Today's News

  • 93rd birthday: Robert Tipton

    Robert Owen Tipton was born on Feb. 5, 1912, and celebrated his 93 birthday at his home in Waddy.

    Elizabeth Price Tipton, his wife of 68 years, and four generations of family and friends were there to help him celebrate. Robert and Elizabeth have five daughters: Doris (Robert) Cissell, Judy Tipton, Sue (Owen) Bond, Connie (Jerry) Coleman and Peggy (Lonnie) Cook; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • Homemakers’ tips

    Rosa Jones (from left) Carol Stine, Priscilla Renfro, Janice Chandler, Sue Ruble and Ann Mullins demonstrate how to decorate Valentine cupcakes during a recent meeting of the Simpsonville Homemakers. Hat decoration will be the topic of a meeting March 13 for the Shelby County Homemakers Spring Fashion Show. For more information, call the Shelby County Extension at 633-4593.

  • Titans grind out their 20th victory

    Last Friday night’s game against Woodford County was the kind of grind-it-out contest that Collins Coach Chris Gaither knows his team will have to win if it’s going to go anywhere in the postseason.

    That’s why Gaither, in his first year of coaching the boy’s team, didn’t use his timeouts as the Yellowjackets rallied back from a double-digit deficit in the second half. He said he wanted to see how his team responded.

    He was pleased with the result.

  • Rockets win 4th in a row to finish

    Justus Martin did the damage on the inside, and Lynsey Nichols on the outside, as the Shelby County girls’ basketball team finished its regular season on a roll.

    Martin scored 16 points, mostly around the basket, and Nichols added 14 points, mostly from the outside, as the Rockets routed visiting Brown, 63-33, last Thursday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium to cap off their remarkable regular season with their first 4-game winning streak. 

  • Rockets tumble after fast start

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team ran out to an early lead on host Gallatin County in its regular-season finale last Friday night.

    But then the Rockets ran out of steam.

    The Wildcats, who trailed, 20-14, after the first quarter, outscored Shelby, 58-37, during the final three periods for a 72-57 victory in Warsaw.  

  • Wells (37 points, 14 rebounds) overpowering

    The Collins girls’ basketball team, led by an outstanding effort from Aaliyah Wells, closed out its regular season in fine fashion last Thursday night.  

    Wells scored a career-high 37 points, snared 14 rebounds and collected 8 steals to lead the Titans to a 63-43 beating of Bardstown – their sixth victory in their past seven games – on their Senior and “Pink Out” night.

    “She had a monster game,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said of Wells.

  • Titans to test Rockets’ rebound

    Before last season began, Mike Sowers told some people that if his first, youth-laden Shelby County girls’ basketball team won one game, he deserved coach-of-the-year consideration.  

    The Rockets won three.

    Before this season Sowers figured his still-youthful team would win eight or nine games, even betting his hair color on it.

  • In rivalry, it’s back to the beginning

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons knows that if tonight’s 30th District Tournament semifinal between his Rockets and crosstown-rival Collins were to be decided on paper, his team shouldn’t even be making the trip to Lawrenceburg.

    But he also knows that this time of year those paper predictions can quickly be wadded up and thrown into a trash basket.

  • New target in metal thefts: Hydrant

    Thieves who seem to steal just about anything from copper and scrap metal got a bit more creative recently, stealing a fire hydrant right off the street.
    Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice had few details about the case of the stolen fire hydrant, which came from the North Country subdivision near West Middle School.
    In fact, deputies only learned of the theft after water pressure in the neighborhood began to plummet in the line owned by the North Shelby Water District.

  • Shelby County School Board: Academy gets accelerated review

    The Shelby County Board of Education will get an update on the Accelerated Academy during its meeting Thursday.

    Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith will give a presentation on the academy and how the students are managing with their heavy load of courses during the meeting, which is at  7 p.m. at the district’s central office, 1155 Main Street.