Today's News

  • Simpsonville to pursue police grants

    The Simpsonville Police Department again will pursue available grants to help beef up its patrols.

    That’s what Police Commissioner Scott McDowell told the city commission during a speedy meeting Wednesday morning at city hall.

    McDowell said the city had won more than $24,000 in grants in past years and that he recently had become aware of the opportunities that are available.

    “There’s one you can get for DUI enforcement that will pay overtime for officers,” he said.

  • Martinrea's growth formual: 150 new jobs + 45 old jobs

    Excitement lighting their faces, about 100 employees of Martinrea Heavy Stamping who gathered at the plant Wednesday broke into applause when Gov. Steve Beshear announced plans for the plant’s multimillion-dollar expansion and the addition of 150 new jobs.

    “This twelve-million-dollar investment is going to create one hundred and fifty new jobs for this community, and folks, that’s really something to celebrate,” Beshear told the crowd, which also included city and county officials, some of them seated on the platform behind him.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 16, 2011

    Bill introduced to limit
    terms for lawmakers

    A bill introduced in the Kentucky House of Representatives would impose term limits on state legislators. House Bill 375 would limit members of the House and Senate to serve no more than three consecutive terms in office. Rep. Mike Nemes, R-Louisville, sponsor of the measure, said he feels it is representative of the wishes of Kentucky residents.

  • 50th anniversary: Quickert

    Morton and Rose Suter Quickert of Shelbyville were married Feb. 18, 1961, in New Castle.

    Anna Carol Downey and Josephine McAllister, sisters of the groom, were attendants.

    The couple has two children, Lana Jo Quickert (deceased) and Paula (Larry) Pilcher, and one grandchild, Kayla Pilcher, all of Shelbyville.

    The couple will celebrate privately with family.

  • Basic training graduate

    Army National Guard Pvt. Jordan J. Elmore has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • Go Red for Women

    Janet Robertson was the winner of the Best Red Accessory prize from the Go Red for Women Luncheon held Feb 4. Shelby Fit For Life celebrates National Heart Month during February from start to finish and community events have raised more than $400 so far for American Heart Association.

  • Datebook: Feb. 16, 2011

    Public meetings
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at Simpsonville City Hall.
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. every third Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.

  • Titans come from 17 down in 4th to win

    Curtis Turley’s text message to Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell on Friday night said it all.

    “I told him, ‘You get your money’s worth with us,’” Turley said.

    And then some, lately.

    Just two nights after rallying for an overtime victory over Fairdale, the Titans made an even bigger comeback on their way to a 64-61 victory at Nelson County.

    Collins (16-9) overcame a 17-point, fourth-quarter deficit – the Titans were also down 14 with 1 minute, 46 seconds to play and 10 with 46 seconds left.

  • Tough Tates Creek’s torrid 2nd dooms Rockets

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team ran into a buzz saw, and maybe one of the best squads in the state, Saturday night.

    The Rockets were routed by Tates Creek, 66-36, in the Shoot for the Cure Classic at Nicholas County.

    “This team might be playing on Saturday night in Rupp [Arena in the state championship game],” Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said. “I‘ve been watching this bunch play together for last three years. They’re men.

  • Rally sends young Titans to victory

    Youth was served Saturday for the Collins girls’ basketball team.

    Led by a pair of middle-schoolers, the visiting Titans rallied to beat Bardstown, 50-45. Eighth-grade center Mackenzie Raizor had a monster game with 17 points and 16 rebounds, and sixth-grade guard Myah Pace added 11 points.