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Today's News

  • Shelby blows out Waggener on road

    Following a four game losing streak, Shelby County baseball was looking to get back on track with both its attitude and effort with postseason play lurking just around the corner.

    The Rockets did just that in a big way on Tuesday night, dominating its matchup with Waggener in Louisville by a score of 20-1 and a five-inning, run-rule victory.

    SCHS (13-16-1) scored 17 of its runs in the second and third innings combined, with Marcus Collins being a major factor both at the plate and on the mound.

  • St. X edges out Collins

    When on its game, the Collins baseball team can play with anyone.

    The Titans proved that on Tuesday night, falling by a narrow one-run margin to a visiting St. Xavier team ranked No. 5 in the state of Kentucky according to Prep Baseball Report.

    Collins (18-13) head coach Mike Hammond says he wanted his team to be within striking distance of St. X (22-9) heading into the final frame, and the Titans were just that.

  • Battle of the burgers

    Perched eagerly on their barstools, 10 competitors lined the perimeter of the counter at Johnny Rockets Wednesday hungry for more than just a few burgers – they were craving a big win.  Decked out in his fifties-style diner attire, a Johnny Rockets employee wiped his brow as he rapidly stacked sliders ten-high on ten plates and contenders looked on waiting for the countdown to begin.

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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Budget gets positive 1st reading

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday gave its approval on the first reading of a 2017-2018 balanced budget.

    “We plan that our revenue will keep up with our expenditures this year... in order to provide the services that our citizens have come to expect from us,” Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty explained.

    City administrator Fred Rogers gave the first reading of the budget, which included revenues of $9.437 million and total estimated appropriations of $9.408 million.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to consider P-8 school plans

    The Shelby County Board of Education will discuss further expansion at its regularly meeting Thursdat at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 W. Main Street in Shelbyville.

    But Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan says the board moving forward with a BG 1 for a new preschool through eighth-grade center on Discovery Boulevard near Collins High School doesn’t mean construction is starting soon.

    This step, he said, clarifies how the district plans to fund a project and is necessary per Kentucky Department of Education regulations.

  • Hamming it up

    You have probably seen some of Shelby’s 15 members of the Stubblefield Repeater Radio Club out in the community performing various communications services without ever realizing it.

    “Emergency management calls on us quite frequently to do events for back up communications in Shelby County,” said Marvin Bowman, president of the club. “You can use ham radio if the internet is not available or if it’s down. During severe weather, we have storm spotters out relaying information to the national weather service.”

  • Budget gets approval on 2nd reading

    The Simpsonville City Commission Thursday approved on second reading the city’s 2017-18 budget, which shows a 10 percent increase from 2016-17.

    There was no additional discussion of the budget, but commissioners expressed satisfaction with being able to approve a balanced budget again this year.

    “We are pleased with the efforts of the commission in regards to keeping our finances on track,” said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton.

  • “I hope this is a new era for human rights in Shelbyville”

    A newly revamped Human Rights Commission is ready to take up an old issue.

    The commission has sent a Fairness Ordinance and positive recommendation to each of the county’s governing bodies – the Shelbyville City Council, Simpsonville City Commission and the Shelby County Fiscal Court – is inviting the groups to commission’s next meeting on June 12 to discuss the proposed ordinance.

  • Shelby, Collins advance in region openers

    With the 8th Region tennis tournament held in Frankfort over the mornings of Monday and Tuesday, several athletes from both Collins and Shelby County high schools have advanced through the first day of matches and are within striking distance of a KHSAA State Tennis Tournament appearance.

    For Collins, top singles player Rylee Suttor advanced through the first three rounds of tournament play, and is one win shy of qualifying for the state tournament.