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Today's News

  • Ellis commits to Tennessee

    When Shelby County catcher Matthew Ellis concludes his high school baseball career in the spring of 2018, he will have a new favorite color: Orange.

    Ellis confirmed on Monday night that he had switched his college commitment from Southern Illinois University to the University of Tennessee and will become a Volunteer in the fall of 2018.

    “I just visited a bunch of places after recommitting before last year [to SIU],” Ellis said. “I felt like Tennessee was the best place for my family and I.”

  • Collins draws Moore in home opener

    After dismantling Madison Southern in its season opener at the Roy Kidd Bowl last Saturday, Collins will turn its sights to a visiting Moore football team that turned in a solid 7-4 mark in 2016.

    Leading the Mustangs defensively is four-star prospect J.J. Weaver, ranked as one of the top-10 players in Kentucky by 247 Sports.

    Weaver recorded 67 tackles as a defensive end last season, and has been be a focus for the Titans offensive line in practice all week.

  • Rockets take on Atherton

    Shelby County High School hosts its home opener tonight with a matchup against a second consecutive Louisville team in Atherton.

    The Rebels (0-1) struggled to score points on offense last week, with its offensive woes extending all the way back to last season, when it finished the season with a 3-7 overall record.

    The Rockets expect to see a Wing-T offense from Atherton, similar to the offense that district foe Spencer County has run for years.

  • Titans fall to North Oldham in straight sets

    In the Titans’ Tuesday night loss to North Oldham, the Mustangs showed Collins what it takes to compete with some of the best that 8th Region volleyball has to offer.

    The Titans (4-1) took a tough straight set loss at home to North, with the visiting team showcasing its athletic ability.

  • Acing tennis, education

    Shelbyville’s Ezekiel Salama learned last week that hard work and determination can sometimes pay off in a big way.

    A straight-A eighth grade student at the Louisville Collegiate School, Salama combined his strength in education with his love for tennis and won a unique essay contest, earning him a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

  • Simpsonville development still moving

    Like a magnet, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass has attracted a wealth of business to the Simpsonville area since the center opened three years ago.

    Restaurants including McDonald’s, Culvers, Zaxby’s and Bob Evans have quickly taken up residence nearby and rumors of additional development have been buzzing for some time.

    And while development interest has slowed, it has not halted.

  • Awaiting retirement

    Over the last two decades, Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits has seen just about everything, and now he’s ready for someone else to step into the role.

    “It’s a bittersweet moment,” said Waits, glancing around at the faces in the room during the Aug. 7 meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court where he announced his retirement. “It took a lot of thinking in doing this, but it’s the right thing for me.”

  • Moving experience

    The excitement in Shelby County mounted steadily on Monday as the countdown to the solar eclipse reached a crescendo at 1 p.m.

    People could be seen just about everywhere outdoors, getting ready to witness the once-in-a lifetime event.

    They stood on street corners, sprawled on blankets on lawns, arranged comfortable chairs in the shade of a tree or even peered out from windows and doorways.

    Some business, such as Roll Forming, held solar eclipse parties featuring sun-themed snacks such as Mars and Milky Way candy bars.

  • Tax rate will get 2nd reading

    The Shelbyville City Council will once again have a light agenda at its meeting Thursday night, but will wrap up two important items of business relating to taxes and an annexation.

    The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Shelbyville City Hall at 315 Washington St.

    The city’s tax rate is up for a second reading, after having undergone a public hearing Tuesday afternoon to give citizens the chance to voice their opinion on the tax, which is expected to stay flat.

  • GUEST EDITORIAL, Matthew Paxton IV: Slow mail costs money

    Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?

    We found out a few years ago, when the Postmaster General had to take away overnight First-Class and Periodicals mail from most of the nation. That caused a problem for a lot of consumers and businesses. Now we may be facing a new slowdown, if Congress doesn’t do something very soon.

    Who needs the mail, some people ask? We have the Internet now.