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Today's News

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Court passes 911 property fee

     Shelby County Fiscal Court passed on second reading an ordinance that would use a flat real property fee to fund its 911 service.

    The fee, which will take the form of a $48 charge on all pieces of real property in the county, is intended to give a lifeline to the struggling local 911 service, which began to lose its primary funding source as the total number of landlines started dwindling in the county. 

    The county had previously considered other funding sources, including a similar flat water fee. 

  • My 103rd Birthday

    I’m diverging from the continuity of my current “Close Calls” series in order to focus on my 103rd birthday.

  • Governor's School for the Arts SCHS

    Student artists hone their craft in various ways. Some are self-taught, others learn from like-minded friends, some train in public and private, while others find opportunities of a lifetime, such as an immersive summer program that stimulates creativity and enhances skills.

    Governor’s School for the Arts is one such opportunity, and Shelby County High School rising senior Taryn Markle was the only Shelby County student chosen.

  • Post 37 splits Oldham County 1-1

     Post 37 played a double header on Sunday against Post 39 Oldham County at Bellarmine. Oldham County took the first game 9-5, but Shelbyville would rebound and win game two, 7-2.

     

     Head coach of Post 37 Matt Buresh said he believed they hit the ball well in game one, but was pleased with the result in game two.

  • Swish2Success draws 150 campers

     Coming off of a French National Championship with France 24 – owned by former San Antonio Spurs great Tony Parker – and getting the Polish National Team qualified for the World Basketball Games in China later in August, Shelbyville native and former Shelby County Rocket standout AJ Slaughter returned home to host his second annual Swish2Success Slaughter Elite Camp with his fiancéand founder Anna Persaud.

  • Stingrays remain unbeaten champs

     For the 5th time in a row, the Shelby Stingrays are the unbeaten Summer League Champions after scoring 1,818.50 points to top Hillcrest, Woodmont and Cooper Farms in the Blue Division and wrap another perfect season.

  • United Way selects new regional manager

    There’s a new regional director in charge of the local Metro United Way, and he already knows the area well.

    Stephen Whitehead is the local leader for Metro United Way, having stepped in as the Director of Regional Management.

    Whitehead said he has a long history of working with nonprofits.

  • Wreck knocks power out in Bagdad

     A wreck on Elmburg Road shut down power to the surrounding area briefly Friday evening. 

    According to Bagdad Fire Department Captain, and State Rep. for Shelby County, Rob Rothenburger, the Bagdad Fire Department responded to the wreck. 

    “We got the call as a possible injury accident on the eleven thousand block of Elmburg Road, vehicle overturned” he said. “We arrived on the scene and we did observe one small white passenger car, which was overturned and no occupants were still at the scene.”

  • Shelby County School Board: Board hears parents’ concerns over fall break

     The Shelby County Board of Education heard concerns from a parent about the potential impact of scheduling for the upcoming school year.

    Steven Roadcap, a parent of a student at Collins High School, said that he hoped the board would find a way to accommodate parents who had already scheduled a vacation for the coming year before the school year begins.

    Roadcap said he and his family frequently spend most of the summer showing dairy cattle, and that he was excited to see that there was a fall break on one of the possible schedules.

  • Farm girl showcasing artisan crafts

    Find a need and fill it.

    That’s an essential phrase commonly touted for business success, and it’s exactly what one Shelby County woman is doing.

    Ashley Hughes started a new online marketplace selling high-end, authentic USA made products based on crafter’s needs to market their handmade work beyond the craft show.

    She learned about the need while attending craft fairs with her daughter when various vendors expressed they wanted other selling platforms for their items.