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  • Sen. Paul moves closer to presidential, senate run

    With one eye focused on the White House, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) took a big step forward over the weekend when members of the Kentucky Republican Party unanimously voted for approval of a presidential caucus.

    With the U.S. Senator up for re-election, vying for the seat in the oval office at the same time he tried to retain his senate seat would not be possible under the current system. However, a caucus could allow Paul to contend for both, thus evading a state law that prohibits a candidate from appearing on the same ballot more than once.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Old Southside gym to get new name

    The district’s freshly renovated space, currently dubbed Area C, will soon have an official title following a vote by the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday evening at its 7 p.m. meeting at Heritage Elementary School.

  • Area educators come to Shelby to Think

    More than 70 educational leaders from Kentucky convened at the former Southside Elementary gymnasium Monday for the kickoff of the fourth Thinking Strategies Institute hosted by the district.

    “The institute really has them put themselves in the stance as a learner,” SCPS staff developer Lora Shields said.  “Once you understand that, then you know how to set up your classroom to help students understand.”

    Ryan Allan, the district’s public relations coordinator, expanded on the purpose of the 4-day workshop.

  • 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