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Today's News

  • Denouncing the announcements

    These college announcements are getting ridiculous.

    Last Wednesday night’s televised decisions of highly coveted high school boys’ basketball players Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel just reinforced that to me.

    The ESPNU production that was the commitments of Muhammad to UCLA and Noel to the University of Kentucky wasn’t quite as bad as the LeBron James’ “Decision” show on ESPN back in July of 2010, but it wasn’t far off.

  • SCHS softball falls to Gallatin County

    The Shelby County softball team fell to visiting Gallatin County 7-1 on Monday afternoon in its first game in nearly two weeks.

    The Rockets (3-9), whose previous game was a 4-2 victory over Spencer County on April 3, had as many errors (five) as hits in the loss.

    The Wildcats tallied two runs in the third inning, three in the fourth and two in the seventh.

    Shelby scored its lone run in the bottom of the third when Abby Wills reached base on a fielder’s choice, then scored on Hayley Powell’s triple.

  • Pounding victory, rousing rally carry weekend

    The Shelby County baseball team ended spring break week with a successful trip down South.
    The Rockets (10-6) won a pair of games – beating Gatlinburg-Pittman (Tenn.), 12-2, and Anderson County (Tenn.), 11-9 – and also got to meet one of their all-time greats.

    “We had a couple of goals of the Tennessee trip,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said. “One, [we] wanted to improve team unity, two [we] wanted to play good baseball, three [we] wanted to have fun. Mission accomplished.”

  • Titans run streak to 7

    The hits, and victories, kept on coming for the Collins baseball team.

    The Titans (14-3) finished up their spring break week with triumphs over Henry County and Scott County, 8-3 and 11-1, respectively, then picked up on Monday where they left off with a 9-0 shellacking of Simon Kenton – their seventh consecutive victory.

    COLLINS 8, HENRY COUNTY 3: The Titans rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Wildcats (3-7) for the second time this season last Thursday.

  • Titans start new 'season' with a bang

    LAWRENCEBURG - The Collins softball team began its “second” season in dramatic fashion.

    The visiting Titans tallied two runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat Anderson County 4-2 Monday evening in their 30th District opener.

    Collins came in having lost four straight games – the last three over the weekend in the Capital City Showcase in Frankfort – and five of its previous six, but the Titans bounced back against the Bearcats.

  • Shelby County School Board: Board goals, summer school back on schools agenda

    The Shelby County School Board will meet Thursday and put in place its board goals that were discussed during the March 22 meeting.

    The goals, which will rely heavily on the results from the state’s new testing system, which includes end-of-course assessments, were set using the district Five Main Things — Curriculum Alignment, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning, Intervention and Enrichment — and outline how the board can help the administration through accountability and commitment.

  • ‘No one is happy’ about special session

    An obviously unhappy and irritated Kentucky General Assembly reconvened this week in a special session called by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    “Absolutely no one is happy about being here,” said Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), who represents the 58th District.

    Beshear called the session to address two bills, the transportation budget and a bill to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: Mike Zoeller

    Mike Zoeller wants the people of Shelbyville to know that the council is still hard at work and looking for ways to help fund the city’s services and future plans.

    “Up to just a few years ago we applied for and received state and federal grants to help improve and maintain some areas of the city,” he said. “Most of those grants are now gone, so we are working on new ways to obtain monies, for example a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) program that can help us greatly.”

  • Election 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Norris Beckley

    Norris Beckley sat on the Shelbyville City Council for four years in the 1980s, and he’d like to get that seat back.
    Beckley, a Democrat who lives in Martinsville with his wife Teretha, has two sons Norris ‘Boomer’ Beckley Jr. and Richland.
    “I’m excited to give it a second shot,” he said, referring to coming up short in the 2010 election. “I’m really looking forward to going door-to-door and meeting people and getting my name out.

  • Equine sale a big hit

    If Sunday’s first Robertson Equine Sale was any indication, Shelby County could be come the new face for spring and fall equine auctions.

    “It went really, really well,” said Jimmy Robertson, who, along with this wife, Helen, put the sale together. “I think it’s going to be a permanent thing.”

    The Robertson sale was created to fill the void left by the Lexington Tatersalls sale, which closed its doors when Ed and Suzie Teater retired after last fall’s sale.