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Today's News

  • Shelby County volleyball beats Collins for first time

    Senior setter Caty Hawkins had seven aces and seven assists to lead the Shelby County volleyball team to its first victory over Collins, 25-21, 25-19, Monday night on the Titans' homecourt.

    Junior outside hitter Ariana Jones added four kills and sophomore middle blocker Kyndle Pace contributed five digs for Shelby, which had lost its four previous meetings with Collins. 

  • 2 die in early morning accidents

    Two people are dead in separate but nearly simultaneous accidents early Sunday morning.

    Both accidents happened around 4:30 a.m., but details are sketchy because Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies have not provided the accident reports.

    Ricky Sean Temple, 22, of Waddy died in an accident in a field near Waddy.

    In the other, an unidentified westbound driver on Interstate 64 near Mile Marker 33 apparently crossed the median and crashed on the eastbound side.

  • Shelby County gets 1st win, beats Henry County 35-13

    The Shelby County football team picked up its first victory of the season, spoiling Henry County's homecoming Friday night with a 35-13 victory.

    Junior quarterback Zach Shipley ran for two touchdowns and a two-point conversion, while senior halfback Brandon Ford ran for one touchdown and returned a Wildcats' fumble for another score for the Rockets (1-3), who dropped their first three games of the season.  

    "It means a lot because we wanted this victory bad," Ford said afterward.

  • Your shoes may save some lives

    You walk and run in them. You work and style in them. And now, you can save lives with them.

    Shoes are the focus of an upcoming collection drive being organized by a local Cub Scouts pack, joining in a growing effort to convert donated footwear into fresh water systems in impoverished countries.

    Cub Scouts Pack 470, which primarily features Simpsonville Elementary School students, is organizing the drive, which is scheduled for Sept. 19-30. The school is the primary drop-off location, but the movement stretches well beyond local borders.

  • News briefs: Sept. 16, 2011

    Webb Road closed for

    repairs for up to 2 weeks

    Webb Road was closed beginning Thursday so county road workers can install a box culvert, according to Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry.

    Henry said two different detours have been set up for residents who live on Webb Road, which connects U.S. 60 to KY 362 (Aiken Road) west of Simpsonville.

    Those with addresses through the 790 block should use U.S. 60, and those with addresses of 912 and greater should travel north to Aiken Road.

  • Datebook: Sept. 16, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

    This week
    Eastern Star

  • Monument restoration training and workshop

  • 9/11 reflections

    Students in Sloane Barnett’s class at Simpsonville Elementary wrote what strategies they used while following along in the text the teacher read about a first-person account of the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center. After she leaned down to listen to Jaden Outten, she had him report to the class that he focused on retelling because he “needed to gain meaning and I used a prediction to make a guess so I would keep on reading for when ‘that moment’ comes I have been waiting for.”

  • Readers’ theater

  • Shelby student chosen for blog

    Tatiana Rathke, a junior from Shelbyville, has been selected as one of six upperclassmen to blog about her experience at Bellarmine University. Rathke, a visual communication major, is spending the year abroad in Amsterdam, so she's blogging about her time there.