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Today's News

  • County working on new alcohol ordinance

    After a successful wet/dry election in mid-September, Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates are now working on updating the county’s alcohol ordinance to reflect the change from a moist county to wet.

    One further change that could come would be allowing packaged alcoholic beverages to be sold on Sunday.

    That suggestion came at Tuesday night’s meeting of the fiscal court.

    “I recommend we have Sunday sales both by drink and package,” said Magistrate Michael Riggs.

  • Preparing for the polls

     

  • Strong leadership

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping has a new face at the helm who has spent his first two months as plant manager making some changes he says are long overdue.

    Since coming onboard in mid-September, Mark Whitten, the plant’s new general manager, has made several moves that emphasize his role as a leader who listens to his employees, he said.

  • Collins draws Western in playoff opener

    Collins High School will open its 2016 postseason campaign against a team it is used to seeing in the playoffs: Western High School.

    “We’ve been just sticking to the routine and doing things like we have been doing them,” Collins quarterback J.R. Lucas said. “We need to treat it like just another game, and not overthink it, and do what we do everyday.”

    Western (4-6) has had a rough go of it this season, with four of its six losses coming by 30 or more points.

  • Shelby County faces off against Breckinridge

    The Shelby County High School football team will welcome Breckinridge County to town tonight, marking the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    The Tigers (2-8) have had a rough season, defeating only Todd County Central and Hancock County in 10 contests.
    Not a great sign for a team that was blown out by Shelby 55-6 in 2015.

  • Former Titan Cochran returns to Rupp

    Although he grew up bleeding Cardinals red, Shelbyville-native Deion Cochran is looking forward to taking the court for Asbury University at Rupp Arena this Sunday.

    The Eagles face off against the University of Kentucky, ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press preseason poll, at 7 p.m.

    “I was rooting for Louisville growing up,” Cochran said. “I’m excited for the moment. We are planning on going out there and just playing hard.”

  • Shelby Storm captures league title

    If the level of youth football being played in Shelbyville is a sign of things to come, both Shelby County and Collins high schools will be loaded with talent in the future.

    Each of the three youth football teams went to the playoffs in their respective age groups, with the seven-and-under team taking home the championship trophy and finishing the season unbeaten.

  • Collins to host second annual Meet the Titans

    For the second consecutive year, both the boys and girls basketball teams at Collins High School will host a ‘Meet the Titans’ event.

     “This is our second year doing Meet the Titans,” boys basketball coach Chris Gaither said. “My director of basketball operations, Kevin Perdue, organized the event for us last season and is working to make it even better this year.”

    The event will take place on next Wednesday, and will allow fans and parents to get acquainted with the members of both basketball teams.

  • Zaxby’s expanding its reach

    Shelby residents may feel like they are experiencing a case of déjàvu right now as they pass by Zaxby’s buildings all across the county.  Simpsonville welcomed the chicken restaurant Monday with the first new location’s grand opening.  Meanwhile, the Shelbyville store is gearing up for its transition to the new site, which is currently under construction adjacent to CVS Pharmacy on the Shelbyville Bypass.

  • Murals to go up in Shelbyville today

    Starla Martin’s mural of a stabled horse on a Washington Street building has attracted much attention since it was revealed in September and organizers of the community public art project say there’s more where that came from.

    Today four additional pieces of artwork on large-scale banners promoting “ways to play” will be unveiled across downtown Shelbyville.

    Katie Fussenegger, Executive Director, ShelbyKY Tourism & Visitors Bureau said they are pleased with how quickly the project is coming along.