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Today's News

  • Raises proposed for Simpsonville officials

    A pay increase could be in the wings for Simpsonville City officials next year.

    At its regular meeting Monday night, the commission passed a first reading for an ordinance that would give commissioners a 14 percent pay increase and a 25 percent increase for the mayor.

    That sounds like a lot until you consider that those offices have not had a raise for the past eight years, said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton, in addition to the fact that the pay is low in the first place, he said.

  • Healthy outlooks

    Becoming more health conscious, while not a new concept, is not just a growing fad among employees; it’s becoming more and more important to employers, as well.

    That’s because a healthy employee is more valuable to a company than one prone to illness, which can result in lower productivity.

  • Manning The Fort

    While some of the main contributors may have changed for Collins boys’ basketball from last season, the results have only improved.

    Led by senior forward Nick Fort, the Titans currently sit at a 18-6 for the year and look primed to make another run at the KHSAA State Basketball Tournament in early March.

    Fort says that the experience provided by last season’s playoff run and the program’s first ever tournament win over Elliott County has shown the team what is required to make another state title bid this season.

  • Rockets sweep weekend match-ups

    Shelby County boys’ basketball may have found its rhythm over the past few games, earning its first winning streak of the season and winning each of its past three contests.

    The Rockets defeated a visiting Central Hardin (14-8) team on Friday night, before traveling and beating Ryle (8-15) on Saturday afternoon.

    Shelby County 79, Ryle 70

  • Warming up to winter

    While the winter months and colder temperatures remain in front of us with a predicted six more weeks of winter, it is still important for fitness enthusiasts to maintain and even improve one’s own workout level while not freezing at the same time.

    To combat the low temperatures and stay active, here are some tips from fitness professionals and athletes on how to stay safely warm while simultaneously burning calories.

    Jennifer Stephens, founder and owner of Bourbon Barrel Crossfit in Shelbyville, says the hardest part is in your head.

  • Titans take pair of tough losses over weekend

    As the season rolls along, Collins boys’ basketball’s schedule kicked into another gear as the team took a pair of losses to highly-talented St. Xavier (14-9) and Bullitt East (13-12) teams on Friday and Saturday respectively.

    “If you take our last two weeks of the season, it is more challenging than most teams will play,” Titans coach Chris Gaither said. “Each game you can win if you execute on both ends of the floor extremely well but if you don’t then you can get beat. We want our kids to know this going into postseason play.”

  • Collins’ streak snapped

    The Collins girls’ basketball team had its five-game winning streak snapped on Friday night at the hands of 30th District foe Spencer County (16-6) before falling to Madison Central (11-11) on Saturday afternoon as well.

    Madison Central 42, Collins 41

    With two players still sidelined with injuries for Collins (11-13), the team struggled to make plays down the stretch in a one-point loss at the hands of the Indians on Saturday afternoon.

  • Shelby County falls to Owen County, Ballard

    Shelby County girls’ basketball dropped its fourth and fifth consecutive games in as many days on Friday and Saturday, falling to Owen County (14-7) and Ballard (15-5) in a pair of home matchups.

    Ballard 54, Shelby County 32

    The Rockets closed the weekend with a second loss of the season to a big, physical Ballard team Saturday.

  • SCPS on 2-hour delay for Monday, Feb. 5

    Due to inclement weather, Shelby County Public Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay for Monday, Feb. 5.

  • Bird’s eye view

    The staff at Bowersox Vision Center is using new technology they say is heads above any high resolution imaging equipment they have seen so far.

    “We love it, it’s been a great addition to the practice,” said Dr. Stuart Young of the Ultra-Widefield Retinal Camera.

    At first glance, the machine resembles most of the standard machines that you see at the eye doctor’s office, with a small platform for resting the chin up and a small screen for the patient to look into while the technician photographs the eye.