Today's News

  • SCHS seniors earn more than $2m in scholarships

    Shelby County High School recognized its students for earning more than $2 million in merit scholarships Wednesday Night.

    Students at SCHS earned a total of $2,138,670 in total merit scholarships, a number made up of $1,573,700 in University Merit Scholarships, $346,670 worth of KEES money and $218,300 in community scholarships from national and local sources.

    But that wasn’t the only thing that made the night memorable.

  • Budget for 2019-20 gets first reading

    Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a first reading of its 2019-2020 budget, but narrowly voted down a provision that would give magistrates a raise.

    The total budget for fiscal court in the coming year is planned at $23,645,475.62, with about $3.2 million budgeted for the road department, $3.5 for EMS, a $505,000 contribution to the parks department and $247,000 for animal control.

    Judge-Executive Dan Ison also called specific attention to the increase in pension costs in the new budget.

  • Bruce Gentry named chief of Shelbyville Police

    The Shelbyville Police Department has a new chief in Major Bruce Gentry.

    Gentry will take the reins from retiring chief Istvan “Ish” Kovacs on July 1.

    “Major Gentry is a very qualified supervisor and administrative professional who has many years of training and service to the community,” said Fred Rogers, Shelblyville city administrator. “His experience has prepared him to understand current and long-term issues related to city growth and planning, and he will do a great job.”

  • VFW to host Memorial Day Service

    Shelby County is getting ready to thank its veterans with an upcoming Memorial Day service. 

    The VFW is putting on its yearly memorial service at Grove Hill Cemetery on Monday at 11 a.m. 

    According to local VFW post commander Henry Jew, there has been a simple and respectful memorial ceremony at the cemetery for a long time.

    “It’s a short ceremony,” Jew said. “Usually takes about a half hour or so, maybe a little longer.”

  • Shelbyville Fire Department bicentennial honors the fire fighting family

    The history of the fire department in every city is filled with stories, legacies, service and family, and the Shelbyville Fire Department is no exception.

    There have been huge fires, explosions and disasters on roads, at homes and in businesses. But growing from its humble beginnings with a horse-drawn fire wagon to today’s high-tech protective equipment, the Shelbyville Fire Department has been there through it all.

    Serving and protecting the community it calls home.

  • Shelby’s Donovan earns NHS scholarship

    A Shelby County High School senior made history in March.

    Sarandan Paige Donovan is the first senior in the history of SCHS to earn a National Honor Society scholarship, $3,200, as a semifinalist.

    “For as long as I have been the sponsor for NHS, Paige is the first to have received a scholarship on the national level,” said Julie Webb, NHS co-sponsor and media specialist. “Each year we have some of our best and brightest apply, but not until now have we had a winner.”

  • Collins students earn $4.2 million in scvholarships

    As the 2018-2019 school year winds down, the celebrations are winding up. The Collins High School senior class got things rolling with the annual Senior Awards Night Thursday.

    Total reported scholarships for the Collins Class of 2019 climbed to $4,148,623, according to College and Career Coach Susanne Burkhardt.

    Principal Dr. Joseph Ellison lauded the students’ achievements for earning scholarships, grants and various awards.

  • Tentative Budget for 2019-2020 gets first review

    The Shelby County Board of Education will take the next step in budgeting process Thursday with the Tentative Budget at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting, 7 p.m. at the district offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board last reviewed the budget in January when the Draft Budget was approved.

    Early projections show a balanced budget with General Fund receipts at just more than $51 million, up .1 percent from 2018-19. Ad Valorem taxes make up nearly half of that amount at a projected $24.4 million, up 5.5 percent from the current budget.

  • Shelby Students win Congressional Award

    Several Shelby County students are being recognized by congress for their hard work.

    A group of five students who each attended Collins High School have received the Congressional Award in recognition of the academic, athletic and community service feats. Deric Senecal, Alex Satterwhite, Nathanael Sangster, Cammeron Durham and Ben Ferguson will each travel to Washington D.C. June 19-21 to receive their awards.

    “The Congressional Award is a program to help us better ourselves and benefit the community in many different ways,” Satterwhite said.

  • County chooses tentative 911 funding plan

    Shelby County Fiscal Court will focus on passing a temporary water service fee before moving onto a dwelling unit fee to fund 911 services.

    The court decided in a workshop Wednesday that it would propose in a full fiscal court meeting adding a water service fee on a temporary basis to keep the county’s 911 dispatch center afloat while preparing to transition to a dwelling unit fee as a more permanent solution.