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Today's News

  • 3 Rockets compete in track nationals

    Shelby County’s track and field team stepped into the national spotlight, as three-time state champion Kyrien Stone competed at New Balance Outdoor Nationals along with SCHS sophomores-to-be Treyvon Beasley and William Davis over the weekend.

    The event, hosted by North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C., saw Stone take part in the top-two rounds of the triple jump, eventually taking 11th place in the championship heat with a final distance of 48-feet.

  • Shelby Stingrays swim season underway

    The Shelbyville Stingrays swim team will look to defend its 2016 Summer Fun League title this year, once again behind coach Tom Coons’ guidance.

    The Stingrays boast an enormous roster with more than 150 swimmers, and that depth allowed the team to capture its second consecutive league title last summer. This year Shelbyville will look to make it a three-peat.

    To capture its third title in as many years, the Stingrays will need top-notch performances from its best swimmers, as only the top-three of each event are scored.

  • Hot to trot

    A bright blue, clear sky welcomed the Shelby County Fair Horse Show Wednesday, and organizers could not have ordered better weather for the opening night of the 2017 show.

    The 155th show kicked off at 7 p.m. with the Five-gaited Adult Amateur Division and wrapped up after 23 divisions.

  • Teen dies in car crash in Shelby

    A single vehicle acident in Shelby County has left one teen dead and two others injured, police say.

    According to Kentucky State Police, a 16-year-old boy was killed when the car in he was a passenger ran off the road way and he was ejected from the vehicle.

    The accident happened at midnight Tuesday near the 8100 block of Mount Eden Road. The teen was riding in the back seat of a car containing two other teens, a 17-year-old girl from Shelbyville, who was driving and a 16-year-old boy from Waddy, who was riding in the front passenger seat.

  • Blanton named SCHS girls’ coach

    After years of holding a variety of coaching spots in both boys and girls’ high school basketball, new Shelby County head coach Bruce Blanton is looking forward to taking over the Rockets’ program for the 2017-18 season.

    Blanton was officially hired as the new coach on Friday morning, per athletic director Charlotte Marshall.

    Blanton spent the 2016-17 season on the sidelines for the Rockets under former head coach Jason Holland.

  • Collins embracing pace this summer

    Coming off of the most successful season in program history and its first ever win at the KHSAA State Basketball Tournament, the Collins boys’ basketball team has retooled its strategy over the summer from last year.

    With the loss of lengthy forwards Charlie Cochran and Dominique Turner to graduation, the Titans will turn to a guard-heavy line up with the returns of Nick Fort, Jacob Feltner, Dayvion McKnight and Marcellus Vail.

    The team hopes the move to a four-guard starting lineup will pay dividends once the season starts this fall.

  • Rockets using size in summer games

    This summer, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team is looking to improve its technique to go along with its increased size from last season.

    With three players six-foot-three-inches or taller, the Rockets want to be more physical in the paint and on the boards than it was in the 2016-17 season.

    The team closed its summer campaign by hosting one leg of a tournament over the weekend with Collins High School.

  • Wiley claims first golf title of summer

    Shelby County’s Faith Wiley is staying active over the months leading up to the high school season, and she locked up her first title of the summer with a first place finish in the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation Classic over the weekend.

    The event, hosted at Quail Chase Golf Club in Louisville, saw Wiley edge out fellow Shelbyville native and Collins’ athlete Rylee Suttor for the girls’ championship.

    Wiley posted a final score of 175 after the two rounds of competition, winning by just one stroke over Suttor.

  • Post 37 splits weekend twinbill in Indiana

    In its first weekend tournament of the season, the Shelbyville American Legion team experienced some mixed results in a doubleheader against Indiana’s Evansville-Pate Post 265.

    Post 37 took the first game from Evansville by a 6-2 margin, but fell in game two of the series in a 6-4 loss.

    “Overall I thought we played pretty well this weekend,” Post 37 coach Matt Buresh said. “We made a few mistakes, and we need to play some cleaner games and do the little things that make the difference.”

  • Grimes celebrates Bourbon Day in Shelby

    From the U.S. Army’s Birthday to Flag Day, June 14 marked a day of numerous celebrations, but in Kentucky, and Shelby County, National Bourbon Day took center stage. 

    In recognition iconic drink’s 238th birthday, Kentucky's Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes stopped into Shelby’s new Jeptha Creed Distillery to tour the facility and talk with mother-daughter owners Joyce and Autumn Nethery.