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Today's News

  • Collins goes 2-1 at Doc Morris

    The Collins baseball team traveled to Dixie Heights over the weekend for the Doc Morris Invitational, and saw its offense break out in a big way.

    Following an opening day loss to Covington Catholic, the Titans (9-8) closed out the weekend with a pair of run-rule victories over the host school and Batesville, Ind.

  • Shelby shows strong in fishing tourney

    At its biggest contending field thus far, Shelby County bass fishing is making a name for itself as a contending team in the state.

    More than 400 fishermen and 200 boat captains competed in the Student Angler Federation State Tournament at Lake Cumberland on April 1, with SCHS anglers Dylan Steinmiller and Chandler Meadows earning a 26th place finish at the event.

    Shelby fishing coach Craig Slaughter says the tournament went a long way in solidifying the team’s confidence heading into the KHSAA postseason.

  • Matthews to be inducted in Journalism Hall of Fame

     

    Described as “a patriarch of publishing in Shelby County and Kentucky,” William “Bill” Matthews will now forever be embedded as a leader in the journalism community following his induction in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame later this month.

    The award honors those who have made significant contributions in Kentucky to the profession of journalism.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to consider new board goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education will convene for its first meeting of the month this week, this time at host school Wright Elementary, at 500 Rocket Lane. 

    The meeting, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, will open with a presentation from the school followed by the board’s consideration for approval the 2017-18 board goals.  Last month, Chief Academic Officer Susan Dugle laid the groundwork for the new goals through a presentation that demonstrated how each new goal would continue to align with the district’s Strategic Leadership Plan Components.

  • Collins middle school team to compete at world competition

    The newly formed middle school VEX Robotics team at Collins is already making waves.

    Coach Tim Oltman said not only is this the first year the district has had a middle school team, but thanks to their competitive drive this will be the first year the district will send a team to the World Championship.

  • No arrest in shooting

    There have been no arrests in a Shelbyville shooting early Friday morning, which sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

    Maj. Istvan Kovacs said that at 3:14 a.m., police responded to a call of a shooting at Lynne Acres Apartments.

    Two people were taken to the University of Louisville with nonthreatening injures and were treated and released, he said.

    “Shelbyville detectives have identified several persons of interest and continue to investigate the incident,” he said.

  • Louisville man indicted for manslaughter

    A Louisville man has been indicted in connection with a 2016 fatal accident on Taylorsville Road in Shelby County.

    On Sept. 2, David E. Moore Jr., 33, struck a vehicle driven by Julie Hedden Mundt, 57, also of Louisville, resulting in her death at the scene.

    The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 6000 block of Taylorsville Road, when Moore, who was traveling north on Taylorsville Road in a 1997 Mercedes, crossed the center line and struck Mundt's 2013 Toyota.

  • Health department tax stays flat

    Taxpayers won’t be shelling out more in taxes to maintain Shelby County’s facility this year, as the county has elected to maintain the same tax rate.

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted the Shelby County Board of Health’s tax rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year of 3.75 cents per $100 of assessed property. That rate has not changed since 2004, when it increased from 2.8 cents.

  • Bill moves special elections to regular election cycle

    A bill that merges special elections with primary or general elections has been passed, and local election officials say it has been a long time coming.

    “The county clerks have tried to get that bill passed for years, and we never could get it passed,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry of House Bill 319.

  • Shelby farmer earns top honors in corn growing

    Once again this year, a Shelby County farmer has paced the state in corn production.

    Kevin Smith of Shelby County was honored in March at the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest in St. Louis that recognizes farmers from across the country for exceptional efforts.

    Smith placed first in the state of Kentucky in the No-Till, Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 253 bushels per acre.