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Today's News

  • FY19 budget increases 7 percent

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on first reading its 2018-19 budget Thursday, which shows a 7 percent increase from the previous year.
    This year’s budget calls for a balanced spending plan of $1,786,000, compared to $1,658,000, in 2017.
    That increase is less than it was for last year’s budget, which was an 11 percent increase in 2016, when the budget jumped from $1,494,000 to $1,658,000, but the growth remains steady.

  • Cold tempertures, snow, greet first day of spring

    One day after spring was official, Shelby County once again resembled a postcard depicting a winter wonderland.
    The scraping of snow shovels could be heard all around Shelby County as people dug themselves out of several inches of snow, a situation that forecasters say could be repeated this weekend.a
    “We expect mostly rain, but we’ll have to watch this closely – it wouldn’t take much of an adjustment to put us into a snow scenario,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Ron Steve.

  • Shelby opens season strong at Woodford

    The Shelby County track and field team opened its season on high note over the weekend at the Woodford County Luck O’ the Irish meet, as the girls finished second as a unit, while the boys’ took fourth place in group competition.

    The girls’ team finished with 117.5 points, just seven points back of Woodford, while the boys earned 84 points with Frederick Douglass finishing first with 127.

    SCHS track coach Nick Edwards says that he likes what he has seen from his team early on in the season.

  • Webb takes second place at Shawnee

    Kentucky Christian University freshman and former Collins golfer Mallori Webb turned in a strong performance over the weekend at the Shawnee State Invitational, as she earned a second-place finish at the event held in Portsmouth, Ohio.

    Webb says the tournament was an intriguing one to be a part of, considering the KCU girls’ golf program is still in its early stages.

  • Baseball teams preparing for Spring Break

    While most students will spend Spring Break relaxing and enjoying time off from school, both Collins and Shelby County baseball teams will be hard at work improving over the two week period.

    As it happens, each of the squads will hit the road to compete in tournaments outside the state, as the Rockets will take its team to Memphis to compete and the Titans travel to Vero Beach, Fla. to take part in the Historic Dodgertown tournament.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 22: Western Europe 1958: A tour to remember (concluded)

    A classmate at the Canadian National Defence College in Kingston, Ontario during 1957-58 was John Killick of the British Foreign Service. Intelligent, informal, with a ready wit and a guitar at the ready, he was the most accomplished and popular member of our class.

    It was generally known that he had been a parachutist in World War II, but little was known about the nature of his service. Now this information is readily available on the all-encompassing Internet.

    Operation “Market Garden”

    – September 17-25, 1944

  • $50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Shelbyville

     Although this week’s winning $457 million Powerball Ticket was sold in Pennsylvania, several Kentuckians got a piece of the pie.

    “Kentucky did have three winners of $50,000,” Jennifer Cunningham with the Kentucky Lottery said in an e-mail.

    Among the three winning Kentucky tickets, one was purchased from Shelbyville’s Liquor World on Haven Hill Road.

    Manager Sunil Patel said he was shocked to learn of the big win the morning after the drawing.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - iLead grant application to be considered

     When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday they will consider for approval a resolution to support the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative application for a New Skills for Youth grant to support development of a regional iLEAD Academy to serve Jefferson, Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties.

    An iLead academy currently exists to support Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties, which are also serviced by OVEC.

    The goal of the academy is to get each student College Ready by the end of the second year.

  • Touched twice blesses volunteers and guests

     Lined around the exterior of the building, nearly 600 guests slowly poured into Shelby’s First Baptist Church Saturday, eager to receive a multitude of free services.  

    Providing everything from dental exams to free haircuts, volunteers from all fields came together to serve those in need. 

    Event organizer Tara Shaver said 546 volunteers from 61 different churches in 42 zip codes served 596 guests.  

    In addition, visitors from as far as Cincinnati and Worthington, Ohio made the drive to attend, seeking help.

  • Family needs help for teen's funeral

    The mother of a murdered teen is reaching out to the community for help in paying for funeral arrangements for her daughter.

    “The funeral home has been working with us – they are wonderful people,” said Samantha Fowler. “Any outside help that we could get would be appreciated. Contributions can be made directly to Shannon’s Funeral Home, where we had her cremated.”