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Today's News

  • What does permitless conceal carry law mean for gun owners?

    Last week Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law legislation allowing legal gun owners to conceal carry a gun without a permit.

    The law allows gun owners to bypass the previous requirements of passing a background check, completing gun safety training and paying a $60 fee in order to require a permit to legally carry a concealed weapon in Kentucky.

    SB 150 will go into effect 90 days after the session ends, which is set for March 28, putting the law in affect in late June.

  • SCHS moves graduation for capacity, accessibility

    Graduation for Shelby County High School will look much different this year, and SCHS Principal Margo Whisman is very excited about the changes.

    Due to limited seating, students were previously allotted 10 tickets each to invite family and friends to the graduation ceremony in Shelby’s Mike Casey Gymnasium. But this year there will be unlimited seating and no tickets distributed due to moving the event to Broadbent Arena, 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville at the Kentucky Fairgrounds.

  • Innovative female journalist has Shelby roots

     Before there was Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric or a any other glass-ceiling breaking female journalists, there was Shelbyville’s Nixola Greeley-Smith.

    Never heard of her?

    Totally understandable, since Greeley-Smith’s Shelby County roots were brief before becoming a journalism rock star of sorts among Pulitzer prize-winning papers in the early 1900s. And with March celebrating Women’s History Month, it’s the perfect time to remember Greeley-Smith and learn about her remarkable history.

  • Rockets tame Bulldogs 4-2

     The Shelby County baseball team played its first game of the season, and first game under new skipper Erik Phelps, Monday as they topped the visiting Male Bulldogs, 4-2.

    The Rockets took an early lead 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning when Marcus Collins scored from third when Male’s Crew Egan tired to pick off Kaden Dugle at first.

    The Rockets would add another run in the bottom of the second inning on an RBI single from Blake Cook to make it 2-0.

  • Titans fall to Colonels in opener 6-2

     The Collins baseball team began its season Monday in a key 8th Region matchup against Oldham County, and the Colonels used an early lead to hold off Collins, 6-2.

    The Colonels wasted no time, picking up an early run on an RBI double in the first inning and adding two more.

    The Colonels then added three more in the second, including Austin Reed’s two-run triple. Trevor Amburgey also picked up his second RBI, this one capping the Colonels early scoring with a sac fly to bring in Reed.

  • ‘There are good things to come’

     The Shelby County softball team Monday began its season and a new era under first-year coach Shauna Gramig.

    And despite a 14-0, five-inning loss to the Oldham County Colonels, Gramig saw a lot of positives for her squad.

  • 12 and under swimmers compete in state

     The Shelbyville Stingrays shined at the Kentucky State Meet at the University of Louisville over the weekend.

    While Lakeside came out on top at the three-day meet, the Stingrays left their mark on the competition with several outstanding performances from the young swimmers.

    Lee Ryan led the way for the 10-and-under swimmers, winning three events – 200 free, 100 back and 100 individual medley. He would also place 2nd in the 100 free, 3rd in the 50 back and 6th in the 50 free and 100 fly.

  • Datebook - March 20, 2019

    This Week

    Plate it up Cooking Club

    Join the Extension for an Irish Meal at the Plate It Up Cooking Club at noon on Wednesday, March 20 at your Shelby County Extension Office. For a fee of just $5, you will get to help prepare and eat several Irish recipes. Call 633-4593 to reserve your spot at this month’s International Culinary Adventure.

    Shelby County Community Theatre Academy classes

  • More than just a hobbyhorse

    Jeremy Harrell had tried a number of options to readjust to civilian life after serving in the military, but working with horses changed everything.

    “I’m a combat veteran from Iraq, and I’ve been through traditional therapy modalities for years,” he said. “This is the only thing that’s really helped me.”

  • PSC: Farmdale Water District has excessive loss

     The Public Service Commission is preparing to open an investigation into multiple utilities across the state that it says have significant water loss totals, including one in Shelby County. 

    The PSC listed the Farmdale Water District, which is primarily in Franklin County but also includes small parts of Shelby and Anderson counties, among a number of utilities it is investigating for high water loss.

    According to a press release, Farmdale has reported a 35.93 percent water loss total, well above the PSC’s allowable level of 15 percent loss.