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Today's News

  • Rockets drop 3 at Berea tourney

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team’s rough start to the season continued over the weekend as the Rockets fell to 2-12 after dropping three straight in the Berea Holiday Classic.

    Western Hills 54, Shelby County 51

    Shelby’s weekend slate of games came to a conclusion Saturday, as the Rockets took a tough close loss against Western Hills in the Berea Holiday Classic tournament finale.

  • Titans split first two at Apollo tournament

    Collins boys’ basketball ended its weekend pair of games in Owensboro going 1-1 in games against Crockett County, Tenn. and Ballard to finish out its appearance in the Apollo Fairfield Inn Invitational.

    “Overall, it was a positive Christmas break for us,” Titans coach Chris Gaither said. “We won five of six games. So far this season two of our three losses have been against top-ten teams in the state.

    “I think our team has plenty more room for improvement, which is positive considering our early success.”

  • Rockets fall short at Nelson County

    Shelby County boys’ basketball had several chances to either tie or take the lead late against Nelson County on Wednesday night, but several late field goal attempts rolled off the rim in a three-point loss.

    Down just 56-53 to the Cardinals, SCHS went 0-for-3 in the final 45 seconds of regulation, as time ran out on a comeback bid for Shelby in its first game at the Nelson County Classic.

  • Collins defeats Newport at Apollo tourney

    A strong defensive performance combined with a solid rebounding effort was enough for the Collins boys’ basketball team to defeat Newport, 67-53, in the opening round of the Apollo Fairfield Inn Invitational tournament Wednesday.

    The Titans (8-2) shot an efficient 47 percent from the floor on offense while holding the Wildcats (8-3) to just 36 percent in its attempts from the floor in the 14-point victory.

  • Titans take Simon Kenton tourney title

    The Collins boys’ basketball team claimed its third championship at a Christmas tournament in as many years with three straight wins to close out the Simon Kenton Invitational.

    The Titans wrapped the tourney with wins over Scott, Conner and Dixie Heights, all by eight points or fewer.

    “This is our third Christmas tournament championship in a row,” Titans coach Chris Gaither said. “Anytime you can win tournaments it helps build a championship mindset into your kids and program.”

    Collins 79, Scott 74

  • Atherton tops Rockets at Woodford tourney

    Shelby County boys’ basketball fell behind early in its Wednesday matchup with Atherton, and ended up taking a 63-58 loss at the hands of the Rebels in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament on Wednesday night.

    The Rockets (2-8) were forced to play from behind for most of the contest, but almost mounted a late comeback against Atherton (4-6) in the narrow loss.

  • Shelby drops pair to Ballard, Russell County

    Playing two games in one day is tough, but competing in eight quarters of basketball over the course of three hours is daunting. The Shelby County girls’ basketball team did just that on Thursday afternoon, playing Russell County and Ballard in back-to-back games and falling short in both.

    Ballard 76, Shelby County 49

    The Rockets held steady for as long as it could in the second game of a doubleheader before the floodgates opened in the second half and ended in a blowout win for Ballard.

  • Titans split Thursday slate of games

    With several players still nursing injuries for Collins girls’ basketball, the team split its Thursday slate of games against Carroll County and Grayson County as a part of the Lady Rocket Holiday Classic tournament.

    Grayson County 40, Collins 29

    The matchup with Grayson County was a low-scoring one, and with players Mary-Clare Megibben and Trinity Warfield out with ailments, the Titans struggled to make baskets late.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 16: Western Europe 1958: A tour to remember

    Canadian National

    Defense College (CNDC)

    In July, 1957, following my tour of duty as Headquarters Commandant of the Far East Command in Tokyo, I was ordered to attend the Canadian National Defence College at Fort Frontenac in Kingston, Ontario.

  • Sheriff’s budget up slightly