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Today's News

  • EARLIER: SCHS-Southern? Trap game?

    It’s staring them straight in the eyes, and some may not even realize it.

    This could be the most difficult Friday night – not necessarily the most difficult opponent – of the season, but without a closer look, most might miss it.

    The team is feeling good after whipping a top-10 opponent last week and asserting itself into the heart of District 4 race.

    And now in limps Southern (1-7), the same set of Trojans that have failed to score in the last two games, falling a combined 90-0 to Fern Creek and Male.

  • SCHS volleyball team comes up just short in upset bid

    The SCHS volleyball team just couldn’t get over that North Oldham hump.

    The Lady Rockets (22-6) scratched, clawed and battled their way through a very close match with the North (22-9), the 8th Region’s No. 1 team, but the upset was just a couple of points away Wednesday night at the SCHS gym.

    Shelby fell to the Lady Mustangs, 2-0 (25-23, 25-19), but played them closer than anyone had since North beat Greenwood, 2-1, on Oct. 8.

  • Scouting Report: SOUTHERN AT SCHS

    Radio: WXLN-FM (9.33)

    Records: Southern 1-7, 0-2 in district; Shelby County 6-2, 1-1

    Last week: Southern lost, 42-0, at home to Male; Shelby County beat visiting Fern Creek, 39-13.

    Coaches: Southern, Corey Crume (1-7, 1st year at school); SCHS, Todd Shipley (50-58, 10th year at school)

  • My Madden Memories

    Many of his biggest fans weren't even alive to see him coach the Oakland Raiders to 1977 Super Bowl. They didn't see any of his winning seasons, which were all of them. They've never seen him with anything but white hair.

    But they've seen that achieving grin on old school Nintendo box art. They've heard his stuttering football commentary, and they've played his video game - for the last 20 years.

  • Marshall takes coach's mentality from court to sideline

    On the court, Charlotte Marshall always played like a coach – barking at her teammates, pointing them to the right spots on the floor.

    Even as a high school player at Shelby County, it appeared evident that Marshall would wind up pacing the sideline. Former SCHS girls’ coach Sally Zimmerman always said she hoped that Marshall would go into coaching.

    Well, she officially has gotten her wish now.

  • Schools' planning committee taking shape

    When the Shelby County School Board meets Thursday night at East Middle School, it will take action on a number of agenda items that aim to get the local planning committee put in place and functioning.

    “This is the committee that is put together of school people as well as parents, community and business people, to establish the next set of the facility plan,” Community Relations Coordinator Duanne Puckett said.

    Those agenda items that will be taken action on include:

  • EARLIER: The art of the return: Thomas making big plays in kicking game

    There is no more exciting play in football than a kickoff return for a touchdown.

    One player racing past 11 defenders gets one big block, and he’s gone.

    “No, there’s nothing bigger,” said Edwin Thomas, Shelby County’s kick returner. “If I can run one back, especially on our sideline, it gets everybody up.”

    SCHS Coach Todd Shipley echoed Thomas’ reaction.

  • Weathers hearing set for November

    A man accused of a series of burglaries in Shelby and surrounding counties appeared Monday in Shelby Circuit Court and will have a preliminary hearing in November.    

  • More details emerge about attack at skate park.

    Details continue to filter out of the altercation at the Shelbyville skate park on Sept. 13 that left at least one person injured, but charges expected to be filed in the incident remain pending.

    Kelly Cresap, the court designated worker in Shelby County who is in charge of the case, said she cannot divulge any information on those charges because the parties involved are juveniles.

    "I'm not allowed to give any type of comment regarding any type of juvenile case," she said.

  • EARLIER: Teens beaten at skate park

    A recent fight at the skate park in downtown Shelbyville erupted from a long-running dispute and left one teenager with severe head wounds.

    Barbara Morgan of Shelbyville said her teen-aged son, as well as her nephew, were both beaten by three other teenagers on Sept. 13.

    Morgan said she took her son to the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he underwent some tests. Though not all results are complete, she believes he is okay.

    Information from authorities about the alleged beating and events surrounding it is sketchy.