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Today's News

  • Rockets, Titans knocked out of Eighth Region tourney

     

     

     

    Tuesday night was a tough one for both Shelby County high schools in the Eighth Region Tournament.

    First the Rockets lost to host, and 18th-ranked Oldham County 25-7, 25-17 in the first first-round match of the night.

    “Our season goal was to make it to the regional tournament, so I have to say I am proud of that,” Shelby Coach Felicia Pace said.

    Then, in the last match of the night, No. 25 South Oldham swept Collins 25-13, 25-23.

  • One county: Collins and Shelby meet for first time

    It was a night of firsts at Collins High School on Friday.

    The Shelby County Rockets wore their away whites, but they didn’t leave the county. Collins played host to what was likely the largest crowd ever to watch a high school football game in the county -- a packed house.

    Both schools treated the contest almost as if it were a home game, with both bands performing at the half and the dance teams even doing a combined performance. And fans tailgated for hours before the game and waited in long lines to enter.

  • It's official: Shelby moving up; Collins staying put

    The Shelby County High School football team is moving on up, while Collins is staying put.

    That became official Monday when the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control approved the previously announced football realignment plan for the 2011-14 seasons.

    The Rockets, currently in Class AAAA, are moving up to 5A. Beginning next year they’ll play in four-team District 4 against the three Bullitt County high schools - Bullitt Central, Bullitt East and North Bullitt.

  • Once a showcase for movies, now a scrap heap for all

    When I heard they were tearing down Showcase Cinemas, the old complex on Bardstown Road in Louisville, I shook my head with a sadness that usually is reserved for when a church or a school or something ancient and irreplaceable was being razed rather than just an outdated theater that hadn’t been open for years.

    But in its own relatively less relevant way, the Showcase was, well, a showcase, even before it exactly bore that name.

  • EARLIER: Volleyball: Seniors play valuable roles

    Last year Akia Jones, Leanna Armstrong, Heather Luce and Kassie Bruner helped Shelby County High School reach the Eighth Region Volleyball Tournament semifinals.

    Those four seniors were back in the Eighth Region tourney, which began Tuesday night at Oldham County, but not all together.

    This season they were all integral parts of their teams’ successes: Jones as an outside hitter for the Rockets, while the other three were valuable parts of Collins’ first team.

  • Collins open 8th Region tourney against South Oldham

     

     

     

    The Collins High School volleyball team will face a stiff test to start off the Eighth Region Tournament.

    The Titans (22-2), the 30th District champ and only team with an unbeaten record in the region this season, open the tourney against 25th-ranked South Oldham (20-14) at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night at Oldham County.

    Meanwhile 30th District runner-up Shelby County (13-14) will face 18th-ranked Oldham County (30-9) in an earlier first-round match slated for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • We congratulate: Shotts’ gift and its potential legacy

     Shelby Trails is on a happy trail to opening. The Shelby County Parks Board officially dedicated its new park on Sunday afternoon at a ceremony that included appropriately included a horseback ride.

    Roger and Diane Shott, those wonderful people who donated the 400-plus acres of rolling farmland to the public good, were there in Todds Point to hear praises and receive plaques.

  • Zoning request could test new standards

    Corridor changes have been a hot topic for Shelbyville and Shelby County during the past several months. The idea has been to clean up the main entrances and passageways throughout the city and county.

    Nothing has been changed since Shelbyville, Shelby County and the Triple S Planning Commission have enacted the new building exterior quality standards, until now.

    Stowaway, Inc. has submitted an amended plat for its facility on 7 Mile Pike, just off of Mount Eden Road. The plat will be up for a vote in Tuesday's regular Triple S meeting.

  • What we think: At least one race is way too quiet

    There remain two weeks in the campaign season, but we have been wonderfully and pleasantly pleased this fall that the candidates running for office in Shelby County have stuck to their guns on issues and kept down the flapping of their gums on each other.

  • Titans will try to tame the Tigers

    Don’t be fooled by the record of the Fern Creek football team.

    The Tigers (3-4) are likely the most talented squad Collins will face this season, when the two teams meet at 7:30 tonight at Titans Stadium.