Today's News

  • New faces in old places

    The City of Shelbyville has some new people in place and will lose others, as outlined at Thursday night’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Istvan Kovacs told Mayor Tom Hardesty that he had hired two new police officers that were to be sworn in the following day.

    Brian Colebank and Kevin Bevil took the oath of office Friday, complete with solemnly swearing that they have not fought a duel with a deadly weapon, an archaic part of the oath that dates back centuries.

  • Manning The Fort

    While some of the main contributors may have changed for Collins boys’ basketball from last season, the results have only improved.

    Led by senior forward Nick Fort, the Titans currently sit at a 18-6 for the year and look primed to make another run at the KHSAA State Basketball Tournament in early March.

    Fort says that the experience provided by last season’s playoff run and the program’s first ever tournament win over Elliott County has shown the team what is required to make another state title bid this season.

  • Rockets sweep weekend match-ups

    Shelby County boys’ basketball may have found its rhythm over the past few games, earning its first winning streak of the season and winning each of its past three contests.

    The Rockets defeated a visiting Central Hardin (14-8) team on Friday night, before traveling and beating Ryle (8-15) on Saturday afternoon.

    Shelby County 79, Ryle 70

  • Warming up to winter

    While the winter months and colder temperatures remain in front of us with a predicted six more weeks of winter, it is still important for fitness enthusiasts to maintain and even improve one’s own workout level while not freezing at the same time.

    To combat the low temperatures and stay active, here are some tips from fitness professionals and athletes on how to stay safely warm while simultaneously burning calories.

    Jennifer Stephens, founder and owner of Bourbon Barrel Crossfit in Shelbyville, says the hardest part is in your head.

  • Titans take pair of tough losses over weekend

    As the season rolls along, Collins boys’ basketball’s schedule kicked into another gear as the team took a pair of losses to highly-talented St. Xavier (14-9) and Bullitt East (13-12) teams on Friday and Saturday respectively.

    “If you take our last two weeks of the season, it is more challenging than most teams will play,” Titans coach Chris Gaither said. “Each game you can win if you execute on both ends of the floor extremely well but if you don’t then you can get beat. We want our kids to know this going into postseason play.”

  • Collins’ streak snapped

    The Collins girls’ basketball team had its five-game winning streak snapped on Friday night at the hands of 30th District foe Spencer County (16-6) before falling to Madison Central (11-11) on Saturday afternoon as well.

    Madison Central 42, Collins 41

    With two players still sidelined with injuries for Collins (11-13), the team struggled to make plays down the stretch in a one-point loss at the hands of the Indians on Saturday afternoon.

  • Shelby County falls to Owen County, Ballard

    Shelby County girls’ basketball dropped its fourth and fifth consecutive games in as many days on Friday and Saturday, falling to Owen County (14-7) and Ballard (15-5) in a pair of home matchups.

    Ballard 54, Shelby County 32

    The Rockets closed the weekend with a second loss of the season to a big, physical Ballard team Saturday.

  • Healthy eating habits

     With store shelves lined with candy shaped hearts and gifts for our loved ones, the American Heart Association says February is the ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts.

    And the best way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, of course.

    Combined with an active lifestyle, healthy eating is key to a healthy heart. 

  • Shelby County Public Schools - Proposed bills and their impact on school funding

     Several bills are in the works that could impact the state’s public education funding.

    Last month, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin presented his budget proposal for the next two years.

    His proposal included fully funding state pensions alongside cuts to state agencies and the removal of various programs.

    While these cuts have been a major concern for public school districts across the commonwealth, several bills have been introduced to the house that could put money back into those districts’ pockets.

  • SCHS’ Bentley named Teacher of the Year

     After nearly three decades in the classroom, Eva Bentley said Thursday night’s honor was the pinnacle of her career.

    “It was a good feeling to be appreciated,” Bentley said of the honor of being named Shelby County Public School’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. “I was pretty surprised.”

    In a video dedication Margo Whisman, principal at Shelby County High School, shared why her teacher was highly deserving of the honor.