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Today's News

  • ‘Make your own luck’

     The Collins volleyball team will have a new look next season as Jade Burke takes over the squad for 2019.

    Burke, a 1988 graduate of St. Xavier, got into volleyball while attending the University of Kentucky in 1989 when he began playing in an intramural league with his friends.

    In 2005 Burke drew on that experience when he took over his eldest daughter’s second-grade team at St. Patrick’s and his time in the game hasn’t slowed down since.

  • Roger(s) that

     After Sean Pigman took the head coaching position at Whitley County, it left an opening at Collins. And coming off the school’s first trip to the KHSAA girls’ Sweet 16, there are some big shoes to fill.

    But the Titans have found man their man in Jeff Rogers, who has been named the new coach of the Collins girls’ basketball team.

  • ‘Dead is dead (period)’

     The dead period is upon us, for those who don’t know the dead period is a period where coaches may not have any in-person contact with recruits and/or their parents. Players will also not be allowed to visit schools for private workouts. The period lasts from June 25 until July 9 and is effective for players from grades 6-12.

    The period gives a chance for players to have some time for themselves before returning to a hectic athletic schedule.

  • Fair or foul?

     For the diehard fans following the University of Louisville baseball team’s run in the College World Series, this season will no doubt be remembered as one of the team’s best postseason runs.

    However, nationally the lasting memory of the Cards trip to the College World Series will come from the team’s elimination game against Vanderbilt. But not because the eventual champs knocked Louisville from the tourney.

  • Wet weather causing farmer hurdles

    Wet fields and saturated soil have presented challenges for farmers throughout the state, including Shelby County, this year.

    Seemingly unending rain has waterlogged plants already in the ground or prevented planting altogether and farmers are uncertain what Mother Nature will deal out in coming months. Feeling the brunt of heavy precipitation as their infant plants struggle to survive in standing water, farmers are having trouble getting equipment through fields to plant or spray.

  • Conference center moves forward

    The Shelbyville City Council unanimously approved a contract with the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative at its special called meeting Thursday, which is the last step needed to begin the city’s search for an architectural firm to design a new city conference center.

    Plans for the center have been discussed in various legislative and private groups for years.

    “It’s been in the works for 20 years,” Shelbyville Mayor David Eaton said.

  • Conference center moves forward

    The Shelbyville City Council unanimously approved a contract with the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative at its special called meeting Thursday, which is the last step needed to begin the city’s search for an architectural firm to design a new city conference center.

    Plans for the center have been discussed in various legislative and private groups for years.

    “It’s been in the works for 20 years,” Shelbyville Mayor David Eaton said.

  • Simpsonville will BOOM on the 4th

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock has a plan for The BOOM! the annual Simpsonville fireworks show.

    And just in case, he has a backup plan. And even another backup plan to ensure the show will go on.

    As is Simpsonville’s tradition, “Boom” is scheduled to take place this year on the Fourth of July Thursday. But if rain forces a postponement, the show will move to Friday, July 5. If the show is rained out Friday it then could then move to Saturday, July 6, if need be. 

  • Officials urge safety with fireworks celebrations

    It’s almost time to celebrate America’s birthday, but Shelby County officials are warning residents to take care and celebrate responsibly.

    Officials say that residents, when letting the fireworks fly, should be aware both of their neighbors and of the law.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mark Moore said both local ordinances and state laws limit where and when people can shoot off fireworks.

    “They need to be cognizant that the county ordinance was signed into effect on the fifth day of June, 2018,” he said.

  • Church News - June 28, 2019

    Abundant Life Ministries

    Located at 1100 Equity Street in Shelbyville. The pastor is Justin Barnes.

     

    All Saints Roman Catholic Church

    Mass is at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays, 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 a.m. on Sunday, and Noon on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.

     

    Allen Chapel United Methodist