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Today's News

  • Police training targets officer safety

    A two-session training event last week in Shelbyville for law enforcement was not only well received by local officers but could also serve as a training exercise for another session in the fall.

    At least 40 officers from around Shelby County turned out for the Below 100 class, an initiative that targets officer safety, with the goal being to bring the number of officers killed in the line of duty to below 100 nationwide annually.

  • Healthy fun

    With healthy activities going on all around them, from exercise classes to bounce houses and chasing rubber balls, all of the young visitors to the annual Health and Fitness Fun Day event Saturday could think of was just having fun.

    Whether it was dancing along to the exercise music or jumping up and down in the bounce house, physical activity spelled only one concept—having fun.

    That’s the way it should be for everyone, including adults, said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens.

  • Goodlett guides Collins past Shelby

    Both Collins and Shelby County’s baseball teams were searching for some sort of advantage in Monday’s 30th District matchup.

    The two squads spent the first five innings locked in a scoreless tie, until Titans shortstop Drew Goodlett stepped to the plate with runners on second and third and gave Collins that advantage.

  • Collins picks up walk off win over Spencer

    When Collins softball needed two runs to overcome a 5-4 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning, third baseman Allyson Long was happy to oblige.

    Long drove in two runners on a single to seal the walk-off and the second district win of the season for the Titans, 6-5.

    “What I liked is that our girls did not give up,” Collins coach Charlie LeCompte said after the win. “They kept poking away, poking away. We had several girls with big hits and we ran the bases well. I like my team, I’m pleased.”

  • Shelby outlasts North Bullitt

    While Shelby County softball was set to play multiple games at the Capital City Showcase over the weekend, the Rockets only contest ended with a 7-4 win over North Bullitt.

    SCHS (6-6-1) was powered at the plate by second baseman Loran Trent, who collected three hits and two RBIs in four plate appearances Friday.

    Trent was also a part of a late rally that allowed the Rockets to power past the Eagles (3-12).

  • Collins scores late to top CAL

    With both teams tied at two runs apiece, Collins baseball’s Thursday contest against Christian Academy-Louisville turned on a late mistake by the Centurions.

    Catcher Zane Baker crossed home plate on a wild pitch by CAL thrower Luke Price that proved to be the winning run for the Titans (14-10).

    The game showed the base running prowess of Collins, as the Titans scored all three of its runs on wild pitches or stolen bases.

  • Rockets split Louisville games over weekend

    Shelby County baseball’s Friday contest against DeSales ended in stark contrast from the high-scoring game the night before.

    While the Rockets (10-10-1) piled up 20 runs against Doss on Thursday, the Friday showdown against the Colts (10-10) was much more of a pitcher’s duel, with SCHS taking a 1-0 loss.

    DeSales plated its one and only run in the bottom of the fifth, scoring on a double.

  • Sheriff’s office gets two new deputies

    Two new deputies joined the ranks of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office last month.

    Kyle Washburn and Justin Harr both started the last week in March.

    Washburn is newly graduated, having recently completed the Department of Criminal Justice’s 22-week academy.

    “Kyle will be a great asset for our office and community,” said Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

    Also just coming onboard is Justin Harr. A seasoned officer, Harr has three years of law enforcement experience.

  • Shelby auctioneer earns marketing management designation

    With more and more consumers turning to auctions to buy and sell items, a local auctioneer has taken his experience to the next level in helping his customers in their quest to buy and sell at auction.

    “Auctioneers are expanding their services both live and online,” said Shawn Willard, an auctioneer and co-owner at H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers, LLC. 

  • Planners table turnout issue for resident’s property