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Today's News

  • New week, new storm, new outages

    It was 'here we go again' Wednesday night as a severe wind storm  blew through Shelby County, knocking out power that just this week had been restored in some places.

    “First it was the ice storm, and now this,” Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said.

    Although hundreds of residents were without power Wednesday night and Thursday morning, electricity had been restored to almost everyone by Thursday afternoon, power officials said.

  • School board to review plan

    Shelby County Schools Superintendent James Neihof says it's time to reassess some future plans for new campuses.

    And on Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education accepted his recommendation to determine if the district's interim Organizational Plan in the current District Facility Plan still is appropriate.

    The interim Organizational Plan calls for the new secondary school facility to house students in grades 8 and 9 from its opening year of 2010 through 2015.

  • Two shining examples from which we all can learn

    These are sad days. Loss and grief are everywhere.

    People die every day and every week, of course, some more famous than others, and each of you is touched in a unique way by the passing of someone you know, someone you’ve loved or maybe just someone you’ve admired.

    This past year has been personally difficult. Our family lost a very dear relative all too quickly, and our grief continues. Friends and former classmates and teammates passed away suddenly. Friends and acquaintances have lost spouses and children. And of course many have lost parents.

  • July 4 fireworks may fizzle

    Unless a financial backer steps forward, the life flame of the annual 4th of July “Fireworks at the Park” celebration may burn out in 2009.

    “Basically, we’re cutting out the Fourth of July fireworks due to budgetary constraints,” Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said. “We figured with the economy and budget constraints we needed to start looking at some cuts, and this is the first one.”

  • Icy Lady Rockets fall to Western Hills

    The recent ice storm didn’t leave as many icicles as Shelby County and Western Hills left on the rims Monday.

    The two teams combined to shoot 20 percent for the game as Western Hills (14-8) hung on to beat at SCHS (9-15), 40-35.

    Western Hills took a commanding lead, 19-8, at halftime and weathered a much stronger second half from the Lady Rockets, but it wasn't enough for Shelby.

  • SCHS cheerleaders in state’s top five

    As they sat in Diddle Arena in Bowling Green at the state competition Saturday and watched all the groups before them, the coach of the SCHS cheerleading squad said she realized something important.

    “The top groups aren’t as far ahead as we had imagined,” Coach Heather Fallen said. “I think the girls were motivated and confident after watching the other teams.”

  • We congratulate: SCHS for efforts to recognize stars

    Shelby County High School's raising of banners to honor two of its greatest sports stars is perhaps too little but mercifully not too late.

    Mike Casey and Terry Davis were the state's top basketball players in perhaps what was the best and most competitive era of the sport in this state and certainly in this county.

    Mr. Casey, an iconic legend in Shelby County sports, led the school to its first state championship in 1966. He went on to star at the University of Kentucky.

  • Fourth of July show is back on

    After the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Board announced last week that it wouldn’t have the funding to put on its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration at Clear Creek Park this year, two major contributors came to the forefront to make their intentions clear: The show must go on.

    Gabriel and Tracy Giordano, owners of the Briar Rose Estate on Anderson Lane and residents of San Diego, California, came forward and offered to provide the fireworks for the event.

  • What we think: Fireworks show should go on

    What great news it was when we learned that the fireworks show will continue.

    We were afraid there would be no more sizzle in the sky to celebrate Independence Day in Shelby County.

    The county’s parks board, which for many years has produced the fireworks display at Clear Creek Park on July 4, said last week it no longer could afford to light the fuse, and unless a benefactor were to step forward, the community would be left with a dud.

  • Franklin County holds off Shelby

    The Lady Rockets (8-14) let one slip away Monday in a 52-37 loss at Franklin County (17-5).

    “We blew a whole lot of opportunities,” SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman said. “At halftime and during the third quarter I told them the only way to make up for blowing all those chances was to win the game, and obviously we didn’t.”

    The Lady Rockets trailed by two after the first quarter and by seven at halftime, 27-20, but they were never out of the game.