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Today's News

  • Rockets look to keep building on success

    This season, Shelby County girls’ cross country is looking to build on its success from last year’s run to the state level.

    With one senior in Hanako Boucher, and three juniors on the roster, the Rockets are looking to continue gaining experience and cutting down on run times under new coach Aaron Shepherd.

    “They’re definitely getting it,” Shepherd said of the young group of athletes. “They’re starting to realize what they need to be doing every day at practice, and doing it well.”

  • Collins XC ready to run

    With the departure of multiple-time state champion Gabriella Karas to graduation, Collins girls’ cross country will look to move into a new era with new runners and a new coach at the helm.

    George Sanderlin moves from a successful tenure at North Atlanta High School in Georgia to help manage the girls’ efforts this season.

  • Rockets team led by new talent this season

    After last season’s wildly successful run to the AA State Cross Country meet, the Shelby County boys’ team is being reshaped for the 2017 season.

    All five of the runners from last season’s team were lost to graduation, and new SCHS coach Aaron Shepherd filled out his roster from an unusual source.

  • Collins looks to continue winning ways

    After capturing the 30th District Title and advancing to the second round of the 8th Region Tournament last season, Collins volleyball will look to keep up that momentum this year with most of its team returning.

    “We’ve got a very experienced team coming back, and our kids have been playing together for a long time,” Collins coach Cary Clark said. “We expect everyone to contribute this year, and this is easily the strongest hitting lineup I’ve ever had at Collins.”

  • SCHS volleyball looks to add more wins

    After a disappointing end to the season in 2016, Shelby County volleyball is looking to regroup and make a postseason run this year.

    The Rockets will look to do so with five seniors on the roster, and a new mindset heading into this season.

    “Last year, we left off obviously disappointed,” coach Kristen Kapp said. “We have really good girls, and they didn’t get as far as they wanted. We’ve been working on our mental game; and we realize that things are going to happen that we have to put past us.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Preliminary tax talk

    No tax rate action has been taken as of yet, but on Thursday Susan Barkley, the district’s director of finance, presented the certified property assessment report for the 2017-2018 school year and said she had good news.

    “After receiving the certified assessment information, I’m happy to say that the amounts included in the tentative budget were within two percent of what we are now calculating based on the certified assessments,” she said, noting that gave the district an increase of about $478,000 of what was included in the tentative budget.

  • SHELBY COUNTY FISCAL COURT: Magistrates vote to lower tax

    For the second year in a row, county residents will see a drop in property tax rates.

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates voted to lower the tax rate from 10.9 to 10.7 percent per hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the coming fiscal year.

    The county’s finance committee had met to discuss the issue two weeks ago upon the recommendation by Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison who said he would like to continue the trend of lower taxes for county residents.

  • Football kicks off tonight with scrimmages

    After a long waiting summer, football unofficially returns tonight with a pair of scrimmages.

    Shelby County will play host to Oldham County, while Collins travels to Bullitt East for the kickoff game.

    Rockets coach Todd Shipley says what he wants to see his team execute the basics of the game against a different set of players than the teammates they have practiced against all summer.

  • Shelby picks up win over Woodford

    The Shelby County boys’ golf program kicked off its home season on Monday afternoon, defeating a visiting Woodford County by 35 strokes to pick up its first head-to-head win of the year.

    Led by ninth-graders Zach Houchin and Jacey Young, the Rockets carded a low score of 165 as a team.

  • Shelby Storm football to hold fundraiser Saturday

    A local youth football team is partnering with a regional professional wrestling company for the third consecutive season for a team fundraising event.

    The Shelby Storm football program will hold its annual ‘Storm Day’ event this Saturday at 2 p.m. to be held at Daniel Field, beginning with a scrimmage against Henry County’s youth football team. Admission for the event is free for students, and $3 for everyone else.