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Today's News

  • Seniors start well but finish goes awry

    Senior Night started out well for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team.

    Reed Mills sang the national anthem, then the fired up Rockets led visiting DeSales after the first quarter.

    The Colts spoiled the celebration, though, coming back to beat Shelby County, 70-52, Tuesday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “They had a couple shooters knock down a couple shots, and they had a big kid inside who hurt us,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said.

    Early on, though, Shelby (6-24) held its own against the Colts (12-15).

  • Titans use depth to their advantage in victory

    FRANKFORT – Basketball coaching has become a lot about math these days for Chris Gaither, the boys’ coach at Collins.

    He has two new additions and now has had to learn how to divide up time for his team.

    The Titans’ double-digit depth was on display last Friday night in their victory over Nelson County and once again Tuesday night in their 74-58 victory at Western Hills.

  • Brooks headlines Lindsey Wilson-bound quartet

    Lindsey Wilson College’s pipeline to Shelby County football players is quickly becoming a zipline.

    The Blue Raiders, who had four Shelby Countians on their roster last season, have added four more in the past two weeks.

    Collins senior Michael Brooks and Shelby County senior Taylor Lay were the latest to pledge to play football for Lindsey Wilson, doing so this week, to join Collins seniors Jalen Spalding and Joseph Fawns, who have signed with the Blue Raiders since the beginning of the month.

  • In Shelby it has been slow-growing for African-American-owned businesses

    About 16 years ago Yolanda Bradford decided to get out on her own.

    After working as an accountant for the state for several years, she said she was ready to open her own business.

    "I was the first, and probably only, black accountant in Shelby County," she said.

    But as an African-American business owner, Bradford, the owner of YLB Accounting & Consulting Services, is starting to get some company.

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the presence of African-American-owned businesses is on the rise.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Speedway gets OK for plans at I-64

    The Triple S Planning Commission pulled together an extra meeting this month in response to a request from Speedway to open a new facility.

    And at the meeting commissioners unanimously approved a new Speedway station and convenience store to be built where the BP station stands now on Mount Eden Road (KY 53), near the Interstate 64 intersection.

    The commission, however, did not grant all the variances the stations’ representatives requested.

  • New Business: SOS Wipe and Restore

    Address: Hilltop Shopping Plaza, 93 Mount Eden Road, Shelbyville

     

    Who We Are: Gary Ostertag, owner, has more than 15 years of experience helping 

    people get the most out of their computers.

     

  • Ag Report: Feb. 17, 2012

    Beef cattle sales rising

    to record high levels

    The mid-South states are the center of cow-calf beef production east of the Mississippi River: Kentucky ranks eighth nationally and Tennessee is ninth. With cattle prices up and exports climbing, industry officials also say it's a good time to raise beef cattle.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 17, 2012

    SCHS grad promoted to

    district-wide role with UPS

    Kelly Wilson, a 2004 graduate of Shelby County High School, will be the new district communications supervisor for the United Parcel Service’s plains district, which covers Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.

  • 2 men charged with armed robbery

    Two teens have been arrested and charged with invading a home and attempting to rob four people at gunpoint.

    Desmond C. Sebring, 18, of Shelbyville and Marcus D. Box, 19, of Eminence are each charged with four counts of first-degree robbery in an incident that occurred Jan. 17 at an apartment on Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

    Box also is charged with six counts of third-degree burglary in connection with six businesses that he is accused of having broken into around that same date, along with three accomplices.

  • Grant to help build nature trail for kids

    Shelby County was one of 38 communities across the state to share $1.8 million in federal grants for recreational trails projects.

    Shelby County will receive $42,500 of the $1,849,648, which it will use toward the construction of a youth fitness trail at Red Orchard Park in Shelbyville.

    Recipients received award documents Wednesday at a ceremony in Frankfort hosted by Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear.