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Today's News

  • Rested Shelby heads to North Oldham

    Tonight, Shelby County will face off with a North Oldham football team that has been hard to gauge so far this season.

    After dragging a 0-12 campaign in 2016 into this season, it looked as if the Mustangs would struggle again this year, as its first four opponents outscored North by a 190-46 margin and the Mustangs limped to another 0-4 start as a result.

    Something clicked with North Oldham on Sept. 15 and the team picked up its first win since 2015 with a 16-13 overtime win against Bullitt Central.

  • Kroger’s fresh changes

    Shelby County residents have long expressed a desire for a grocery store that caters to the healthy eaters, stores like Whole Foods or Trader Joes.

    Though it seems there are no plans on the horizon for a new brand to hit the county, Kroger has stepped up to the plate to meet those customers’ needs.

    Signs across the store have announced an ongoing remodel and store manager Marie Otto said the change will allow for the expansion of their natural food selection, which currently only encompasses a few of isles.

  • Whooping cough is on the rise in Kentucky

     The coos and giggles of an infant bring a wealth of joyous emotions for a new mom.   But when strange sounds are emitted from the lungs of that little one, those emotions can turn to fear and concern.

    And right now, especially, that concern has justification as the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness recently reported a dramatic spike in pertussis cases in infants. At least six cases where reported last month alone.

  • 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.