Today's News

  • Collins hosts VEX state tournament

     Collins High School hosted the Kentucky State High School Vex Robotics Championship over the weekend and saw 44 teams vie for a slot in the VRC World Championship, which will be in Louisville next month.  The district sent seven teams into the competition, with six from Collins and one from Shelby County. The competition requires student teams to build a robot to perform different tasks.

    The placements were:



    3217A –10

    3217G – 19

    3217D – 20

  • Milking woes

    Milk producers have been struggling for years to make ends meet, citing low prices as the culprit, and the announcement of a major dairy distributor’s plans to end some farmers’ contracts just highlights the continued issues.

    “Unfortunately, Dean Foods has made the difficult decision to end milk procurement contracts with a number of farmers in about 90 days,” said Reace Smith, corporate spokesperson for Dean Foods Company, in a news release. “We regret this decision had to be made.”

  • Brammer to be inducted in Journalism Hall of Fame

    Jack Brammer, a veteran reporter who launched his career in the newspaper industry at The Sentinel-News more than 40 years ago, will be inducted in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame this year.

    “It’s an honor after all of these years of being in the daily journalism,” he said, noting he’s enjoyed covering stories about Shelby County as well as those impacting the entire state.

  • Touched Twice next weekend

     Touched Twice Clinic

    WHEN:Saturday March 17 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    WHERE:First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail

    COST: FREE event, open to the community

    WHAT: Dental and medical services, food & more


    Whether it’s a warm meal, warm coat or just warm hug, those in need are encouraged to visit First Baptist Church next weekend for the 9th Touched Twice Clinic.

  • Jail budget nearly flat


  • SCHS student selected as Derby poster winner

     Art has always been a hobby for Ashley McHone, but with a recent announcement, her pastime is becoming a passion.

    First Lady Glenna Bevin announced Monday McHone’s work was selected as the winning entry of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest.

    An acrylic painting on canvas of a horse surrounded by red roses, McHone’s piece best embodied the theme: “What does the Kentucky Derby look like to you?”

  • Shelby Parks, Rec win statewide awards

    Shelby County parks received two prestigious statewide awards.

    At the 65th Annual Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Conference in Louisville last month, Shelby County Parks and Recreation won an award for Class III Facility of the Year as well as the Outstanding Parks Department of the Year.

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens said what he likes best about the second award is that it’s reflective of the entire staff.

  • Woman and pet bitten in dog attack

    A woman and her small pet dog were attacked by two pit bulls during a Saturday afternoon walk.

    The attack left the woman injured and her pet later had to be put down as a result of injuries.

    Shelbyville Police said that at 2:23 p.m. they received a call of a dog attack at 829 Main Street in front of Citizens Union Bank. When officers arrived, they found that the woman and her small dog had both been attacked.

  • Tractors on the move

    A city slicker may have thought Friday was the beginning of harvest season, with a handful of tractors rolling down U.S. 60 around Collins High School in the morning and afternoon.

    But these tractors weren’t moving crops, instead they were helping plant seeds for the future with the school’s Drive a Tractor to School Day.

    “I drove from Finchville – I got up to 22 miles an hour,” said Colby Eades with a grin, as he patted the 1968 John Deere tractor he had just pulled into the school’s parking lot.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Southside presentation

     Shelby County school board members will dive into culture at Southside Elementary School Thursday as they come together for the regularly scheduled meeting at the school at 7 p.m.

    As host for the meeting, Southside, located at 718 Ginkgo Drive in Shelbyville, will welcome board members with a student presentation on the arts.