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Today's News

  • What we think: School plan recess is good idea

    The Shelby County School Board is doing the right thing by taking another look at its rollout plans for its new campus West of Shelbyville.

    The design of the schools and the long-range concept are excellent. The green facilities will be an example for all future construction in the county.

  • Lady Rockets struggle against Sacred Heart

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team got behind early and couldn’t dig out, falling, 61-40, to Sacred Heart  on Saturday in the Shooting for the Cure classic at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Arena.

    “It was your typical Sacred Heart team,” SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman said. “They gave a lot of different looks with a full-court press, and we had trouble advancing the ball.”

  • West holds off East in county battle

    Though West Middle School completed the sweep of cross-county rival East with a 38-27 victory Monday, the game was a far cry from the first time the two teams met.

    On Nov. 20 meeting the Warriors (10-2) raced out to a 30-0 lead and coasted to a 22-point triumph.

    But this time East (5-11) didn't wilt against West's full-court pressure. The Missiles kept the game close, down, 10-5, at the end of the first quarter and 14-10 at halftime. East even cut the lead to just two, 14-12, at the start of the third quarter.

  • Multifaceted coach earns Hall of Fame nod

    When SCHS teacher Phil Bell turned the corner he noticed a lobby full of baseball players, school staff and family - something pretty unusual for a typical Wednesday afternoon.

    The group had gathered to surprise and congratulate Bell on being named a to the KHSAA Baseball Hall of Fame, with an induction this weekend in Lexington.

    "I knew they had put all the stats together, but when I didn't hear anything, I didn't think about it," he said. "This is a great honor."

  • Rockets’ attitudes turn South green with envy

    Many looked at last Friday’s Shelby/South Oldham game as two mirror image teams, but that wasn’t the case.

    If you watched the opening quarter, or even just the opening drive, you could tell easily the difference between these two teams.

    Though both were 0-8, one was determined to get that first victory while the other was just going through the motions.

    Shelby County, with a winless record, was quick on its collective feet, hard-hitting, strong-willed and ready to play football.

  • Two very different bloomers for indoors
  • Shelby County farmers rode ups and downs of the ag economy in '08

    While the general economy went into a tailspin in 2008, the nation's and the county's agriculture sector rode a roller coaster. Commodity prices hit delirious highs and gut wrenching lows -- sometimes within the span of a few months.

    While some farmers enjoyed record setting prices in 2008 -- at least for a few months -- all farmers had to endure higher input costs, especially of fuel and nitrogen fertilizer. Diesel fuel topped $5 a gallon for a period of a few months in late summer.

  • Ready for next year

    The SCHS football team was already young when this season started, then the Rockets lost several players early on to injuries.

    Most of those players returned by the end of year, but Shelby County never recovered from the loss of quarterback Branden Cresap for the season and several others for key games.

    However, despite finishing this year with a 1-10 record, the staff and players are already preparing for next season.

  • The case of Benjamin Button is curious, and thoroughly absorbing

    Since its release on Christmas day, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has made a serious case for some awards.

    Spawning from the 1920s short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this fantasy-drama takes movie magic and makeup a long way. Brad Pitt takes many forms as Benjamin Button, a man who is born in his 80s and ages backwards.

    The story is unique, the performances engaging, and the sets look like they were dumped straight from a time machine.

  • SCHS girls finish 2nd at Meet of Champions

    Finally approaching healthy, the SCHS girls' cross-country team got a chance to show what they could do on Saturday.

    With seven of the team's top-10 runners getting their first chance to run together, the Lady Rockets took second place in the Class 3A Meet of Champions at Masterson Park.

    The boys' squad rested most of itsr top runners to begin training for the regional and state meets but still managed a 10th-place finish in the 16-team Class 3A field.

    Girls