Today's News

  • Collins wins nail-biter over Adair County

    The play of Collins’ freshman point guard was the difference in its 78-75 win over Adair County on Monday afternoon in the opening round of the Warren East Holiday Hoops Classic.

    Dayvion McKnight, just a freshman, took control of the game late and set up the game winner.

    “We just had guys make plays,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “Dayvion had some plays called for him at the end. He drove and kicked to Charlie [Cochran] in a big spot and [Cochran] picked up the basket and-one.”

  • Shelby’s skid reaches five consecutive games

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team’s tough luck continued on Saturday night, with a 57-48 loss to a formidable South Oldham team.

    The Rockets (2-5) suffered a pair of injuries in the loss, as guards Zephy Gray and Raydriana Stoudemire both sustained concussions after colliding, and will be out the remainder of this week.

    Forward Amie Conley paced the Rockets with 13 points, and despite the injury, Gray finished second on the team in scoring with 10.

  • Investigation continues into fatal police shooting

    KSP is continuing its investigation into a break-in at Simpsonville Baptist Church in which a Shelbyville man was fatally shot by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said it could be weeks before autopsy results on Dylan Dalzell are available, but police say the deputy involved could soon be back to work.

  • Music for the season

    Shelby County native Ruby Lewis, who has made a name for herself from coast to coast over the past decade in a variety of productions including musicals, television and theater and on Broadway, has now released her first single, a Christmas song.

    Somewhere in my Memory is Lewis’ rendition of the song, first made popular in the film Home Alone.

    “It is my holiday wish that this song will reach the masses and become a new holiday classic,” she said.

  • Community of caring

    It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas Tuesday.

    Gifts were flowing thick and fast at this year’s Community Christmas, as were holiday treats and even the makings for entire meals.

    The annual event, hosted at the former Shelby Industries by Operation Care to support struggling families, furnished hundreds of children and their families with Christmas gifts.

  • Local realty company expands

    After a half century in business, H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers is expanding its real estate division by joining the Weichert National Franchise System.

    The company’s resulting new real estate division, now known as WEICHERT, REALTORS-H. Barry Smith Co. is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliated office located in Shelbyville.

    Owners Jimmy and Shawn Willard say they will continue to operate the auction division as it has been run since its beginning in 1966.

  • Collins outlasts Madison Central

    Good interior defense and timely baskets led the Collins boys’ basketball team to victory over Madison Central, 56-50, on Tuesday night,

    With the score tied at 43 after three quarters, the Titans (4-2) packed in on defense and forced the Indians (3-3) to become a jump shooting team, something Madison Central was not comfortable with.

  • Spencer holds off ice cold Shelby

    A poor shooting night from the floor combined with allowing second-chance opportunities at the basket led to Spencer County defeating the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Tuesday night.

    The Bears (3-2) limited the Rockets (2-3) offensive opportunities to hand Shelby its third loss in as many games.

    “We have to follow our game plan,” SCHS coach Jason Holland said. “We have some younger kids who are still learning, and it’s a lot to take in right now.”

  • Collins, Shelby help lead Metro to victory

    Football talents from both Collins and Shelby County high schools helped the Louisville all-stars pick up a 21-6 victory over Kentucky during the Best of the Bluegrass all-star football game at St. Xavier Sunday. With the win, Louisville moved to 5-2 all-time against the Kentucky all-stars.

    Shelby kicker Josh Edwards, defensive back Brandon Davis, and linebacker Drew Mack took part in the exhibition along with Collins receiver Dalton Maggard.

  • Swapping sweets

    Homemakers across the county fired up their ovens last week and warmed the hearts of one another with their annual cookie exchange held at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office last Friday morning.

    Two-dozen participants each armed with 4-dozen cookies and the recipe attended the exchange.

    Extension agent Sheila Fawbush said homemakers have hosted the event for more than a decade and this was one of the largest turnouts she could recall.