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Today's News

  • Collins girls’ soccer team drops finale to Western Hills

    The Collins girls’ soccer team lost its regular-season finale, 2-1, to visiting Western Hills on Tuesday night at Clear Creek Park.

    “We outshot [them] and dominated the entire game against Western Hills but we got beat,” Titans Coach  Terry Murphy said. “It was one of those nights when our shots would not fall.”

    Sophomore forward Lindsey Ketcham scored Collins’ lone goal off a rebound.

  • District title may go to the winner

    Don’t be surprised if tonight’s North Oldham vs. Collins football game has a playoff feel to it, because it will have major playoff implications.

    The winner of this de facto Class 4A, District 3 championship game – the three other teams in the district (Atherton, Spencer County and Waggener) have a combined record of 4-16 so far – likely will get the district’s No. 1 seeding in next month’s 4A playoffs and would have at least two home playoff games.

  • Rockets hope 2nd season blasts off well tonight

    The “second season” begins tonight for the Shelby County football team.

    The Rockets travel to Shepherdsville to take on North Bullitt at 7:30 p.m. as they begin play in Class 5A, District 4.

    “I told the kids we were in the second season now,” said Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley, whose team wrapped up its predistrict schedule last week.  

    Shipley said he is hoping the new season will be a new start for the Rockets (1-5), who are coming off a 39-0 loss to cross-town rival Collins.

    That’s the good news.

  • Slaughter outplays NBA star Williams

    Former Shelby County and Western Kentucky University basketball star A.J. Slaughter outscored, and apparently outplayed, NBA star Deron Williams on Tuesday as Slaughter’s new pro team, Dexia Mons Hainaut (based in Belgium), upset the team (Besiktas from Turkey) Williams is playing for during the NBA’s lockout.

    Slaughter scored 19 points, and Williams scored just seven points (on 3-for-13 shooting) and had six turnovers to offset seven assists in a game that determined who would play in the EuroCup regular season.

  • Rockets hope to have fun, then maybe make a run

    Shelby County girls’ golf coach Anna Simpson has one major goal for her team at this weekend’s State Tournament.

    Nope, it’s not a state championship, although she’d gladly take that too.

    Simpson’s objective for her squad today and tomorrow at the Bowling Green Country Club is a lot simpler than that. 

    “Just go down and have fun, because they all play better when they’re having fun,” said Simpson, whose team is making its fourth consecutive trip to State.

  • They’re much the same – even in their answers

    It should come as no surprise that the Olsson twins, Shelby County seniors Christian and Haleigh, each shared the joy of finding a quarter on the ground just inside the gates of the Shelby County Athletic Complex less than a minute apart Wednesday night.

    The two share a car, for their first two years of high school they shared a class rank, they nearly share the same grade-point average (do they share the same brain?), and they also share a love of soccer.

  • Hall’s heroics give Rockets the last say

    Freshman Logan Hall sent the Shelby County senior girls’ soccer players out in memorable fashion Wednesday night.

    Her buzzer-beating goal capped an incredible comeback and gave the Rockets a 4-3 victory over Sayre on their Senior Night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    “Will someone please start my heart?” Shelby County Coach Joe Turner asked his team after the finish of the match.

    Hall’s shot ended a furious finish by the Rockets, who scored all four of their goals in the last 20 minutes, 27 seconds.

  • County buys property to merge waste facilities

    The Shelby County Convenience Center may become more convenient for Shelbyville residents.

    The Shelby County 109 Taxing District, listed on county tax bills as the landfill, spent nearly $655,000 last month on a little more than 25 acres on Windhurst Way, a parcel that is across from Ryerson Inc. at 920 Old Brunerstown Road.

    Director of Solid Waste Russell Thomas said Thursday that the new location will provide room to combine the two locations - the 7th Street Recycling Center and the Shelby County Convenience Center in Waddy - plus leave room for growth.

  • Ford's plans good news for Martinrea

    As Ford Motor Company keeps pumping money into its Louisville assembly plants, news keeps getting better and better for Shelby County.

    Earlier this year, Martinrea Heavy Stamping had announced the addition of 150 new jobs and that it would be rehiring 45 more employees, and now with Ford and the United Auto Workers union agreeing to a new contact, the plant in Shelbyville could see an even bigger increase.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville Elementary fails NCLB growth model

    After reading reports of increased scores and improvement across the board for the district in the Kentucky Core Content Tests, parents of students at Simpsonville Elementary School may have been surprised this week by what they read in a letter they received from the school.

    By only meeting nine of 10 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals this year and hitting only 10 of 12 in 2010, Simpsonville missed meeting the federal government's No Child Left Behind AYP goals two years in row, which means the school falls into the School Improvement Plan, Year 1 category.