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Today's News

  • County gives EMS personnel raises

    At Tuesday's meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates agreed to a substantial pay raise for some emergency services personnel.

    Magistrates lent unanimous approval, with Eddie Kingsolver making the motion to approve and Bill Hedges seconding, to raise starting pay for EMTs and paramedics by 16 and 19 percent, respectively.

    Starting pay for EMTS has been raised from $28,022 to $32,677 and from $33,012 to $39,381 for paramedics.

  • Dorman Center needs volunteers

    The Dorman Preschool Center, long renown for working with children with developmental delays, is badly in need of volunteers.

    "We have a huge need for volunteers at this time to help keep the doors open at the Dorman Center," said Ray Leathers, chair of the center's board. "The strong economic conditions in Shelby County have made it extremely difficult to recruit and retain teachers and teacher aids."

    Ron Caughron, president of the Dorman Center, said the facility faces a serious situation with an ever-decreasing staff.

  • Unsung hero to be portrayed by son

    Claude Hammond had heard the tale many times from his father about his role in apprehending the shooters in a classic murder case in Shelby County that made national news back in the 1930s.

    When he heard that Main Street was going to close down Saturday for a re-enactment about the sensational murder and trial that took place 80 years ago, he had to make sure that his father, Claude Hammond Sr., a Shelbyville policeman, would be not left out, the way that he has been since the incident happened, he said.

  • Annual Wild Game Feast Saturday

    It all started with a couple of local hunters and a full freezer and more than 15 years later, those same hunters will again host the annual Wild Game Feast to support youth and children’s ministries at Centenary United Methodist Church.

    Holly Husband, one of the organizers of the event, said tickets for the dinner, hosted at Floral Hall, are on sale now and can be purchased in advance by calling the Centenary church office at 633-4510.

  • Collins tops Anderson County

    Collins’ streak of being undefeated in district matchups since 2014 rolled on Wednesday night, as the Titans easily closed out Anderson County in a match that lasted just 57 minutes.

    The Titans (12-5) did anything and everything it wanted to do in the win over the Bearcats (5-7) and helped Collins solidify its first-place ranking in the 30th District.

  • Rockets travel to Franklin County tonight

    The Franklin County Flyers have traded wins through their first four games, but the Shelby County football team will look to buck that trend in the district opener for both teams Friday at Franklin County.

    The Flyers fell 46-13 to visiting Anderson County last week, and Shelby County’s focus will be on giving Franklin (2-2) its first two-game losing streak this season.

  • Titans open district play at Spencer County

    Collins football team will open its district play tonight, when the Titans travel to Taylorsville to take on Spencer County (2-3).

    The Bears have had some tough sledding thus far, with three consecutive losses after defeating Bardstown in week one.

    Spencer earned its second win of the season last Friday in a 49-7 blowout win over an 0-5 Woodford County team on the road.

  • Titans take second at Grant County tourney

    Collins girls’ golf continued its march toward the region tournament on Sept. 29 with a second-place finish at the Grant County Invitational over the weekend.

    Led by junior Catie Kelly’s career-low 18-hole score of 82 – good for fourth individually at the tournament – Collins came away with a strong showing at the weekend tournament, shooting a 371 as a team.

  • Biagi’s says goodbye

    For nearly a century, business at Biagi’s Appliance has been good. But as they say, all good things must come to an end.

    So as brothers Steve and Robert Biagi wrap up the store’s 90th anniversary, they are preparing to close the doors on the family business.

    Annibale Biagi established Biagi’s Appliances in downtown Shelbyville in 1927.  The business passed through the hands of their grandfather to their father, Vincent, and uncle, Hugh, before the brother’s joined them at the helm in 1993.

  • Triple S Planning Commission - Waddy gas station approved

    With what they expected to be a lengthy agenda on the table, the Triple S Planning Commission divided its regularly scheduled monthly meeting into two nights.

    Tuesday’s meeting was regular business, but Wednesday drew some back and forth debate from the audience concerning a Preliminary Planned Unit Development for a Speedway fuel station in Waddy.