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Today's News

  • Biagi-Rickert continues her giving spirit

    Shelby native Kate Biagi-Rickert has taken on the role of Director of Stewardship with the Community Foundation of Louisville.

    “I am kind of the liaison to the donors,” she said. “I just want to work with them and their philanthropic goals.”

  • Veteran project to preserve memories

    Each year veterans, family members, friends and those wishing to pay their respects to those who fought for their freedom gather at Grove Hill Cemetery, often hearing the recounts from veterans who were deeply impacted by their service.  For those in attendance, they will tell you the experience is moving and memorable. 

    For those unable to attend this event, either to share or to take in the narration of others, there is another option.

  • SCHS seniors garner nearly $3 million in scholarships

     

    It’s an exciting time for seniors in Shelby County this week.  Sandwiched between the long awaited last day of school Monday and tomorrow’s highly anticipated commencement ceremony, Shelby County High School seniors spent Tuesday evening enjoying the appreciation and recognition of their many years of hard work.

    With more than 150 awards, scholarships and recognitions to announce, family and friends flooded the bleachers in the gymnasium and students packed the floor.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Tentative budget to be presented

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will consider for approval the 2017-18 tentative budget at the regularly scheduled meeting, 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 1155 West Main Street.

    After being braced for a budget deficiency of approximately $250,000 during the draft budget presentation in January, the board will see a balanced tentative budget at this week’s meeting, according to district Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan.

  • Reluctantly ready to retire

    The halls were buzzing at West Middle School Tuesday with teachers packing up their supplies, trading classrooms and clearing up last minute details as most wrap one school year while preparing to start another new school year in a few months.

    But sitting quietly in her classroom surrounded by the packed remains of 42 years in education, West Middle School seventh grade teacher Lillie Hall reluctantly confirmed her decision to retire.

  • Collins seniors earn more than $2 million in scholarships

    Though the official cap and gown ceremony and festivities that follow have yet to arrive, Collins students have already put at least one night of recognition and celebration behind them.

    On Thursday students, accompanied by their family and friends, flooded the school’s performing arts center and celebrated with their peers as more than $2 million in scholarships were announced.

    Several students cleaned up during the ceremony, including Kyra Christie.

  • Thefts from cars on the rise

    Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles in the wake of a rash of vehicle break-ins.

    Shelbyville Police have reported several car break-ins in the area of Old Mill and Old Finchville roads on the evening of May 18.

    Most of the incidents occurred on Old Mill Road, Village Lane and Sycamore Terrace, all located in the vicinity of Zaring Mill Road, and Hearthside Drive located near Kroger on Boone Station Road.

  • Simpsonville has good audit

    The City of Simpsonville’s coffers are in sound financial condition – that’s the news commissioners received Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission.

    A brief presentation by auditor Matt Huelsman with Richardson, Pennington, & Skinner, PSC consisted of the city’s basic financial situation.

    Huelsman presented the city’s 2016 audit, summarizing the report by saying that the city’s assets far exceed its liabilities.

  • Jacobs takes state title in discus

    Collins’ Nathan Jacobs has been working hard all season to perfect his discus throws, and the results of his labor showed on Friday at the KHSAA AA State Track Meet.

    Jacobs earned his first state title in the event with a final throw of 147-feet, 5-inches, edging out Johnson Central’s Josh Ervin by just two inches for the title.

  • Titans surge past Shelby

    The game may have started off shaky Monday for the Collins baseball team, but it sure didn’t end that way.

    Trailing 3-1 after two innings of play against cross-town rival Shelby County (17-17-1) in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament, the Titans (20-15) pieced together enough offense and pitching to edge out the Rockets by a 4-3.

    Collins pitcher Cameron Mattingly was a large part of the comeback effort.