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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to consider P-8 school plans

    The Shelby County Board of Education will discuss further expansion at its regularly meeting Thursdat at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 W. Main Street in Shelbyville.

    But Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan says the board moving forward with a BG 1 for a new preschool through eighth-grade center on Discovery Boulevard near Collins High School doesn’t mean construction is starting soon.

    This step, he said, clarifies how the district plans to fund a project and is necessary per Kentucky Department of Education regulations.

  • Hamming it up

    You have probably seen some of Shelby’s 15 members of the Stubblefield Repeater Radio Club out in the community performing various communications services without ever realizing it.

    “Emergency management calls on us quite frequently to do events for back up communications in Shelby County,” said Marvin Bowman, president of the club. “You can use ham radio if the internet is not available or if it’s down. During severe weather, we have storm spotters out relaying information to the national weather service.”

  • Budget gets approval on 2nd reading

    The Simpsonville City Commission Thursday approved on second reading the city’s 2017-18 budget, which shows a 10 percent increase from 2016-17.

    There was no additional discussion of the budget, but commissioners expressed satisfaction with being able to approve a balanced budget again this year.

    “We are pleased with the efforts of the commission in regards to keeping our finances on track,” said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton.

  • “I hope this is a new era for human rights in Shelbyville”

    A newly revamped Human Rights Commission is ready to take up an old issue.

    The commission has sent a Fairness Ordinance and positive recommendation to each of the county’s governing bodies – the Shelbyville City Council, Simpsonville City Commission and the Shelby County Fiscal Court – is inviting the groups to commission’s next meeting on June 12 to discuss the proposed ordinance.

  • Shelby, Collins advance in region openers

    With the 8th Region tennis tournament held in Frankfort over the mornings of Monday and Tuesday, several athletes from both Collins and Shelby County high schools have advanced through the first day of matches and are within striking distance of a KHSAA State Tennis Tournament appearance.

    For Collins, top singles player Rylee Suttor advanced through the first three rounds of tournament play, and is one win shy of qualifying for the state tournament.

  • Shelby shutout by Spencer on the road

    For the majority of the matchup between Shelby County softball and district-foe Spencer County, it looked like the contest would go scoreless for a long time.

    But the Bears bats awoke in the fifth inning on a pair of home runs to give Spencer the 4-0 lead and the shutout win over Shelby.

    The Rockets (8-12-1, 0-5 district) tallied just three hits against a solid pitching performance from Spencer’s (17-8, 3-3 district) Emily Cole.

  • Timely hits lead Collins past Henry County

    If consistency is the most important thing when hitting a baseball, Collins showed it had the ability to make Henry County pay with a trifecta of scoring bursts in a 7-4 win Monday.

    The Titans racked up two runs in each of the second, third and fourth innings against the hosting Wildcats (18-6).

  • Shelby drops three at weekend tourney

    Shelby’s matchup with Daviess County looked very similar to the loss the day before at the hands of Christian County in the Town and Country Classic in Hopkinsville.

    Despite earning nine hits as a team, SCHS just could not find a timely hit against the Panthers, logging a tough 9-2 loss while leaving six base runners stranded.

    Daviess got to Shelby starting pitcher Brandon Moore early, tagging the pitcher for 11 hits and eight earned runs.

  • Siblings vie for national crown

    They might be new to the pageant world – and fairly new to the world in general – but Mya, 1, and Elijah, 3, White are no strangers to the crown.

  • Netflix series raising concerns

    “It’s an unfortunate reality that we definitely want to try to stay in front of as much as we can,” Shelby County Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said when discussing a new Netflix mini series entitled 13 Reasons Why.

    SCPS Superintendent James Neihof discussed the show and the concerns it is raising during a recent board meeting.