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Today's News

  • Shelby pair qualifies for SAF nationals

    Shelby County’s bass fishing program will be represented at nationals after anglers Seth Williams and Jonathan Porter took 24th place at the Student Angler Federation’s Kentucky High School State Championship held at Lake Cumberland in Somerset over the weekend.

    The event, which is separate from the KHSAA, saw Porter and Williams catch five fish, with the total weight coming in at eight pounds, eight ounces.

  • Rockets drop opener in Memphis

    Although Shelby County baseball dropped its opening contest in Memphis, Rockets head coach Devin Hicks says he was pleased with what he saw from his team.

    After all, its not every day an opponent has two University of Memphis signees and another committed to Vanderbilt University, but that’s what SCHS ran into on Tuesday night in its 10-6 loss to Arlington, Tenn.

  • Rockets compete at North Oldham meet

    The Shelby County track and field team continued its quest for a state championship on Saturday in Goshen as a part of the North Oldham invitational meet.

    As a whole, the Rockets competed well, as the girls finished in the fifth-place slot, while the boys’ team took seventh at the competition.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 23: Duty with the troops – an infantry officer’s goal

    In the summer of 1958, upon completion of my instruction at the Canadian National Defence College in Kingston, Ontario, I took my family to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where I reported for duty to the Major General Commanding the 2nd Marine Division.

    At that time, the division consisted of three infantry regiments, an artillery battalion, and other supporting units, trained to spearhead amphibious landings. It had a strength of about 18,000 officers and men.

  • McConnell visits Shelby County

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell visited Shelby County Tuesday afternoon to discuss his new hemp legislation and other topics, including tax reform, in a talk to the Shelby County Farm Bureau and local officials.

    The Senate Majority leader told the crowd at Jeptha Creed Distillery he was very optimistic about the proposed Farm Bill, and its treatment of hemp in the form of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.

  • Suspect captured after car, foot chases

     

  • Titans close tourney slate with win

    Needing all seven innings to overcome West Jessamine in its final game of the Historic Dodgertown tournament in Vero Beach, Fla., Collins closed its spring break slate with a 14-13 comeback on Monday afternoon.

    The Titans (2-6) recaptured the lead for good in the top of the seventh, after trailing 12-11 to West Jessamine (2-3).

    Shortstop Drew Goodlett came up big for Collins at the plate with two runners on, roping a shot to centerfield and plating a pair of runs to put his team ahead for good, 13-12.

  • Rockets win four at Cal Ripken tournament

    Shelby County softball officially kicked off its season with a strong start at the Cal Ripken Experience tournament last week in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

    The Rockets (4-1) opened the season with four wins and a loss, defeating teams from Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania at the event.

    “I really like the perseverance we showed at the tournament,” Rockets coach Kelly Cable said. “We got down in a couple of the games, but we never quit. I was happy with the way we played overall.”

    Shelby County 9, Corry, (Penn.) 6

  • Shelbyville’s Bailey hauls in home run ball

    Lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan and Shelbyville-native Tony Bailey couldn’t believe it.

    With one crack of the bat, left-fielder Adam Eaton of the Washington Nationals had bashed one of his five hits on the day on Saturday, this time a solo home run right to Bailey, awaiting his first-ever home run ball in the top of the seventh inning.

    The 12-year old Shelbyville native was in perfect position in the centerfield stands, as Eaton’s dinger dropped right into Bailey’s outstretched glove.

  • Juleps and Jockeys Fashion Show tomorrow

    Polka Dotted Pineapple Boutique and Wakefield-Scearce Galleries are joining forces this week to bring the first Juleps and Jockeys Fashion Show.

    “It’s going to be a Derby fashion show featuring our store,” said Dori Lewis, owner of The Polka Dotted Pineapple. Lewis said the show would feature designer and name brand fashions from the boutique, as well as lavish hats created by local designers. Models will rock the runway tomorrow evening in the hottest Derby trends for 2018.