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Today's News

  • Court Reports Sept. 16, 2009
  • Datebook Sept. 16, 2009
  • Fall Sports

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  • Cross country: Rockets middle of pack at Trinity Invitational

    The SCHS boys’ cross-country team placed 15th out of 30 teams at the Trinity Invitational at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park this past the weekend.

    The huge meet on Saturday featured schools from Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana and Mississippi along with more than a dozen from Kentucky.

    Stacey Eden paced the Rockets with a 12th place finish in a time of 15:46 for 5 kilometers, about 43 seconds off Tyler Byrne of North Harrison (Ind.) High School.

  • Cross country: Lady Rockets’ 15th at Valkyrie Invitational

    The SCHS girls’ cross-country team placed 15th out of 28 teams at the Valkyrie Invitational at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park on Saturday.

    The Lady Rockets were racing against teams from all over the region, including Tennessee, Indiana and Mississippi.

    Caterina Karas led the Lady Rockets with a seventh-place finish in a time of 18 minutes, 49 seconds for the 5 kilometers.

    Sacred Heart’s Emma Brink was the meet with the only sub 18-minute time, 17:57.

  • Local women strive to improve education across country

    Debby Head and Libby Pollett have combined for more than 50 years of classroom experience as elementary teachers in Shelbyville, not to mention 18 years each in educational consulting.

    They’ve developed a positive reputation across the country through the work of their publishing company, bby Publications, which got its name from the shared “bby” that ends both of their first names, and their consulting firm, Head-Pollett Consultants, Inc.

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  • My Word: A Shelby family's connection to death of Lincoln

    Many of you read Scott McDaniel’s recent story on Mary Surratt (“The Story of the First Woman to be Hung by U.S. Government” 7/8/2009) who was found guilty of conspiracy to murder President Lincoln.  I dare say, however, that only a handful of people know of the Shelby County connection to Mrs. Surratt. The connection is my great-great grandmother Emily Barry, but first, you need some history of the Surratts. 

  • Persimmon Ridge adds two holes

    Persimmon Ridge Golf Club, located in the northwest corner of Shelby County, will begin challenging golfers in a new way.

    As the course celebrates its 20th anniversary, it will also offer 20 holes.

    According to Lawren Just, president of Persimmon Ridge, construction to add the third nine holes began four years ago, but with the downturn in the real estate market, only two of the holes have been completed.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 8: The Long Run Massacre

    No settled station was more exposed to Indian attack in the late summer of 1781 than Squire Boone’s Painted Stone Station. It had lost several of its defenders in recent harassing attacks, and venturing beyond its wall was a hazardous undertaking.