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Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Discovery Blvd. development moving forward

    The Triple S Planning Commission will review the final plat with a waiver for the Catalpagreen Development at Discovery Boulevard when it convenes for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    The purpose of the plat is to create twenty-four lots, and it includes a waiver request to waive the five feet required sidewalk width along Discovery Boulevard to a four-foot sidewalk width.

    The Catalpagreen development has been in the works for quite some time.

  • Freedom’s Way wreck still under investigation

    Accident reconstructions blocked portions of Freedom’s Way Tuesday morning as they collected data regarding a traffic collision that took the lives of two and left three others injured on Saturday.

    Preliminary investigation indicated that Kevin Sullivan of Newcastle was traveling in his 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck southbound on the bypass. At some point Sullivan crossed the median into the northbound lanes, Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said.

  • RE/MAX Performance Realty welcomes new owners

    Shelbyville’s RE/MAX Performance Realty is under new ownership.

    Dale and Vickie Wesley, who have been with RE/MAX for seven years, said they purchased the agency from former owner Barry Webb in April.

    “We are running things pretty much the way Barry did,” principal broker Vickie Wesley said. “Everything is pretty much going to stay constant.”

    The office works with businesses, as well as residential and luxury homes.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Mt. Fuji Climb, Aug. 20-21, 1956; Part 1: A penchant for peaks

    The ultimate scholarship

    Upon graduation from the University of Washington in June 1937, as the Honor Graduate of my ROTC class, I was offered a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Regular U.S. Marine Corps. This I accepted with enthusiasm.

    With a modicum of hyperbole, it could have been described as the ultimate scholarship: a 30-year career in the Marine Corps. However, it imposed accompanying commitments: Duty, Honor, Country!

  • Shelby County Humane Society investigating missing funds

    The Shelby County Humane Society has hired an auditor to investigate missing funds that could total into the hundreds of thousands.

    A suit filed against former Shelby County Humane Society President Mark Smith alleges that he took $250,000, sold property belonging to the Shelby County Humane Society and redeemed a Certificate of Deposit valued at $115,000 all “under false pretenses.”

    Smith and former Executive Director Tracie Lennon resigned from the humane society in March.

  • Ice Queen

    It may be hot outside right now, but the beginning of the figure skating season is just heating up.

    No one is more ready Collins High School graduate Bethany Perkins, who will be starting her sophomore year at Liberty University in Virginia this fall while balancing time on the ice with study time.

    Perkins got an early start in the sport, showing a fondness for it as a child, something she has continued to do as a member of the university’s club figure skating squad.

  • Friends and rivals

    As another school year comes to an end, Shelbyville golfer Grace Clark and Rylee Suttor are just seeing their schedules start to fill up with various summer tournaments over the next two months.

    Suttor, an upcoming senior at Collins, and Clark, an incoming sophomore at Shelby County, each excelled for their respective teams last fall and will embark on the solo season over June and July to help improve their skills and make a name for themselves state-wide.

  • Hicks steps down as SCHS baseball coach

    After the conclusion of its most successful baseball season since 2010, Shelby County will be searching for a replacement for its head coaching position after the resignation of Devin Hicks last week.

    Hicks attributes his decision to wanting to spend more time with his family, something he has not been able to do since taking over in 2015.

  • Post 37 begins search for another state title

    The Shelbyville American Legion team will look to add another state championship to its ever-growing resume this season, using some familiar faces while sprinkling some newcomers into the team.

    Catcher Zane Baker will return from Spalding University for his third year as a member of the team, anchoring a group of players with a good amount of pitchers on roster this season.

    In total, the team will showcase 11 different players that should all see time on the mound, providing the team with a good amount of flexibility in its lineup.

  • Post 37 routs Evansville Pate

    The Shelbyville Post 37 baseball team kicked off its first weekend of the season on a high note, using a big third inning explosion to run-rule Evansville Pate, Ind. 11-1 on Saturday afternoon.

    Brett Pfaadt’s two-RBI single capped off the six-run effort in the third, allowing Shelby to take a five-run advantage, 6-1, after three frames.

    The Shelby team used two singles and an error to get six runs across in the third inning, rebounding from down 1-0 early to pick up the win.