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Today's News

  • Thomas invited to play at Pinehurst

    It’s been a little bit of a laid back summer for Madison Thomas, but things are about to pick up.

    Thomas, who recently graduated from Shelby County High School, won the Kentucky state high school golf title this fall has received an invitation to play in the prestigious North-South Junior Tournament at fabled Pinehurst Golf Club in North Carolina July 6-9.

    The tournament features the top 90 junior golfers in America.

  • District staffing changes match strategic plan

    While students are enjoying summer break, Shelby County Public Schools is doing a little spring-cleaning.

    And when SCPS high school students return to school this fall, it seems they all will be greeted by a new principal, as Collins Principal John Leeper has made his decision to transition to district administration and SCHS Principal Eddie Oakley announced his retirement, or so it seemed, earlier this year.

  • Swifty’s swift closure leaves a hole in service

    Pumping our own gas may seem like a minor inconvenience for us in times of inclement weather, but for individuals like Glen Franklin pumping gas unassisted can be a major hassle.

    That is because Franklin, like several others in Shelby County, is confined to a wheel chair, and despite an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that requires “gas stations to provide equal access for their customers with disabilities,” Franklin said the assistance is rarely offered.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board discuss school supply lists

    Student costs and fees will again be a big part of the Board of Education’s discussion when it reconvenes Thursday at 7 p.m. for its regular meeting at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the matter of school supplies will be raised during the superintendent’s report and he expects the board to discuss the issue and possibly take action on resolving some concerns with them.

  • Court report: June 22, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge J.R. RoBards:

    Vicky Alamerez-White, no operator's/moped license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $193 fine and costs.

  • Datebook: June 24, 2015

    This week
    Animal Tales at the library
    Animal Tales will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. Exotic animals from around the world are coming to the library. You will learn information about their habitats, diet and personalities. You might even get to hold one of the animals. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
    Mommy and me

  • Engagement: Thomas-Payton

    Debbie Thomas of Pleasureville announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Thomas of Eminence, to Todd Payton of Eminence. He is the son of Maurice Payton of New Castle and the late Minnie Payton.

    She is a 2001 graduate of Shelby County High School, is obtaining a criminal justice degree at IWU and is currently a loan servicer at KHESLC.

    He is a 1999 graduate of Henry County High School and is currently a guard at Luther Luckett Correctional Facility.

    The wedding will take place Saturday at Shelby Hill Farms.

  • Good times ahead with football looming

    With the start of football practice just three weeks away and the season nine weeks away, the changes in the 4A district for Collins and Shelby County will be significant.

    Collins and Shelby will join North Oldham, Spencer County and Franklin County in what is the 4A equal of the old 6A “super-district” in Jefferson County that featured St. X, Trinity, Male and Manual.

  • Hunter is tour’s top ranked co-angler

    Shelbyville angler John Hunter continues his ascent up the ranks of professional fishing’s FLW Tour.

    Fishing as a co-angler, Hunter secured his third top 10 finish of the season, pushing him to No. 1 on the FLW Tour’s co-angler ranking, according to his website www.JohnHunter.com.

    In two days, Hunter pulled in 9 fish, totaling 25 pounds, 4 ounces at Lake Chickamauga, near Chattanooga, Tenn.

    The finish has him in position to qualify for the FLW Forrest Wood Cup at the end of August, which is referred to as the Super Bowl of bass fishing.

  • Pitching leads Post 37 early

    New American Legion Post 37 skipper Roy Bailey knew he had some talent on this year’s squad, but he certainly didn’t see 14 innings of no-hit baseball coming out of his pitching staff in back-to-back games against Oldham County.

    “You certainly never expect that, but Oldham County is a little young and our guys were really throwing well.”