Today's News

  • Rumors circulating about new drug facility

    Although a whirl of rumors and speculation has been circulated through the community recently, no one has been able to confirm if a methadone clinic is preparing to locate in Shelbyville.

    Beth Fisher, communications officer for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said that any such facility would have to be licensed through the state, and no one has approached the office about a clinic in Shelby County.

  • Shelby shows big drop in narcotic prescriptions

    A report released by the Centers for Disease Control shows that the number of prescriptions being written for painkillers has decreased in most Kentucky counties, including a 20 percent decrease in Shelby County.

    Pharmacists in Shelby, such as Matthew Andrews, owner of Andrews Pharmacy, say they are not surprised by the decrease.

  • Getting defensive

    For a group of women and their instructors, a self-defense class in Simpsonville has built layers of meaning into the concept.

    For some, it's the thrill of empowerment that comes with the refusal to be a victim, said instructor Tim Hurt.

    "They [Simpsonville Baptist Church] reached out to us to help protect ladies from becoming victims of sexual assault and rape," he said.

    Hurt, a sergeant with the Simpsonville Police Department, said he enjoys teaching the six-week course and the role he plays in helping keep his community safe.

  • Nelson County downs Shelby, 2-0

    After a long five-game stretch of away games to begin the boys’ soccer season, Shelby County is still attempting to get a hold on its lineup changes.

    The Rockets were winded after a 2-2-1 start to the season following last week’s stretch during the Mustang Classic, and fell by a 2-0 final to Nelson County on Tuesday night.

  • Ellis commits to Tennessee

    When Shelby County catcher Matthew Ellis concludes his high school baseball career in the spring of 2018, he will have a new favorite color: Orange.

    Ellis confirmed on Monday night that he had switched his college commitment from Southern Illinois University to the University of Tennessee and will become a Volunteer in the fall of 2018.

    “I just visited a bunch of places after recommitting before last year [to SIU],” Ellis said. “I felt like Tennessee was the best place for my family and I.”

  • Collins draws Moore in home opener

    After dismantling Madison Southern in its season opener at the Roy Kidd Bowl last Saturday, Collins will turn its sights to a visiting Moore football team that turned in a solid 7-4 mark in 2016.

    Leading the Mustangs defensively is four-star prospect J.J. Weaver, ranked as one of the top-10 players in Kentucky by 247 Sports.

    Weaver recorded 67 tackles as a defensive end last season, and has been be a focus for the Titans offensive line in practice all week.

  • Rockets take on Atherton

    Shelby County High School hosts its home opener tonight with a matchup against a second consecutive Louisville team in Atherton.

    The Rebels (0-1) struggled to score points on offense last week, with its offensive woes extending all the way back to last season, when it finished the season with a 3-7 overall record.

    The Rockets expect to see a Wing-T offense from Atherton, similar to the offense that district foe Spencer County has run for years.

  • Titans fall to North Oldham in straight sets

    In the Titans’ Tuesday night loss to North Oldham, the Mustangs showed Collins what it takes to compete with some of the best that 8th Region volleyball has to offer.

    The Titans (4-1) took a tough straight set loss at home to North, with the visiting team showcasing its athletic ability.

  • Acing tennis, education

    Shelbyville’s Ezekiel Salama learned last week that hard work and determination can sometimes pay off in a big way.

    A straight-A eighth grade student at the Louisville Collegiate School, Salama combined his strength in education with his love for tennis and won a unique essay contest, earning him a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

  • Simpsonville development still moving

    Like a magnet, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass has attracted a wealth of business to the Simpsonville area since the center opened three years ago.

    Restaurants including McDonald’s, Culvers, Zaxby’s and Bob Evans have quickly taken up residence nearby and rumors of additional development have been buzzing for some time.

    And while development interest has slowed, it has not halted.