Today's News

  • Valley pounds Shelby, 82-48

    Shelby County boys’ basketball took a rough loss at the hands of Valley on Saturday afternoon as the Vikings came away with the 82-48 win over the Rockets.

    Valley (10-7) jumped out to a huge lead behind a pair of 20-plus point quarters, as SCHS struggled to slow the Vikings.

    By half the Vikings had tallied 51 points thanks to senior guard Damont Walter’s 16, he would finish with a game-best 18 points.

  • Bearcats run through Collins

    A late run in the first quarter of Friday night’s district matchup between Collins girls’ basketball and Anderson County left the Titans in a hole they could not match.

    Both teams were knotted at 11 with 2:09 left in the opening frame when the Bearcats (13-4) ended the quarter on a 9-0 run.

    The 20-11 lead then continue to grow in the second quarter and beyond as Anderson’s runs continued to mount.

    The Bearcats went on to coast to a 65-45 win over the Titans (6-11), dropping Collins to 2-3 in district play this season.

  • Titans take first place at Saturday meet

    The Collins girls and boys swim teams turned in strong performances Saturday morning at the rescheduled senior night swim meet, with the Titans taking first in both standings.

    The Shelby County boys made a solid run as well, taking second place behind the Titans.

    “Both the Collins and Shelby County teams swam well today,” coach Tom Coons said. “It was senior night which brings a lot of emotion for everyone in attendance. We have one meet left before our regional entry is due, and that will be the last chance to earn spots on that roster.”

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council talks snow

    Snow was a hot topic at the Shelbyville City Council meeting Thursday evening.

    “Snow, snow, snow. We’re all tired of it,” City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell said, adding she wanted to voice her appreciation for the city employees who put in long hours to tackle the inclement weather issues. “They worked quite a few hours on that.”

    Mayor Tom Hardesty agreed and voiced his gratitude to all the departments, including the water company.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Middle school baseball, softball up for vote

    Shelby County’s middle school students are ready to tackle the diamond as the district looks to establish middle school baseball and softball teams for the spring season.

    “We have it on the agenda for the board to consider Thursday night,” said Mike Clark, director of student services. “Our process will be to have one softball team and one baseball team for the district. Then we will establish teams at each middle school [as] our programs grow to where it’s practical to do so.”

  • Iraqi Freedom

     In a nation filled with gossip and social media postings grumbling about our political figures, the lack of rights and a need for changes, it’s easy to take for granted the many rights and freedoms we do have.

    But that is something Alaa Aljanabi will never overlook.

    An Iraq native, Aljanabi came to America nearly three decades ago, now residing in Shelby County, and says he’s grateful to be alive and living in a land where he can fish, hike and watch Hollywood movies in peace.

    But that wasn’t always the case for Aljanabi.

  • Susan Crabtree Fenton

    Friends and family of Susan Crabtree Fenton say she was a selfless and talented woman who will be greatly missed.

    Age 56, of Simpsonville, Fenton passed away Monday after battling numerous complications from a horseback riding accident nearly 15 years ago.

    But her children say despite her own personal struggles, she always put others first.

    “Her physical disabilities made it difficult for her to help herself but she was always trying to find ways to help others,” her son Taylor Fenton said.

  • Voice for the people

    If you’ve ever felt that more services were needed in Shelby County for older people, now is the time to speak up.

    At Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates heard a presentation by an official from the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) about a public survey that everyone in the community is urged to participate in.

  • Center gives jumpers year-round practice

    Since its opening in the late summer of 2015, the Whelan-Nault Vault Center has provided athletes of all ages and ability levels the chance to work at pole vaulting in an indoor facility.

    Owner Ray Sabbatine, who built the facility to assist his daughter Andrea, who was competing for the University of Louisville at the time, says that athletes from all over the southeastern and midwestern United States have come to work out at the vault center.

  • Schools ready to finally get back on court

    With several games cancelled over the course of the last week, both Shelby County and Collins high schools are champing at the bit to kick off the back half of the basketball season.

    The Rocket boys’ team is notably one of those units, as the team travels to face off with North Oldham tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m., before traveling to take on Valley on Saturday afternoon.

    The Mustangs have had an up-and-down season thus far, having compiled an 8-8 record to this point in the year, while the Vikings sit at 8-6.