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Today's News

  • Principal: Schedule will help kids catch up

    Teachers will have to make some adjustments to their curriculum, and the school will have to send out more report cards, but Shelby County High School Principal Michael Rowe said the school's recently adopted trimester schedule will be a plus to students who are behind in math and reading.

    “Any student who is behind grade level in math will be able to take an elective in the third semester that will be a math lab,” Rowe said. “It will be more one-on-one and more hands-on learning.”

  • District Court Report Feb. 4, 2009

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge

    Donna Dutton:

    Joseph D. Brooks, disorderly conduct -- plead guilty -- 90-day sentence, serve 15 days, balance conditionally discharged for two years.

    William Shawn Fleming, second-offense DUI -- guilty -- 60-day sentence, serve seven days, balance conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 12 months, and $878 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: SCHS to adopt 3-term calendar

    Shelby County High School will switch its school calendar next year from the semester schedule that has been in place for years to a 3-session structure, Shelby County High School Principal Michael Rowe said Friday.

    That new calendar, consisting of three 12-week sessions, was approved this week by the school's site-based decision-making council. That means this change does not require approval by the school board.

  • Shelbyville progresses on violations

    In early January local engineer Kerry Magan and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Coordinator Horace Brown came before the Shelbyville City Council to discuss why the state had issued the city a notice of violation in regards to its storm water quality management plan.

    Magan told the council that of the six minimum control measures required of the city, four of them were not meeting the state’s requirements.

    With little time to waste, the city is working to meet those requirements:

  • What we think: SCHS decision needed input

     

    Is it just us or does this decision at Shelby County High School to go to a trimester structure starting next year seem a bit rushed?

    We learned – though we don’t exactly understand – that this decision by SCHS’s site-based decision-making council is binding and does not require approval by the school board.

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  • Rain gardens to the rescue?

    The city of Shelbyville is currently battling some flaws in its storm water quality management plan.

    As a method of helping fight rain water runoff problems, a workshop on rain gardens is set for Feb. 25 at Shelbyville City Hall from 7-9 p.m. The presenter is a member of the Rain Water Alliance.

  • Looking for heroes? You don’t have to look long or far

    The scenes last week were incredible, weren’t they? You could see both overwhelming beauty and bedeviling frustration in one quick glance.

    Mother Nature painted our canvas with brush strokes of divine precision, a pure white base topped with a sheen of silvery ice followed by an icing of more snow to create a crunchy and even inviting layer cake on our lawns and meadows.

    Our trees were a winter wonderland, with gleaming tinsel and long and sophisticated boughs of ice dangling every which way.

  • Rockets rout Warriors

    Early into the Rockets' game Wednesday, it was obvious there would be no slip up against Eminence in a 69-18 victory

    By the end of the first quarter Shelby (8-13) led, 24-3, and had held the Warriors (2-15) without a field goal. In fact, Eminence didn't hit a shot from the field until 2:46 remained in the first half, cutting the Rockets' lead to 33-5.

  • More bad weather, more trouble for plants

     

    It seems we are in the middle of yet another “situation,” as my husband calls it, served up by Mother Nature.

    At present we are right in the middle of the mess out at the farm.  No electricity, no phone line, no heat, and no water.  We can manage well enough inside with the fireplace, kerosene heater, camp stove, down comforter and strategic water rationing (with supplements brought in from town).