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Today's News

  • Shelby farm family honored

    Shane and Mary Courtney are the 2017 recipients of the Kentucky Agribusiness of the Year Award.

  • Collins rolls Shelby County, 30-6

    Typically when the weather turns cold, successful football teams turn to the running game and defense to grind out wins.

    Collins did just that on Friday night, rushing for 204 yards as a team and forcing five turnovers on defense and special teams in the 30-6 win over Shelby County.

    Collins allowed its rival 302 yards of total offense, but most of Shelby’s yardage came with the game firmly out of reach, and was aided by an 82-yard touchdown pass after the Titans had the win in hand.

  • Shelby’s Ellis inks with Tennessee

    Not often do players get to test themselves against some of the best amateur athletes in the country, but Shelby County baseball’s Matthew Ellis will get that opportunity following his senior season this year.

    The catcher inked with the University of Tennessee on Thursday night, surrounded by family members and coaches involved with the Rocket baseball program.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board enjoys the arts

    The halls of Heritage Elementary school were lined with brightly colored works of art and overflowing with proud family and friends for the school’s annual Art Night Thursday evening. 

    Hundreds of paintings, drawings, colorings and 3-D works of art hung from the ceiling, filled the windows and covered nearly every inch of the school’s walls while family members and friends filled the cafeteria, library and art rooms learning from students how to make their own works of art. 

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Zoning regs up for change

      When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street, for its regularly scheduled meeting council members will consider an ordinance enacting a text amendment to the city’s zoning regulations that would allow additions on some non-conforming structures without going before the appeals board.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said currently additions couldn’t be made to homes that are not in zoning compliance.

  • Simpsonville ready to shine

    For those that enjoyed Shelbyville’s Celebration of Lights last weekend, Simpsonville will provide a seasonal encore for Shelby County this weekend with their annual Light Up Simpsonville celebration.

    The fun kicks-off with a countdown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday led by Mayor Eden and city commissioners gathered around the focal piece – the new 2,100 square-foot pavilion.

  • Blaze destroys barn

    No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a barn Friday afternoon on U.S. 60

    Crews from East 60, Shelby County and Waddy responded to the blaze but were unable to save the structure located in Clay Village. The owners of the property were not at home at the time of the fire at 4 p.m. No livestock were being housed in the barn, but a vehicle and some farm equipment was destroyed. No cause for the blaze is known at this time.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Col. Ben Pollard, U.S. Air Force (1932-2016), Shelbyville hero, Part 1: A scholar, pilot and survivor

    On the eve of Veterans Day it seems entirely fitting to publish a summary of my columns about Col. Ben Pollard that originally appeared in August 2008. Col. Pollard died in San Diego on Veteran’s Day 2016.

    While I had heard of the late Ben Pollard and of his experiences as a prisoner of war in Hanoi during the Vietnam War, it was at an open house at the Shelby County Public Library nearly twenty years ago where I first made his acquaintance. Thus commenced a friendship, which was continued through visits and many e-mail exchanges.

    Early life

  • Big things in small packages

    With November in full swing, the holiday shopping season is underway.  Scouring through sale flyers and some early released Black Friday ads, everyone is eager to get their hands on some great deals this year, hoping to make their special someone’s season bright. 

    Across America, even the less fortunate families have hope for at least a somewhat joyous December 25, with programs like Toys for Tots and the Angel Tree.  But outside of our prosperous nation, there are many children who will go without on Christmas morning.

  • Delight-ful new business

     When one door closes another opens. So goes the fate of downtown Shelbyville recently. 

    And with the closure of several other storefronts on Main Street, many new businesses have followed behind with new openings.