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Today's News

  • Church news: Feb. 24, 2017

    Allen Chapel United Methodist
    Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Wright Elementary kindergarten classes donate to backpack program

    Kindergarten classes at Wright Elementary had a goal of collecting 100 items for the Shelby County backpack program as part of the 100th day challenge. The classes exceeded their original goal, collecting 515 items to donate to the backpack program.

  • Farm bureau collects food for Backpack Program

    The Shelby County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee has collected more than 2,200 servings of food at the midpoint of the annual collection for the Shelby County Backpack Program.

    The women’s group Wednesday transported a huge amount of food to the Serenity Center for the program, which furnishes food for underprivileged elementary school children to eat on the weekends when they are not able to have access to meals at school.

  • Community Action Agency seeks funding

    Kim Embry-Hill is worried.

    As executive director of Shelby County’s Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, she is concerned that not having enough money coming in could force the facility to either cut services or merge with another agency.

    Neither of those two scenarios is an attractive possibility, she told the Shelby County Fiscal Court, one of the entities she has reached out to lately to promote awareness of the problem. She also recently visited the Shelbyville City Council,

  • Letting his hair down

    Zach McIntosh started growing his hair long on a whim, but when it hit his shoulders and he knew it was past time for a haircut, he got an idea.

    McIntosh went to his mother with an idea that made her realize that not only was her son – a senior at Collins High School – becoming a man, but he was becoming a man with a kind and caring heart.

    "He decided he would like to help kids with cancer and donate his hair, and we couldn't be prouder of him," said Valery McIntosh, smiling at her husband, Nick, who nodded in agreement.

  • Clerk, Sheriff excess fees grow

    The Shelby County Clerk and the Shelby County Sheriff’s offices both Tuesday turned in excess fees to the Shelby County Fiscal Court for 2016 in amounts larger than they submitted for the previous year.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry turned $244,446 in for 2016, compared to $227,137 for 2015. Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong saw an even bigger increase, turning in $319,607, compared to $260,081 for 2015.

  • Spencer rallies to top Collins

    With five minutes remaining in regulation, it seemed as if the Collins girls’ basketball team would cruise to its second consecutive 30th District Championship game.

    The Titans (18-12) held a nine-point lead over the visiting Bears (19-11) at home, 43-34, and were having no trouble getting to the rim, or knocking down outside shots.

    But Spencer County had other ideas on the way to a 50-47 upset.

  • Collins advances to district final

    In a win-or-go-home game for both Shelby and Collins boys’ basketball teams, Titans’ senior forward Charlie Cochran once again stepped up when called upon.

    With 61 seconds left in regulation and Collins clinging to a 47-46 lead, the team needed a basket to give itself some breathing room against a red-hot Rockets’ squad.

  • Anderson rolls through Shelby

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball had its season ended, 49-26, at the hands of Anderson County on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament.

    The Bearcats (23-7) used a stifling press defense throughout the entire game to trap Shelby’s ball-handlers and force numerous turnovers.

    “On the offensive end their [Anderson’s] pressure of course bothers you,” Rockets coach Jason Holland said. “But we also didn’t shoot the ball very well, and some of that is on us.”

  • Senate passes campus tobacco ban

    The senate last week passed legislation that would outlaw the use of all tobacco products, by students and visiting adults, on school properties and on school sponsored trips.

    Currently 62 of the state’s 173 districts already have tobacco free policies. While Shelby County is not a completely tobacco-free district, there are policies in place that prohibit the use of tobacco products in any building owned or operated by the board.