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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Tentative budget to be presented

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will consider for approval the 2017-18 tentative budget at the regularly scheduled meeting, 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 1155 West Main Street.

    After being braced for a budget deficiency of approximately $250,000 during the draft budget presentation in January, the board will see a balanced tentative budget at this week’s meeting, according to district Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan.

  • Reluctantly ready to retire

    The halls were buzzing at West Middle School Tuesday with teachers packing up their supplies, trading classrooms and clearing up last minute details as most wrap one school year while preparing to start another new school year in a few months.

    But sitting quietly in her classroom surrounded by the packed remains of 42 years in education, West Middle School seventh grade teacher Lillie Hall reluctantly confirmed her decision to retire.

  • Collins seniors earn more than $2 million in scholarships

    Though the official cap and gown ceremony and festivities that follow have yet to arrive, Collins students have already put at least one night of recognition and celebration behind them.

    On Thursday students, accompanied by their family and friends, flooded the school’s performing arts center and celebrated with their peers as more than $2 million in scholarships were announced.

    Several students cleaned up during the ceremony, including Kyra Christie.

  • Thefts from cars on the rise

    Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles in the wake of a rash of vehicle break-ins.

    Shelbyville Police have reported several car break-ins in the area of Old Mill and Old Finchville roads on the evening of May 18.

    Most of the incidents occurred on Old Mill Road, Village Lane and Sycamore Terrace, all located in the vicinity of Zaring Mill Road, and Hearthside Drive located near Kroger on Boone Station Road.

  • Simpsonville has good audit

    The City of Simpsonville’s coffers are in sound financial condition – that’s the news commissioners received Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission.

    A brief presentation by auditor Matt Huelsman with Richardson, Pennington, & Skinner, PSC consisted of the city’s basic financial situation.

    Huelsman presented the city’s 2016 audit, summarizing the report by saying that the city’s assets far exceed its liabilities.

  • Jacobs takes state title in discus

    Collins’ Nathan Jacobs has been working hard all season to perfect his discus throws, and the results of his labor showed on Friday at the KHSAA AA State Track Meet.

    Jacobs earned his first state title in the event with a final throw of 147-feet, 5-inches, edging out Johnson Central’s Josh Ervin by just two inches for the title.

  • Titans surge past Shelby

    The game may have started off shaky Monday for the Collins baseball team, but it sure didn’t end that way.

    Trailing 3-1 after two innings of play against cross-town rival Shelby County (17-17-1) in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament, the Titans (20-15) pieced together enough offense and pitching to edge out the Rockets by a 4-3.

    Collins pitcher Cameron Mattingly was a large part of the comeback effort.

  • Collins’ early rally defeats Spencer

    While the game ran the full seven allotted innings, Collins’ softball team needed just one to advance to the 30th District Championship on Monday night.

    Three runs scored in the top of the first proved to be more than enough to top Spencer County 4-1 and knock the Bears from tournament play. The win earned the Titans a trip to tonight’s final against Anderson County, which topped Shelby County 11-1 in the tournament opener.

  • Rockets fall to Anderson in opener

    Shelby County softball needed hits to overcome a powerhouse Anderson County team on Monday night, and the offense was just not there.

    While the Rockets drew first blood in the top of the first, host Anderson (17-12) rolled up 11 runs and 10 hits to top Shelby 11-1 in a five-inning run-ruled contest. The loss ends the Rockets’ (12-18-1) season in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

  • Stone captures third state championship

    Shelby County’s Kyrien Stone punctuated his strong track and field career with his third state championship, winning the triple jump on Friday night at KHSAA’s AA State Meet.

    The senior blew away the competition with a final jump of 47-feet, 11-inches in the finals to win his second straight state title in the event and cap an illustrious high school career.