Today's News

  • A primer on the new state testing in schools

    Kentucky is moving into a new standard of statewide testing this spring as part of the Common Core Standards that have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kentucky was the first state to adopt the standards in Feb. 2010.

    These new standards, the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, are more rigorous and better aligned with the skills needed in the modern workplace.

    The English/language arts and mathematics standards were the first outlined and were taught this year.

  • Political candidates choosy in campaign spending

    Political campaigning can cost big money, but determining how to market themselves is a big part of that, candidates say.

    They do that through a variety of ways, using venues such as newspapers, television, radio, direct mailers, phone calls, signs and going door-to-door and making public speaking appearances.

    Deciding which of those avenues to use depends on what part of the population the candidate is trying to reach and what their coverage area is.

  • Business Briefcase: May 9, 2012

    2 new pathologists

    join staff at APT


    Associates in Pediatric Therapy in Shelbyville has added two new speech and language pathologists: Erin Moore and Lauren Comer.

  • Election 2012: District 4 U.S. Congress: William Adkins

    William Adkins, a Williamstown attorney, is seeking the 4th congressional district seat being vacated by a 4-term incumbent.
    Adkins, 56, a Democrat, has been practicing law in Williamstown in Grant County.
    Other than what he calls “an unenergetic run for city council” in 2010 in Williamstown, Adkins has not run for political office.
    Despite this, he has been a member of the Grant County Democratic executive committee for 12 years and has chaired the committee from 2008 to present.

  • Johnson to play at Wesleyan

    Former Shelby County boys’ basketball standout Donovan Johnson will continue his playing career at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

    Johnson, a 2010 SCHS graduate, played the past two seasons for Wabash Valley (Ill.) Junior College. As a sophomore the 6-foot-6 forward averaged 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, leading the team in field-goal percentage (53.9) and free-throw percentage (82.7) and earning All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference and All-Region 24 honors.

  • ‘I got a chance to rebuild something great’

    To Jason Couch, Shelby County already feels like home.

    That’s because Couch, 40, who was introduced as the Rockets’ new coach Wednesday afternoon at the high school, is from a similar-sized town in southern Indiana and, he said, that was one of the reasons why he left Louisville power Eastern to take over for resigned Rick Parsons.

     “I’ve never met anybody who has had anything bad to say about Shelbyville,” Couch said. “For me it’s like coming back to my hometown. That was a huge draw for me and my family.”

  • Shelby County baseball team falls to Marion County, 8-4


    The Shelby County baseball team lost an early lead and a game, falling to visiting Marion County, 8-4, Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    The Rockets (19-10) tallied two runs in the bottom of the first inning before the Knights scored eight in a row – one in the third, five in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh. Shelby scored two in the bottom of the seventh to account for the final margin.

  • Kregor headed back to girls’ State

    FRANKFORT – With patience aplenty, Paige Kregor marched into the girls’ 8th Region Tennis Tournament singles final.

    Kregor, a sophomore at Collins, outlasted South Oldham’s Natalie Dearen, 6-3, 6-1, in Wednesday afternoon’s semifinals at Franklin County. With the victory Kregor, last year’s region runner-up and seeded No. 2 this year, played fourth-seeded Stephanie Pitts of South Oldham in Thursday afternoon’s region final.

    She lost the first game against Dearen but won 12 of the next 15 and the match.

  • Shelby teams take 6 1sts

    NEW CASTLE – Five individuals and one relay team from the county won regional track & field titles Tuesday night.

    Three Shelby County athletes, Jamie Bradley, Zach Shipley and Zakk Bailey, as well as Caterina and Gabby Karas and one relay team (the boys’ 3,200-meter) from Collins celebrated first-place finishes at the Class 2A, Region 3 meet at Henry County.

  • Titans roll over Rockets

    The Collins baseball team used one big inning and a solid pitching performance from Austin Perry to beat cross-town rival Shelby County on Thursday night.

    The host Titans tallied five runs in second inning and Perry, the junior right-hander, tossed a five-hit complete game as Collins clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Perry gave up single runs to the Rockets in the first and seven innings. He also went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Titans’ 12-hit attack.