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Today's News

  • Reunions: TiptonBramblett/Watson

    Tipton/Bramblett reunion

  • Fielding powers Titans to runner-up finish

    Devon Fielding has been running for a sub-17-minute time all season.

    Fielding, a junior at Collins High School, finally achieved that goal Saturday in the Class 2A, Region 3 meet at Shelby County. Fielding finished fifth overall, helping the Titans to a second-place finish, covering the 5,000-meter course in a school-record and personal-best time of 16 minutes, 57.81 seconds.

  • Karas sisters finish 1-2 – with Cat 1st

    If it's the cross-country postseason, it must be Caterina Karas time.

    Karas, Collins’ senior runner, captured the Class 2A, Region 3 meet Saturday at Shelby County. The defending state champ, she covered the 5,000-meter course in 19 minutes, 7.92 seconds – almost 8 full seconds faster than her younger sister. Seventh-grader Gabby Karas, who was rated No. 1 (one spot ahead of her older sister) in the most recent state coaches rankings, was second in 19:15.65.

    The result was a surprise to one sister, but not the other.

  • Mistakes plague Rockets in playoff setback

    Some familiar problems, and even some that Coach Todd Shipley believed his team had already kicked, plagued the Shelby County football team again Friday night.

    The Rockets had five turnovers on offense and some blown coverages on defense in their season-ending, 63-13 loss against John Hardin in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs in Elizabethtown.

  • Holiday season arrives Saturday

    Shelby County officially kicks off the Christmas spirit on Saturday with the 24th annual Celebration of Lights in downtown Shelbyville.

    The event, sponsored by SMART (Shelbyville Merchant Association of Retail Trade), looks to be one of the biggest the city has seen, with almost 60 booths already reserved.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City gives first OK to heftier business fines

    The City of Shelbyville will have a second reading on an ordinance that will fine businesses $500 for not filing or paying occupational taxes.

    The Shelbyville City Council passed the first reading of the ordinance, which will provide more than, as Mayor Tom Hardesty put it, "a slap on the hand" for offending local businesses.

  • Water company is not affiliated with HomeServe

    Residents of Shelby County have been receiving information in the mail from HomeServe about insurance for water service lines, but Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle wants customers to be careful.

    "We are in no way affiliated with them," he said. "I do understand that some of these things have been a scams in the past, so we just want our customers to be careful and check with Better Business Bureau before doing anything with them."

  • What we think: Whittenberg must correct field’s problems

    The footing on the course for repairing the multipurpose athletic field at Collins High School appears to be as unsure as it would be for an athlete or band member who might try to play on its ineffective and dangerous artificial surface.

    In fact, the plan for that repair seems to be changing so rapidly, we aren’t sure that the contractor, Whittenberg Construction, and Shelby County Public Schools are reading from the same page at the same time.

  • A salute of honor from a non-vet of Veterans Day

    Veterans Day took on a new meaning for me a few years ago.

    As a child of the Vietnam Era, I admired and feared for those who took up arms for our country, but being a timid little country boy, I shamefully admit that I wasn’t real keen on participating.

    Perhaps admiration and guilt combine to form my odd interest in fiction and films about World War II, maybe they are  why I’ve read The Winds of War/War & Remembrance six times and watched the miniseries of the latter nearly that many times.

  • MY WORD: A veteran visits his kind of ship

    In October, LST 325 (Landing Ship Tanks) was docked at the Fourth Street wharf in Louisville.

    With an old Coast Guard buddy of mine, Don White, I got a chance to visit again the type of ship on which I served in World War II. In celebration of Veterans Day, it seems like a  good time to look back at those ships.

    LST 325 is the last of more than 1,000 LSTs constructed in World War II by the United States. It was purchased by Greece after the war and used as a cargo and spy ship.