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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Shelby County High School has big changes, too

    Though Collins High School's construction has been getting the majority of the attention, Shelby County High School has undergone a renovation of its own this summer.

    The school has been spruced up out front, with a fresh look for the main entrance area, and the upstairs has been set up for the new center for what is called the 8-9 Center.

    Associate Principal Tracye Nalley will be in charge of the new-look second floor, which will house the eighth- and ninth-grade students for the majority of the day.

  • EARLIER: Collins welcomes students to new school

    Students started filling into Collins High School this week for their first official visits,

    The school began orientations, kicking off with the eighth-graders on Monday and seniors on Wednesday.

    The two landmark classes were greeted by former Gov. Martha Layne Collins herself.

    The eighth-grade class will be the first full 5-year class at Collins, and this year's seniors will be the first graduating class.

  • Shelby man dies in motorcycle crash

    A motorcyclist is dead following a crash on U.S. 60 east of Shelbyville on Friday afternoon.

    The cyclist, James M, Serochi, 56, of Shelbyville,  was knocked from his motorcycle in the accident and into the oncoming lane near Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. He was then was hit by another vehicle.

    Serochi  was wearing a helmet, police said.

  • EARLIER: Time to open for Collins and everyone

    As former Gov. Martha Layne Collins slowly made her way down the hallway on Sunday, words such as beautiful, amazing, state-of-the-art, gorgeous and just wow bounced around.

    Nearly everyone that stopped Collins, a native of Bagdad, raved about the new school that carries her name. And Collins herself was just as impressed with the new facilities.

  • Man arrested for following police officer

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  • Walmart theft suspects sought

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  • Trial date set for teen charged in friend’s death

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  • Dog bites cop during pot bust

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  • The military career of Bob Matthews

    Shortly before Bob Matthews died last month, I sat down with him several times in the Crestview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, where he was living, and talked with him about his life in the Navy.

    This column reflects those conversations and other interviews with members of his family. I also added my own research.

    I had hoped that Bob would have had an opportunity to read it himself, but such was unfortunately not the case.