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Today's News

  • Soccerama events get the ball rolling

    The local girls’ soccer season warms up this weekend before it gets off to a full spring next week.

    Both Collins and Shelby County are hosting Socceramas on Saturday before they begin their regular seasons with matches on Monday and Wednesday.

     

    Collins returns plethora of players

    The Titans went 9-8-2 in their first season, falling to Spencer County, 5-3, in the first round of the 16th District Tournament. They graduated three starters off that team.

  • Collins, SCHS open season head-to-head

    The boys’ soccer season kicks off next week, and locally it begins Tuesday night with a showdown between Collins and Shelby County.

    The Titans beat the Rockets twice last year in their solid first season, which they’ll try to build on this time around. Meanwhile Shelby won only two matches last season, but the Rockets have a new coach and new hopes this season.

  • Titans take down Wildcats in home opener

    Collins volleyball coach Abbey Buchert wants her team to attack on every play this season.

    But even Buchert wasn’t crazy about senior Allison Henshaw’s attack from the back row during the first game of the Titans’ home-opener Tuesday against Henry County.

    With her team leading, 20-13, Henshaw got a free ball in the back with two choices – hit it safely over or attack. She chose the latter.

    “I said, ‘I’m going to cream this ball,’” the senior outside hitter recalled afterward.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Webb developing offices, warehouse

    Shelby County could get a shot of good economic news in the midst of a rollercoaster week on Wall Street.

    Alton Webb Associates will present a development plan at Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m. Triple S Planning Commission meeting at the Stratton Center.

    The plan, said Lee Webb, will call for a building with offices and a warehouse at the corner of Mount Vernon Drive and Hudson Boulevard in Hi-Point Industrial Park.

  • Wheeled backpacks banned at 3 Shelby elementary schools

    While many believe that backpacks with wheels are the best way for young students to combat heavy loads of homework, that’s not always the case.

    Several schools and school districts across the country have banned the backpacks because they clog up hallways, don't fit in lockers and cause general trouble when students run down the halls dragging them after they've tipped over from going too fast.

    And that’s also the case in Shelby County.

  • He wants to celebrate No. 21 on the water

    With a little help, Debbie and Joe Brewer are hoping to make their son's 21st birthday his best ever.

    The Brewers, who live in Columbus, Ohio, but are Shelby County natives, are bringing their middle son, Jacob, here to water ski at her parents’ home on Guist Creek Lake.

    "We all grew up on the water, and all of us started skiing at an early age," Debbie Brewer said. "My brother, John [Crush], when all the kids turned one, would put them on his lap and take them skiing, whether they liked it or not."

  • Ag Report: Aug. 12, 2011

    4-H displays at state fair

    will have lots of competition

    At the Kentucky State Fair 4-H members from across the state showcase their talents in speeches, demonstrations and judging competitions in the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center. Visitors can view more than 5,000 projects on display that encompass a variety of skills and hobbies including textiles, horticulture and arts and crafts.

  • New business: Red Chocolate Maggie's

    Address: 222 7th St., Shelbyville

  • How school supplies are supplied in Shelby County

    School may start on Wednesday, but for parents, students and some local businesses, the year already is well under way, with shoppers starting early to stock up on the supply lists teachers now provide long before the first bell rings.

    Two big sources of school supplies in Shelby County are Walmart and Kroger, and managers at both stores say shoppers have been getting an early start this year.

  • Census 2010: Magistrates OK redistricting plan

    When some Shelby County magistrates expressed dissatisfaction last week with how their new district boundaries might look after the ongoing redistricting process was complete, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said they were going to “roll up their shirt sleeves” and work out those problems.
    And that’s just what they did Tuesday night at the Stratton Center in a workshop that delivered a new district map that met everyone’s satisfaction.

    “I’m really happy with it,” District 3 Magistrate Allen Ruble said.