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Today's News

  • Schools ready to finally get back on court

    With several games cancelled over the course of the last week, both Shelby County and Collins high schools are champing at the bit to kick off the back half of the basketball season.

    The Rocket boys’ team is notably one of those units, as the team travels to face off with North Oldham tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m., before traveling to take on Valley on Saturday afternoon.

    The Mustangs have had an up-and-down season thus far, having compiled an 8-8 record to this point in the year, while the Vikings sit at 8-6.

  • Simpsonville is on the trail

     Tourism departments across the south unveiled this week the Civil Rights Trail that spans across 14 states and is comprised of more than 130 historical landmarks, museums, churches, courthouses and memorials that were pivotal to the advancement of social equality during the volatile 1950s and 1960s.

    The Whitney M. Young, Jr. birthplace in Simpsonville is included among those sites.

    Kentucky Department of Tourism’s Commissioner, Kristen Branscum said Whitney Young played a crucial role in civil rights history.

  • Back by popular demand

    Temperatures might be low enough in Shelby County to make a polar bear shiver, but the housing market continues to heat up after a hot 2017. 

    Triple S Planning Commission Executive Director Ryan Libke informed commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting that the market is flourishing.

    For December, he said, the commission issued 42 total permits.  Of those, 19 dwelling units were created, he said.

    Those numbers put the commission at 718 permits issued for the year, 518 of which were dwelling units.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Bulleit’s visitor center approved

     Shelby County’s Bulliet Distilling Company is one step closer to building its long anticipated visitor center and tasting room, and joining the Bourbon Trail. 

    On Tuesday, Triple S Planning commissioners approved development plans for the 11,570-square-foot visitor center with 165 parking spaces, 3 bus parking spaces and a guard shack with 3 parking spaces at the entrance on agriculturally zoned property across from boat dock road.

  • Kids embracing SnoGo

     Kids across many states this week have been treated to an extended winter break.  But inclement weather and closed school doors haven’t slowed the learning at Shelby County Public Schools.

    Thanks to SnoGo, the district’s non-traditional instruction program, students across the district have faced little educational interruption.

  • No new information surfacing

    The Shelbyville Asian Buffet was still open for business on Tuesday, but there has been no further information from state and federal law enforcement agencies on an investigation that began last week into at least three Asian restaurants throughout the state, including the Shelbyville location at 89 Howard Drive.

    Terry Sebastian, communications director for the Kentucky Attorney General’s office had said that it was joint investigation at several locations at Jumbo Buffet in LaGrange, and the Asian Buffets in Frankfort and Shelby.

  • Shelby weathers the cold

    Shelby came through the winter’s most recent snowstorm over the weekend and into Monday with flying colors, said those that had to deal with the weather more directly.

    “We had a few [traffic] accidents, but nothing major,” said Shelby County Emergency Services Director Jeff Ivers. “It was really pretty quiet – we really got lucky.”

  • Titans, Rockets suffer weather setbacks

    While players from Collins and Shelby County’s basketball teams may have enjoyed the extended time off from inclement weather, the coaches from both schools say the break could not have come at a worse time.

    The Rocket girls’ team just recently had its full complement players healthy for one of the few times all season when word came down about the postponement on Friday night.

  • Swim teams to celebrate senior night

    Swim teams from both Shelby County and Collins high schools will honor its outgoing seniors tonight, as Senior Night takes place at the Shelbyville Family Activity Center.

    With several athletes having been with the swim programs for both high schools, the Titans and Rockets will recognize the nine combined seniors before the meet kicks off.

    SCHS has three final-year swimmers that will be honored, in Sean Gilpatrick, Isaac Waurio and Dustin Clausen.

  • Hoops teams are rested, ready to run

    Thanks to several inches of snow and some incredibly poor timing on the part of the weather, both Shelby County and Collins’ basketball teams have had nearly a week off since last competing, and the break could not have come at a better time for all four teams.

    When it comes to the Rockets and Titans girls’ teams, both units have experienced injuries to key pieces throughout this season, and it has affected each squad’s ability to compete for seeding in the 30th District Tournament coming late in February.