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Today's News

  • Simpsonville honored for ball-field project

    The City of Simpsonville’s civic projects continue to gain laurels.

    The city’s work on its softball fields – leveling the playing field and putting up fences, with the help of the Eaton Corporation, and building a new concession stand – has been selected by the Kentucky League of Cities as the top project in the state for cities of fewer than 5,000 population.

    This is the second time in four years Simpsonville has won this award, having been honored in 2007 for its construction of Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Collins shuts out Spencer County, 21-0

    The Collins football team started district play with a 21-0 shutout of host Spencer County on Friday night in Taylorsville.

    The Titans got a titanic effort from Michael Brooks. The senior running back/linebacker rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown while recording 25 tackles and forcing two fumbles to lead Collins (3-2) to a victory in its Class 4A, District 3 opener.

    “It’s a big win for us, it’s our first win in the district,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said.

  • Rockets fall to Oldham County, 48-14

    Oldham County spoiled Shelby County’s Homecoming with a 48-14 victory Friday night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The Colonels built a 41-7 halftime lead, scoring on every one of their first-half possessions, on their way to ending their four-game losing streak.

    Oldham County junior quarterback Brett Strnad threw four touchdown passes, three to Cody Oldham, and senior playmaker Kerry Smith tallied two TDs – on a 90-yard kickoff return and a 36-yard reception.

  • News briefs: Sept. 23, 2011

    Unemployment in Shelby

    plummets to 7.7 percent

    The unemployment picture improved dramatically in Shelby County in August, dropping 1.5 percent from July to a 2-year low of 7.7 percent.

  • Datebook: Sept. 23, 2011

    Public meetings
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Kelly in Georgetown court

    Lauren Kelly (right) of Shelbyville, a sophomore communication and media studies major at Georgetown College, was escorted by Bill Ngha of Charlotte, N.C., in the Georgetown College Homecoming court during halftime ceremonies of the Tigers’ football game against Shorter University on Saturday. Kelly is an equine scholar and is involved with the fishing team and student life. She is a 2010 graduate of Shelby County High School and is the daughter of Jackie Wilcox of Morehead City, N.C., and Larry Kelly of Miami.

  • Wilson enters dental school

    Courtney Lynn Wilson, a third-year student at the University of Louisville has entered the UofL School of Dentistry, dental hygiene program. Wilson is the daughter of Scott and Judy Wilson and granddaughter of Wayne and Peggy Puckett, all of Shelbyville, and Nancy Wood of Louisville. She is a 2008 graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • Wilson enters dental school

    Courtney Lynn Wilson, a third-year student at the University of Louisville has entered the UofL School of Dentistry, dental hygiene program. Wilson is the daughter of Scott and Judy Wilson and granddaughter of Wayne and Peggy Puckett, all of Shelbyville, and Nancy Wood of Louisville. She is a 2008 graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • Shelby students graduate at IWU

    Five students from Shelby County were among the 1,400 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Aug. 13 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion. Graduating were: Kristin Ball, Simpsonville, B.S.N., nursing; Jennifer Blevins, Shelbyville, B.S., management; Nicole Craig, Shelbyville, B.S.N., nursing; Benjamin Macy, Shelbyville, B.S., business administration; Susan Sanders, Shelbyville, B.S., general studies.

  • Young Leaders 2011-2012

    Delaney Boone, Collins HS
    Parents:
     David and Michelle Boone
    School/community involvement:
    Y-Club, Y-Club treasurer, drama club, drama club president, choir, safety patrol, FCA, National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, St. Patrick cantor and server, preschool volunteer
    Hobbies/interests:
    Singing, performing, running, dancing, working with children