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Today's News

  • Rockets trim Western Hills but fall to Owen

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team picked up its second victory of the season earlier this week but missed a chance to make it two in a row.

    The Rockets beat host Western Hills, 72-67, Tuesday night in the first round of the Capital City Invitational in Frankfort but fell to 8th Region rival Owen County, 99-60, Wednesday night.

    Shelby County (2-5 after the loss to Owen) finished up play in the invitational against Henry County on Thursday night.

     

    SCHS 72, Western Hills 67

  • Titans win ‘best game' of the season

    CRESTWOOD – The Collins girls’ basketball team was clicking Tuesday night.

    Led by another big game from senior guard Leeara Cardwell and a dominating defensive effort, the Titans throttled Franklin County, 49-22, in the winners’ bracket semifinals of South Oldham’s Lady Dragon Invitational.

    “By far the best game we’ve had,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said.

  • Titans rebound from 2 defeats

    What started out as a rough road trip for the Collins boys’ basketball team ended on a high note for the Titans.

    Collins, which lost at Covington Holy Cross this past Saturday then to Spring Hill (Tenn.) on Monday in its first game of the Citizens First Holiday Classic in Bowling Green, fell to Doss, 58-42, Tuesday but bounced back with a pair of victories – 73-38 over Silver Thorne (Canada) and 62-50 over Owensboro on Wednesday.

  • It’s still holiday tourney time for basketball teams

    The high school basketball holiday tournaments continue next week.

    Here is a look ahead at what each of the four county teams are up to:

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Tucker says goodbye after 16 years

    The Triple S Planning Commission ended its 2011 schedule by saying farewell to a longtime member.

    Commission Chair Gil Tucker banged the gavel for the final time at Tuesday’s meeting. John Wills, who was appointed by Shelby County Fiscal Court, to fill his spot starting next month.

    “I made up my mind on this about a year ago,” Tucker said. “It’s been a pleasure working with everybody, but I wouldn’t make it four more years.”

    Tucker received a plaque from staff and well wishes from the other commission members.

  • Shelby's Christmas angels emerge to help family

    You see it all year round: Shelby Countians continuing to support their own like no other, raising thousands and thousands of dollars for dozens of organizations, charities and families in need.

    But maybe you don’t quite understand until you hear a special story that has all the earmarks of a script for a holiday movie on the Hallmark channel.

    This is one such story of Christmas angels in Shelby County.

  • Ag report: Dec. 23, 2011

    Producers have deadline

    for conservation service

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program is Jan. 13.

    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications at the USDA Service Center on Howard Drive in Shelbyville by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • New business: Mr. Electric

    Address:  110 Citizens Blvd., Simpsonville.

    Who we are: Don Kircher, owner of Mr. Electric, has 30 years of electrical experience.  Along with the Shelby County branch of Mr. Electric, he also owns a franchise in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Electric has franchises throughout the United States and Canada.

  • Optimist’s Christmas dinner is on injured list this season

    A long tradition of holiday service will be interrupted this year: The Shelby County Optimist Club won’t be having its annual Christmas Day dinner delivery.

    Some physical problems with some core members of the organizing group waylaid the event this year, but club officials promise it will return in 2012.

    “It was a timing issue for us,” Optimist member Lise Sageser said. “Some of the core people were physically down, and we just weren’t able to get it all together this year.

    “But we intend to do it next year.”

  • Shelby artist’s oil painting on card for troops

    If you know a member of the service who is serving overseas this holiday season, that person may have received a holiday card through a Red Cross program that included artwork that originated in Shelby County.

    Mary C. Yaeger’s oil painting of a bright red cardinal against a stark winter day was chosen for the cover of a holiday greeting card as part of the American Red Cross American Heroes program.