Today's News

  • Police to businesses: Watch for counterfeits

    Is there a counterfeit money ring in Shelbyville?

    Police say no but add that bills are circulating in the area, which is not an uncommon problem in most communities the size of Shelby County.

    Shelbyville Police Det. Jessie Paulley said that he has seen counterfeit money in Shelby during the past year.

    “We have had three counterfeit bills in the last six to eight months,” he said.

    That’s not counting six counterfeit $100 bills found recently in the coat of a man arrested for robbery and assault, Paulley said.

  • Hours to be reduced at Bagdad Post Office

    A crowd of about 50 people came away from a meeting Thursday with postal officials in Bagdad as satisfied as they could be under the circumstances.

    Their post office will not be closed, but it will be operating in a shorter business day.

    Effective in May, the post office will go from an 8-hour business day to 6 hours, a measure that already has been put into place at Pleasureville and Finchville, where hours were cut from 8 to 4. All post offices will continue to be open six days a week.

  • Shelby 911 dispatcher talks man into dropping weapon, surrendering

    A tense police standoff in Finchville early Saturday morning ended peacefully, thanks to the heroic efforts of a Shelby County 911 dispatcher.

    Supervisor Tony Kent, who was on duty that night with dispatcher Bobbi Richardson, said the last thing he expected was to be on the phone, talking an unstable person surrounded by armed police officers into laying down his shotgun and giving himself up.

    “I expected any minute to hear shots over the phone,” Kent said.

  • 17 runs in final 3 innings rally Collins in softball

    The Collins softball team overcame an 8-1 deficit and 10 errors to outlast Fern Creek, 19-18, in a slugfest Thursday in Shelbyville.

    Trailing by seven runs after four innings and down six after five, the Titans scored six runs in the sixth inning and seven in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.

    The Tigers scored three runs in the top of the eighth to take the lead, but Collins came back with four runs in the bottom of the inning to win the game.

  • Rockets roll to 8th in a row

    The Shelby County baseball team continued its winning ways at the end of last week, with four victories in three days to run its winning streak to eight in a row.

    Shelby County (9-1) rolled over Gallatin County, 9-1, Thursday, beat North Bullitt, 9-4, Friday then topped Powell County, 8-4, and Letcher County Central, 13-3, Saturday at Powell County.

  • Slaughter has big role in ambush

    To the victors go the spoils – and pictures with Kevin Durant.

    Posing for photos with the NBA’s leading scorer was one of the perks for Shelbyville’s Antonita Slaughter, a junior guard on the University of Louisville women’s basketball team, on Sunday night after the Cardinals shocked Baylor, 82-81, in the NCAA Tournament’s Oklahoma City Regional semifinals.

  • Wells switches to Morehead State

    Collins senior girls’ basketball standout Aaliyah Wells has rescinded her commitment to play college hoops for Vincennes (Ind.) University Junior College and orally committed to Morehead State.

    “It’s understandable,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. “That’s what everybody dreams about, going to play at the Division One level. It’s great for her.”

    Wells averaged 20.1 points and 10 rebounds per game this season in leading the Titans to a 16-15 record and into the 8th Region Tournament semifinals.

  • Titans pound out 13th victory

    Don’t tell the Collins baseball team that 13 is an unlucky number.

    The Titans improved to 13-0 this season, thanks to three victories at the end of last week and two more at the start of this week.

    Collins beat Ballard, the 15th-ranked team in the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25, 5-3 Thursday then followed that up with a 16-3 victory at Oldham County on Friday and a 9-2 romp at Western Hills on Saturday.

  • Some homeowners to see slight decrease in insurance premiums

    Nearly a quarter of Shelby County homeowners can expect a slight decrease in their insurance premiums as a result of a new insurance rating for the county’s largest fire district.

    On March 1, the Shelby County Suburban Fire District went from a Class 9 rating to an 8B rating. The Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating scale extends from Class 1 through class 10, with Class 1 being the highest rating a fire department can receive.

  • Church news: March 29, 2013

    Allen Chapel

    The churchis located on KY 55 in Finchville.