Local News

  • EARLIER: 1987: Shelby holds off Boone County in final: A blueprint for Bluebirds?

    Almost exactly 25 years ago, on Nov. 28, 1987, a Shelby County team went into the state championship game as a big underdog against a powerhouse Northern Kentucky squad.

    And before the Collins High School Titans take the field tonight against the favored Highlands Bluebirds, the players should take a minute to reflect on that Shelby County High School team, the one and only state championship football team from the county.

  • EARLIER: Titans fever sweeping the county

    Fans are snatching up tickets and T-shirts just as fast as they can for Collins High School’s first trip to the KHSAA Class AAAA Championship game tonight in Bowling Green.

    The school had already sold more than 300 tickets by Wednesday afternoon, and the booster club had placed a second order for more state-bound shirts with the Titans’ own hashtag, #titanstoBG.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville to accept public comment on 2nd outlet mall

    There will be different players, but likely the same script will be followed by the Simpsonville City Commission on Tuesday night, when plans for a second outlet mall in the city gets first review for final approval.

    That’s when commissioners could consider the first reading of an ordinance to grant zone changes and approve plans from Trio Property and Paragon Outlet to build a mall on the southeast corner of Interstate 64 and Buck Creek Road.

  • Police help as construction intensifies

    Motorists may be getting used to seeing police patrols holding up the traditional red STOP signs and doing other traffic control at the KY 55/Interstate 64 interchange, like they have been doing for the past couple of weeks.

    That’s because construction crews working in that area sometimes need that sort of help, said Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • Christmas will parade down Main St.

    The weather won’t be frightful, with a sunny, reasonably warm day predicted for Saturday, but that may make the Shelbyville Christmas parade even more delightful.

    The event should get everyone in the holiday spirit, if they aren’t already, with a parade theme of “The Magic of Christmas.”

    You can expect to see at least a dozen floats from all sectors of the community, from Girl Scout troops to civic groups to schools, churches and businesses, all decked out holiday finery.

  • News briefs: Nov. 30, 2012

    House Bill 1 to address

    special district oversight

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo and state Auditor Adam Edelen announced Thursday that a comprehensive effort to bring greater transparency to special districts would become House Bill 1 during the 2013 regular legislative session.

  • Southside, other low-scoring schools working to improve

    About one month removed from the state’s announced scores in the first year of Kentucky new assessment system, districts and individual schools are beginning to understand their scores more clearly.

    Shelby County’s overall district score was a little better than the middle of the pack statewide, falling in the 56th percentile and four schools earned proficient classifications, ranking in the 70th percentile or above in the state.

  • 2nd Shelby person to spin the Wheel

    Former Shelby Countian Seth Edens will appear on Wheel of Fortune on Thursday night, less than a week after Heritage Elementary librarian Kathy Mansfield won big on the show.

    A 1999 Shelby County High School graduate who lives in Middletown with his wife, Adrienne, Edens said he will be watching the show Thursday night at the home of his parents, Cathy and Bill Edens of Shelbyville.

  • Bed bugs biting in Shelby

    Are there bed bugs afoot in the county?

    “We don’t want anybody to panic, but, yes, they are out there, and, yes, it is a huge problem,” said Lynn Whittaker, a volunteer with A Place to Sleep, a local ministry that finds beds for children.

    Whittaker was one of the organizers of a public gathering at the Stratton Center recently that addressed the issue.

  • News briefs: Nov. 28, 2012

    Friday last day to apply for state’s taxpayer amnesty

    Department of Revenue officials expect the busiest week yet for Kentucky’s tax amnesty program, which is nearing the end of a 61-day window for delinquent taxpayers to come forward.