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Today's News

  • You can follow me at games on Twitter

    Okay I’m finally doing it, I’m finally using the Twitter account I opened last year.

    Thursday I posted a couple of Tweets to get things rolling, and beginning tonight I’ll be posting updates throughout the Collins football game.

    I’ll try my best to provide as much as-it-happens information on all the county sports, and sports teams, as I can this fall, and then into the winter, and so on.

  • Assertive Andriot scores all 3 goals

    Last boys’ soccer season, Walker Andriot took a backseat to Collins’s sizeable senior class.

    Tuesday night he showed why he's likely going to be in the driver's seat of the Titans’ attack all season long.

    Andriot, a junior center-midfielder, scored all three goals – matching his total from all of last season – in Collins’ 3-0 victory over Shelby County at the Shelby County Athletic Complex, in what was actually a Titans’ home game.

  • EARLIER: Shelby’s ACT scores decline

    The ACT scores among juniors in Shelby County fell behind those of the state and most surrounding counties in 2011 – just one year after they had showed significant gains.

    Shelby County Public Schools’ average composite score among juniors fell from 18.7 in 2010 to 18.5, which lags the state's average (18.8).

    School districts in Oldham (21.5), Eminence (20.9), Scott (19.9), Franklin (19) and Spencer (18.7) all had better scores, and Henry and Jefferson counties matched Shelby, with Henry and Jefferson both improving to the 18.5.

  • Shelby County schools have smooth first day

    Other than a few tears from children and parents alike, Shelby County Public Schools had a smooth opening day on Wednesday for the 2011-12 school year.

    Lisa Smith, the district deputy superintendent, was at Heritage Elementary bright and early Wednesday morning, and she noted how well things were coming together.

    "Everything is going very smooth; the students are all very happy and excited,” she said. “And the weather is just beautiful. It's a perfect day to start school."

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Zone change on 7 Mile Pike: Lots of comment, approval

    For the second meeting in a row the Triple S Planning Commission faced a zone change request, and commissioners again recommended a change that they will send to Shelby County Fiscal Court for approval.

    Although less controversial than the request by Midwest Metals on Kentucky Street, the request for a zone change from Interchange (IC) and Agricultural zones to a newer Interchange (X-2) zone did rile up residents near the location at the east corner of 7 Mile Pike and KY 2258, which leads back to the state maintenance garage.

  • Atmos consolidating in new Hi Point facility

    Atmos Energy is upping its commitment to Shelby County.

    Atmos, the natural gas supplier based in Dallas, is building a new office, warehouse and storage area in Hi-Point Industrial Park on Boone’s Station Road.

  • Mount Eden woman tracking down BIG savings with coupons

    MOUNT EDEN - When Connie Wolfe was laid off less than a year ago, she said she thought her life would have to change for the worse. She, like many unemployed Americans, was unsure of how she would regain buoyancy in today's economic climate.

    Wolfe had been an inventory specialist for 25 years until her position was cut seven months ago, leaving her husband as the household's sole breadwinner. 

  • Clarence Miller: 1912-2011

    Clarence Miller achieved much in his life before passing away Wednesday night at the age of 98, but his true legacy might be his deep love for his community.

    That love is most evidenced by his generous donation of his 133-acre family farm to Shelby County, which is now known as Red Orchard Park. His nephew, Lowry Miller, said that gift was his uncle’s way of letting the entire community know how much he cared.

  • Phillips family back home

    All surviving members of the Shelbyville family who were involved in a tragic traffic accident in Florida earlier this month are out of the hospital and back home to try to return some normalcy to their lives.

    Nearly two weeks after Carolyn Phillips, 32, and her son, Devin Miller, 13, were killed, their lives will be celebrated and their remains laid to rest this weekend.

  • Shelby man is an accidental author

    Ever hear of a time-traveling farmer?
    That’s the plot of Shelby County resident William Greer’s first book, which was published two weeks ago.

    Greer also has another book coming out soon, a nonfiction work, based on his true-life experiences in Vietnam.

    What’s more, he has a third book that was recently accepted by his publisher.

    Believe it or not, there is something even more amazing than a novice writer having three books accepted and published all in the same year.

    What in the world could that be, you ask?