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Today's News

  • Officials to vote on reducing solid waste tax

    When the 109 Board – the entity in charge of solid waste disposal for the county –meets on Tuesday, it will make a decision on whether to reduce its tax, officials say.

    Rusty Newton, chair of the 109 Board, said he is confident the proposal will pass, thus reducing the current .034 cents per $100 of property valuation to .030. At the same time, the board is expected to increase the price being charged for people to dispose of trash, from 3 cents to 3.5 cents per pound, he said.

  • Titans rally to top Eastern

    The Collins boys’ soccer team fought hard to earn its season-opening win over Eastern High School on Tuesday night.

    With time running out in regulation, and the Titans looking to avoid a draw to open the year, junior forward Jack Sanford found the back of the net with two minutes remaining in the contest, sealing the 4-3 win over the Eagles and moving Collins to 1-0 on the season.

  • Shelby opens season at Fairdale

    With the opening game of the 2017 season just one day away, Shelby County football will look to march into Louisville and come up with a win over a Fairdale team that struggled last season.

    The Bulldogs mustered a 3-8 record in 2016, and struggled to stop opposing offenses.

    Enter Shelby, a team that runs one of the most efficient rushing attacks around.

  • Titans take on Madison Southern

    The Collins football team will look to kick its season off on a high note when it faces Madison Southern Saturday night in the opening contest of the Roy Kidd Bowl.

    The Titans are expecting a tough opponent in the Eagles, which compiled a record of 8-4 last season before falling to North Bullitt in the second round of the 5A State Football Playoffs.

    “I’m very excited for the game on Saturday,” Titans coach Jerry Lucas said. “They are an excellent football team, and are really good at what they do on both sides of the ball.”

  • Collins wins tri-match over Henry, Assumption

    Behind junior Catie Kelly’s school record-low 38 on a nine-hole round, Collins girls’ golf defeated both Henry County and Assumption in a tri-match in the Titans’ hosting duty on Monday afternoon.

    “Catie putted the ball really well tonight,” Titans coach Matt Cockrell said. “And Anna Mercer played really well tonight. Anna hit her irons with precision and accuracy.”

    Collins posted a total team score of 191, defeating Henry by 14 strokes, and Assumption by 34.

  • Snagging safe sun spectacles

    The long anticipated eclipse is just three days away.  However, with NASA approved spectacles becoming as scarce as the top Christmas toy, chances are if you don’t already have a pair, the main event could pass right before your closed eyes.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Tax rate stays flat

    The Shelbyville City Council closed out its public hearing with no members of the general public in attendance to speak regarding the proposed ad valorem tax rate Tuesday afternoon.  The council then voted unanimously in favor of maintaining the tax rate at 27.2 cents on each $100 of assessed value of all taxable real property and 33.5 cents on each $100 of assessed value of all taxable personal property.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Gribbins farm division passes

     Triple S Planning commissioners approved the allowance of a 2-acre agricultural tract on Steve Wood Road when they convened Tuesday for the regularly scheduled planning and zoning meeting. 

  • The journey of a book

    Shelbyville’s Ronald “Reggie” Van Stockum, Jr. has an impressive list of skillsets to share with the community: lawyer, teacher, biologist, actor and musician.  But as an author, Van Stockum is expanding his reach well beyond our region.

    Most recently his written work has touched those across Kentucky and beyond through a book called, The Wondrous Journey of Food.

  • MARTIN: A swift return to reality

    I have an annual guy’s camping weekend each August, and this year it just so happened to be this past weekend.

    It’s a lot of fun. We build a campfire and cook over open flames, we stay up late telling stories and then we hit the water on Saturday in a couple of rented pontoon boats and mostly act like we’re still in our 20s.