Today's News

  • Shelby defeats Spencer in straight sets

    While Spencer County may have fought and clawed to stay in the 30th District volleyball match against Shelby County on Tuesday night, the Rockets showed it had the superior team.

    The Rockets (6-4) used its depth and solid net play to defeat the Bears (6-4), as Shelby moved to 1-0 in district play in the process.

    “[The match] was fun to say the least,” Rockets coach Kristen Kapp said. “The girls played relaxed and got the job done. I tried not to apply too much pressure to win, instead, I told them to play point by point.”

  • Titans shut out Amazons in road matchup

    The Titan girls’ soccer team was in mid-season form on Monday, cruising to a 5-0-road win over host Louisville Collegiate.

    Senior midfielder Caroline Burkhardt grabbed the initial lead for the Titans (3-1), and eventually put the game out of reach with a three-goal performance.

    The Amazons (2-3) had no answer for Collins on offense or defense, as the Titans cruised to its third win of the season.

  • Rockets continue growing on links

    In what was described as a ‘frustrating’ day on the course by Shelby County coach Casey Page, the Rockets took a tough 21-stroke loss to Anderson County at Weissinger Hills Golf Course on Tuesday.

    Although SCHS was led by freshman Zach Houchin’s nine-hole round of 34, the home team could not find a way to outplay its opponent.

  • Helping in Houston

     A company that thrives on destruction is eager to help bring restoration into some lives next week.

  • KSP investigate pursuit and fatality collision

    A chase that began in Shelby County in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning ended up with a murder charge for a Willisburg man, police say.

    Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernie Napier said Nathaniel Harper, 38, of Willisburg was released from the hospital and lodged at the Fayette County Detention Center after the accident which caused the death of a homeless man in Lexington.

    He is charged with murder, fleeing and evading police, wanton Endangerment, and theft by unlawful taking (auto) $10,000 or more. Other charges are pending.

  • State reports 4 cases of West Nile

    State health officials have reported four cases of West Nile Virus in humans around Kentucky so far this year – that’s less than last year’s 10 reported cases.

    “West Nile Virus is not more widespread this year as compared to previous years,” said Beth Fisher, public information officer for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.“We average about ten cases per year and this is typically the time of year we see reports.”

  • Datebook | Aug. 30, 2017

    This week

    Gold Wing Riders meeting

    Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Friday at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Social time is 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The group welcomes all makes of bikes. For more information, visit www.saddlebredwings.org.

    Lincoln Institute Alumni

    Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.

    First Saturday Walk

  • City tax rate set

    The Shelbyville City Council passed on second reading the city’s tax rate Thursday night, leaving the rate flat.

    No one from the public turned out at the meeting to speak on the issue, regarding the proposed ad valorem tax rate and the council voted unanimously in favor of keeping 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.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty expressed satisfaction at not having to raise the tax rate.

  • Collins sets rushing record in win

    Collins ran over, around, through and past Moore Friday, rolling up a school-record 403 yards rushing in a 54-14 win over the visiting Mustangs.

    The Titans (2-0) hit their stride in the second half, pouring on 33 unanswered points to turn a comfortable margin into a rout.

  • O’Hare leads Rockets in rout

    From the opening kickoff, it looked as if Friday’s contest between Shelby County and Atherton would be a competitive one.

    But appearances can be deceiving.

    The Rebels returned the opening kick to the Rockets’ 16-yard line before the drive stalled out and Atherton settled for three points.

    It would be the final time the game appeared to be evenly matched.