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Today's News

  • Halfway house could come to Shelby

    Details are still developing about the possibility of a halfway house being established in Shelby County, but the concept is being explored, officials say.

    “We are under discussion with someone about opening a halfway house there in Shelbyville, yes,” said William Knight, Kentucky halfway house coordinator. “It has to go to the Department of Corrections.”

    Corrections officials did not respond to a request for more information on the matter by the press time Thursday afternoon.

  • A welcoming touch

    Shelby County is already known for its reputation as the Saddlebred Capital of the World and now it's well on its way to carving out another distinction as a Mecca for visitors.

    Tourism officials released figures on last year's financial scenario a few days ago to coincide with National Travel and Tourism week, and Katie Fussenegger, executive director of ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, expressed satisfaction with Shelby's progress in 2016.

  • Isopure leaving Simpsonville

    A company that makes water purification equipment for medical applications says it is moving to a location in Jeffersontown because it has outgrown its plant in Simpsonville.

    Isopure Corporation will relocate from 141 Citizens Blvd. to the Bluegrass Commerce Park in the Louisville suburb.

    Kevin Gillespie, owner and CEO/president, said Isopure, which employs 38 people, has purchased the former Kenmark Optical building.

  • Shelby boys take 2nd at track regional

    For the second year in a row, the Shelby County track and field team will send several athletes to state after posting a top-two finish.

    The Rockets team earned second-place with 86 points, 17 behind host North Oldham.

    Collins finished not far behind SCHS, ending up in fourth with 65 points.

    Shelby was anchored by defending state champion Kyrien Stone, who earned a pair of top finishes in his hallmark events of the triple and long jumps.

  • Rocket girls take 3rd place

    The Shelby County boys’ track and field team wasn’t the only Rockets squad putting on a show on Wednesday night.

    The SCHS girls’ team ended its Class AA Region 3 track meet in third place, with 98 points, finishing behind overall winner North Oldham by 25.

    While Collins team may not have earned a top finish, it will also send an athlete to the state competition later this month after a ninth-place spot with 19 points.

  • Collins tennis sends three to state

    For the second consecutive season, the Collins tennis team will be represented at the KHSAA State Tournament.

    No. 3 seeded boys singles player Jared Baltzell qualified for his spot at state on Tuesday, with a 7-6, 6-0 victory over his South Oldham opponent in the quarterfinals of the 8th Region tournament.

    Until this point in school history, Collins had yet to send a singles player to the state tournament.

  • Shelby blows out Waggener on road

    Following a four game losing streak, Shelby County baseball was looking to get back on track with both its attitude and effort with postseason play lurking just around the corner.

    The Rockets did just that in a big way on Tuesday night, dominating its matchup with Waggener in Louisville by a score of 20-1 and a five-inning, run-rule victory.

    SCHS (13-16-1) scored 17 of its runs in the second and third innings combined, with Marcus Collins being a major factor both at the plate and on the mound.

  • St. X edges out Collins

    When on its game, the Collins baseball team can play with anyone.

    The Titans proved that on Tuesday night, falling by a narrow one-run margin to a visiting St. Xavier team ranked No. 5 in the state of Kentucky according to Prep Baseball Report.

    Collins (18-13) head coach Mike Hammond says he wanted his team to be within striking distance of St. X (22-9) heading into the final frame, and the Titans were just that.

  • Battle of the burgers

    Perched eagerly on their barstools, 10 competitors lined the perimeter of the counter at Johnny Rockets Wednesday hungry for more than just a few burgers – they were craving a big win.  Decked out in his fifties-style diner attire, a Johnny Rockets employee wiped his brow as he rapidly stacked sliders ten-high on ten plates and contenders looked on waiting for the countdown to begin.

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