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Today's News

  • MY WORD: Continue the commitment to the state pension programs

    Recently, a Facebook group commemorated the life of my high school homeroom teacher. She welcomed groups of teenagers for years at SCHS.

    I remember going to her when I had clothing that was dysfunctional and needed safety pins or a needle and thread. She often baked cookies for her homeroom and always had a smile. The comments beneath the obituary came from generations of people who had warm thoughts and sincere empathy for her family.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 12: ‘Next time serve mine without ice’

    End of Bachelorhood

    On Flag Day, June 14, 1949, lovely Susanne de Charette and I were married. I adopted her little daughter, Michele Solange Marshall, not yet three. Susanne’s first husband, Charles (Chunky) Marshall, was the son of Judge C. C. Marshall, the longest serving of all Shelby County, Kentucky Circuit Court Judges (1907-1943), a total of 36 years.

  • Two significant projects begin this week

    Two significant projects will get underway in Simpsonville this week with construction beginning on installing infrastructure for high-speed internet and Phase III of the city's sidewalk project.

  • Death of a landmark

    A landmark that has long been a part of the Shelbyville youth community will soon be gone.

    The Shelby Community Center Gym in Martinsville is scheduled to be torn down this week, officials say.

    “A demolition crew is scheduled to begin tearing down the Martinsville Gym,” said Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Janet Cuthrell. “Judge [Dan] Ison, Mayor [Tom] Hardesty, Reverend [Ron] Walker and Magistrate [Hubie] Pollett will be on hand to begin the process.”

  • Bridge repair starts today

    Bridge repair work begins today on a heavily traveled bridge along U.S. 60, but officials say they don’t think the work will cause undue traffic disruption.

    “There will be a minimum delay, yes,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison.

  • Titans decimate Franklin County

    Collins moved to 2-0 in the 30th District and grabbed the first-place spot in district play with a 45-7 deconstruction of Franklin County’s high-flying offense on Friday night.

    Leading the way defensively was Titans’ cornerback Sicari Toole, who picked off a pair of passes including one for an 85-yard touchdown that gave Collins a 14-0 lead early on in the first quarter and set the tone for the rest of the game.

  • Collins wins big on senior night

    The Collins girls’ soccer team sent its departing seniors off with a big win both on the scoreboard and over a quality opponent on Monday night.

    The Titans (9-2-1) tallied 11 goals in its blowout of a visiting Ballard (6-7-1) team, while allowing just two of its own to pick up the victory on senior night.

  • Rockets fall to Collegiate

    Despite being senior night for Shelby County girls’ soccer, the Rockets could not come up with enough offense to get past visiting Louisville Collegiate Monday.

    Behind two goals from Amazons’ sophomore Giona Combs and an additional score from senior Elle Summerfield, Collegiate (5-9-1) handed SCHS the 3-0 loss.

    Even with the lopsided final score, Shelby (1-13) was strong defensively, and limited the Amazons to just one goal in the first half and keeping the game within striking distance.

  • Boxing returns to Shelby County

    The sport of professional boxing is headed back to Shelby County and will take place this Friday.

    Eskridge Enterprises Inc. will present the ‘Tomorrow’s Champions’ professional card, headlined by Shelbyville-native Oscar Jimenez.

    Jimenez will take on Louisville’s Thomas Amora in a rematch of their bout last January, when Amora defeated Jimenez by decision.

  • A road formerly traveled

    If you’ve driven down 3rd Street recently, you might have some complaints about the condition.  But recent work to the area serves as a reminder that our travels are a lot smoother than they used to be.

    Shelbyville City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell said while contractors were making some repairs to the road, they unearthed a 16-foot log that was once part of an old wooden roadway, called a corduroy road.