Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Commission holds workshop on Comp Plan

     The Triple S Planning Commission meeting Tuesday was cut and dry but commissioners stuck around for quite some time after to finalize details on the county’s new Comprehensive Plan.

    The plan has been a work in progress for the last year with numerous open house events for the public to provide input.

  • Hurst named KFB Agent of the Year

    Local Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance agent Josh Hurst has been named "Kentucky Agent of the Year" Tuesday at the 63rd sales conference for the state’s largest property and casualty insurance company.

    “It was quite the surprise,” Hurst said, noting the winner was not named until the end of the day. “When it was announced, it really kind of took my breath away.”

  • JHS is included in potential KentuckyOne sale

    Jewish Hospital officials say that with impending negotiations on the horizon regarding the possibility of the hospital being purchased by another entity, they are excited and hopeful about the future of Jewish Hopsital Shelbyville, even though they’re not sure just exactly what the future might bring.

  • FY19 budget increases 7 percent

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on first reading its 2018-19 budget Thursday, which shows a 7 percent increase from the previous year.
    This year’s budget calls for a balanced spending plan of $1,786,000, compared to $1,658,000, in 2017.
    That increase is less than it was for last year’s budget, which was an 11 percent increase in 2016, when the budget jumped from $1,494,000 to $1,658,000, but the growth remains steady.

  • Cold tempertures, snow, greet first day of spring

    One day after spring was official, Shelby County once again resembled a postcard depicting a winter wonderland.
    The scraping of snow shovels could be heard all around Shelby County as people dug themselves out of several inches of snow, a situation that forecasters say could be repeated this weekend.a
    “We expect mostly rain, but we’ll have to watch this closely – it wouldn’t take much of an adjustment to put us into a snow scenario,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Ron Steve.

  • Shelby opens season strong at Woodford

    The Shelby County track and field team opened its season on high note over the weekend at the Woodford County Luck O’ the Irish meet, as the girls finished second as a unit, while the boys’ took fourth place in group competition.

    The girls’ team finished with 117.5 points, just seven points back of Woodford, while the boys earned 84 points with Frederick Douglass finishing first with 127.

    SCHS track coach Nick Edwards says that he likes what he has seen from his team early on in the season.

  • Webb takes second place at Shawnee

    Kentucky Christian University freshman and former Collins golfer Mallori Webb turned in a strong performance over the weekend at the Shawnee State Invitational, as she earned a second-place finish at the event held in Portsmouth, Ohio.

    Webb says the tournament was an intriguing one to be a part of, considering the KCU girls’ golf program is still in its early stages.

  • Baseball teams preparing for Spring Break

    While most students will spend Spring Break relaxing and enjoying time off from school, both Collins and Shelby County baseball teams will be hard at work improving over the two week period.

    As it happens, each of the squads will hit the road to compete in tournaments outside the state, as the Rockets will take its team to Memphis to compete and the Titans travel to Vero Beach, Fla. to take part in the Historic Dodgertown tournament.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 22: Western Europe 1958: A tour to remember (concluded)

    A classmate at the Canadian National Defence College in Kingston, Ontario during 1957-58 was John Killick of the British Foreign Service. Intelligent, informal, with a ready wit and a guitar at the ready, he was the most accomplished and popular member of our class.

    It was generally known that he had been a parachutist in World War II, but little was known about the nature of his service. Now this information is readily available on the all-encompassing Internet.

    Operation “Market Garden”

    – September 17-25, 1944

  • $50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Shelbyville

     Although this week’s winning $457 million Powerball Ticket was sold in Pennsylvania, several Kentuckians got a piece of the pie.

    “Kentucky did have three winners of $50,000,” Jennifer Cunningham with the Kentucky Lottery said in an e-mail.

    Among the three winning Kentucky tickets, one was purchased from Shelbyville’s Liquor World on Haven Hill Road.

    Manager Sunil Patel said he was shocked to learn of the big win the morning after the drawing.