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Today's News

  • Middle schools start softball program

    Both Shelby East and West middle schools will begin an inaugural softball season this fall, with the schools combining as one to play out the 2018 regular season.

    John McCluskey has been tabbed as the head coach of the newly minted program, and said the team will feature 22 athletes on roster for this season.

  • SCHS student selected as Derby poster winner

     Art has always been a hobby for Ashley McHone, but with a recent announcement, her pastime is becoming a passion.

    First Lady Glenna Bevin announced Monday McHone’s work was selected as the winning entry of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest.

    An acrylic painting on canvas of a horse surrounded by red roses, McHone’s piece best embodied the theme: “What does the Kentucky Derby look like to you?”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Southside presentation

     Shelby County school board members will dive into culture at Southside Elementary School Thursday as they come together for the regularly scheduled meeting at the school at 7 p.m.

    As host for the meeting, Southside, located at 718 Ginkgo Drive in Shelbyville, will welcome board members with a student presentation on the arts.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Discovery Boulevard still a dead end

     Shelby County Public Schools has worked for quite some time to untangle the Discovery Boulevard mess left by a defunct developer and it seems the battle isn’t quite over.

    Superintendent James Neihof Thursday approached the Shelbyville City Council and explained when they purchased the property for the construction of Collins High School, they were under contractual agreement with WAZE, which had planned to develop property around the school, to build the road.

  • Pewee Valley recognizes firefighters

    For 89 years, fire fighters with the Pewee Valley Fire Department have been protecting the lives and property of citizens and their dedication does not go unrecognized.

    “That’s why we have that awards dinner, because we like to recognize their achievements throughout the course of the year,” said Fire Chief Bob Hamilton.

    Recognitions at the department’s Annual Awards Banquet included the following honors:

    Firefighter of the Year: Sean Angermeier

  • Kentucky Lt. Gov. shares entrepreneurial message

    Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton addressed the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday, and the 57-year-old Tea Party activist from Bowling Green entertained the group at the Stratton Center with anecdotes of her activities with Gov. Matt Bevin and inspiring stories of her life.

    For instance, Hampton, the first African American to win statewide office in Kentucky, had never held public office before leaping into a very high level position in government.

  • Work of art

    A local art and antique gallery renown for pristine works of cultural and historic quality has opened its doors this month to embrace a younger generation.

    Wakefield-Scearce Gallery, 525 Washington Street in Shelbyville, is taking part in National Youth Art Month with an exhibit from local and area students.

    “We thought it would be a good community outreach to have a youth art show here,” said Jenny Pippin, coordinator of the exhibit.

  • Colonels hold off Titans in region tournament

    With two minutes remaining in regulation, and Collins boys' basketball down 61-54 to Oldham County in the opening round of the 8th Region Tournament, it seemed as if the Titans would be able to make a run after a huge defensive play turned into points at the other end of the floor.

    Following a steal, senior guard Jacob Feltner launched a three-pointer with a hand in his face, cutting the Colonels' lead down to 61-57 with a timeout being called by Collins coach Chris Gaither to regroup defensively before the next possession.

  • Thomas named Player of Week

    Following her top-five finish at the Moon Golf Invitational over the weekend, former Shelby County and current University of Memphis golfer Madison Thomas was named the American Athletic Conference’s women’s Player of the Week on Tuesday.

    Thomas says that the honor was a surprise, as she became just the fourth women’s golfer in the Tigers’ history to win the award.

  • 1968: Shelbyville prints first telephone directory

    10 years ago…

    In 2008, a car crashed into the Save-A-Lot grocery store in Village Plaza. The wreck caused at least six injuries. Police suspected the driver may have lost control of the car due to a medical condition that caused her to lose control of her muscles. The car drove straight through a concrete wall and before wrecking into the store, also damaged nearby mailboxes and parked vehicles. Police cited the driver for operating on an expired license.