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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: New system means changes to state’s school accountability measures

    Starting this month, you’ll begin hearing much more about our new school accountability system and what it means for each district, school and student.

    With the implementation of any new system, especially one as big as this, there are always growing pains and questions. I would like to take a few moments to discuss Kentucky’s new accountability system, what it will mean for schools and students this academic year, and help prepare you for this transition.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Free the chickens in Shelbyville

    At Thursday’s Shelbyville City Council meeting resident Elizabeth Falen asked the council to reconsider an ordinance that severely limits who can have chickens within the city limits.

    In this day and age of self-sustaining lifestyles with a back-to-basics approach to life, chickens have become a favorable way for “city slickers” to institute some environmentally friendly living in their lives.

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Colonels get early lead, hold off Titans

    The Oldham County football team jumped out to an early lead before holding off Collins in a 31-14 win at Titans Stadium Friday.
    The loss dropped the Titans to 0-4 on the season and despite rallying against Oldham in the second half, and scoring the first points on the Colonels this season, Collins head coach Jerry Lucas said it’s important his team not get caught up in the win/loss column.

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Collins hits 3-game winning streak

    The Collins volleyball team seems to be hitting its stride headed into a tough match-up with Oldham County Thursday.

    The Titans picked up three wins last week, topping traditional power South Oldham 3-1 along with Kentucky Country Day, 2-0 and Franklin County 3-0.

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: North Bullitt runs past Rockets

    Going into Friday night’s match up with North Bullitt, SCHS coach Todd Shipley said he knew his team would have to be disciplined on defense to defend the Eagle’s spread-option attack.

    And after the Eagles came away with a 52-35 win at Robert Doyle Stadium, Shipley said that was a big part of problem.

    The Rockets – despite scoring in the passing game, run game and on special teams – just couldn’t get a stop when it needed one.

    “We did not do a good job of playing assignment football,” Shipley said.

  • Motorcycle club to maintain Simpsonville Slaughter site

    During the Civil War, a group of African American soldiers were ambushed and killed in Simpsonville, and one group wants to ensure they continue to be honored.

    The Kentucky chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers, a motorcycle club made up entirely of African American members, will begin to care for the cemetery where the soldiers who died in that ambush, known as the Simpsonville Slaughter, are honored.

    The Buffalo Soldiers themselves were named in honor of early African American soldiers, who mostly served in the Western frontier from 1866 to 1944.

  • Good neighbors ready to welcome visitors

     The Good Neighbors Farm Tour is going into its sixth year, and according to Corinne Belton, it is set to be wildly different this year.

    Then again, the extension agent for agriculture said, it is wildly different every year.

    “Since we started the farm tour, one of our goals has been to try to get as many new and different farms each year as we can,” Belton said. “That way, it keeps folks coming back because it’s something new and different every year.”

  • Datebook - Sept. 12, 2018

    This Week

    Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting

    The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Shelby County Fire Department Station 1, 200 Alpine Drive. For more information, call 502-321-7252 or 502-633-1839.

    The Little Mermaid at Shelby County Community Theatre

  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Collins’ Suttor ties for win at Gene Hilen

    Shelby County and Collins high schools left a mark on the annual Gene Hilen Invitational Saturday.

    Collins’ Rylee Suttor tied for first firing a 72 at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort. Suttor ended up a three-player playoff, finishing second.

    Shelby County didn’t have a player challenge for first overall, but the Rockets did up third with a team score of 336.

    Grace Clark paced the Rockets with a 78, but coach Candice Wiley said that was impressive after a mishap cost Clark.

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rockets take aim at Eagles

    The SCHS football team will look to shake off the cobwebs from a tough loss at Meade County last week as the Rockets return home to face North Bullitt tonight.

    While Shelby stumbled against a very talented Green Wave squad, North Bullitt (2-1) seems to be hitting its stride. After a 56-13 loss at Scott County to open the season, North Bullitt has turned things around with a 54-34 win at Southern in week 2 and a 30-7 win over Jeffersontown last week.