Today's News

  • Vacant house burns on Bradshaw

    No one was injured in combating a blaze that destroyed an unoccupied house on Bradshaw Street in Shelbyville Monday night.

    The fire broke out shortly after 9 p.m. at 320 Bradshaw St., according to officials with Shelbyville Fire Department.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said the fire was in an advanced stage when his crews arrived on the scene.

    “The house was abandoned and was heavily involved prior to us being called,” he said.

  • Traffic accident injures firefighter responding to call

    A member of the Bagdad Fire Department was injured in a traffic accident Saturday night while on an emergency run, said fire department officials.

    “He was responding to an emergency medical call to assist EMS in the 6000 block of Vigo Road,” said Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton, adding that it was against department policy to release the name of the firefighter.

    “He was very fortunate,” he said. “He received some stitches, he’s got several bruises and scrapes, but outside of being sore, he’s doing good.”

  • Sidewalk project steps up in Simpsonville

    Phase III of the Simpsonville Sidewalk Project is starting to pick up speed with the bid process for the construction coming up in March, said officials.

    The city's attorney, Hite Hays, told the Simpsonville City Commission at Thursday's meeting that before that can take place, all easements must be place, and that process is going well.

    "I've just been working with David [Eaton] on these sidewalk easements and he's been out hustling and we're getting them recorded and filled out," he said.

  • Dishing on issues

    Local politicians State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) took time out from their busy schedules on Friday to hold an informal legislative update discussion at the Stratton Center.

    The pair told the small crowd of about 25, which included heads of government for Shelby County, Shelbyville and Simpsonville, about some new legislation that has been on the forefront during this year’s General Assembly, which convened the first week in January.

  • Titans rebound, top Simon Kenton

    Despite a furious rally that saw Simon Kenton go on a 12-0 run in the final 45 seconds, the Collins boys’ basketball team was able to hold on for a 77-76 win Saturday.

    The Pioneers’ scoring run came on the heels of a trio of three-pointers with under a minute left, and included a two-pointer with no time remaining that allowed the Titans to sneak away with the victory.

    Before Simon Kenton’s furious rally, the Titans had built the game’s largest lead, 77-64, behind some hot shooting, especially behind the arc.

  • Shelby falls to Moore on Monday night

    Heading into Monday’s matchup at Moore High School, the Shelby County girls’ basketball team knew it had its work cut out for itself, but played hard despite a banged-up roster.

    Down three starters and its sixth-man, the Rockets (7-13) struggled to establish a consistent offensive attack against the Mustangs (13-4) until late in the fourth quarter as Shelby fell 43-40.

  • Rockets drop pair of games over weekend

    While the Shelby County boys’ basketball team entered the weekend slate on a two-game winning streak, the team would end it on a losing streak.

    Saturday’s 65-51 loss to St. Xavier was an atypical one. Despite shooting over 50 percent from the floor, the Rockets (5-14) could not find a way to outscore the Tigers.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – SCHS team receives national recognition

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office, 1155 West Main Street, will the Shelby County High School Construction Team will be recognized for a national accomplishment.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Council further considers non-partisan elections

    No official changes are in the books just yet, but on Thursday the Shelbyville City Council gave City Attorney Steve Gregory the go-ahead to establish for their consideration an ordinance that would change the city council elections to a non-partisan race.

  • Dishing out dining dollars

    With the first year of the Shelbyville Restaurant Tax in the books, many residents have asked council members where the money is going.

    Shelbyville City Administrator Fred Rogers said in the first year, the city has received about $350,000 from the tax, which was split 50/50 with tourism– meaning the tax generated around $700,000 in Shelbyville in the first year.

    Some funds have already been put to good use, Shelbyville City Council member Bobby Andriot said, but they are being cautious about moving forward too quick.