Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to approve calendar for 2016-17 school year

    The Shelby County Board of Education will consider the approval of their 2017-18 school-year calendar when they convene Thursday at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board will select one of three proposed calendars proposed by the calendar committee earlier this year.

    SCPS public relations coordinator, Ryan Allan said the committee would recommend the board select the community’s top pick.

  • Simpsonville P.D. investigating shooting

    Simpsonville Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday night.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said that a male subject called for help from the vicinity of McDonald's restaurant on Buck Creek Road. He had sustained a non-life threaterning gunshot wound and was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.

    Minnis said that although he is not sure at this time, he does not think the shooting occurred in Shelby County, but that the man, whose name has not yet been released, was shot somewhere else.

  • Art of expression

    Have you ever envisioned a rocking chair created just for your child, complete with his or her name painted on it? Or even a toy chest or other item with a favorite theme, such as Spiderman or SpongeBob?

    If so, a Shelby woman could probably fill the bill perfectly.

    Erin Hisle, who lives in Simpsonville with her husband, Bill, came up with the idea to custom paint children’s furniture a few years ago. Then when she put her idea out on social media networks such as Facebook and Instagram, Erin Hisle Designs took off.

  • Decades of devotion

    It’s not too often that you see a successful business voluntarily close its doors.

    But after 36 years, Moore’s Automotive Service Center on at 2000 Midland Trail will do just that at the end of the year.

    That’s because its owners, brothers Glen and Dennis Moore, are retiring.

  • County votes in Sunday sales

    This weekend will be the first time residents will be able to purchase packaged alcohol in county businesses on Sunday, except the county has yet to issue an alcohol license.

    On Tuesday the Shelby County Fiscal Court passed on second reading the county’s new alcohol ordinance, moving from the longstanding moist status to a fully wet county with the inclusion of Sunday sales.

  • County judge-position to change

    On Dec. 31, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger’s 14-year tenure will end when he steps into his new role as the 58th District’s state representative.

    By then, a new face will be in place to head up the Shelby County Fiscal Court, he said, adding that his deputy judge-executive, Rusty Newton, is also stepping down and taking a different job in county government.

  • Rockets fall short of visiting Centurions

    The Shelby County High School boys’ basketball team dropped its fourth straight to open the 2016-17 season, falling 56-42 to Christian Academy-Louisville.

    The Rockets (0-4) got off to a slow start on both sides of the ball, scoring just eight points in the first quarter and nine points in the second.

    CAL (1-1) had no trouble getting points at the basket, and the Centurions held a 32-17 lead at the conclusion of the first half.

  • Anderson edges past Collins

    Despite holding a 28-23 lead over Anderson County at the half on Tuesday night, the Collins High School girls’ basketball team could not come away with its first victory of the season.

    A 23-point performance by freshman guard Olivia Federle was not enough to avoid a winless start to the year for the Titans (0-4).

  • Collins picks up win at Franklin Co.

    The Collins High School boys’ basketball team is now on a two-game winning streak after going on the road and defeating Franklin County 70-54 on Tuesday night.

    The Titans’ (2-1) disruptions on the defensive end of the floor led to some confusion for the Flyers (2-1), as Franklin struggled to establish offensive consistency.

    “We created 19 deflections and 18 steals for the game,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “Our length can really bother people if we use our feet to stay in front and have active hands.”

  • Assumption defeats Shelby in low-scoring contest

    Offense came at a premium when Shelby County girls’ basketball traveled to Louisville to take on Assumption on Tuesday night, as the two teams combined for just 63 points.

    The contest was a defensive struggle with the two teams shooting low percentages due to some excellent defensive efforts.

    “Defensively, we were really good,” SCHS coach Jason Holland said. “We forced 27 turnovers and held them to 24 percent shooting.”