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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - iLead grant application to be considered

     When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday they will consider for approval a resolution to support the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative application for a New Skills for Youth grant to support development of a regional iLEAD Academy to serve Jefferson, Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties.

    An iLead academy currently exists to support Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties, which are also serviced by OVEC.

    The goal of the academy is to get each student College Ready by the end of the second year.

  • Touched twice blesses volunteers and guests

     Lined around the exterior of the building, nearly 600 guests slowly poured into Shelby’s First Baptist Church Saturday, eager to receive a multitude of free services.  

    Providing everything from dental exams to free haircuts, volunteers from all fields came together to serve those in need. 

    Event organizer Tara Shaver said 546 volunteers from 61 different churches in 42 zip codes served 596 guests.  

    In addition, visitors from as far as Cincinnati and Worthington, Ohio made the drive to attend, seeking help.

  • Family needs help for teen's funeral

    The mother of a murdered teen is reaching out to the community for help in paying for funeral arrangements for her daughter.

    “The funeral home has been working with us – they are wonderful people,” said Samantha Fowler. “Any outside help that we could get would be appreciated. Contributions can be made directly to Shannon’s Funeral Home, where we had her cremated.”

  • Shelby in top three healthiest counties

    Shelby County has jumped up a notch as one of the healthiest counties in the state, rising to third place this year.

    Previously, the county had held steady as the 4th healthiest county in the state for the past two years in the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Humane society steps away from shelter

    After just five months, the humane society is turning the operation of the animal shelter back over to the county.

    Magistrates agreed to a resolution proposed Tuesday at the Shelby County Fiscal Court that terminates the agreement that went into effect in November 2017.

    The termination comes at the request of the Shelby County Humane Society, said Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, who said humane society officials cited financial considerations as the source of the problem.

  • Titans bats lead to win over Mercer

    Despite cold and rainy conditions, both teams’ bats were hot in Collins’ 8-6 win over visiting Mercer County Monday night.

    Each squad posted double-digit hits, but it was second baseman Cassie Rannells who did much of the damage offensively for Collins (1-0).

    Rannells tallied three hits and two RBIs for the Titans from Shelbyville, as Collins topped Mercer behind a pair of big innings.

  • Collins contest ends in tie

    Collins baseball’s first game of the season ended in less than ideal conditions Monday night, as its opening day contest against Bullitt East was called off in the middle of the fourth inning due to rain blowing in sideways.

    According to KHSAA, the game has been taken off of the schedule and will not count as a part of the overall record of either team.

  • Oakley tabbed to lead Rockets

    Shelby County boys’ basketball is looking to start fresh for the 2018-19 season and has made a coaching change as a result.

    Eddie Oakley has been announced as the new head coach, replacing Ken Cates.

    The last two years under Cates saw the Rockets compile a 13-44 record, including two first-round 30th District Tournament exits against rival Collins.

    Oakley says the prestige of the Shelby position is what attracted him come out of retirement and take control of the program.

  • Trinity tops Rockets in season opener

    Trinity’s pitching staff and offensive prowess was simply too much for Shelby County baseball Monday, as the Rockets took an 8-1 loss in its opening day contest.

    The Shamrocks (1-0) rolled up eight runs after six-and-a-half innings of action, before the Rockets (0-1) broke into the scoring column when Brandon Moore knocked in Blake Palmer with a double to left and cutting the deficit.

    Unfortunately, the lead was too much to overcome, as Trinity came away with the victory in rainy conditions.

  • Going out with a bang

     One local man certainly had a blast over the weekend.

    Shelbyville’s Andrew "AJ" Stivers enjoyed an extraordinary opportunity on Sunday when he joined Gov. Matt Bevin in pushing the ceremonial plunger that detonated the implosion of Frankfort’s Capital Plaza Tower. 

    “It was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity,” Stivers said, explaining while the plunger was just symbolic, the experience was exciting, nonetheless.