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Today's News

  • Shelby tops Owen; to face South Oldham in championship

    NEW CASTLE -- Shelby County's 15-0 run through the second and third quarters carried them to a 50-35 victory against Owen County in the 8th Region semifinals.

    The Rebels had led by two and three points several times until the final two minutes of the first half when Rocket Donovan Johnson got the run going by finishing a 3-point play.

    Once the Rockets had a solid 31-18 lead early in the third quarter, they slowed their tempo and the Rebels began the fouling game. Shelby hit 13 of 19 free throws in the fourth quarter.

  • Schools budget balanced for now

    The Shelby County School Board approved Thursday a balanced budget for the 2010-2011 school year, but  that’s only the first step in a long and involved process of funding a new season of education in Shelby County.

    Facing grim financial times in the state and opening a new high school, the school district has worked through a massive process of belt-tightening, redistributing and planning that appears to have it positioned well for the coming year.

  • What we think: County must take care on bonds for church

    The request last week by Shelby Christian Church that Shelby County Fiscal Court issue bonds to assist in refinancing its auditorium caught us by surprise.

    We admit we never had heard of a church making such an arrangement with a governmental body, and though we were relieved to learn this has happened many times and presents no conflict, we remain a bit quizzical about its viability.

  • EARLIER: Anderson wins district in OT

  • EARLIER: Boys region begins Wednesday at Henry County

  • EARLIER: Boys roll into regional

  • We congratulate: Montell's attack on attendance rule

    “Ladies and gentlemen, stand and cheer, your state representative, Brad Monteellllllllllll.”

    If we were going to announce the name of one of our elected leaders in an introduction before a sports event, it might sound something like that, depending upon the sport and the venue.

    Or how about this?

    “OK class, let’s take roll…. Mr.  Montell?”

    “He has a game today.”

    “Oh, Mr. Montell is absent.”

  • Nicholas Meriwether Chapter 3: Dealing with George Meriwether’s death

    George Meriwether died on Feb. 4, 1782, near Brownsville, Pa., where he had settled for a few months while bringing his family to Louisville.

    The loss was felt by many, for George was a person of great promise, not yet 38, in the prime of his life.

    Initially uninformed of the nature of his death, I was left with a question as to whether or not he was killed by Indians, who were still a threat to travelers into Kentucky at that time.

  • District hopes TaG program can grow

    During its meeting Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education heard a report on the Talented and Gifted (TaG) program from Kerry Fannin and Dave Weedman.

    The board members said they were impressed with the work done by the six teachers, but they said they’d like to see the program continue to grow.

  • House budget plan trims 2 school days

    A state budget proposed last week by House leaders gives the state a starting point, but legislators say there is still a long way to go.

    The proposal is about $405 million short of a balanced budget in the second year, nearly double the first projections last week. It would provide a balanced budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which begins July 1.