Today's News

  • Wedding: Orellana

    Natalya Hobbs of Shelbyville and Brian Orellana of Hawaii were married March 3 at First Baptist Church in Frankfort.

    Parents of the bride are Jim and Lynn Hobbs. The groom is the son of Jorge and Mayra Orellana of Texas.

    John Vaughanofficiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Maids of honor were Anna and Rebecca Hobbs of Shelbyville, sisters of the bride.

  • Rocket baseball routs 1, drops 2

    The Shelby County baseball team went 1-2 at the end of this past week.

    The Rockets routed Louisville Central, 12-0, in a 5-inning game last

    Thursday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex, but they then dropped a

    pair of road games – 12-11 at Fern Creek on Friday and 5-0 at North Hardin

    on Saturday.

    SCHS 12, CENTRAL 0:Freshman Kyler Dugle struck out 12 and

    yielded one hit as the Rockets routed the visiting Yellowjackets (1-4) in

    five innings.

  • Albert Morton Moffett Jr.: 1930-2012

    Albert Moffett Jr. left his mark all over Shelby County. And with his passing from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, his family and friends are left with much many memories of his contributions.

    "He would brag on his grandchildren, but he would never brag on himself," said Melissa Matthews, Moffett's daughter. "This gives us a chance to brag on him some."

    Matthews noted how her father passed on his work ethic, which saw him never stop.

  • School board chooses June 2 and June 4

    Despite making the decision to extend the school calendar to Monday, June 4, to make up a day missed due to snow, the district has now decided to keep the June 2 graduation…sort of.

    In an announcement Tuesday morning, the district said it will have commencement ceremonies for both Shelby County and Collins high schools on Saturday, June 2.

  • Titans baseball loses first game, bounces back big

    The Collins baseball team received its first setback of the season, falling, 4-3, to Henry Clay last Thursday, but it rebounded with decisive, 4-inning victories – grounding Grant County, 13-3, Friday and walloping Waggener, 13-0, on Saturday.

    HENRY CLAY 4, COLLINS 3:The visiting Blue Devils (3-2 after the victory) – who only had two hits in the game – took the early lead with a 3-run second inning, then scored once in the top of the seventh to edge the Titans on Thursday.

  • Rockets, Titans do well in rain-shortened track meet at Oldham

    The Shelby County and Collins track and field teams had solid showings at Oldham County’s Kickoff Classic, which was ended early because of inclement weather this past Friday night.

    On the boys’ side, the Rockets won one event, added four seconds, two fourth-place finishes and had 10 Top 10s overall. Meanwhile the Titans had one second, four thirds, one fifth and seven Top 10 finishes altogether.

  • Old ‘ping’ of bats takes on a new ring this year

    The usual “ping” heard around high school baseball fields has been replaced this spring.

    The familiar sound of aluminum bats hitting baseballs has given way to a new kind of pitch this season.

    “It’s almost like a mush sound, not a ping like there used to be,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said.

  • Mary Anderson Burks: 1921-2012

    Mary Anderson Burks was a woman known for many things, such as being a horticulturist and a businesswoman who was very active in the community, but those who knew her best speak of her devotion to her late husband, Joseph E. Burks.

    The Burkses had been married for 66 years when he died last January, having married on Palm Sunday in 1944.

    And it was on this past Palm Sunday, at 2:15 p.m., the same time of day they had said their wedding vows in 1944, that Mary Burks passed away, to be reunited with her beloved husband on their anniversary.

  • Furloughed prisoner facing new charges

    A man on furlough from jail to make a payment toward court-ordered restitution instead paid a visit to a woman who bore him a child and allegedly threatened her, assaulted a male guest in her home and then twice sent police chasing after him.

    Bryan Cahoe, 23, was supposed to be collecting a tax check that would go toward his debt, but Shelbyville Police said that he climbed through an upstairs window at a house on Cherrywood Drive, went to the kitchen and got a butcher knife, then threatened the woman and assaulted her guest.

  • Former Collins teacher may plea to sex charges

    A former Collins teacher arrested last summer for sex abuse involving students was expected to enter a plea Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but that has been postponed.

    Shannon Hirchert, a special needs teacher at Collins High School in 2010-11, was arrested in August 2011 and charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of distributing obscene matter to minors dating back to fall 2010.