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Today's News

  • Titans rally from 15-point halftime hole

    There was more than one reason to celebrate at Collins on Friday night.

    In addition to the Homecoming festivities, the Titans’ girls’ basketball team staged one of the biggest comebacks in its brief history.

    Collins, which trailed by 15 points at halftime, rallied to beat visiting Oldham County, 57-49.

  • Rockets rebound from blowout

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball continued to demonstrate its development over the weekend.

    The Rockets lost by 30 points, 58-28, to Owen County on Friday night but bounced back to beat host East Jessamine 52-43 Saturday in the school’s Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

     

    Owen County 58, Shelby County 28

    The Rebels, one of the top teams in the 8th Region, led, 15-1, at the end of the first quarter on their way to the victory.

  • Poor shooting downs Rockets

    The struggles continued for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team this past weekend.

    The Rockets were routed by host North Oldham, 82-57, Friday night, then fell to North Laurel, 69-52, Saturday in the Al Prewitt Classic at Henry Clay.

     

    North Oldham 82, Shelby County 57

    The Mustangs, who led, 39-26, at halftime, used a huge third quarter – when they outscored Shelby, 31-12 – to put the visitors away.

  • 3 boys, 1 girl power Titans

    The Collins boys’ swim team beat both Meade County and Shelby County for a pair of dual-meet victories Saturday at Fort Knox.

    On the girls’ side, the Titans topped the Rockets but were edged by the Green Wave.

    Thanks to victories in six of the 11 events the Collins boys slipped past Meade, 115-114, and bettered Shelby, 144-63, while the Green Wave beat the Rockets, 127-62.

  • Shelby County School Board: Schools continue to study energy efficiencies

    With budget cuts from the state and funding issues locally, the Shelby County Board of Education will be looking for some good news with savings on energy.

    District Energy Manager Sherman Adams will provide the board with a presentation during Thursday's 7 p.m. meeting at Clear Creek Elementary School.

    Last August, Adams, who works for Shelby County and five other districts, gave the board excellent news with savings all over the district of 1.7 million kilowatt hours from the previous year.

  • Schools try to solve budget equation

    School districts around the state are contemplating Gov. Steve Beshear's budget proposal from last week and seeing how they can squeeze their budgets to fit within the cuts.

    Although Beshear has committed to funding at the same level as 2011-12, that doesn't take into account growth across the commonwealth.

    Per-pupil state funding is taking a hit, and in growth districts like Shelby County, that means stretching money over a bigger pool of students.

    Even the positives from Beshear's plan could hurt.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Downtown crackdown on 2-hour parking limit

    The city of Shelbyville is going to start cracking down in the 2-hour parking areas around the city.

    During Thursday's city council meeting, Mayor Tom Hardesty said there have been some parking issues around the new judicial center on Main Street and added that the public works department has been putting up new signs were some had been taken down or lost.

    City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell told the council that about 80 to 85 percent of the signs are up and that more have been ordered.

  • A first visit to a familiar place

    The boy climbed to his seat high in Rupp Arena on Saturday, his every sense keen to the sights and sounds of this famed arena, a Mecca to which he was pilgrimaging for the first time.

    He had passed its outer lobby while visiting the Hyatt Regency Hotel, reading the signs, noting the doorways, but his only peeks inside were from the narrow views of pixilated formations on a variety of television screens.

  • What we think: I-64 ramp repair is right thing to do

    Gov. Steve Beshear has placed the state transportation cabinet in the fast lane to save lives in Shelby County, and we could not be more grateful.

    His endorsement Monday of plans to move ahead with modifications for the abbreviated and lethal acceleration lane from KY 55 onto Interstate 64 eastbound in Shelby County is not to be underestimated in making these 300 feet of asphalt safer for all who encounter it.

  • We congratulate: Redistricting plan keeps Shelby whole

    The redistricting plans for the state’s House and Senate leaders appear to be complete, and Shelby County has avoided the dubious and unsavory slicing that has affected so many of the counties around us.

    You can’t imagine how important it is that state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) continue to represent all Shelby Countians and not just those on one side of an arbitrarily selected road.