Students get coaching on life after school

    School districts across the commonwealth kicked off Operation Preparation this week.

    The goal of the statewide effort is for eighth-grade and sophomore students to receive college and career advice from trained community advisors.

    "We want to help students realize their potential, maximize their academic preparation and stay on track for success during and after high school," Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said.

  • Shelby County School Board: District on pace to meet some of its goals

    Shelby County Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Lisa Smith gave the school board an update at its meeting Thursday night on the progress toward its goals, which were set last year.

    Superintendent James Neihof did remind the board that the timeframe for the goals has not expired, and he said he hoped this refresher could lend a hand for the board’s focus on setting goals for the 2012-13 school year at its meeting on March 22.

  • Schools learn about new federal grading

    The Shelby County Board of Education heard a brief report on the changes the state will see after the No Child Left Behind waiver was accepted by the federal government.

    During Thursday’s meeting at Southside Elementary, SCPS Superintendent James Neihof told the board that the first year will set a base for the each school and district in the state, and from there goals (Annual Measurable Objectives, or AMO) will be set.