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Today's News

  • Reality check

    With the graduation on the horizon, Shelby County High School students got a small dose Friday morning of what could happen if they happened to get too carried away with partying afterward.

    “The honorable Charles Hickman – he’s our circuit judge – he will be trying you today. I ask that you be quiet and turn your cell phones off, if your phone rings, it will be taken.”

  • No elections in 2017

    Normally by early May we would be neck deep in political signs and advertising, but there is a reprieve across the commonwealth this year.

    This year cyclical no election year for Kentucky, meaning nothing on the ballot for local, statewide or national elections.

    “It’s not abnormal,” said Deputy Clerk Nicole Palmer with the Shelby County Clerk’s office. “We’ll have another off year again in 2021 – every four years, we don’t have an election.”

  • Anderson uses hitting for district win

    Collins baseball’s 30th District showdown at Anderson County on Monday night showed the incredible plate presence of the Bearcats.

    With winds of over 25 miles per hour, the Bearcats took advantage with power hitting, using the elements as an aid for the long ball.

    Anderson (12-9, 4-1 district) racked up 10 runs in the first three innings alone, rolling up a 12-2 run rule win over the Titans (17-11, 4-1 district) just two frames later.

  • Collins defeats visiting Frankfort

    The Collins tennis teams each picked up a win on Monday night, going a combined 9-1 in the boys and girls standings in the win over Frankfort.

    The girls’ team finished a perfect 5-0, anchored by No. 1 singles player Rylee Suttor.

    Suttor picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win over her opponent in quick fashion.

    After the Panthers forfeited its second and third singles matches due to lack of players, the No. 1 doubles team of Blair Nethery and Madi Hurley sealed the fourth win for the Titans with a 6-1, 6-0 victory.

  • Collins boys take home meet

    The Collins boys’ track and field team turned in arguably its most successful meet of the season with a win at home Friday.

    The Titans took first place in the boys’ standings with 107 total points, finishing three ahead of second-place North Bullitt.

    Thanks to a trifecta of school records being set, Collins cruised even with most of its varsity athletes resting in preparation for the upcoming region meet.

  • Shelby hits stride in win over Butler

    Shelby County came into Thursday’s matchup at Butler struggling from the plate, but the Rockets left Louisville having found its hitting stroke once again.

    After scoring one run in its previous three contests combined, Shelby’s (11-12-1) offense exploded with timely hits that allowed the Rockets to come away with the 7-3 win over the Bears (14-7).

  • Perfecting Derby Day

    To native residents of the Bluegrass State, the Kentucky Derby is the biggest holiday of the year outside Christmas. And to let a day held in such high regard to pass without recognition is almost sinful.

    So if your plans Saturday don't include descending upon Churchill Downs for some live action, chances are you'll be enjoying all the excitement of the Kentucky Derby through your television, likely surrounded by at least a handful of friends and family members.

  • Diving into their lessons

    If a group of fish is called a school, you might say their class is in session this week at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Rather than dipping their toes into a lesson plan, first grade students at Painted Elementary School this week are diving headfirst into their studies as they learn how to swim at the Family Activity Center.

  • Comp plan open house well attended

    Nearly two hundred people headed out to the Stratton Center Wednesday to check out recommendations for growth management for Shelby County for the next couple of decades.

    Ryan Libke, executive director of the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission, said he was pleased with the attendance by the public to the open house to present the updated comprehensive plan for the county, an all-day event.

    “We’ve had close to a hundred and fifty people come through,” he said in mid-afternoon. The event continued through the evening Wednesday.

  • Drug drop off is Saturday

    If you have expired medication or one you’re not using anymore, now is the time to dispose of it properly.

    Shelby County EMS will host a collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Shelby County Judge-Executive’s office, 419 Washington Street in Shelbyville, for residents to drop off medication to be disposed of safely.