Today's News

  • Farm tour sites encompass Shelby County

    If you want to get a true feel for what agriculture is all about in Shelby County, you don’t want to miss the 4th Annual Good Neighbors Farm Tour Saturday.

    The event will encompass 9 farms and 60 miles of agricultural activity from livestock, poultry, grain to wine making and even a miniature ninja warrior’s course for the kids.

    You’ll even be able to taste fresh farm products ranging from the sweet ice cream and honey to fresh vegetables and fruit wine to savory pork, lamb and beef.

  • Shelby County School Board – Collins’ presents Titan Innovations

    School board members Thursday enjoyed a special presentation from students at Collins High School participating in the 3PT (path, place, pace and time) learning model.  Five students in the program, in various grade levels, shared their experience with the new learning model and each voiced their approval.

    Students informed board members that Collins’ model, titled Titan Innovations, provided them with the flexibility, personalization, support and ownership of learning that they desired in their education.

  • Turning the page

    Simpsonville Elementary School opened its doors Monday evening to show off its newly renovated media space.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden, along with Simpsonville Elementary Principal Jill Tingle, Assistant Principal Adam Hicks, Library Media Specialist Karen Falkenstine, and Clifford the Big Red Dog, using a giant pair of scissors, cut the ceremonial green ribbon and opened the building up to students and family members for a special literacy night filled with activities, games and snacks. 

  • Rockets keep rolling, drill Eagles

    While North Bullitt may have come into Shelbyville undefeated, the Shelby County Rockets football team made sure the Eagles weren’t leaving that way.

    SCHS largely shut down the typically explosive North Bullitt offense, as the Rockets dismantled the Eagles 48-23.

    “Our number one thing we did was play assignment football,” coach Todd Shipley said. “We knew they were going to run a version of the triple-option, and I think we forced them to do some things they weren’t used to doing.”

  • Collins volleyball sweeps Rockets, 3-0

    The Collins High School volleyball team continued its hot streak, picking up its sixth straight win with a 3-0 victory over cross-town rival Shelby County.

    The Titans took a 7-6 advantage over the Rockets early on in the first set, and did not relinquish the lead for the rest of the match.

    “It’s always nice to get a win against our county rival,” Collins coach Cary Clark said. “You always worry whether or not the rivalry will become bigger than the match itself.”

  • Flyers roll past Rockets at roughed up Weissinger

    The Shelby County High School boys’ golf team welcomed Franklin County to Weissinger Golf Course on Monday afternoon, but the Rockets home course wasn’t very hospitable.

    Facing tough fall conditions, Shelby County fell 152-191 to the visiting Flyers.

    “My thoughts on the match is that we took a step back today,” SCHS coach Casey Page said. “But we dealt with harsh conditions. Weissinger had just aerated the greens which makes them extremely tough to putt on, which is one of our strengths.”

  • SCHS welcomes 2nd Hall of Fame class

    On Saturday night, Shelby County High School welcomed its second class into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Numerous former athletes and Shelby County alumni attended the event.

    Former SCHS athletic director Sally Zimmerman is in charge of the selection committee that helped choose the inductees.

    “I thought the event went great,” Zimmerman said. “I was just hoping that everything was going to go as well as it did last year, but I thought everything went well.”

  • Titans hang with No.1-ranked, visiting Tigers

    Despite falling 4-0 to the visiting St. Xavier Tigers, the Collins boys’ soccer team showed that it can hang with the state’s best.

    “Obviously with them being the top team in the state, they have so many weapons,” Collins coach Jamil Shalash said. “They are solid from top to bottom. We were putting some great stuff together, we just couldn’t hold them long enough.”

  • Wet dry vote passes in Shelby

    A special election Tuesday to allow packaged alcohol sales in Shelby County passed by a great margin, election officials said.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that 2,269 people voted in favor and 802 people voted against the issue.

    "I expected it to pass, and it did," she said.

    Perry said there were no problems during the election except for one problem with a voting machine in the Cropper precinct, which was quickly repaired.

  • Sentencing for Augustine is Sept. 9

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February 2015 on theft-related charges, will be sentenced in Shelby Circuit Court today.

    Augustine pleaded guilty in July to the original charges – theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, but less than $100,000 – as well as abuse of public trust in connection with that amount.

    Both charges are Class C felonies, which carry a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years each.