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Today's News

  • I'm one: David Thor Melanson III

    David Thor Melanson III celebrated his first birthday March 2, 2011. He is the son of Hanna Kathleen Warford and David Thor Melanson Jr. of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Ricky and Karen Warford of Shelbyville and David and Jan Melanson of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are John and Anna Ruth Dutton, Don and Kathleen Riley, Bill Warford of Shelbyville and Marjorie M. Melanson of Glouchester Mass., the late Richard C. Melanson, Theresa Reed of Goffstown, N.H.,  and the late George Reed.

  • I'm one: Robert Lee Wood III

    Robert Lee Wood III celebrated his first birthday March 21, 2011.

    He is the son of Robbie and Lea Ann Wood of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Bobby and Shirley Wood of Shelbyville and Danny "Kac" and Beverly Newton of Bagdad. Great-grandparents are Garnett and Betty Newton of Bagdad, Sarah Stamper of Shelbyville, the late Arvin "Shorty" and Catherine Wood, and Sam and Rose Bryant.

  • Pages for Montell:

    Wil Johnson, Will Hundley and Steven Zehnder served as floor pages for State Representative Brad Montell in the Kentucky House of Representatives on Feb. 18. Wil, Will and Steven are sophomores at Collins High School.

  • Court report: March 23, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    David L. Carey, theft by unlawful taking - plead guilty - 30-day sentence concurrent with previous sentence.

    Felix Calvillo-Del Rio, disregarding stop sign and no operator's/moped license - plead guilty - 30-day sentence probated for 2 years and $413 fine and costs.

    Zachary T. Gillahan, first-offense DUI - plead guilty - operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Sharks gobble up records

    The Shelby Sharks had several strong swims during the past two weekends in the Kentucky Swimming Short Course State Championships.

    The 13 & over age group competed two weekends ago at the Lancaster Aquatic Center on the University of Kentucky campus, while the 12 & under division competed at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Louisville.

    In all the Sharks posted 88 best times, eight individual team records, three relay records, 38 Top 16 finishes (26 individual, 12 relays) and 15 Top 8 finishes(13 individual, two relays).

  • Collins’ softball team wins opener on road

    The Collins softball team went on the road to pick up its first victory Monday.

    The Titans, who were supposed to host Sacred Heart Academy but couldn’t because of soft field conditions, beat the Valkyries in Louisville, 2-0.

  • Eades stands tall in Rockets’ romp

    Tyler Eades admits that the Shelby County baseball coaches were generous in listing his height and weight on the team’s roster.

    “But it’s okay, it makes me look more intimidating,” he said.

    The sophomore, who is listed at 6 feet 4, 190 pounds but is slightly smaller than those measurements (about 6-2, 160), didn’t need any help in that regard Monday night.

  • Rough second makes for rough opener

    Shelby County, the defending 8th Region softball champs, had a rough start to their season Monday.

    However the Rockets’ 11-0 loss to visiting Boyle County was more encouraging than discouraging to Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable.

    “I saw a lot of improvement from our scrimmage,” said Cable, whose team scrimmaged Sacred Heart last Thursday. “As far as people knowing where they need to be and hitting our cutoffs, things like that.”

  • These books you can sink your teeth into

    Cookbooks are always a good source for food inspiration, but Collins High School teachers Beth Jones and Bethany Farmer suggested their students look a little deeper.

    Jones, the library media specialist, and Farmer, the family and consumer science teacher, banded together to have students from a culinary arts class work on an edible book show.

    “I get a newsletter from the library, and one month it had an article on edible book shows, so I talked to Mrs. Farmer, and we both though ‘Let’s do it,’” Jones said.

  • Graduation set for June 4 at the high schools’ gyms

    Seniors at Shelby County and Collins high schools now know when – and where – they will receive their diplomas.

    At the school board meeting March 10, the school calendar was adjusted to move the last day of school June 3, and now graduation will follow on June 4 at the schools’ gyms – ending many years of commencements at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    Shelby County High School will have graduation at 1 p.m., and Collins will follow at 7 p.m.