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Today's News

  • Legislative districts on hold

    Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Tuesday that House Bill I, which redefined new legislative districts in Kentucky – including those of state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) – is unconstitutional.

    Shepherd’s ruling came down shortly before 4 p.m., a day after a 4-hour court hearing.

    House Republicans had requested a temporary injunction to extend the candidate filing deadline for state legislative candidates so the GOP could try to overturn the legislative election districts.

  • Ducks Unlimited event raises $14,400; Tres Chic more than $25,000

    A crowd of about 150 turned out for the Ducks Unlimited Banquet at Friday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, raising $14,400 for the organization.

    That figure was slightly higher than last year’s total of $14,259.

    About $4,000 came from ticket sales and the rest from silent auction proceeds.

    Chris Cottongim, chairperson of Ducks Unlimited, said the proceeds would go to promote conservation of wetlands where ducks make their homes.

  • 2 remain hospitalized in bypass collsion

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate a 2-vehicle injury accident involving an off-duty state trooper that closed a portion of the Shelbyville Bypass for several hours Monday night.

    All three occupants of a 2002 Kia Rio, driven by Helen Waits, 52, of Shelbyville, were hospitalized, and two them remain so.

    The Kentucky State Police Trooper, Todd Maggard, was not injured.

  • Heart healthy event held at extension office

    After proclaiming Friday to be “Wear Red Day,” Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty glanced around at the sea of red, pink and mauve-clad women at a luncheon.
     

    “Wow, I thought the Cardinals were playing today when I first came in here,” he said, as the crowd laughed.

    The event, Go Red for Women, was held at the Shelby County Extension Office in recognition of American Heart month in February.

  • Sports Digest: Feb. 3, 2012

    Spalding signs with Lindsey Wilson
    National signing Day was fairly quiet locally Wednesday in Shelby County.
    The only signing that has been reported involving one of the county’s two high schools as Jalen Spalding of Collins signing to play football at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.
    An official ceremony at the school will be take place at a later date.
    Also in other signing news, Collins senior Jared Redmon will sign to play golf at St. Catherine College during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in the school library.

  • Girls' basketball: Nelson County's Drake proves too tall of an order for Collins High School

    he Collins girls’ basketball team had a tall order Tuesday night – trying to stop Nelson County center Cierra Drake.
    In the end Drake, a 6-foot-3 junior, proved too much for the Titans, scoring a game-high 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Cardinals of the 5th Region to a 76-46 victory over host Collins.

    “That’s the best player we’ve played all year,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. “She’s the best big girl in the state I’ve seen.”

  • Boys' basketball: Shelby County sags in the middle of home-court blowout by Frankfort

    The Frankfort boys’ basketball team used big second and third quarters to beat Shelby County on Tuesday night.

  • Girls' basketball: Shelby County's winning streak ends at Gallatin

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team had its quest for four denied Tuesday night.

    Host Gallatin County built a 16-point halftime lead on its way to a 60-32 8th Region victory over the Rockets in Warsaw.

    The loss ended Shelby’s third try for a 4-game winning streak this season. The Rockets (12-8 after the loss), who were coming off consecutive victories over East Jessamine, Portland Christian and Oldham County, have three 3-game winning streaks.

  • Boys’ basketball: Subs spark Collins to 2nd-half romp over Henry County

    EW CASTLE – Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither was upset with his team’s defense and focus in its two first halves since beating Bullitt East.

    So Tuesday night he decided to send his team a message. Gaither started five substitutes to begin the second half against host Henry County.

    The message appeared to be well received. The Titans’ starters returned to the court early in the third quarter and sparked a 68-52 victory.

  • COOK: SCHS shooter enjoys Germany

    Shelby County High School senior shooter Connor Davis did well in his first international air rifle competition last week in Germany.
    “It was very fun and a good learning experience,” Davis said.
    He was in 11th place after the first day of competition with a score of 591 (out of 600) and was 27th the second day with a 585.
    In addition to the competition, Davis did some sightseeing, including a tour of a pair of gun factories.
    Davis will next complete in a match Feb. 25-28 at Camp Perry, Ohio, in the second leg of the U.S. Olympic Trials.