Today's News

  • JHS gets $200K renovation grant

    Shelby County’s local hospital, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, has just had a great stroke of luck in receiving a substantial helping hand in the way of funding, officials say.

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation was recently awarded $200,000 from another well-known local organization to help improve emergency care at its facility on Hospital Drive.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Last collection for Clear Creek improvement bonds

    Council members likely gave an internal sigh of relief as they voted for the last time in favor of an ordinance of the city levying the annual assessment for the Clear Creek Subdivision Public Improvement bonds.

    “This is the last year,” Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said of the collection. “Thank goodness.”

    City Attorney Steve Gregory read the total, explaining the final bond payment is $81,933.74 with an administrative cost and expense for the city at $2,048.34, bringing the total amount to $83,982.08 or $1,584.57 per lot.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Working budget up for approval


    Members of the Shelby County School Board will consider for approval the 2017-18 Working Budget when they meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the district offices at 1155 West Main Street.  The Working Budget is the third and final phase of the budget. 

    The board approved a balanced Tentative Budget in May with a slight excess of revenues over expenditures – $4,715.

  • Titans headed to district final

    Amid conditions that ranged from lightly drizzling to outright pouring, Collins girls’ soccer sealed a trip to the 30th District Championship with a 4-2 defeat of Spencer County Tuesday night.

    The championship match between the Bearcats and Titans was Thursday night at Anderson, but results were not made available by press time.

    “I think we did well,” Titans coach Steve Nash said. “As good as expected in the conditions we played in. We knew Spencer was going to be tough coming in, so we were happy to get what we got tonight.”

  • Rockets host Spencer in district showdown

    Tonight, Shelby County football will face off with a Spencer County team that has struggled to establish an offensive identity this season.

    After going 8-4 and winning a playoff game in 2016, the Bears have stumbled to a 2-6 mark this year and have lost three consecutive games coming into tonight’s matchup.

    Most recently, the Bears took a tough 20-0 shutout loss at the hands of Franklin County last Friday, amassing just 106 yards of total offense against the Flyers.

  • Collins welcomes North Oldham in district matchup

    Collins will look to move to 3-0 in district play and 6-2 overall this season when the Titans welcome a resurgent North Oldham tonight.

    The Mustangs (2-5) had a rocky start to the season before righting the ship behind an impressive and improving offense in recent weeks.

    Last Friday, North Oldham played tightly with Shelby County before the Rockets earned the victory on a last-second field goal.

  • Rockets end season on winning streak

    Shelby County brought its regular season to a close on a winning streak, defeating each of the Anderson County and Henry County teams over the past week.

    Results of Thursday’s season finale on the road at Manual were not available by press time.

    “[Thursday] is our last match against Manual,” SCHS coach Kristen Kapp said. “It is their chance to bring it all and leave it all. It’s our one last shot to get the game experience before tournament time.”

    Shelby County 2, Henry County 0

  • Birthday bash

    The crowd was small, but enthusiasm was high Saturday when a handful of people turned out to celebrate the county’s 225th birthday.

    The event, held at the Stratton Center, hosted by the Shelby County Historical Society, consisted of a PowerPoint presentation by the Kentucky Historical Society.

    The program centered mostly around the history of Kentucky, sprinkled with a few details about Shelby’s history, said John Graham, vice president of the Shelby County Historical Society.

  • Rockets take 9th at state meet

    With perfect conditions on the first day of competition Friday, and some less-than-ideal weather on Saturday, Shelby County’s girls golf team gutted out a ninth-place finish at the KHSAA State Golf Tournament over the weekend.

    As a team the Rockets shot 693 over the two combined days, finishing behind overall winner Sacred Heart, which finished with a team score of 617.

  • Titans edge out Rockets

    In a very physical matchup between Shelby County and crosstown rival Collins, it was the Titans taking a 1-0 victory and advancing to the 30th District Championship game set for Thursday night at Anderson County High School.

    Collins hosted the tournament first rounds games Monday and Tuesday due to water issues on the Bearcats field. Anderson County is scheduled to host the championship game Thursday.