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Today's News

  • Rockets show progress, but mistakes too costly

    HODGENVILLE – The Shelby County football team took some big steps toward putting 2010 behind it Friday night.

    Unfortunately for the Rockets, for nearly every five steps forward, they took one back.

    Shelby County, which led LaRue County, 17-7, late in the second quarter, was plagued by flags and fumbles as the Hawks rallied for a 27-24 victory.

    The Rockets, who ran 49 plays on offense, were penalized 11 times (including 10 on offense) and had four fumbles – including one lost one that proved crucial – in their season-opener. 

  • No clash of the Titans this time

    DANVILLE – Last week’s practices may not have made the Collins football team perfect on Saturday night.

    But they made the Titans pretty close, as evidenced by their 56-13 mauling of Mercer County – in a game that never lived up to being a clash of the Titans – in the Stuart Powell Bowl at Boyle County. 

    “We had a great week of practice, and we got paid today,” senior receiver/defensive end Jalen Spalding said Saturday.

  • SCHS girls finish 2nd in Bullitt golf tourney

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team placed second at the Bullitt East Lady Chargers Bluegrass Invitational on Saturday.

    The Rockets carded a collective 333, led by sophomore Jordan Webb and freshman Madison Thomas, at Heritage Hill Golf Club near Shepherdsville. Sacred Heart won the invitational with a 312, and 5th Region rival Henry County was fourth with a 345.

    Webb tied for third-place overall with a 1-over-par 73, while Thomas tied for fifth with a 75. Also for the Rockets, seventh-grader Lilly Young shot a 92.

  • Robinson’s 2 assists lead steady game for Titans

    Sarah Robinson had an uneasy feeling in her stomach Monday evening.

    “I had the butterflies bad,” the Collins senior said. “I’ve never had the pre-game jitters.”

    But Robinson had never played a girls’ soccer match against Shelby County. However the Titans forward, who missed the team’s inaugural season in 2010 with a knee injury, made up for lost time.

  • World Championship Horse Show: Byers lead lots of Shelby winners

    Shelby Countians brought home more than 75 top-5 finishes from the 7-day World Championship Horse Show last week at the Kentucky State Fair, including 30 first-place finishes.

    The show culminated with three champions from Shelby County on Saturday night, and two more top three finishes in the marquee events.

    Rob Byers, who’s wife, Sarah, won the Ladies 3-Gaited Championship aboard Mr. Center Stage, said it was a banner week for his Premier Stables and the horses they train.

  • Shelby County School Board: Tax increase passes without any ‘thanks’

    A sarcastic "thanks, thanks a lot" rang out from the crowd as the Shelby County Board of Education passed a 2.5 percent increase, plus a .2-cent exoneration allowance, on personal property and real estate taxes.

    The vocal crowd  at the board’s meeting Thursday at Shelby County High School called out just before the vote that the board should not "keep throwing money" at problems in a time of economic restraint.

  • Shelby County School Board: Energy efforts savings offsetting rate increases

    Rate increases by utilities sometimes can rob the results of their thunder, but Energy Systems Supervisor Sherman Adams can come back with a pretty big bolt of lightning of savings for the school district.

    Adams told the Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday that the district is saving 1.7 million kilowatt hours over this time last year.

  • State faces another tough year for budget

    A packed house filled the Cardinal Club's main room and spilled over into the small meeting room for the Chamber of Commerce's legislative lunch on Tuesday.

    Both of Shelby County's legislative representatives, Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), spoke to the crowd, addressing major issues and concerns the state will confront when lawmakers reconvene next spring.

    Chief among those issues is the 2013 state budget and its projected shortfall of near $430 million.

  • If you want to learn some lessons in life, make a little hay

    A  man and I were talking the other day about another lost teaching moment for young people.
    We reminisced about how boys and girls are missing out on one of those annual activities that taught us so much about the challenges of life, about how we could face them, and, well, about nature, in a roundabout way.
    In fact, of the fundamentals taught to our dubious and dumbfounded dispositions, I might suggest this endeavor had perhaps the greatest impact on our development this side of a hug or a switch, though hardly anywhere close to that personal.

  • What we think: It’s your turn to be leaders

    Your outcry for better accountability by our elected officials and your decry of almost any decision of a fiscal nature have become our foundations of public debate.

    You, the public, often challenge those you elected to do a better job, to listen to the needs of the citizens and not to those of special interests, corporations or other political influencers.