Today's News

  • Rockets, Titans earn spots at state

    Both Shelby County and Collins’ swim teams turned in strong performances at the Region Swim Meet at Woodford County High School over the weekend and will be represented at the KHSAA State Swim Meet later this month.

    “Our swimmers swam well. They swam fast [over the weekend] to qualify and swam faster [in the championship round],” Swim coach Tom Coons said. “That is all you can ask as a coach. You go a personal best time when the pressure is on, and that shows excellent composure [as an athlete].”

  • Shelby picks up weekend wins

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team closed its season on a high note over the weekend, defeating a visiting North Oldham squad in host duty on Friday night before traveling to Williamstown on Saturday and picking up a win there as well.

    Shelby County 58, Williamstown 51

    A strong defensive effort allowed the Rockets (8-20) to officially close its season on a two-game winning streak, as SCHS topped Williamstown by seven points on Saturday.

  • Titans split tough slate

    A tough late stretch of games for Collins boys’ basketball continued over the weekend, as the Titans (19-8) split a pair of games against DeSales and Doss as the regular season winds down and the postseason begins.

    Doss 71, Collins 67 (overtime)

    The Titans fought tooth-and-nail to try and overcome Doss on Saturday night, but the Dragons found a way to overcome its opponent in the overtime period.

  • Rockets defeat Henry County

    After a tight halftime score saw Henry County leading Shelby County boys’ basketball by one-point, the Rockets took control of the second half on the way to a 71-65 win over the visiting Wildcats on Friday night.

    A smaller lineup, boasting four and even five guards at a time, gave Henry trouble, as the visiting team struggled to keep up with the speed and elusiveness of the Rockets.

  • Owen tops Collins

    A rough second quarter for Collins girls’ basketball came back to haunt the Titans in its Saturday trip to Owen County, as the host team came away with the 53-47 win.

    Collins (11-15) could only muster five points in the second, being outscored by six points in that frame alone, 11-5.

    Combine that an injury to its main interior presence in Mary-Clare Megibben after halftime, and the two factors ended up contributing to the six-point loss to the Rebels (16-8).

  • Southside students raise money for charities

    Southside Elementary School hosted its annual art night Thursday, raising more than $2,000 for local, state and national charities.

    Art teacher Michelle Thomas said a total of about 450 students participated, each grade level creating a different heart themed project for the “For the Love of Art” show.

    Each grade level also selected a charity to support.

  • Board reviews budget committee recommendations

    The Shelby County Board of Education took on the task of meeting new budget requirements and a slight budget deficit with recommendations from the board’s budget committee during Thursday’s meeting at East Middle School.

    “The 2018-19 Budget Committee was tasked with several objectives, one to recommend initiatives necessary to maintain progress with our strategic plan, to recommend ways to fund new initiatives and to recommend reductions to existing budget items which were no longer effective,” Susan Barkley, director of finance told the board.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves unmet needs

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education reviewed the district’s unmet needs for 2018.

    Some of the requested items include:

  • Shelbyville teen in custody following stabbing of family member

     An argument turned violent Friday night, leaving a 37-year-old man dead and a family struggling for answers.

    The incident occurred Friday evening in the Cloverbrook Farms neighborhood. Officers with the Shelbyville Police Department were called to a home on Beamtree Drive around 9 p.m. and discovered David Bryant with a fatal stab wound to the chest.

    A teenage suspect, who is related to Bryant, was later taken into custody, accused of stabbing Bryant to death.

    Because of the teen’s age, no name has been released.

  • Shelbyville rocks

    When it comes to friendly communities, Shelby is a shining example. But if you need tangible proof that Shelby County truly rocks, just look down.

    Scattered across the community, hidden in plain sight, you’ll find a plethora of colored, wildly decorated rocks adorning fun designs aimed solely at bringing a smile to the finder’s face.

    Many of those rocks direct the discoverer to the Facebook page: Shelbyville Ky Rocks!