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Today's News

  • ‘Dream’ event helps Shelby’s kids, Kosair

    Beth Ann Kovacs recalls a dream she had three years ago, a dream to present a lavish cocktail party, to gather the folks of Shelby County for a good cause. She shared her dream with Rachel Webb, who at the time was working with Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the dream took off.

  • Datebook: Februay 1, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Engagement: DeBakey-Clark

    Allen and Ana Clark of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their son, Tomas Clark, to Linda DeBakey.

    She is the daughter of Doug DeBakey of Houston and Claire DeBakey of Columbia, Md. She is a 2006 graduate of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia and a 2011 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in religion and art.

    Clark is a 2008 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2012 Bachelor of Arts candidate at the University of the Cumberlands, majoring in religion.

  • Raisor in Miss Kentucky USA pageant

    Shelby County native Marissa Raisor, who attends Northern Kentucky University, competed last week in the Miss Kentucky USA 2012 pageant on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She finished as fourth runner-up. Amanda Mertz of Louisville was the winner after finishing in the top five the previous two years. Raisor is a former Miss Shelby County Fair.

  • 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.