Today's News

  • Pitching, defense keys as Rockets take 2 of 3

    The Shelby County baseball team rediscovered its hitting stroke Monday.

    The Rockets, who had struggled to put bat to ball this past weekend, bounced back at Louisville Waggener.

    Shelby County, who tallied 10 totals hit in a 5-1 Friday loss to Fairdale and a 6-4 Saturday victory over Covington Holmes, pounded out nine hits in a 6-3 victory over the host Wildcats.

    "By far our best victory of the year," Shelby County Coach Bart "Rudy" Roettger said.

  • SCHS guns down its 4th national title

    The Shelby County Rifle Team was right on target once again.

    The Rockets captured the 2011 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships – their fourth national championship – last weekend in Anniston, Ala.

    The team, comprised of Connor Davis, Heather Kirby, Keri Marlin and Brandon Thompson, set a national record on the first day of the 2-day competition with a score of 2,333 out of 2,400.

    The squad finished with a total score of 4,662 out of a possible 4,800.

  • Shelby players in college

    Here’s a quick look at how some of the top former Shelby County athletes are now faring in the college spring sports seasons.


    Taylor Boone, baseball, St. Catherine College: The freshman pitcher is 0-0 with a 2.08 earned-run average in 8.2 innings in nine appearances for the Patriots.

    Scott Clemmons, baseball, St. Catherine College: The sophomore pitcher is 0-0 with one save and a 0.96 ERA in 9.1 innings in six appearances for the Patriots.

  • Sports Digest

    The Collins softball team got one hit in a 4-0 loss at 8th Region foe Oldham County on Monday.  The Titans’ lone hit was a fifth-inning single by senior Alex Baker.

    Collins (3-3) hosted Anderson County on Tuesday night.

    TITANS GO 1-2 AT MEADE COUNTY:Collins dropped two of three games over the weekend at the TSOA Tournament at Meade County.

  • ‘Inspiring’ goals set for schools

    The Shelby County School Board set the district goals for the 2011-2012 school year on Thursday, focusing again on the new Kentucky Core Academic Standards along with measurable improvement in the classroom.

    Superintendent James Neihof described the board goals as “inspiring.”

    “It becomes more clear each time we put our heads together about academic achievement that we all want what is best for students,” he said.

  • Sidewalk review set for special council meeting

    Despite voting on March 3 not to have a second meeting this month, the Shelbyville City Council will have a special called meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty called the meeting to replace the regularly scheduled meeting for April 7.

    "Next week is spring break [for Shelby County Public Schools], and people are going to be heading out of town, so we thought we'd try to move it and accommodate everybody," he said.

    The meeting will have a strong start with two items focusing on the hot-button sidewalk issue.

  • Accelerated Academies draw plenty of interest

    Shelby County Public Schools is moving ahead with the formation of the Accelerated Academies at both high schools.

    Shelby County and Collins high schools invited parents to informational meetings last week, and both turnouts were successful. Superintendent James Neihof noted that there were more than 100 at each event.

  • State’s Medicaid cuts leave a bloody wound

    Yes, a deal was struck on how to fund the shortfall in the state’s Medicaid budget, but there appears to have been little closure on the issue – at least from Shelby County’s elected delegates.

    In a complicated and politically charged process, the Medicaid cuts were passed by the General Assembly last week, but the budget adjustments made to accommodate the $166 million shortfall were hardly those Republican lawmakers said they thought they were passing.

  • Shelby hits the trail toward future of parks

    A video presentation at Collins High School on Monday night about a proposed parks project could sure make you wish that spring weather would return, with its forest  scenes, bird calls and other sights and sounds of nature.

    The crowd of about 100 was treated to  Trails to the Future, narrated by Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and featuring footage of wooded areas from some of the areas that are hoped will someday encircle Shelbyville between Clear Creek and Red Orchard parks.

  • Weatherization program is seeking some clients

    These days, it’s unusual for an organization to have extra money on hand, but that’s the case with the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s weatherization program.

    Executive Director Kim Embrey-Hill said there is still money available for eligible Shelby residents, and she would hate to see anyone lose out on the opportunity to have his or her home weatherized.

    “We are running short of weatherization applications, and we do not want to