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Today's News

  • Karas, Petty a top duo for Collins XC

    Injuries, illness and car accidents slowed the Collins High School cross country team in 2015, and that was just one person.

    But while 4-time state champion Gabriella Karas was not at top form last year, it did give then first-year head coach Sean Roberts the opportunity to see that his roster wasn’t as top heavy as many considered.

    Freshman Madeline Petty would go on to finish in the top 15 at the state meet last year, and now the two look to lead a Titans squad that looks like it could be one of the best in the state.

  • Big shoes to fill

    After a season in which it went 12-2 largely on backs Malik Manica and Michael Perry, the Shelby County High School football team has to find a way to replicate that senior offensive production.

    “It’s hard to replace athletes like Malik and Michael,” head coach Todd Shipley said. “We’re hoping that Brandon Davis will fill the role of Michael [Perry]. We have two fullbacks coming back this year in Jose’ Carias and Brendon Durr.”

  • Collins, SC battle heat to prep for season

    While head coaches from the Collins and Shelby County football teams have different philosophies on the time of day their teams practice, both agree on one thing: proper hydration.

    “The key for us is properly hydrating our kids,” SCHS coach Todd Shipley said. “We always have water available for our kids, and we preach to them to start drinking water early in the morning.”

  • Post 37 goes 1-2 at Great Lakes regional tourney

    Shelbyville Post 37 couldn’t capitalize on a comeback win, and fell 12-2 in the second round of the loser’s bracket at the Great Lakes Regional in Edwardsville, Ill. Friday.

    After Shelbyville held off Pickerington, Ohio, for a 12-11 win Thursday, one bad inning sunk Shelby’s chances Friday.

    Bay City, Mich., scored eight runs on 10 hits in a dominating third inning, as Shelbyville fell, Mich. The offensive explosion put Bay City up 9-0.

  • A complete season

    Although it may not have ended the way they would have liked at the regional in Edwardsville, Ill., Shelbyville has plenty of reasons to be proud of Post 37’s season.

    A third state title in six seasons is nothing to shake a stick at, and coach J.R. Wiley did a fantastic job of getting his team to play at its full potential this season.

    First, the pitching for Post 37 was outstanding this season, and helped Shelby lift another state championship.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING – From tacky to techy

    Teachers made out their lists and parents have checked them twice as they gear up for the second busiest shopping season of the year: back to school.

    Store shelves have been filled with classroom necessities like composition notebooks and No. 2 pencils but what really gets kids excited about back to school shopping are those trendy new items adorned with designs that just scream their names.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Governor’s Scholars to be recognized

    The Shelby County Board of Education will recognize students that earned Governor’s Scholar distinction with a dinner and reception prior to the board meeting on Thursday.  The board will honor the scholars during the meeting at 7 p.m., as well.  Both the ceremony and dinner will be held at the Blair Center, 728 Ginkgo Drive.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Tax rate to be considered

    The Shelbyville City Council will hear the first reading on the 2016 ad valorem tax rate Thursday when it convenes at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington Street.  Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said Tuesday afternoon he was not certain what the recommendation would be yet.

    “We are still trying to get a few figures from the PVA office,” he said. “We don’t have an idea of what to recommend yet.”

  • Single-engine plane crashes Sunday in Waddy

    A single-engine airplane crashed at takeoff in Waddy Sunday afternoon after suffering from engine trouble.

    The pilot, who officials say was conscious at the scene, was taken to the University of Kentucky hospital, and according to Shelby County dispatch suffered minor injuries. Officials have not released the pilot’s name or the plane’s number.

    The incident happened at Miles Field, a private airstrip in Waddy located in the 600 block of Grubbs Lane.

    The FAA will be on the scene in Shelby County on Monday to investigate the crash.

  • Horse Show a hit with crowd

    With a forecast of potential – but scattered – thunderstorms, officials at the Shelbyville Horse Show held their breath, fearing a repeat of the storm that nearly wrecked last year’s opening night.

    But it was a horse of a different color Wednesday, as the weather cooperated in a big way, said show officials.

    “Everything fell into place, the weather turned out to be very nice,” said show manager R.H. Bennett.