Today's News

  • Collins sweeps pair of dual meets

    The Collins boys’ and girls’ swim teams beat both Shelby County and host Fort Knox in simultaneous dual meets last Tuesday.

    On the boys’ side, the Titans topped the Rockets, 81-62, and the Eagles, 85-68, while the Collins girls’ team bettered Shelby 98-59 and Fort Knox 106-56.

    Meanwhile the Rockets girls’ team edged the Eagles 75-73, while the Fort Knox boys’ team slipped by Shelby 74-70.

    On the boys’ side, Collins won six of the 12 events.

  • Titans have high hopes, potential for 2nd season

    First-year Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither sees regional champion potential in his team.

    But from what he has seen so far, in a pair of preseason scrimmages, he said to reach that potential he believes the Titans have to do two things – 1. value the basketball and 2. bring defensive intensity every game.

     “If we can do those things, I think we can win the region,” Gaither said.

  • It was ‘green Friday’ in Shelby County

    Shelby County saw its fair share of the retail boom during this past weekend and luckily missed out on some of the confrontation that could have come with it.

    While folks were fighting over items across the country, it was smooth sailing all over the county from before midnight Thursday through Saturday.

    "It was our best Black Friday ever," said Mike Tracy with Tracy's Home Furnishings in Shelbyville. "It was a fantastic weekend. We had several people in, and we sold a lot of things."

  • Shelbyville City Council: Police, fire raises on tap

    An update to ordinances governing the pay of Shelbyville's police and fire departments will be up for debate during Thursday's city council meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall.

    The council will hear the first reading of an ordinance, which will propose raising the city police and fire departments pay scales by 1.5 percent. The council voted earlier this year to provide a cost-of-living increase to city employees.

  • Shelby County woman is avid long-distance hiker

    Judy Young said she realized late in life that her boots were made for more than just walking – they were made for hiking long-distance trails.

    Young, 66, has by her estimation trail-hiked more than 3,000 miles since retiring in 1997 as a teacher from the Shelby County school system. Her foot-trips, some of which she has done by herself, have taken her coast-to-coast in the United States and to several overseas destinations.

    But before she could take her first journey, she had to avoid stumbling over the loving objections of family and friends.

  • A black mark against the Christmas spirit

    In an era in which the true meaning of Christmas takes more punches to the jaw than Muhammad Ali landed on Joe Frazier in their third fight, I offer you the biggest, most powerful haymaker ever to be thrown:

    Black Friday.

    Is there anything that says less about the spirit of Christmas than Black Friday?

    Even the coined name is repugnantly ruinous to that spirit: Black Friday.

  • What we think: One more case that requires answers

    The plea for pieces of information that law enforcement officials owe Shelby Countians has become sadly and amazingly more complex these past few weeks.

    We want to know answers to our questions, and we want to know them now – although we now understand that such demands aren’t always simple.

    First, there was the horrible beating of Denisse Escareno, found by the side of Mount Eden Road in the middle of a Saturday afternoon.

  • We congratulate: Great accomplishments aren’t all about 1st place

    It was another banner season of fall high school sports in Shelby County, and our congratulatory notes have to be delivered first to the person who finished first.

    Last year we praised the accomplishment of Caterina Karas to bring the first state title to Collins High School, and now we have to offer the same plaudits for the performance that brought the schools’ second: her sister, Gabbie, who beat Caterina to win the Kentucky Class AA Girls Cross-Country Meet earlier this month in Lexington.

  • Shelby County's new judicial center to open Dec. 19

    During the past two and a half years, people have gotten used to the sight of the future judicial center under construction on Main Street.

    But come Dec. 19, that will all change when the Shelby County Judicial Center officially opens to the public.

    That is, if everything goes according to schedule, Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller said.

    “If everything goes well, we’ll be back open by the nineteenth,” he said.

  • Shelbyville's holiday parade to have patriotic theme

    Tiny tots and adults alike will be treated to a taste of the season when the Shelbyville Christmas Parade rolls down Main Street on Saturday morning.

    And as if the holiday season weren’t special enough, this year, the parade will have a unique touch that will make it even more so, Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.