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Today's News

  • Rockets hold off Manual

    The Shelby County baseball team used some key late offensive performances and a great outing by pitcher J.P. Marcum to earn a 3-1 decision over Manual on Saturday morning.

    Marcum earned a no-decision on the bump, but kept the visiting Crimsons from doing much of anything at the plate, giving up just three hits and one earned run while fanning eight hitters with six walks allowed.

  • Titans end skid with blowout win

    The Collins baseball team was searching for a way to put an end to its six-game losing streak on Monday night and did so in a huge way, pounding visiting North Bullitt 17-5 and moving to 15-16 this season.

    The Titans came out aggressive at the plate, and it showed, as the team rolled up 12 hits and turned in a 10-run effort in the bottom fourth to end the game via run-rule after five innings.

  • Collins wins pair of weekend games

    The Collins softball team continued to add on to its winning streak, traveling to Louisville and handing host Sacred Heart a 10-5 loss on Monday night.

    With the victory over the Valkyries, the Titans are now winners of five consecutive games and seem sharp heading into the 30th District Tournament held later this month.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Budget sees 2 percent increase for 2018-19

    Shelby County Fiscal Court heard the first reading of the 2018-2019 budget at its regular meeting on May 15. The county’s proposed budget allocates a total of $22,158,877.34 for use. This represents a two percent increase from last year’s budget.

    “Some of the issues we had to deal with in this budget was our pension costs,” Ison said. “It was very difficult to get exact figures on trying to put this together and to try to get it set up so that we would be in a five-year cycle.”

  • Bagdad Days returns for 26th year

    A yearly favorite in Bagdad is gearing up for its 26th year.

    Bagdad Days, scheduled for this weekend, is a celebration of the community hosted by Bagdad Baptist Church.

    The event features activities such as a 5K, a car giveaway, a parade and a pancake breakfast.

    “It’s a good community event,” event co-chair Carol Hance said.

    Though most of the events are free, Hance said most of the money guests do spend would go back into the community.

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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Budget up for adoption

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council will consider the adoption of the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year Budget at its regular 6:30 p.m. meeting at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington Street.

    At the previous meeting, council members voted to approve the first reading of the budget that included a carry forward balance of $4,000,000 and an estimated total revenue of $10,190,588. Appropriations are estimated at $9,768,025 for an ending fund balance of $4,422,563, with revenues expected to exceed expenses by $422,563.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Budget conversations resume for next step

     Shelby County Board of Education’s meeting Thursday kicked off with numerous recognitions followed by a report from superintendent James Neihof.

    In his report to the board, Neihof prepared the member for a budget update the next meeting, on May 24, when they will hear the tentative budget.

    The budget process has five components: the local draft budget, the state SEEK (Support Education Excellence in Kentucky) rate, the local tentative budget, the local tax rate and, lastly, the local working budget.

  • Scout unveils outdoor classroom

     Clear Creek Elementary teacher Parthana Willis is an outside-of-the-box kind of teacher.  She knows there is a world of knowledge waiting for students beyond the walls of a classroom.

    Her students often enjoy taking nature hikes with their science notebooks.

    “I tell them, ‘Pay attention to what’s going on around you. Enjoy nature,’” she said.

    Six years ago Willis shared her love of nature with then 4th grade student Spencer Cerlan.

  • Rockets take 2nd at region

    Both Shelby County and Collins track and field squads were in peak form at the Class AA Region 3 meet at Christian Academy-Louisville Tuesday.

    In the boys’ standings, it was the Rockets earning a second-place finish as a team just 17 points behind winner North Oldham, 103-86.

    Collins finished two slots back of its rival in fourth, accumulating 65 points as a unit.