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Today's News

  • Garr trial re-enactment will be Friday and Saturday

    The re-enactment of a famous trial that occurred in the 1930s in Shelbyville will take place Friday and Saturday, wrapping up the events surrounding the murder of Brig. Gen. Henry Denhardt.

    The reenactment, led by Friends of Grove Hill Cemetery, was aimed at educating the community of a notorious murder that impacted the lives of many community members and their descendants.

    Many of those relatives were eager to share their stories in different aspects of the re-enactment of the shooting and the trial this weekend.

  • Titans haul in district title

    Behind four second-quarter touchdown passes by senior quarterback J.R. Lucas, Collins went up big early and eventually cruised to a 38-19 victory over rival Shelby County, taking the District 4 crown in the process.

    “Of course it always feels good to beat your rival team, but all that really matters is that we won the district,” J.R. Lucas said after the game. “We get that home advantage in the playoffs, but I have a lot of buddies [on Shelby County] too, it’s always fun to beat them.”

  • Collins sweeps Simon Kenton, moves to semis

    After a tight first set between Collins and Simon Kenton, the Titans took advantage in the second and third frames to sweep its way to the semifinals in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament Monday night at Henry County High School.

    “We stole the first set, we didn’t earn it at all,” Titans coach Cary Clark said after the match. “We played better in the second and third sets. I think more than anything, we kept in points and forced [Simon Kenton] to make plays, and they didn’t make those plays.”

  • Eades sets school tackle record in win Friday

    Collins linebacker Nick Eades has brought toughness and intensity to the Titans defensive unit for several seasons now, and now will have his name in the school’s record books as a result.

    Along with winning both the rivalry game and clinching the district title on Friday night, Eades broke the school’s record for career tackles, with 476 total stops.

    The linebacker logged 18 total tackles in the 38-19 defeat of Shelby County, breaking the record of 466, set by former Titan and current Western Kentucky University standout linebacker Masai Whyte.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - New school board reps to be installed

    Board members will meet their new student counterparts when the Shelby County Board of Education convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at the district office, 1155 West Main Street.

    Taking their seats as the new student board reps for the district’s two high schools will be Rachel Everage and Jacqueline Romo Munoz.

    Everage, a senior at Collins, is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Titan Nation and Y-Club.  Everage is also a member of the school’s varsity soccer team and theater department.

  • Scaring up some Halloween events

      It’s no trick Halloween falls on October 31.

    Each year we remind readers that ordinances don’t dictate that Trick or Treating fall on the weekend, but that never stops the “When is Halloween?” calls.

    To that question we say there is no reason for concern for at least another four years.

  • Name of shooting suspect released

    Officials have released the name of a woman who was shot and killed Monday night on Mary Crest Drive in Shelbyville after an incident with a Shelbyville officer.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that Ashleigh Bertucci, 31, was pronounced dead at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    Kentucky State Police is investigating the situation that occurred at about 9:45 p.m. Monday night in the Dominion Home subdivision near I-64 off Mt. Eden Road.

  • Missing Shelby woman missing is found safe

    A Shelby County woman has been missing for two weeks has been located and is safe, said police.

    Sgt. Bruce Gentry with the Shelbyville Police Department said that Anna Edlin, 47, had been missing Oct. 10.

    He said that when she was located, she did not wish to return home, and Gentry said if those were her wishes, she could not be made to return.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 13: Dramatic photo of French trenches during the Battle of the Somme

    In the summer of 1952, upon completion of my duty as Senior Marine Officer on the flagship of Rear Admiral Brittain, I had expectations of returning to infantry duty.

    However, fate intervened.

    The Commander of the Marine Barracks at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois, about 40 miles north of Chicago, had been suddenly relieved of his command.

    Nearing the end of my sea duty and considered a suitable replacement available immediately, I was ordered to replace him

  • Gas leak displaces disabled residents

    After spending all day and night at an emergency shelter Wednesday, residents of an apartment complex displaced by a gas leak are in good spirits, said county officials, who are helping to care for them.