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Today's News

  • Girls have Kregor; boys have juniors

    Youth will be served, and it will also be serving, for the Collins tennis teams this spring.

    The Titans lost a trio of key seniors to graduation from their inaugural boys’ and girls’ squads.

    This year both teams will be even younger – with no seniors on either squad – for their second seasons, which begin at 5 p.m. today at Oldham County.

     

    Girls have Kregor

  • Shelby County boys take 4th at Mason-Dixon Games

    The outdoor track & field season hasn’t started yet, but the Shelby County boys’ team already is making noise indoors.

    The Rockets finished in fourth place in the Class AA portion of this past Saturday’s 52nd annual Mason-Dixon Games at Broadbent Arena in Louisville.

    Shelby County won two events to go along with a third-place finish, a fourth, fifth and one sixth to total 38 points. That was just 18 behind champion Central, 11 behind second-place Mercer County and 3.5 behind third-place North Oldham.

  • Stone, Titans build on perfect start

    NEW CASTLE – Another perfect shooting night from Brian Stone, a near-perfect start, a dominating performance on the backboards and a determined defensive effort carried Collins into the 8th Region boys' basketball final.

    All four were big keys in the Titans’ 56-47 victory over Gallatin County in the 8th Region semifinals Monday night at Henry County.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Cost of school lunches could be on the rise

    The Shelby County Board of Education will look ahead to next year when it meets Thursday.

    Although the location would be right, with the meeting moving to Southside Elementary, 728 Gingko Drive, the board will not take up any information on the new Southside building project. However, the board will look at a possible increase in the cost of school lunches next year.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Delinquent in taxes? Foreclosure may be next

    The city of Shelbyville has had enough of residents not paying property taxes.

    At Thursday's meeting of the city council, City Clerk/Treasurer Inez Harris said that the city office has started working on foreclosure letters for those residents and property owners who have not paid their property taxes.

    "Those are going to start going out this week," she said.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said some of those in arrears go back years.

  • Why was our Monday morning so much different?

    We in Shelby County awoke Monday morning warmed by the pure, serene blanket of Currier & Ives-caliber snow.
    We roused to the joy that we could have a day away from school to frolic in the not-so-cold stuff, to embrace the beauty of winter without its treachery, to enjoy a postcard from a departing season.
    It was just sort of elegantly pastoral and winterfully wonderful, wasn’t it?
    Did you go walking in our winter wonderland?

  • WHAT WE THINK: Property owners have responsibilities

    A troubling scenario has unfolded during the past couple of weeks about a conflict between residents and their landlords that has opened a seeping wound on the generally lovely complexion of downtown Shelbyville.

    Several residents who rent apartments of some fashion from Greg Wood Properties were left for a period of time without utilities even though they say they had paid for those services in their rent payments to Mr. Wood’s company.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: A new company coming to Shelby

    We’re happy to see another international company putting up its banner and moving employees into Shelby County.

    Brown Jordan Inc., the world’s No. 1 maker of high-end casual and outdoor furniture, will open its showroom and warehouse in Kingbrook Industrial Park in Simpsonville next week, relocating from storm-ravaged Haleyville, Ala., to be nearer Brown Jordan’s headquarters in Louisville.

  • Pleasureville City Commission denies fire department’s request

    PLEASUREVILLE – What seemed like an ordinary request to the Pleasureville City Commission for additional fire department funding left Pleasureville Mayor Rodney Young visibly frustrated.

    Young had presented a request from the fire department to help pay for a fire truck repair bill of $17,000. “I wondered if the city could do any help,” he said. “All the city has paid on [the truck] is some of the insurance and utilities. That’s all the city’s been out on the fire department for twenty years.”

  • Wills’ hearing delayed because she wasn’t there

    A bond request for a woman serving a 10-year sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer has been delayed.

    Shelby County attorney William Stewart asked for a new court date for his client, Jody Wills, because Wills was unable to be in court Monday.

    Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set a new date for Wills for March 14, at 11 a.m., at which time she will appear to ask Hickman to let her out of prison on bond while her case is going through the appeal process.