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  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Shelby County’s Grace Clark takes Region 5 golf title

    Shelby County High School girls’ golfer Grace Clark needed just one playoff hole to top South Oldham’s Molly Bebelaar and win her first KHSAA Region 5 golf title Thursday at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Crestwood.

    Clark’s 3-over, 75 paced Shelby County to a second place finish with a team score of 349, 19 strokes behind first place Sacred Heart.

    The second-place finish qualifies Shelby County for the state tournament in Bowling Green next month for the 10th straight season.

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Flyers top Collins, 42-13

    Franklin County completed the county sweep Friday, topping Collins 42-13 just one week after winning at Shelby County.

  • VAN STOCKUM: The early years of a centenarian, Part 6; Working in a Shelby Countian’s Longview lumber mill

    While enrolled in the University of Washington in Seattle, I would spend summer vacations at home with my parents in Longview, Wash. There, I was able to find employment in the huge lumber mill of Robert Alexander Long, who was born and raised on a Shelby County farm.

    A lumber puller

    Mr. Hamilton, the foreman of the planer mill, was pleased to hire young college men, who were eager to perform the strenuous work of pulling finished lumber off the chains. We would work harder, secure in the knowledge that we would not be doing such hard work all our lives.

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    On Tuesday, Susan Barkley, the district’s chief finance officer, presented to the Shelby County Board of Education the 2018-2019 Working Budget and said the receipts exceed expenditures by $205,556.

    “That is a structurally balanced budget,” Barkley said.

    Most of the revenue from the budget comes from local property tax revenues at 55 percent, while the state provides 43 percent of the general fund revenue.

  • MY WORD/Suart Sanders, KHS History Advocate: Communities, historic sites, focus on diversity, inclusion

    Civil Rights activist Marcus Garvey once said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

    Were Garvey alive today, he would likely commend the efforts of several Kentucky communities that are allowing those roots to flourish.

    From Russellville to Lexington and points beyond, our communities are telling more diverse stories about our past, even when that history is difficult.

  • GUEST EDITORIAL: Scale of addiction is a local, global concern

    We have commented several times recently about the paradox of low labor force participation by men of prime working age despite a booming economy in which thousands of good jobs go wanting.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the overall participation rate is the lowest in 40 years. The percentage of working-age men (ages 25-54) who do not work is double what it was in the 1970s. In fact, the U.S. nonparticipation rate for this demographic is second highest in the developed world, behind only Israel.

  • Datebook - Oct. 3, 2018

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    Beginning Spanish Classes

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rockets look to fine tune in bye week

    The Shelby County High School football team may have a Friday night off this week, but the team isn’t slowing down on the field.

    After starting the season 2-0, the Rockets have dropped three of their last four, and SCHS coach Todd Shipley said the team’s bye week couldn’t have come at a better time.

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Collins eyes win streak at Franklin

    Fresh of its first win of the season last week, the Collins High School football team will look to get its first road win of the year tonight at Franklin County.

    And if the Titans can put back-to-back wins together, it would give them a huge leg-up in the District 4 race.

    Collins (1-5, 1-0 in the district) face the Flyers (3-2, 1-0) on the heels of Franklin’s win at Shelby last week.

  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Shelby County’s Grace Clark takes Region 5 golf title

    Shelby County High School girls’ golfer Grace Clark needed just one playoff hole to top South Oldham’s Molly Bebelaar and win her first KHSAA Region 5 golf title Thursday at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Crestwood.

    Clark’s 3-over, 75 paced Shelby County to a second place finish with a team score of 349, 19 strokes behind first place Sacred Heart.

    The second-place finish qualifies Shelby County for the state tournament in Bowling Green next month for the 10th straight season.