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  • Updated: Titans upset Oldham County for 8th Region title

    The Titans are no longer oh so close – they are the 8th Region champions.

    After years of frustration in the boys’ regional basketball tournament Collins High School broke through Tuesday night with a 53-41 upset of No. 16 Oldham County.

    “This is just so special after the last two years and how it ended for us,” senior guard Brent Kidwell said. “To win it with these guys you have grown up playing with there’s just nothing more you could ask for.”

  • Collins takes 1st 8th Region Title

    The Collins High School boys' basketball team upset No. 16 Oldham County 53-41 Tuesday night in the 8th Region Tournament championship game at Henry County High School.

    The win gives the school its first trip to KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 Tournament at Rupp Arena. The tournament begins March 18.

    Check back soon for a full story on the Titans win.

  • Historic snowfall leaves county, state in emergency

    Shelby Countians awoke Thursday to horrific winter storm conditions, including impassable roads and more than a foot of heavy, wet snow that virtually paralyzed the county, with schools and government offices closed, as well as many businesses.

    Despite Herculean efforts by road crews, Shelby County roads were still in bad shape Thursday morning and into the afternoon, officials said.

  • Legislators continue to discuss heroin bills

    Heroin is not merely the fastest moving drug trend facing Kentucky – and Shelbyville – it’s the most deadly.

    With an average of two drug overdoses from heroin every week – and 8 dead so far this year alone – Shelby lawmakers say they hope that two pieces of legislation aimed at addressing the issue are passed this session.

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) said that both the Senate and House have passed their own version of heroin bills that take separate spins on the issue.

  • Crowd-sourcing a café

    A local restaurant is racing against time with only 12 more days to go in an effort to raise money.

    “We’re doing a crowd-funding campaign in order to get the proper commercial cooking equipment and upscale our catering business,” said Melinda Hardin, co-owner of the Harvest Coffee Café along with her husband, Ben.

    Crowd-funding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.

  • State of Emergency declared in Shelby County

    Some Shelby Energy customers in the Simpsonville area that have been without power since about 10 a.m. this morning, are back on, officials say.

  • Boys' 8th Region Basketball Tournament makes schedule changes

    With heavy snow expected over the next 24 hours the first round of the 8th Region Boys Basketball Tournament at Henry County has been rescheduled.

    Instead of opening round games tonight and Thursday the entire first round will be played on Saturday.

    The schedule is as follows:

    10 a.m. – Grant County vs. Shelby County

    Noon – Oldham County vs. Gallatin County

    2 p.m. – Owen County vs. North Oldham

    4 p.m. – Collins vs. Simon Kenton

  • Historic downtown building under renovation

    A historic downtown building has been condemned, but that’s only a temporary condition, officials said.

    “It’s condemned right now because there were some [dead] pigeons and some glass and stuff falling out of it but those things have been remedied right now, and there’s a few other issues that have to be addressed before we take it out of condemnation,” said Barry Edington, code enforcement officer for the City of Shelbyville.

  • 1 book, 2 book, old book, new book

     

    This week, school children across the country have been throwing on their red and white striped thinking caps in honor of the late Dr. Seuss’s birthday and The National Education Association’s Read Across America Week.

    In its 18th year, the program is aimed at promoting the value of reading and encourages students with Seuss-based events, activities, projects, programs, and resources.

  • Several step down from Human Rights

     

    The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights provided its support through a resolution last month to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes to the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and the local commission wants nothing to do with it.

    Gary Walls, who has been the chairman of the Shelby County Human Rights Commission since it’s reincarnation in the last decade, said upon learning of the governing organization’s support through an email, he tendered his resignation.