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Today's News

  • Kiser named to All-State Cross Country team

    With a top-25 finish over the weekend at the Class 2A State Cross-Country meet, Shelby County’s Anna Kiser has been named to the 2017 Kentucky All-State team.

    “I was very impressed with Anna when I first met her at the start of the season,” first-year coach Aaron Shepherd said. “She came out to practice every day and was really dedicated to the program.”

  • Sewer upgrade for Simpsonville

    Simpsonville will have a new pump station in the Cardinal Club next year, which means a new access road for a development in The Villas area.

    More importantly, though, the addition of the sewer upgrade will speed up development, said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton at Monday meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission.

    “The road will be extended and fifty-three homes will be built,” he said. “We have worked out a contract with the developer,” he added, saying that the upgrade has to be done before the houses can be built.

  • Seeing the light

    Saturday night will be a special time for Shelbyville when the community’s Celebration of Lights ushers in the holiday season.

    The event, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m. in downtown Shelbyville, will offer something for everyone, for kids from 2 to 92, with plenty of sights, sounds and tastes of the season.

  • Ted Igleheart: Feb. 17, 1930 – Nov. 5, 2017

    A light for justice is still burning in Shelbyville in the hearts of those who carry the memory of a beloved native son.

    Ted Igleheart, a longtime attorney who loved fighting the good fight so much that he refused to retire until his mid-eighties, passed away Sunday.

    “He exemplified his values in everything he did,” said Fielding Ballard, chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party, of which Igleheart was active for more than 50 years, serving as precinct chair and on the executive committee for 25 years as secretary.

  • A helping hand

    With all the good sights, smells and sounds of the approaching holidays – turkey dinners, brightly wrapped gifts and even just the basic essentials of a warm, comfortable home – Santa isn’t the only one who kicks things into high gear.

    Those who work tirelessly to provide the less fortunate with a good meal or a Christmas gift for their children during the holidays say they need a little help, too.

    Though she doesn’t look much like Mrs. Claus, Jennifer Decker exudes all the warmth of Santa’s better half and works just as hard.

  • Datebook | Nov. 8, 2017

    Note: Due to early production deadlines, an announcement for Thursday's blood drive at Centenary UMC did not appear in Wednesday's print edition. The announcement is listed below.

    This week

    Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting

    The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. today at the Shelby County Fire Department Station 1, 200 Alpine Drive. For more information, call 502-321-7252 or 502-633-1839.

    Hero2Hero blood drive

  • Titans, Rockets compete at state XC meet

    Both Shelby County and Collins high schools took part in the KHSAA Class AA State cross-country meet on Saturday at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    In the girls’ competition, Shelby County finished 20th as a team behind champion Highlands, while Collins slotted in at 22nd as a group.

    Led by senior Anna Kiser’s 24th-place finish in 20:42.50, the Rockets finished with a top-20 outing in team competition.

    Junior Evelyn Enriquez turned in the second-best time for Shelby at the state meet, taking 56th in a time of 21:44.97.

  • At the top of the Hill

    Making the transition from high school to college football can be a tough one, but Western Kentucky University defenders DeAndre Farris and Masai Whyte are making it look easy.

    The two former Collins players have helped the Hilltoppers compile a record of 5-4 this season, with WKU tied for third in Conference USA (3-2).

    Western’s pass defense ranks 24th in the country this season, allowing opponents to throw for just 187 yards per game, in large part due to a defensive back in Farris and Whyte, one of the team’s two starting linebackers.

  • Rockets rally past Taylor

    Second-half comebacks are becoming second nature to Shelby County this season.

    With 24 minutes left in regulation, the Rockets (7-4) rallied from down 21-10 in the third quarter, outscoring host Taylor County 28-14 over the final two quarters of play and advancing to the second round of the KHSAA 4A State Playoffs on Friday with a 38-28 win.

  • Collins D is key against Colts

    Another strong defensive performance from Collins combined with a rapid-fire offensive attack left West Jessamine searching for answers in the Titans’ 34-13 home playoff win over the Colts on Friday night.

    West quarterback Jacob Humes was picked off three times in the loss, and while the Colts were able to rack up 306 yards of total offense, 70 of those came from a single second quarter carry by running back Jamesy Swentzel.