Today's News

  • Mouser’s makes deliver sweet victory

    Before Rebecca Mouser stepped to the free-throw line with the score tied and 1.6 seconds left in overtime Monday night, Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder called her over and told her a joke.

    Mouser didn’t get it (the joke), but that didn’t matter, because she hit it (her free throw).

    Mouser, a junior forward who had missed all six of her field-goal attempts, then hit the second, even though she tried to miss it, to give the Titans a 49-47 victory over Carroll County.

  • Shelby teams swim – powerfully into State

    The Shelby County and Collins swim teams made big splashes at the Region 3 championship this past weekend.

    The Rockets boys’ team tied for second, and its girls finished fourth Friday and Saturday at Woodford County High School. The Titans’ girls were sixth and their boys ninth.

    Woodford County won both titles.

    Four individuals and six relays teams from the county qualified for the 2011 KHSAA  Swimming & Diving meet Feb. 24-26 at the University of Louisville.

  • Rockets (1 FG) go down easily

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team didn’t show its basket much love Saturday in the Duke’s Sporting Goods Valentine’s Shootout.

    The Rockets were held to just one field goal on their way to a season-low point total in their 70-9 loss to host John Hardin.

    “Pretty dismal performance,” Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said. “We missed some very easy shots early on, then I think frustration set in, and a lot of our ladies just quit looking to score.”

  • Court report: Feb. 16, 2011

  • Duckett’s family hopes leads are in the cards

    Nearly two and a half years have passed since James Duckett was murdered at his home on Rockbridge Road, but his sister Katherine Nichols still talks to the police at least once a week.

    She wants to know if there is any progress on a trail that feels colder and colder and his killer remains at-large.

  • Schools to add new positions

    Shelby County Public Schools is expecting to continue growing for the 2011-12 school year.

    Based on what district Director of Finance Greg Murphy bills as very conservative estimates for student growth and state funding, the school board on Thursday approved allocating 3.7 new teaching positions next year.

    This allocation process is the second step in the budget cycle for the school district, following state guidelines to have a budget in place by the beginning of the school year.

  • Schools want to remain partners with United Way

    Shelby County Public Schools is hoping to partner with Metro United Way to broaden the community involvement of the Master It! mentoring program.

    Master It! (Mentoring African-American Students To Effectively Reach Intentional Tomorrows!) is a program aimed at finding mentors for African-American students and helping them establish individual growth plans that will push them to more rigorous advanced classes and AP classes.

  • What we think: Immigration issues can’t be solved here

    The members of our General Assembly appear fixated this term on the idea that they must provide some antidote to the problem of illegal immigration, which is a topical and touchy issue for so many Shelby Countians.

    Two different bills are working their way through the enactment process – the Senate passed its version in January, and the House is doing its part now – and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) has said he believes some sort of measure will come to a full vote.

  • We congratulate: Animal groups’ working together

    What a wonderful concept it was on Saturday night when all the animal support organizations of Shelby County came together for a unified fund-raising events, Monarchs, Mutts and Meows.

    That catchy title – and headliner entertainment – aside, this was a landmark occurrence when the collective power of these niche organizations brought in a crowd so large that some may have had to be turned away.

  • MY WORD: From Shelby to Dubai: Not as scary as expected

    When I got the news we would be moving our family to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, admittedly, I first turned to a map. I knew Dubai was in the Middle East, however, when I discovered that the United Arab Emirates lies between Saudi Arabia, Oman and the Persian Gulf I was flooded with images of throngs of young men yelling “Allah Akhbar” in the streets right before some horrific explosion.

    So when it came time to board our plane in Atlanta, I saw Muslims, lots of them.