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Today's News

  • 5 generations: Wilson

    Five generations of the Wilson family gathered recently for a photograph. They are (seated) Bessie Wilson, great-great grandmother; (standing from left) Alberta Dietrich, great grandmother; Malin Way, great-great granddaughter; Paul Clifford, grandson; and Brittany Way, great granddaughter.

  • Barry, Rockets lay one on Model

    It was the Michael Barry layup line Monday night in Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Barry, Shelby County’s junior forward, scored 27 points, mostly on lay-ins, to lead the Rockets to a 91-83 victory over visiting Richmond Model.

    “I didn’t shoot one jump shot,” Barry, who hit 11 of 12 from the field, admitted afterward. “I guess they thought they could press us up front, and it left me wide open every time.”

  • Rockets beat Oldham with Raizors’ edge

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team continued its remarkable turnaround Friday night with its second-biggest reversal so far this season.

    The Rockets rallied from a 9-point halftime deficit to defeat host Oldham County, 56-50, in Buckner.

    It was a 34-point about-face from last year, when the Colonels slammed Shelby, 55-27, at Mike Casey Gymnasium. This time around the Rockets (12-7) outscored Oldham, 36-21, in the second half and held off the Colonels at the end to quadruple their victory total from last season.

  • Collins’ boys 4th, girls 5th in final region tune-up

    In their final tune-up for the postseason, the Collins and Shelby County swim teams had good showings at their Winter Classic on Saturday.

    The Titans boys’ team took fourth, while their girls’ squad finished fifth. Meanwhile the Rockets’ girls’ team finished eighth, and their boys’ squad took 12th at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.

  • Overlooked Titans overpower Chargers

    Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither watched the pairings show for the PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 last Friday morning.

    When the 8th Region was drawn to play the 4th Region in a first-round game at noon March 15 at Rupp Arena, the announcers discussed a handful of teams who could represent the former.

    To Gaither, though, there was one noticeable absence – Collins.

    So he mentioned that to his team before it took on Bullitt East later that night. 

  • Shelby County School Board: Positive energy for the schools

    With difficult and depressing budget forecasts recently dominating meetings, the Shelby County Board of Education received some good news during Thursday's gathering at Clear Creek Elementary.

    District Energy Manager Sherman Adams relayed big savings the district has seen with some electric upgrades, rebates and habit changes.

    The district uses the 2009-10 school year as baseline data, because it's the year before Adams started in his role.

  • Shelby County School Board: Students eating healthier at school

    Members of the Shelby County School Board found out Thursday that even with increased regulations, Shelby County students already are getting healthy lunches that meet new national standards.

    Food Services Coordinator Evell Coomer and District Health Coordinator Traci Earley combined to provide a report on the district's nutrition and physical activity during Thursday's meeting.

    Coomer started the report, stating that lunch services were up 3 percent in the district, with 65.5 percent of the students purchasing lunch district-wide.

  • Missed shots leave Titans ill after close losses

    Thursday night’s game was enough to make Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder sick.

    Laken Grey’s banked-in, 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Danville a 55-54 victory over the Titans and Conder, who became so physically ill late in the game that he had to leave the floor for a few moments.

    Ironically Conder came down with a case of the flu during the fourth quarter, when his team lost a 16-point lead. The Admirals outscored Collins, 26-9, in the final 8 minutes after the Titans had led, 45-29, after three quarters.

  • How can schools deal with lower state funding?

    As the Shelby County Board of Education recently has wrestled with budget issues, both statewide and its own, its members reached out Monday to their local legislative representation.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Annexation on bypass takes a new turn

    The Shelbyville City Council this Thursday finally will return to the re-annexation of the 70-plus acres on Harrington Mill Road and Freedom's Way.

    The city had annexed the property, which is owned by Allen and Tom Ruble, in May under the Interlocal Agreement with Shelby County, which gives the city the right to annex agreed upon property around the bypass if requested by the owner.

    However, questions arose about the legality of the annexation because it did not border any other city property.