Today's News

  • News Briefs: April 27, 2011

    Triple S sets public hearing to review 7th Street corridor

    The Triple S Planning Commission has received the Shelbyville 7th Street Corridor Plan from the City Solutions Center and will be holding a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. May 17.

  • Superintendent evaluated as ‘excellent’

    Usually it’s the student who gets a report card, but last week it was the superintendent’s turn.

    For the second year in a row, James Neihof scored an “excellent” on the Shelby County Board  of Education’s annual superintendent’s evaluation, which was submitted at the board’s meeting Thursday night.

  • Overnight storms spare Shelby

    Some dangerous overnight storms dumped rain and brought high winds to Shelby County, but residents awoke to a welcome and startingly bright sunshine for the first time in more than a week.

    Several potentially dangerous formations passed over the county in the night, and so far there have been no reports of damage.

    Skies cleared early, and though there is a chance for more storms today and tonight, conditions should be favorable until at least Monday.

  • Former Spencer County Judge-Exec gets home incarceration for DUI

    Former Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins was ordered to undergo 10 days of home incarceration after being found guilty of DUI after a jury trial in Shelby County District Court Thursday.

    Jenkins’s trial was ordered moved from Spencer County in November by Special Judge Jerry Crosby II, who ordered the case moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think the case could be argued fairly in Spencer.

  • Sports Digest: April 22, 2011

    Collins slams Dragonswith 4 home runs

    The Collins baseball team’s bats broke out in a big way Tuesday night.

    The Titans pounded out 14 hits, including four home runs, as they slammed host South Oldham 12-1 in five innings.

    "The bats came alive," said Collins Coach Roy Bailey, whose team entered that game with a .289 batting average and no homers on the young season. "Our entire lineup swung the bats very aggressively. It seemed like when the first guys started hitting it became contagious."

  • Athlete of the Week: Ariel Lane

    Diminutive Ariel Lane stands tall on the campus at Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    The 5-foot senior was a standout on the court this past fall for the Bulldogs’ volleyball team and also excels in the classroom as well as the hallways.

  • Titans fall in perfect game

    The Collins softball team nearly played a perfect game against the then-second-ranked team in the state Tuesday evening.

    The only problem was that Mercy Academy pitcher JJ Francis did play a perfect game, striking out 16, as the host Jaguars topped the Titans 1-0.

    "I'm proud of them," Collins coach Jim Axline said. "If we would've hit like we can hit the ball we would have beat them."

  • SCHS rallies to top CAL in extra innings

    To Shelby County softball coach Kelly Cable the Rockets’ third victory of the season Tuesday night truly was a team effort.

    "I played every single person," she said. "And whether it was pinch-hitting or pinch-running, everybody stepped up. It was a full team effort.”

    And as it turned out Shelby County needed every last contribution in beating host Christian Academy of Louisville 9-7 in 10 innings.

  • Titans boys take first meet title, girls 3rd

    The Collins boys' track & field team notched the program's first meet victory Tuesday, fittingly on its home turf.

    The Titans tallied 115 points, to outscore nine other teams.

    "It's been exciting for us to host meets at our new stadium,” said Collins Coach Jerry Lucas, whose team hosted an all-comers meet for the second straight week. “We are also excited about the progress of our kids as the season has gone on this year, and we think we will continue to improve throughout the remainder of the month and into May."

  • Simpsonville may increase sewer rates 1st time in 18 years

    Simpsonville residents could be getting their first increase in sewer rates in 18 years.

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday morning approved the first reading of an ordinance that would raise rates 2.5 percent, an increase officials said was needed to cover rising costs during a time when new construction has declined.

    Rates would rise from $10.15 for the first 2,000 gallons of usage to $10.40 and from 5.075 to 5.202 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.