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Today's News

  • Firework sales booming

     With fireworks shows going on around the county, many still opt for the sometimes more eventful option of buying and setting off their own fireworks.

    The stands that pop up every year for a couple of weeks and decorate towns across the country already have people in a mad dash for the biggest and best fireworks money can buy – and laws will allow.

  • Junior PGA program draws good numbers

    With 36 kids participating the Shelbyville Junior PGA League is bringing golf to a whole new generation of Shelby County.

    “We’ve got kids out from as young as six to 13-years-old,” League director Derrick Griffitts said. “The program is actually more geared toward kids ages nine to 13 but we had so much interest in it with the younger ones we wanted to get them out there with a club in their hands.”

  • Post 37 scores comeback win

    Overcoming a slow start the American Legion Post 37 team scored a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Madison Post 9 Tuesday.

    “We just kind of played well enough to win,” Post 37 coach Roy Bailey said. “We didn’t do anything special, but did enough good things to win.”

    With starting pitcher Dallas Kubler struggling with his control early, Post 37 fell behind 3-0 in the first three innings as Madison scored two unearned runs.

  • Shelby boys hoops has strong summer

    There were bodies on the floor, guys on the bench cheering and it was just a summer league game.

    That type of play, and reaction, has been the norm for the Shelby County High School boys’ basketball team as the Rockets completed early summer play at a tournament at St. Xavier this week.

  • Sean Pigman will coach Collins girls' hoops

    Collins High School girls’ basketball fans can expect a fast-paced, push the ball on offense and aggressive defense next season when the Titans take the floor.

    The school announced Wednesday it had hired Sean Pigman as the new head coach to replace Phillip Conder. Pigman comes to Collins after spending the last eight years as an assistant coach and athletic director with the high-powered Mercer County program.

  • SCHS graduating senior receives KACo Presidential Scholarship award

    The Kentucky Association of Counties has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to an outstanding 2015 graduating senior from Shelby County High School, Olivia Matlin, at the recent awards program at the high school.

    The KACo Scholarship Selection Committee selected Matlin to receive its 15th annual Presidential Scholarship Award. The scholarship honors KACo’s current association president and Shelby County Magistrate Hubert Pollett, who presented the award.

  • Simpsonville businesses burglarized

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said his department is investigating a series of robberies that occurred yesterday morning.

    Minnis said four businesses were burglarized over a short period of time:

    JT’s Pizza & Subs at 129 Buck Creek Road, Sam Meyers Cleaners at 200 Veechdale Road, The Winner’s Circle Horse Supply at 6904 Shelbyville Road and a nearby Mexican restaurant.

  • Restoring faith in the community

    If you know how stressful constructing a home from scratch can be, just imagine the headache of refurbishing a century-old building into a home.

    But despite the hassle involved, that was Ben and Melinda Hardin’s intention when they purchased property at 514, 518 and 524 Main Street in downtown Shelbyville in 2011.

    And four years later, as their vision is becoming a reality, the couple hopes others can find inspiration in their efforts.

  • Former parks employee arrested for theft

    A former Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation employee has been indicted for theft from the Family Activity Center.

    Heather Beth Simmons of Pleasureville who previously served as the Youth Services Director for the park system has been charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking for embezzling more than $10,000 but less than $1 million, a Class C felony.

    A more specific amount has not been released.

    The alleged thefts span a five-year period, occurring between November 2010 and January 2015, according to the indictment.

  • On campus: June 26, 2015

    Jonsson graduates at Brevard
    Michael Stephen Jonsson
    of Taylorsville received his bachelor science in biology at Brevard College in North Carolina. Brevard College is committed to an experiential liberal arts education that encourages personal growth and inspires artistic, intellectual and social action.