Today's News

  • WHAT WE THINK: Water tower removal is a sign of growth

    Facebook has been flooded recently with people taking photos of and waxing poetic about the old water tower in downtown Shelbyville.

    As crews started working on taking it down over the weekend – and work will continue this weekend – we heard more and more people lament its removal.

    We, too, were sad to see it go, but changes are necessary.

    Water company manager Tom Doyle said last week that it would cost more than $300,000 just to bring it up to current safety standards.

  • Datebook | Aug. 16, 2017

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    AARP driver improvement

    The AARP Driver Improvement Program for drivers age 55 and old will be offered from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office. The class costs $20. Please call 633-4593 for more information and to reserve a space. A Kentucky law requires that car insurance companies give a reduction in premium to drivers 55 and older who complete an authorized driving course.

    Angel Tree sign ups

  • Christ Community Church opens second location

    A local church Sunday launched its second location with the opening of a new church in the heart of Shelbyville.

    Blake Lawyer, pastor of Christ Community Church in Governors Square said that he and the entire congregation was excited to open the new location at 1900 Midland Trail, across from Hardees restaurant.

    Bobby Carnes, pastor, will lead the service, which begins at 10 a.m.

    “Bobby is the Midland pastor – he leads the launch team planting the church,” said Lawyer.

  • Collins boasts experience, talent for 2017

    After a successful 2016 season saw Collins football increase its win total to 7-5, the Titans are looking to take the next step as a unit this season, behind a large senior class.

    Collins boasts 20 seniors on roster for 2017, with many of the athletes having in-game experience from previous years.

    “Obviously we’re excited about the upcoming season,” coach Jerry Lucas said. “It’s like we say every year, we have to stay healthy.”

  • Shelby looks to keep winning run

    For the second consecutive year, Shelby County football is hoping that its new, talented starters can step into a proven system and win right away.

    With the departure of several two-way football players from last year’s district championship team, the Rockets are focused on replicating that success with new athletes, as it did just last season.

  • Collins is young, but experienced

    Collins boys’ golf hopes it has the right combination of veteran experience and youth to make a run at a state appearance this season.

    With four returning starters, the Titans should pick up where it left off last year as a group.

    “We have four guys coming back from last year’s team in Jacob Feltner, Jake Griffin, Cole Ruttinger, and Jake Leonburger,” coach Lance Alexander said. “Feltner is a four-year starter, and Griffin is expected to come along strong, so we’re hoping on solid years from those guys.”

  • Freshman looks to lead Shelby’s golf team

    While the Shelby County boys’ golf team is young, they aren’t newcomers to the program.

    Led by freshman golfer Zach Houchin, the team expects to take the next step as a team after a growing year in 2016.

    “Zach [Houchin] has been really solid for us over the last two years, and is our number-one,” coach Casey Page said. “His bad rounds are most people’s good rounds, so he should be able to shoot some really low scores this year.”

  • Titans expect big things on links

    With just one golfer lost to graduation last season, Collins girls’ golf coach Matt Cockrell is planning for a strong year on the course for his team.

    “I’m expecting big things [this year],” Cockrell said. “We host region at our home course [Shelbyville CC] this year, and we’re expecting to make state. We put those same expectations out every year, so that’s what we’re shooting for.”

  • Rockets led by talented group

    After last season’s all-time best finish at state as a team, Shelby will look to new leadership both in its athletes and in its coach.

    Former state champion Candice Iceman returns to lead the Rockets in 2017, with lone senior Faith Wiley and freshman Grace Clark working to pace SCHS on the links.

    “We are young team this year with a lot of talent,” Iceman said.

  • Titans look to get off to quick start this season

    Last season was a feeling out process for Collins boys’ soccer, as the team limped to a slow start to the year before everything clicked into place late.

    The Titans took second-place in the district tournament, and picked up a region win over Carroll County before its season came to a close.

    This time, coach Jamil Shalash thinks the team has completely bought into the system and will be ready to run from minute one of the first game.