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Today's News

  • Bears on Patrol drive

  • SCHS girls finish 4th in golf tourney

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team finished fourth at the Henry Clay Invitational on Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.

    The Rockets carded a collective 341, 15 shots behind winner Sacred Heart, last year’s state runner-up and likely the prohibitive favorite this season. They were also two shots behind Glasgow, which tied for third last year at State, and one back of defending state champ Green County.

  • ‘Dizzy’ Karas below par but others set records

    The Trinity and Valkyrie cross-country invitationals produced some mixed emotions but mostly positive reactions Saturday.

    Two girls cracked the Top 50, led by Collins senior Caterina Karas in 20th-place, in Sacred Heart’s Valkyrie meet, and one county boy broke the Top 100 in the Shamrocks’ race.

    The races, which are run back-to-back at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, featured fields with some of the top teams from several surrounding states and likely the best competition both Shelby County and the Titans will see all season.

  • Rockets ride Shipley, Ford, Bailey to victory

    NEW CASTLE – The Shelby County football team’s motto for last week was “take care of us,” Coach Todd Shipley said.

    This past Friday night the Rockets not only took care of themselves, they also took care of business, beating host Henry County, 35-13, for their first victory of the season. 

    “We just worried about us. We said, ‘We’ve got to get better at what we do,’ and I thought we did that,” said Shipley, whose team had lost its first three games of the season.

  • ‘Amazing’ Hawkins gives Titans no grace

    Caty Hawkins wouldn’t be denied Monday night.

    Hawkins, a senior setter/outside hitter for Shelby County who has missed the past month of the season, returned to lead the Rockets to their first victory over Collins.

    Her seven aces and seven assists, along with her leadership, helped Shelby County top the host Titans, 25-21, 25-19.

    "She wasn't backing down tonight," Shelby County Coach Felicia Pace said of Hawkins. "She's a believer, and if she believes, she brings the other ones with her.

  • Historic home’s fate in question

    Shelbyville Historic District Coordinator Gail Reed stopped by Thursday's city council meeting to inform the council about the grants the historic district passed out this year, but she used the opportunity to ask for any help the city could provide on another project.

    Reed noted that eight applicants received façade grants this year, for a total of $18,500 in the 50/50 matching grants with home and business owners in the historic district.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City may donate bikes for charity

    The Shelbyville department of public works and the city’s police department declared several items as surplus during Thursday’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council, and a new idea emerged for how to dispose of some of it.

    The council approved the items for sale, including several pieces of property forfeited by the court system to the police department after criminal investigation.

    Of those forfeited items are about 60 bicycles recovered within in the city of Shelbyville for which the police department was unable to locate owners.

  • Realign our conferences but don't mess with important stuff

    One of the first things Barack Obama mentioned when he was elected president – even when he was running – was that he wanted to see college football come up with a formula to select a national champion from among its largest schools.

    Forget health-care reform, defending our nation’s something in the Middle East and finding a way to keep people working and eating and buying luxury cars.

  • What we think: Our generosity provides lessons

    The generosity of Shelby Countians never ceases to amaze us, but we have to admit to a bit of slack-jawed awe at the amount of money being raised recently to help one another.

    We go back to July to grasp the power of RobFest, which took in more than $30,000 to help Robbie Phillips pay for needed stem cell treatment in Arizona.

  • What we think: This idea for bridge has legs

    We now understand that there is no hope for Who Da Thot It Bridge to remain as a thoroughfare for motorists. The state reneged on its announced plan to repair it – we suggest such announcements in the future be adorned with asterisks – and that Shelby County magistrates are not willing to underwrite the $1 million-plus those repairs would cost.

    But we don’t believe the bridge should be left as a crumbling eyesore just a few hundred feet from Shelbyville City Hall, either.