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Today's News

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: New $137K gazebo coming to Wiche Park

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted Thursday to build a new, larger gazebo on U.S. 60 in Wiche Park to replace the current edition.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock told commissioners that the cost to the city to construct the $137,634 gazebo would only be $86,634 as the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, along with the Wiche family, have committed to supply the remaining funds.

  • Federle sinks CAL on buzzer-beater

    With 4.5 seconds left in regulation and down 66-65 against Christian Academy-Louisville, the Collins girls’ basketball team needed to drive the entire length of the floor and score.

    Titans’ freshman point guard Olivia Federle was more than happy to oblige.

    Federle collected the inbound pass from underneath the Collins (16-11) basket, and raced coast-to-coast, weaving her way through four Centurion players. CAL, which did not have a foul to give without putting Federle on the free throw line for the win, could only watch.

  • Iceman returns to coach SCHS girls golf team

    With girls’ golf coach Melissa Young moving on following the conclusion of the 2016 season, Shelby County High School is turning to a familiar face to lead the team in the fall.

    Candice Wiley Iceman should be someone Rocket fans immediately recognize. Iceman began playing varsity golf for Shelby County at the age of 13, and played until her graduation from SCHS in 2009.

    Shelby County athletic director Charlotte Marshall reached out to the coach at the end of last year, asking if Iceman had interest in the position.

  • Cochran stands tall inside and out

    While normally reserved for baseball players, the term five-tool player seems to fit Collins’ forward Charlie Cochran’s game to a tee.

    With no holes in his game, Cochran is as comfortable driving the lane as he is spotting up for a three and dropping down to guard the perimeter or going high to swat a shot.

    Cochran, a senior leader for the Titans, has a style that could be hard to comprehend for those who prefer to pour advanced analytics rather than watching games in real time.

  • Shelby’s own Splash Brothers

    Not every team can have two leaders.

    Sometimes it is just a clash of personalities, or the natural competitiveness that comes with sports that splits leadership roles.

    Luckily for the Shelby County’s boys’ swim team, it has two leaders that could not be closer, in sophomore Logan Kessinger and junior Sean Gilpatrick.

    The pair are coming off of a 2015 season in which they both qualified for the state meet, and are looking to go even further with the postseason rapidly approaching.

  • Shelby buries Bullitt from behind the arc

    When opponents give the Shelby County girls’ basketball team space to shoot, the Rockets can be incredibly difficult to beat.

    Bullitt Central (6-18) found that lesson out the hard way, as the Rockets drilled 10 shots from three-point range to hammer the Cougars 60-21 on Saturday afternoon.

    Following a tough shooting night in its previous game against Owen County, SCHS could not miss from both outside the arc, or from anywhere else on the court.

  • Rockets fall at Central Hardin

    The Rockets found ways over, around and through the Central Hardin defense in the first half, but changes after halftime brought Shelby County’s offense to screeching stop and ended in a 55-39 loss.

    At the end of the second quarter, the Rockets (5-19) were clinging to a 3-point, 23-20, lead behind the playmaking ability of point guard Kyion Stone.

  • A fighting chance

    Shelby resident and longtime boxing coach Abdul Jarvis doesn’t just teach his students how to jab and uppercut, but also how to counter attack their toughest opponent –Parkinson’s disease.

    A long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s mainly affects the motor system and causes shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty walking.

    But through Jarvis’ boxing program, Rock Steady, his students are regaining mobility they once believed was lost forever.

  • Prison mission aims at reducing criminal relapse

    This year, the growing non-profit organization, Mission Behind Bars and Beyond (MB3), has kicked up its efforts to address Kentucky’s recidivism rates.

    Joey Pusateri, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, and a member of the board of directors for MB3 said criminal relapse is a serious issue they continuously battle.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to hold work session with budget committee

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Clear Creek Elementary School, 279 Chapel Hill Road and will discuss spending for the upcoming budgeting period. During the meeting, the board will hold a work session with the budget committee and Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the committee will share its recommendation for next year’s budget with the board.

    Those recommendations, based on the board’s decision, will be reflected in the tentative budget presented to the board in May.