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Today's News

  • SCHS aerial view from 1961

    Jacinta Newsome, a teacher at Shelby County High School, has produced a video to reflect on the history of the 50-year-old school and to motivate for the next generation of learners and athletes. There are still-life photos from the 1961 Rocket yearbook as well as movie clips of current staff members in action. Retired Marine ROTC Major Art Edinger narrates the documentary accessed on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e32LRQREfKs. This photo was submitted by Duanne Puckett, public relations coordinator for Shelby County Public Schools.

  • Elzy to join Cresap at Lindsey Wilson

    Collins senior Tavis Elzy said he is looking forward to continuing his football career, and his connection with his quarterback, at Lindsey Wilson College.

    “It was just a matter of being the best fit for me," said Elzy, a standout wide receiver for the Titans who has committed to play for the Blue Raiders. "It came down to Campbellsville [University] and Lindsey Wilson, and Lindsey Wilson throws the ball sixty times a game like I'm used to."

  • 46-0 run dooms the Rockets’ good start

    The start was good for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team, and the finish was even better.

    But it was the in between that got the Rockets on Wednesday night.

    Shelby County scored the first three baskets of the game to lead, 6-0, but Anderson County ran off the next 46 points in a row on its way to a 61-22, 30th District victory Wednesday night.

    “The positive is that we got off to a good start,” Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said. “However [46-0]...that simply can’t happen.”

  • Calmer Titans rally to victory

    Collins’ calmness won out over Nelson County’s nerves Tuesday night.

    The Titans’ girls’ basketball team overcame a big early hole – they trailed, 18-2, in the first quarter – to clip the Cardinals 52-49 at Nelson County.

    “We played poised,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. “As the lead grew we didn’t panic and start throwing up shots. We did a good job of running our offense and taking good shots.”

  • Rockets get going early to win third

    EMINENCE – The Shelby County boys’ basketball team didn’t have to look very far for motivation Tuesday night heading into its game at Eminence.

    The Rockets were searching for their first 30th District victory, and they were looking for their third triumph of the season.

    But then they got some more extra incentive before their game tipped off.

  • At last, the sweet taste of victory

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball coaches affectionately call Kirstin Dugle the “three-legged dog” for her propensity to play through the pain of plantar facsciitis, which has hobbled her late this season.

    Tuesday night Dugle was the big dog in the Rockets’ 44-43 victory at Eminence as they earned their first victory of the season.

    Dugle scored a game-high 15 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and her leadership down the stretch helped the Rockets get their first victory of the season.

  • Schreiner’s ‘crazy’ 3-pointer stuns Bearcats

    LAWRENCEBURG ­– It was the shot heard around Anderson County, and back to Shelby County, Wednesday night.

    Eric Schreiner’s turn-around 3-pointer, as he fell into his team's bench, banked in just after the buzzer to give the Shelby County boys' basketball team a 55-54 victory at Anderson.

    "I thought it was going to hit the side of the backboard, but then I saw it go in...it was crazy," said Schreiner, a junior guard.

  • Rothenburger trails opponent in cash race

    Shelby Countians have been very active on the political scene for the statewide primary elections coming up in May.

    With the filing deadline passing earlier this week, the candidates will no doubt start hitting the trail even harder to raise money and generate votes.

    So far it's no surprise that the bulk of the county's donations have gone to Rob Rothenburger, who is a Republican candidate for commissioner of agriculture candidate and Shelby County’s current judge-executive.

  • Hornback’s, Eaton's contributions increased

    Final campaign contribution reports for the November election were submitted this month, and there were some big changes in the final tallies for Shelby County's 20th District state Senate race.

    Republican Paul Hornback won the race for the seat and the fundraising total.

    For the 15 days before the election state campaign finance report, Hornback and Democrat challenger David Eaton were nearly neck-and-neck, with Hornback earning about $45,000 to Eaton's $43,000.

  • Bettie ‘Susie’ Saunders: 1924-2011

    Anytime a string ensemble comes together in Shelby County, it's likely that somewhere behind it all is a tie to Susie Saunders.

    Known best for starting the orchestra department at Shelbyville High School more than 50 years ago – and continuing it at Shelby County High after the merger in 1976 – Bettie Jane "Susie" Saunders died Tuesday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville at the age of 86 after battling an illness.