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Today's News

  • Rockets have big shoes to fill

    Despite a 22-6 season, the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team did not finish its 2015-16 season the way it had expected.

    The team suffered through a multitude of injuries, and dropped its last two games as a result. Rival Collins ended Shelby’s 2015 season in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament.

    “We had a good regular season,” head coach Jason Holland said. “The season definitely did not end the way we wanted. We had injuries plague us all year.”

  • Rockets return veteran group

    Coming off of a 16-14 season last year, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team is looking to start anew this season with first-year head coach Ken Cates.

    The team had its 2015-16 season ended by rival Collins in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    “We had a good season, but we came up short of our goals for the postseason,” Cates said.

  • Collins looks to continue growing

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team is looking to build off of an 18-13 record from 2015-16 and take the next step as a team.

    The Titans closed last season strong, winning four of the final six regular season games and advanced to the 8th Region Tournament before falling to eventual Region runner-up Simon Kenton.

    Last season was head coach Sean Pigman’s first season at the helm for the Titans, and Pigman hopes that continuity with the coaching staff will help this newer, younger Collins team grow at a quick pace.

  • Wakefield-Scearce Christmas Gala underway

    The Christmas Gala at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries kicks off the holiday season for many.

    As visitors stopped in Wednesday for opening day of the annual event, they were greeted by an elegant doorman swinging the door open wide to reveal the opulent wonderland.

  • Jeptha Creed opens today

    Jeptha Creed, Shelbyville’s long awaited, family-owned distillery is opening its doors to the public today.

    “We’ve got a lot of people in the community that have RSVPd,” said Joyce Nethery, who owns the distillery with her husband Bruce.  “We have people from the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, people from the Distilled Spirits Epicenter coming, State Representative-elect Rob Rothenburger, Mayor Tom Hardesty, members of the city council, magistrates, I think we are going to have a really good representation.”

  • Celebrating those who serve

    In 2005, in response to news that an extremist religious group was protesting the funerals of fallen heroes, an American Legion Riders chapter out of Kansas formed the Patriot Guard Riders. Comprised of individual riders and groups from across the nation, the organization today has more than 200,000 members who attend the funerals of members of the U.S. military, firefighters and police at the invitation of a decedent's family.

  • Journey to health

    Many people look forward to Thanksgiving not only as an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, but also as a time to kick off the holiday season with huge comfort food-filled meals and decadent desserts.

    And that’s exactly why Kyle Migdol picked this time of year to make a huge lifestyle change.

    The holiday now has a different meaning for the Shelbyville native. It was three days before Thanksgiving three years ago when he renounced the traditional gut-busting meal and embraced a stringent weight loss regimen.

  • Zone change for 3rd Street gets 1st approval

    A zone change request for two small properties on 3rd Street in Simpsonville from residential to highway commercial met the approval of city officials, in contrast to a negative recommendation from planners.

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved a first reading for the adjoining properties at 401 and 405 3rd St. where a storage unit facility has been proposed.

  • Flocking to the polls

    Shelby County election officials had expected a large voter turnout, but County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said her estimate of nearly 70 percent might have been on the conservative side.

    “It might be more than what I thought it was going to be,” she said shortly before the polls closed.

    Election officials agreed that traffic at the polls was heavy in most parts of the county.

    Lorie Haggard, an election worker at Precinct G103 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds said she couldn’t believe the turnout.

  • Anglin gets 18 years for embezzlement

    Benita Anglin stood quietly before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman Monday as he ordered her to be taken immediately into custody for a nearly $600K theft from the school system she had pleaded guilty to in August and begin serving the 18 year prison sentenced he had just pronounced.

    She had spoken not a word throughout her brief appearance at the podium in the circuit, but had let her attorney, Matt Pippin, plead an impassioned request for leniency from the court –  a request that did not go over well with Hickman.