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Today's News

  • Engagement: Bruner-Barnes

    Mark W. Bruner and Mary Ann Bruner of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Bruner, to Jonathan Miller Barnes of Shelbyville. He is the son of Merion Miller Barnes Jr. and Sue Ann Barnes of Campbellsburg.

    The wedding will take place at 3 p.m. July 21, 2012 at Beechridge Baptist Church in Bagdad.

  • Couch new Shelby County boys' basketball coach

    Jason Couch will be introduced as the new Shelby County boys' basketball coach Wednesday afternoon.

    Couch, who recently completed his ninth season as the head coach at 7th Region power Eastern High School, will be formerly introduced as the Rockets’ new coach around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Shelby County’s library.

    Couch replaces Rick Parsons, who resigned in March due to “personal reasons.”

  • SCHS presents ‘Carnival’

    Shelby County High School will present the Broadway musical Carnivalat 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. Olivia Scholl (center) stars as Lili, and playing puppeteers are Ramsay Randeel (left) as Paul and Shane Allen as Jacquot. The production is directed by Jack Wann. The musical director is Courtney Richardson, and the choreographer is Cyndi Skellie. Assistant to the director is Elizabeth Slucher, and the rehearsal accompanist is Lynn Chenault.

  • Datebook: May 14, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today 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. The meeting will be preceded at 8:15 a.m. by a public hearing on the road fund budget.

  • Loss to West Jessamine mars Rockets' weekend

    Shelby County sandwiched a pair of victories around a lopsided loss in a recent five-day stretch.

    The Rockets (19-9) beat host Louisville Central, 12-3, on Thursday before losing, 13-1, at 11th-ranked West Jessamine and beating visiting Henry County, 4-1, on Monday night.

     

    SCHS 12, Central 3

  • Collins’ Thomas tosses perfect softball game

    Collins senior pitcher Jeneca Thomas tossed a perfect game Monday evening in the Titans’ 10-0, 6-inning triumph over host Nelson County.

    Thomas struck out half of the 18 batters she faced as she hurled her second no-hitter of the season (she also threw one in a 6-inning game against Southern on April 21 in the Thunder Round Robin in Louisville).

  • Shelby players near state tourney berths

    FRANKFORT – Doug Martin and Jeron Russell, Shelby County’s top boys’ doubles duo, dug themselves a deep hole against a pair of familiar faces in their second-round match of the 8th Region Tennis Tournament.

    However the Rockets rallied to beat the Collins tandem of Derek Stivers and Cy Dutton, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, Monday at Franklin County to earn a spot in Tuesday afternoon’s quarterfinals.

  • Wright Elementary gets new principal

    Wright Elementary School’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council has named Bethany Groves the new principal for the school, the school district announced.

    Groves has five years of experience in administration, most recently in Jacksonville, Fla., at Hickory Creek Elementary.

    A 1982 graduate of Shelby County High School, Groves has degrees from Ohio University and Northern Kentucky University and her Phase 1 doctoral work from Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City sees increase in revenue, expenses

    The City of Shelbyville looks to rebound a little in 2012-13.

    The city council on Thursday heard on first reading of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and things look positive. The projected budget of about $7.2 million in revenue plus $3.9 million in balance carried forward is more than enough to cover the costs of expenses, almost $8.5 million.

    After a 1.7 percent decrease in revenue for the 2011-12 budget, the city sees an increase for the upcoming budget of a 2.7 percent, or a little more than $197,000.

  • EARLIER: Funding in place for Blue Gables project

    A preservation group’s plan to redevelop the old Blue Gables Motel is taking another step forward.

    The city of Shelbyville will have a public hearing on the project at 5 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, giving the public the opportunity to voice interest or concern in the project.

    Spearheaded by the Shelbyville Preservation Group, the project has rallied behind community support.