Today's News

  • EARLIER: Large crowd attends Williams’ funeral

    Wednesday dawned gray and gloomy, as if the sun itself stood at half-mast for a community in mourning for a young man whose life was cut tragically short.

    A long funeral procession wound slowly from Shelby Christian Church onto U.S. 60 shortly before 4:30 p.m., amid a light, misting rain, bearing 18-year-old Trey F. Williams to his rest.

    A large crowd of perhaps 200 or more had turned out to pay their last respects to the teen who was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in an altercation with Shelbyville police at his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court.

  • Datebook: November 23, 2011

    Holiday closings
    Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, all federal government offices, including the post office, and banks will be closed on Thursday. State, Shelby County, Shelbyville and Simpsonville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, and the Shelby County Public Library will be closed Thursday through Saturday. Shelby County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday.

  • Private Christian A. Lentini

    Private Christian A. Lentini graduated Nov. 18 from the United States Marine Corps 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island, S.C.

    He is the son of Michael and Shirley Lentini, and grandson of Eugene and Laura Ritchey and Sony Lentini, all of Shelby County, and the late Juanita Lentini.

    Lentini is a 2011 graduate of Collins High School.

  • Engagement: Franklin-Baker

    Bryan and Barbara Franklin of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Franklin of Shelbyville, to Jordan Thomas Baker of Shelbyville. He is the son of Scott and Diana Baker of Shelbyville.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. March 24, 2012, at  Clay Street Baptist Church

  • I'm one: Jolee Anne Hughes

    Jolee Anne Hughes will celebrate her first birthday Dec. 3.

    She is the daughter of John Joseph Hughes IV and Kera Lynn Hughes, both of Shelbyville. Her older sister is Madison Lynn.

    Grandparents are Dennis and Rhonda Hudspeth of Bagdad, John Hughes Jr. of Shelbyville and Sharon Kay Hughes of Dawson Springs. Great-grandparents are Shirley Melton of Dawson Springs, Anna Hughes of Springfield, Ill., and the late Russell Melton and Bridget Ruble-Carey.

  • Gonzalez wedding

    Sarah Elizabeth Hance and Jesus Mariano Gonzalez were married July 23, 2011, at Finchville Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are Anthony Hance and Cynthia Medley Hance of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Mariano and Maria Gonzalez of Shelbyville.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Sam and Joyce Medley of Finchville and the late Wallace and Inez Hance of Bagdad. 

  • Light up Simpsonville

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden and students celebrate the lighting of the downtown Simpsonville lights in the annual Light Up Simpsonville event on Saturday. Later, hundreds filled the old gymnasium to see Christmas entertainment and eat the free chili or bean soup dinner provided by the city.

  • Top trotters for the turkey

    More than 200 runners line up for the start of the annual Turkey Trot race in downtown Shelbyville on Saturday morning. When they crossed the finish line, Devon Felding, a top cross-country star at Collins High School won first place among males, and Jay Sollinger was third (though first in his age group). Julie Doseth was the top female. Feiding had a time of 17 minutes and 41.81 seconds. Dotseth was at 22:48.30. The event benefited the Leadership Shelby Class of 2012 charity program.

  • Title could come down to return engagement

    The Walton-Verona girls’ basketball team won the 8th Region last year by edging Anderson County, 40-39, in the championship game.

    Don’t be surprised to see those two teams, who return almost all of their rosters from last season, battling for region supremacy once again. However South Oldham, which lost by two points to Walton-Verona in the 8th semifinals after beating Collins by four in the first round, and Owen County, which fell to Anderson by three in the other 8th semi, could have something to say about that.

  • Titans want to get off roller coast

    Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder has identified three keys for making his team’s second season a success.

    They are: 1. Make good decisions with the ball; 2. rebound, especially on the offensive end; and 3. make free throws, especially the second ones.

    “If we do those three things, what we’ve been telling them is, it leads to momentum,” Conder said. “Momentum can be huge for us this year. If we can get some big momentum swings, and score big points, I think we can play with just about anybody.”