Today's News

  • Spring sports schedule

    MARCH 21
    6 p.m.: High school softball, Sacred Heart at Collins.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Central at SCHS.
    6 p.m.: High school softball, Boyle County at SCHS.
    TBA: High school boysí and girlsí tennis, Bullitt Central at SCHS.
    MARCH 22
    5 p.m.: High school baseball, Whitefield Academy at SCHS.
    6 p.m.: High school softball, Trimble County at SCHS.
    TBA: High school boysí tennis, SCHS at South Oldham.
    TBA: High school girlsí tennis, Oldham County at SCHS.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: March 11, 2011

    Cornerstone Christian spring sports signups
    Cornerstone Christian Academy is having spring sports sign-ups. Any home-schooled student in grade 6-12 interested in playing baseball or softball for Cornerstone should contact Athletic Director Matt Maxwell at mattmaxwell@CCAofKY.org or call 633-4070.
    Spring soccer sign-ups end today

  • Datebook: March 11, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

  • Church news: March 11, 2011

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

  • Campus: March 11, 2011

    IWU graduates
    Four students from Shelby County were among the 1,740 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies at Indiana Wesleyan University's main campus in Marion. Graduates from Shelbyville were Kevin Miller, bachelor of science - accounting; Kathryn Winspear, bachelor of science - management on-line. Simpsonville graduates were Dorothy Edinger, bachelor of science in nursing; Kristen Ware, bachelor of science - business administration online.

  • Kindergarten registration, screening sessions upcoming

    A free Kindergarten Registration and Screening sessions conducted by Shelby County Public Schools with partial financial assistance from Metro United Way Success By 6. The morning event will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 31, with an evening event offered 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 14. The free screening will be given to the child while the parent completes the registration forms.

  • Wild about books

    More than 100 people attended the "Wild About Books" event, which was hosted by the Painted Stone Elementary Title 1 program, the 1st grade team and the Family Resource Center and Preschool Resource Center. The evening had an outdoor camping theme where students, and parents dressed in their camping attire and brought their flashlights so they could hike to each literacy station. Teacher Nathan Simpson read a story, written by Buck Wilder, who is known for his wildlife adventures, which included Rayya Beckington (from left) with her parents, Noora and Jeff, and her brother.

  • Academic team winners

    District competition for elementary academic teams results from competition in Oldham County

    Painted Stone, overall second place; Quick Recall Team, second; math - first, Jay Becherer; future problem solving - first, Jake Waford, Lauren Mackey, Katie Hodge, Mathew Munsterman; social studies - second, Jay Becherer; science - third, Shaun Bohnert; arts and humanities - third, Lucy Mathis; language arts - third, Shaun Bohnert; math - fifth, Grant Early; written composition - fifth, Jake Waford.


  • Elementary engineers

    Painted Stone students Katty Rodriguez, Bryson Ethington, Evan Weakley, Walden Gomez, Chloe Bodden in Sally Zaring's first-grade class had a day of exploration with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students were given few instructions and lots of freedom to discover creative ways to make pyramids, triangular prisms, cubes, and much more. This hands-on activity made it easy to compare 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional figures while counting the number of vertices and faces.

  • Collins students attending KUNA

    Collins High School will send student representatives to Sr. KUNA (Kentucky United Nations Assembly) in the form of two extremes: United Arab Emirates, one of the richest countries, and Mozambique, one of the poorest. Talented And Gifted teacher Amy Dyer said, "The proposals that have been written place focus on human rights, economic issues, and the environment and hopefully we're right when we predict they will be awarded the recognition of outstanding proposal at the conference."