Today's News

  • SCHS golfers stay perfect

    With two more victories this week, the SCHS boys’ golf team has moved to 5-0 in matches and 4-0 against Central Kentucky Conference opponents.

    The Rockets held off Mercer County, 158-167, on the road at Brightleaf Golf Course on Wednesday, and that was on the heels of dominating Spencer County, 162-208, Tuesday at Weissinger Hills.

  • School Board OKs tax increases

    The Shelby County School Board approved on Thursday new tax rates for the year 2009-2010 following a brief public hearing in which one citizen voiced his concerns on the proposed increase.

    As a 1982 SCHS graduate and longtime Shelby County resident, Terry Johnson told the board that the county’s school taxes are already among the highest in state – as much as a quarter more than many surrounding counties.

  • QB ready to get back under center, lights

    It has been almost one full year, 50 weeks really, since Branden Cresap has lined up under center in a game that counts.

    Cresap's knee was severely injured at Johnson Central in the third game of the 2008 season. Now after months of rehab, a full summer of passing tournaments and two scrimmages, Cresap will finally get to take the field in a game that counts.

    “I can’t wait,” he said. “The last two weeks it’s been awesome to get back out, but this [tonight] is going to be even better.”

  • Rockets ease into season

    The SCHS boys’ cross country team took a slow approach to starting the season with the Clarksville (Ind.) High School Hokum Karem meet Tuesday.

    The Rockets place fifth overall, but they were without the team’s top runner, Stacey Eden.

    The meet had runners alternate each mile and racing against other pairs as well as other teams.

    William Thompson and Travis Adams teamed together to lead the Rockets with a time of 32.55 and finished fourth out of 74 pairs.

  • Rockets ready for opener

    After his team demolished Bullitt Central in a scrimmage last week, SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said it was hard to tell how good the Rockets might be, but he added that Bryan Station would let them know.

    “We’ll find out quickly just how good we are this Friday,” he said.

    Well, that Friday is here, and Bryan Station has already established just how good they are.

  • Lady Rockets open with a victory

    The SHCS girls’ cross-country team opened the season Tuesday with a victory in the Clarksville (Ind.) High School Hokum Karem meet.

    The triumph came from the combination of Caterina Karas and Taylor Webb. The meet had runners alternate each mile, and racing against other pairs as well as other teams.

    Karas and Webb ran a 38:06, holding off a pair from Eastern High School by 21 seconds to win.

    As a team, the Lady Rockets placed third out of seven schools with 44 points. Floyd Central (Ind.) won the meet.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 6: The great siege of Boonesborough

    Daniel Boone and his garrison at Boonesborough, despite their resolve to defend to the death, agreed to negotiate with Chief Blackfish and his Shawnees, a force of more than 400, during their confrontation in the late summer of 1778.

  • School board, public to consider tax increase

    Seeking more revenue to keep up with the growth of county schools, the Shelby County Board of Education will consider raising the 2009 school property tax at its meeting Thursday at Wright Elementary, but not until it holds a public hearing at the meeting’s 7 p.m. start.

    The proposal is for an increase to 66.6 cents on real property and 66.6 cents on personal property. The revenue produced by such rates would be around $19.4 million, a 6 percent increase from 2008.

  • Shelby Countians' chief concern: health care

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  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Aug. 28, 2009

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