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Today's News

  • VAN STOCKUM: A prisoner of war’s description of the hold of a Japanese Cattle ship

    Prison Interlude

    Alton Halbrook, a Marine enlisted man from Texas, reported to the Marine Barracks to serve in Artillery at about the about the same time in 1939 that I arrived to serve in the Infantry. In 1940, he was sent to Shanghai where he joined the 4th Marine Regiment, and later to the Philippines, where, in May 1942 he was one of thousands of prisoners interned by the Japanese.

  • Engagement: Tamer-Murguia

    David and Marilyn Tamer of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Marie Tamer of Austin, Texas to Benjamin Wyatt Murguia of Austin, Texas. He is the son of Caroline Murguia and the late Raul Murguia of San Antonio, Texas.

    The couple will be married later this month at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville.

  • Datebook: Sept. 7, 2016

    This week

    MOPS meeting

    MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. today at Shelbyville First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. A family meal is offered in the church fellowship hall from 5 to 5:45 p.m. for $6 per adult and $1 per child. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.

    NAACP branch meeting

  • Rockets hammer Oldham, 45-6

    Shelby County High School took advantage of a struggling Oldham County squad on Friday night, shellacking the Colonels for the 45-6 victory.

    “We’ve worked really hard over the past two weeks,” Rockets coach Todd Shipley said. “Our defense has been a lot better since the game against Garrard.”

    The Rockets drew first blood early in the contest, with running back Brandon Davis taking a toss sweep to the right side for a 26-yard touchdown run on fourth down to go up 7-0 over OC.

  • Titans rally to clip Eagles in final seconds

    The Collins football team may need to change its mascot to a doctor with a defibrillator to revive it’s fans and coaches after consecutive last second wins.

    For the second week in a row, the Titans team clinched a victory during the final minute of regulation.

    With 18 seconds remaining, quarterback J.R. Lucas found Dalton Maggard in the end zone to take a 26-21 lead over Eastern. After converting the two-point conversion on the next play, the Titans led 28-21, and had locked up its third win of the season.

  • Rockets take 2nd, 3rd at home Invitational

    The 2016 cross-country season is officially underway, with Shelby County hosting its invitational over the weekend.

    On the boys’ side of things, Shelby’s Matthew Paverd finished second in the individual standings, and leading the Rockets to a second-place finish behind Lexington Catholic by an average of 25 seconds per runner.

    Paverd completed the run just eight seconds behind LC’s Carman Spencer, as the Shelby runner ended with a time of 16:23.63.

  • Rockets upend Collins, 1-0 on Thursday

    The Shelby County boys’ soccer team only controlled the first five minutes of the game against county-rival Collins Thursday, but that was all the Rockets needed for a 1-0 win in the season’s first match-up.

    Shelby’s Abelardo Ramirez took a pass from Caleb Patten, ripped a shot that bounced off a Titans defender and into the goal.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Street bids approved

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday approved unanimously City Engineer Jennifer Herrell’s bid recommendations for street paving.  Herrell said there were six bidders that submitted prices that ranged from $121,534.60 to $158,440.00.  The top three bids came in within $3,000 of each other.

    “So that shows it turned out to be a pretty decent bid,” she said.  Herrell recommended the lowest bidder, Flynn Brothers Construction, Inc. out of Louisville.

    The company also did paving for the city of Shelbyville in 2009 and 2012.

  • Simpsonville celebrates the season

    Plans for Simpsonville’s 27th Fall Festival Saturday are well underway and Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said this year is sure to please.  “There’s something for everyone,” he said. 

    The day’s events include, as usual, the Purnell Sausage breakfast, bounce houses and children’s activities, live music, vendor booths and a parade.  But Truelock said this year they have added a new touch to the celebration.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Innovations sharing experiences

    Thursday’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Collins High School and the board will be treated to a presentation from students in the school’s 3PT (Pace, Place, Path and Time) program, titled Innovations.

    Five schools in the district, Heritage, Southside, Clear Creek, Shelby County and Collins, offer their own version of the 3PT learning model.