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Today's News

  • Flood waters claim life of Shelby man

    A Shelby County man died Monday after swift waters swept his vehicle off of a flooded bridge in Spencer County.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said Jorge Luis Cante Jr. was attempting to cross the bridge. Three other family members were also in the vehicle but were rescued safely.

    Nation said rescuers recovered Cante’s body around 8 a.m. Monday after a Spencer County resident discovered the victim near Creek Valley Road approximately one mile from where the vehicle entered the creek.

  • Snow takes the reins

    Leadership Shelby has a new executive director and her theme going forward is to “engage, inspire and lead.”

    Darlene Snow assumed the new position June 14, and hopes to encourage others to learn more about Leadership Shelby and join the program.

    “I am thrilled about the opportunity to serve our community in this new way,” said Snow, who has been involved with Leadership Shelby for the past two years.

    One of her goals is to make sure everyone in the community knows what Leadership Shelby is and what they are doing.

  • Datebook - June 19, 2019

    This Week

    Learning Disabilities

    Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Cropper Ruritan

    Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

  • Anniversary announcement - McKinney

     Bill and Janice McKinney are celebrating 50 years of marriage. The couple was originally married at Waddy Baptist Church by pastor Argin G. Floyd on June 21, 1969. They are holding an anniversary party Sunday, June 23, 2-4:30 p.m. at The Stratton Community Center. All friends and relatives are invited.

  • Collins graduate wins Boren Scholarship

     One Shelby County resident could get a good word in the near future – although that word may not be in English.

    Madison Pumphrey, a graduate from the UofL Speed School and Collins High School, has won the Boren Scholarship, an honor given out by the Department of Defense. It will give her the opportunity to study abroad and immerse herself in a new language — in her case, Portuguese. 

  • American Legion opens season two 2 wins

     The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team opened its season with two wins in a doubleheader with Oldham County Post 39 Wednesday at Collins High School.

    Post 37 dominated both games, racing out for a 6-1 win in the opener and staying hot in a 7-3 win to wrap the night.

    Post 37 skipper Matt Buresh said the doubleheader was a good start to the season and is pleased on how the team looks this early.

  • Javanon FC appears in Midwest Regional

     Collins girls’ soccer may be over, but that doesn’t mean some team members aren’t still playing.

    Sophomore goalkeeper, Amanda Smither will make an appearance at the Midwest Regionals with Javanon FC after the club defeated Northern Kentucky Soccer 5-1 in the State Cup.  With the win, Javanon will travel to Saginaw, Mich. on June 21 to take on the State Champions from Wisconsin in the Midwest Regional.

    Smither says she’s excited for the opportunity and can not wait to take the field.

  • Stingrays notch first win

     The Shelby Stingrays swim team kicked off its season Monday at Harmony Landing in Goshen.

    The Stingrays dominated Harmony, rolling up 522 total points compared to the home team’s 199.The Stingrays took 1st in 34 of the 50 individual events.

    Stingrays head coach Tom Coons was clearly pleased with his team’s excellent effort in its fist meet of the season.

  • Fair horse show opens Wednesday

    Some attend the Shelby County Fair Horse Show for the competition –counting strides taken, the poise of the canter or the skill of the rider. Others go to simply admire the beauty of the horses, mingle with friends or to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds that can only come from a horse show.

    Whatever the reasons for attending, there will be plenty to keep you entertained at the 157th Exhibition of the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Shows start at 7 p.m. Wednesday and run through Saturday and usually end around 9:45. The cost is $5, including parking.

  • Study: Cash Bails vary by county

    The variance in standards in which Kentucky counties apply cash bail pretrial harms some of the most vulnerable and places families in difficult situations, a recent report says.

    The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, a nonprofit based in Berea, claims there is an arbitrary system of justice based on where defendants live, placing those with low incomes at greater risks of being harmed due to potential job loss, the likelihood of being found guilty or committing future crimes.