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Today's News

  • Simpsonville development heating back up

    While there has been plenty of talk and interest for some time regarding the vacant and undeveloped land across Buck Creek Road from The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, development has slowed in Simpsonville over the last year.

    But those working firsthand with two commercial properties in the area say that could soon change.

  • Police make large drug bust at Waddy traffic stop

    Three southeastern Kentucky men were arrested on drug charges after an early morning traffick stop on I-64 at Exit 43 in Waddy Sunday yielded a large amount of crystal meth in vehicle, said Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernie Napier.

    He added that police seized 5.3 ounces of suspected crystal meth along with a large amount of cash.

    Keith A. Davis, 46 and Dustin E. Watson, 32, both of Whitley City and Jimmie D. Watson, 36, of Revelo are all charged with trafficking in meth and related charges.

    All are lodged in the Franklin Detention Center.

  • County working to prioritize road projects

    County officials say they are working with the state to prioritize the county’s road projects and that the long-standing Mount Eden Road widening project will take priority.

    And while state officials agree that the work is needed, there is still no timeframe for the construction.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison said he, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden met with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials on the matter two weeks ago.

  • Three big innings lead Shelby past Grayson County

    Up 3-1 over Grayson County after three innings of play, Shelby County baseball was searching for a way to put the game out of reach.

    Michael Stivers and Caleb Collins were waiting on base when senior Brandon Davis stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fourth.

    On the third pitch of the at-bat, Davis got a hold of the Grayson pitcher Hunter Schiarella’s fastball, roping it over the left centerfield wall and notching a five-run deficit over the visiting Cougars (2-7) and opening the offensive floodgates for the Rockets (3-6-1).

  • Collins splits weekend slate

    Collins High School split a home doubleheader Saturday, dropping a tight game in the first contest, 8-7, to Henry Clay but rebounding with a powerful 12-8 win over St. Henry in the afternoon.

    Two big innings were the key for the Titans (6-5) against St. Henry, as Collins scored 12 combined runs in the third and fourth frames to help lock up the win. Trevor Pitts, Mason Kuhl and Drew Goodlett combined for nine RBIs and six of the team’s 11 hits in the win.

  • Shelby earns a pair of wins at tournament

    The Shelby County softball team earned its first pair of tournament wins on the season at the Dixie Heights tournament on Saturday.

    The Rockets closed the day with a 10-4 shootout over Fairfield, Ohio to help secure its second and final victory of the weekend.

    “After Friday’s loss, it was good to rebound in a big way and get two good wins,” Rockets coach Kelly Cable said.

  • Simpsonville Police seeks ID in theft

    The Simpsonville Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating someone wanted in connection with a theft from the SAKS off 5th store at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

    On March 18 between 7:30-7:45 p.m., several hundred dollars worth of merchandise was stolen from the shop. Police say a small compact car, possibly grey or white, is involved in the theft.

  • Crews working at burned Dollar General

    The former Dollar General Store off Boone Station Road is finally starting to buzz again.

    Not with the shoppers, but with activity finally cleaning up the mess left after a fire on Jan. 13 gutted much of the store.

    Workers in rubber gloves have been carrying out mounds of debris, while others are driving forklifts full of fire debris from the building on Mount Tabor Circle near Kroger.

  • Shelby looks strong at home all-comers

    Shelby County’s track and field team turned in solid performances Tuesday while hosting an All-Comers meet, taking first place in the boys’ and second in girls’ competitions.

    The Rockets ended up with 148 points on the boys’ side, 47 ahead of second-place Pleasure Ridge Park.

    In the girls’ standings, SCHS took the runner up spot with 106 points, 65 behind Male.

  • Titans defeat Spencer in home matches

    Collins’ tennis teams earned a pair of wins over a visiting Spencer County squad on Tuesday afternoon.

    The girls’ team gutted out a close 3-2 win, while the boys earned a clean sweep 5-0 over the Bears.

    In the boys’ first singles competition, Jared Baltzell shutout his opponent, 6-0, 6-0 while second singles Jason Anderson followed suit with the same result.

    Third singles player Jacob Hisle helped in a two-set, 6-0, 6-0 win over Spencer to push Collins to 3-0 in boys’ singles competition.