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Today's News

  • Torres sentenced to 25 years for child porn

    A Shelbyville woman was sentenced last week to 25 years in federal prison for making child pornography.

    On September 22, 2014, Melissa Torres persuaded two children under the age of 10 to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Torres, 37, videoed the encounter, and distributed it.

    Prosecutors say Shelbyville police began investigating Torres after someone found the videos and reported it to authorities.

  • County votes to change ambulance policy
  • Liquor license interest growing

    Two more county businesses have applied for a liquor license following B&N Food Mart in Bagad filing in late December.

    Walmart and Buck Creek Liquor Store have filed, the latter being in Simpsonville. Marvin Goetz, enforcement officer for Shelby County’s Alcohol and Beverage Control department, said the three businesses are in varying stages in the process of getting a license.

  • Cochran’s buzzer-beater leads to OT win

    Thanks to the timely shooting of Collins’ Charlie Cochran, the team now boasts a 3-0 record this season over rival Shelby County.

    The junior forward’s three-pointer from the corner at the regulation buzzer knotted the score at 54 and sent the game to overtime. Collins would go on to ride that momentum to a 63-61 win at SCHS.

  • Collins holds off Shelby behind 2nd half surge

    As the buzzer sounded on Collins’ 43-38 victory of Shelby County in girls’ basketball Friday, fans might have felt like they just watched two different games.

    Collins’ Trinity’s Warfied sunk two free throws with three seconds left in the first half, sending the Titans to the locker room with a 16-14 lead.

    The game had shown very little offense to that point, with both teams struggling to finish at the rim and with outside shooting.

    But the second half was an entirely different story.

  • Shelby tops Warren East early Saturday

    Despite playing well into Friday night in the clash with Collins, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team rose early Saturday morning to defeat Warren East 57-43 in the State Farm Shootout held at South Warren High School.

    A large part of the team’s win was senior guard Jordan Armstrong, who took home Player of the Game honors after scoring a team-high 12 points, including eight in the second half points to lead the Rockets (4-12) to victory over the Raiders (10-5).

  • Collins scores MLK Day win at Oldham

    While most teams were off to enjoy the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Collins girls’ basketball team was earning a hard-fought 64-59 victory at Oldham County Monday night.

    Thanks to Olivia Federle’s 19-point performance, the Titans (13-8) climbed out of an early hole on the scoreboard and seized the win over the Colonels (9-8).

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Budget first look shows deficit

    The Shelby County Board of Education took its first peek at the budget for the upcoming fiscal year and learned that starting with a deficiency could be likely.

    District Director of Finance Susan Barkley presented to the board the draft budget for Fiscal Year 18 (the 2017-18 school year), the first step in the budgeting process, and said they anticipate about $250,000 more in expenditures than in revenues at this point.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Resolution ready for fiber agreement

    Shelbyville is one step closer to high-speed fiber optic internet access.

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday, it will hear a resolution authorizing the city to enter into a franchise agreement with Fiber Technologies Network, LLC.  This will be the first company to enter into an internet telecommunications agreement with the city since an ordinance was established over the summer requiring such.

  • Putnam pleads guilty to Simpsonville PD robbery

    Terry Putnam, the former Simpsonville Police officer standing trial in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the Simpsonville Police Department, has plead guilty to the crime.

    Putnam entered the open plea Tuesday morning. With an open plea, the judge will decide his sentence. That court date has been set for March 6.