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Today's News

  • SC, Collins swimmers qualify for state

    Both the Shelby County and Collins swim teams will send athletes to the State Meet for the second consecutive season.

    The Rockets and Titans each competed well at the 6th Region swim meet held at Woodford County High School in Versailles.

    “The teams swam awesome,” coach Tom Coons said. “We had sixty-nine personal best times in sevnty-seven swims. I am very pleased with everyone’s performances.”

  • Collins drops back-to-back games

    The Collins High School boys’ basketball team entered the weekend with tough sledding ahead of them in matchups against both St. Xavier and DeSales.

    In Saturday’s matchup against St. X (16-10) the brutal 10-game stretch of away games finally came to an end, with a home matchup against the Tigers.

    But the friendly confines weren’t enough to push the Titans (19-9) to a victory in its first game back since Jan. 9, falling by a narrow margin of 48-45 to the Tigers.

  • Rockets snap streak against Henry County

    Although it was not as lopsided as the previous matchup between the two teams, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team did enough to top Henry County 55-50 on Friday night.

    The win snaps a nine-game losing streak for the Rockets, and could be key for the team’s confidence moving forward into the postseason.

  • Collins rolls East Jessamine

    In Friday’s matchup with East Jessamine, the Collins girls’ basketball team was able to both get its bench players some in-game situations and work one of its starters back in after a three-game injury rest.

    The Titans (17-11) had no problem outscoring the Jaguars (1-23) on the way to a 61-29 home win on Friday night.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Council will cast final vote on non-partisan elections

     

  • Shelby teams face off in academic competition

    Elementary schools across Shelby County competed in district competition of the Governor’s Cup over the weekend and two Shelby schools brought home top honors.

    The district event at Clear Creek Elementary saw Wright, Simpsonville, Southside and Clear Creek compete.  There the Simpsonville Bobcats came out on top.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Committee recommends 4 percent tax increase

    The Shelby County Board of Education gathered with members of the budget committee for a formal work session during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday and learned their recommendation included a two percent teacher raise. The proposal, however, was a double-edged sword as it accompanied the recommendation of generating those funds by increasing the county’s property tax by the maximum four percent rate.

    Rates can be increased by more, but would require a public vote, not just action by the school board.

  • Shelby deputy coroner dies suddenly

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell died unexpectedly Friday at his home in Shelbyville of a gunshot wound.

    “He was deceased upon our arrival of an apparent gunshot wound,” said Maj. Istvan Kovacs of the Shelbyville Police Department. “The actual cause or source of that is still under investigation.”

    Kovacs declined to elaborate on whether the fatal gunshot wound was accidental or self-inflected, or any details surrounding the situation, but said that no one is charged in the death.

  • Donations needed for Backpack Program

    The Shelby County Backpack Project is once again in need of food, and the latest drive to help is being held by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    Debbie Rothenburger, who is heading up the effort along with Stephanie Tucker, said that Food Check Out Week, a national movement by KFB, will be held locally Feb. 19-25.

    “This food check out week, Feb. 19-25, that's when we celebrate how many weeks it takes for the average American to earn enough money to buy food for the entire year,” she said. “It's like six weeks in America.”

  • Shock probation in works for Kuzmanovic

    A man who has been incarcerated for nearly two years in connection with the death of a Louisville woman on I-64 in May 2015 has applied for shock probation.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on June 6, 2016, in the death of Doris Wise, 71, who was killed when Kuzmanovic, who was driving a tractor-trailer, struck her 2006 Chevy in the rear.

    Neither he nor his attorneys, Andrew Gailor and Rob Eggert of Louisville, appeared in court for the request.