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Today's News

  • Titans reach 10 in a row before losing close one

    The Collins softball team was clicking this past weekend and kept that going Monday.

    The Titans finished second at the Boyle County Invitational in Danville, going 4-1 there, then followed that up by beating Nelson County, 7-1, Monday.

    "We finally just started hitting the ball like we should," said Collins Coach Jim Axline, whose team also beat Western Hills, 2-1, this past Thursday.

    The Titans (now 17-7) averaged 9.2 runs and 10.4 hits per game in their five games in the Boyle tourney.

  • Shelby County softball team loses 2 as 1 slips away

    The Shelby County softball team narrowly missed its fourth victory of the season Monday night but could not rally, though, in the bottom of the eighth inning, falling, 3-2, to visiting Western Hills.

    Shelby County (3-12), which lost its fifth consecutive game, had a couple of key chances late. The Rockets left the potential game-winning run stranded at third base in both the sixth and seventh innings.

    In the sixth Sydney Wright was on third with one out, but a strikeout and a groundout left her there.

  • Jon Court's Derby Day: From dream to nightmare to sad relief

    LOUISVILLE - The day Jon Court had dreamt about since he was a little boy didn’t turn out the way he had hoped, but it didn’t have the nightmarish end that it appeared like it might – at least for a little while.

    It was a little past 8 p.m. Saturday night, and Court, the 50-year-old jockey from Shelbyville, was in the jock’s room at Churchill Downs, having just showered and changed after riding Bonaroo to a fourth-place finish in the 13th, and final, race on the card at Churchill Downs.

  • SCPS to students: Graduation seating will not change

    Officials of Shelby County Public Schools say they have no interest in reverting to class-rank seating for this June's graduations at Collins and Shelby County high schools.

    Despite a written appeal by a large group of seniors from Collins and public requests some of their parents, Superintendent James Neihof and Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell said there will not be any return to the old system.

  • Shelbyville’s proposed budget has $700K gap

    The Shelbyville City Council heard the first reading of the projected 2011-12 budget on Thursday, and for the first time in at least three years the projected revenue did not cover the city’s expenses.

    “Our appropriations [expenses] are up because we had to budget quite a bit more for retirement and insurance,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

  • School board may choose architects

    The Shelbyville Board of Education should finally choose at this week’s meeting the architects for the two new construction projects it has planned.

    The selections for the new buildings at the Southside and Northside locations are the only action items on agenda for the meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Simpsonville Elementary.

    However, the board will recognize the Shelby County High School Marine Corps JROTC air rifle team for its national championship and Heritage Elementary for its School to Career video.

  • This year's Kentucky Derby was a bit different in Shelby County

    A sunny Run for the Roses is always a great day to be a Kentuckian, but that glare on our old Shelby County homes Saturday was even a bit brighter than usual.

    That’s because for the first time in decades we had someone local to root home, a personal chunk of us, a force to steal inside us and transform all those generic impulses of pride and emotion into true partisanship.

  • What we think: Debate about Ten Commandments is important

    We are pleased to see that the conversation about whether the Ten Commandments should be posted in our state and federal offices has elevated and remained rational.
    Whether you are a proponent or opponent of these tenets being displayed, you have to feel good about a touchstone topic being brought to the public fore and the issue debated openly through our shared freedom.
    For all laws – all planks of the construction of our government – were built on your simple right to do that: disagree.

  • We congratulate: Character jockey Jon Court has showed in his career

    Jon Court didn’t ride off with the roses at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, but he is nevertheless a winner.
    His perseverance, his patience, his talent and his character shone beneath a strong spotlight in Louisville last week, and for that we congratulate him.
    Winning horse races, games, political campaigns, agricultural competitions and even beauty pageants all take talent, poise and commitment.

  • NEIHOF: Thoughts about a tough budget for 2011-12

    The news from Frankfort regarding funding for education has been as gloomy as the recent weather. Last fall we received the news that half of the district’s professional development funds would not be coming from the state. In mid-winter we were notified that the school district was losing more than $500,000 in funding for the current school year.  Then about a month ago, we received notice of more than $300,000 in reduced state revenue for next year.

    How do we plan for such shortfalls?

    That’s a tough one to answer.