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Today's News

  • Zone change for 3rd Street gets 1st approval

    A zone change request for two small properties on 3rd Street in Simpsonville from residential to highway commercial met the approval of city officials, in contrast to a negative recommendation from planners.

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved a first reading for the adjoining properties at 401 and 405 3rd St. where a storage unit facility has been proposed.

  • Flocking to the polls

    Shelby County election officials had expected a large voter turnout, but County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said her estimate of nearly 70 percent might have been on the conservative side.

    “It might be more than what I thought it was going to be,” she said shortly before the polls closed.

    Election officials agreed that traffic at the polls was heavy in most parts of the county.

    Lorie Haggard, an election worker at Precinct G103 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds said she couldn’t believe the turnout.

  • Anglin gets 18 years for embezzlement

    Benita Anglin stood quietly before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman Monday as he ordered her to be taken immediately into custody for a nearly $600K theft from the school system she had pleaded guilty to in August and begin serving the 18 year prison sentenced he had just pronounced.

    She had spoken not a word throughout her brief appearance at the podium in the circuit, but had let her attorney, Matt Pippin, plead an impassioned request for leniency from the court –  a request that did not go over well with Hickman.

  • Paverd’s 2nd paces Rockets to 3rd

    Shelby County High School’s Matthew Paverd is now one of the two best runners in the state with his second-place finish in Saturday’s Class 2A cross-country state championship meet.

    Paverd says that his goal was to edge out Warren East’s Jacob England, but the Shelby runner finished just two seconds behind the first-place athlete from Bowling Green with Paverd clocking in at 16:07.39.

  • Harris breaks school record in blowout win over Western

    Sophomore Cameron Harris reeled in four catches in Collins High School’s 43-6 drubbing of Western on Friday in the first round of the KHSAA Class 4A playoffs.

    Why is this significant?

    Because Harris plays defense for the Titans.

    The defensive back only needed one half of play to break Collins’ (7-4) school-record for interceptions in a game, and helped keep the ball away from the Warriors (4-7) offense for long stretches of the game.

  • Rockets run through Breckinridge County in playoff opener

    Breckinridge County High School had no answers for Shelby County’s offense or defense Friday in the first round of the KHSAA Class 4A playoffs.

    The Rockets (10-1) manhandled the Tigers (2-9) with ease in the 62-7 win to help lift Shelby to the 2nd round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    “I thought we played well, we came out and played like a one-seed should,” SCHS coach Todd Shipley said. “They made a couple of plays early, but we settled down and got into our rhythm.”

  • Karas tabbed as 2A athlete of the year

    It certainly has been a tumultuous 2016 for star Collins High School runner Gabriella Karas.

    Despite not being able to compete in the regional or state meets this season due to injury, Karas was named the Female Student-Athlete of the Year in AA cross country by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association on Saturday.

    “My coach [Sean Roberts] told me about it just two days before,” Karas said. “I was very surprised that I was chosen and thankful [Roberts] entered me for this award.”

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Martinsville seeks to revitalize community center

    Rev. Ronald Walker approached the Shelbyville City Council Thursday evening with a request for funds to cover the costs associated with the demolition of a dilapidating community center in Martinsville.

    “We want to do something to help our community,” Walker said, noting improvements are often made around Martinsville but rarely within.

  • Shelby makes the season bright

    Celebration of Lights

    WHEN: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

    WHERE: Downtown Shelbyville between 8th and 5th streets

    WHAT: Annual holiday celebration with vendors, food and entertainment

    TREE LIGHTING:6:30 p.m.

     

    Just as Halloween décor is being boxed up, Shelbyville is already painting the town red and green in preparation of Saturday’s Celebration of Lights.

  • Community foundation awards $46,000 in grants