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Today's News

  • Shelby escapes severe storm damage

    A thunderstorm that blew though Kentucky Thursday night ripping the roof off the Crowne Plaza Hotel and leaving two dead in a house fire started by a lightning strike in Louisville, also caused some minor damage in Shelby County

    “We have had calls right and left this morning, but only two calls from Shelby County,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sullivan.

    Other areas, including Louisville, were hit much harder than Shelby County, he said, citing four barns down in Metcalfe County, he said.

  • Shelby County 9-year-olds fall in semifinals

    JEFFERSONTOWN - The Shelby County 9-year-old all-star baseball team fell to a familiar foe in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Regional Cal Ripken Tournament.

    South Lexington beat Shelby 9-4 Sunday afternoon at Skyview Park in Jeffersontown.

    Shelby County went undefeated in pool play. It beat Batesville (Ind.) 12-2 Thursday, then topped the Verona (Wisc.) Vipers 9-5 and Jeffersontown 13-10 Friday.

  • Shelby wins first regional game

    Although it fell short in the state final the Shelby County Cal Ripken 9-year-old all-star baseball team won its first game in the Ohio Valley Regional.

    Shelby beat Batesville (Ind.) 12-2 in four innings Friday afternoon at Skyview Park in Jeffersontown. 

  • Shelby falls short in state final

    Much like the lighting that halted its game for 2½ hours Wednesday night, the Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team couldn’t strike twice.

  • Shelby rebounds with win

    The Shelby County Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-star baseball team bounced back from its first round loss in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament.

    Shelby County, which lost its opening game, 15-3, to South Lexington, beat Campbellsville, 12-5, Tuesday night in a losers’ bracket game at Shillito Park in Lexington.

    Shelby met Somerset on Thursday night in an elimination game.

  • Legion strikes down Danville

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball coach Jim Wiley is hoping his team caught lightning in a bottle Wednesday night.

    Post 37 downed Danville, 5-2, in 4½ innings in a game that was called in the bottom of the fifth inning because of lightning at Clear Creek Park in the team’s penultimate game of the regular season.

  • Wiley qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur after tying for 10 at Kentucky Open

    It’s been a big week for Candice Wiley.

  • Acklin transfers to Simpsonville

    Artavia Marshall Acklin was at Southside Elementary as a student, as a teacher, as an instructional coach. Now she is leaving “home” to become assistant principal at Simpsonville Elementary and she is excited. A former Shelby County/ExCEL Teacher of the Year, Acklin has a strong literacy background. She led a workshop recently at Kentucky State University for secondary teachers to model the strong engagement components so familiar in an elementary setting. She said, “I have an intense love for curriculum and instruction.”

  • New assistant principal

  • Jones leaves classroom

    A 1988 graduate of Shelby County High School, Donna Jones knows what it is like to be the only African American in a class setting. A new assistant principal at Collins High School, Jones wants every student to know it is “cool to excel” and she wants parents to impress the importance of learning as well. The former eighth-grade social studies teacher talked about her plans to motivate students and encourage parents while students worked on Credit Recovery courses in the school library.