Today's News

  • Titans edge out Rockets in OT

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season in dramatic fashion – an overtime thriller against rival Shelby County on Friday night, 56-50.

    “[The overtime win] was a great win for us,” Collins coach Sean Pigman said. “We needed it, and to get it in that fashion over a tough Shelby County team made it special.”

  • Collins routs Shelby County

    With eight minutes left in the first quarter of Friday’s game between Collins and Shelby County boys’ basketball teams, the Rockets (0-5) took a two-point lead over the Titans (3-2).

    The basket would be the last time SCHS led in a 63-39 loss at rival Collins.

    Collins grabbed the lead after that point and pushed it up to 25 points in the Titans’ win over the Rockets.

    Shelby’s shooting woes continued following the first quarter, and the team made just 31 percent of its attempts during the entire game.

  • Court hits 4,000 wins

    Shelbyville-resident Jon Court has been riding horses competitively for nearly four decades, and now has 4,000 wins as a jockey to show for it.

    Court hit the milestone on Dec. 3, while riding City Without Pity at Turfway Park in Florence.

    The 56-year-old jockey saw his win coming from a long way off during the race, as his horse won by eight-and-three-quarters lengths.

  • Titans add 2 more wins

    The Collins girls’ basketball team may have had a rocky beginning to its season, but the girls are hitting their stride now.

    The Titans (3-4) defeated Western Hills (5-2) 63-52 on Monday night, extending the team’s winning streak to three.

    “We’re just growing up,” Collins coach Sean Pigman said. “The kids never waivered in their belief. They’re working hard, but we’re still growing.”

  • Bulldogs nip Titans

    Both Collins and John Hardin’s boys’ basketball teams struggled with shooting effectively on Saturday night, but it was the Bulldogs (3-0) that found the lead, 55-48, when the final buzzer sounded.

    The Titans (3-2) may have drained six three-pointers the night before in a win over Shelby County, but Collins shooting went cold on Saturday, making just 20 percent of its attempts from behind the arc.

  • Danner steps down as Rocket XC coach

    While the Shelby County boys’ cross country team will have to deal with the losses of several athletes to graduation, the team just got word of an even bigger hole to fill going forward: its head coaching position.

    In a statement on Facebook Friday night, SCHS coach Andrew Danner says he is stepping down from the position to take a teaching job at Moore High School in Louisville.

  • Sunday sales passes first reading

    During a special called meeting Monday, the Shelbyville City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that, if passed on second reading Thursday, will permit the sale of packaged alcohol on Sundays.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to approve calendar for 2016-17 school year

    The Shelby County Board of Education will consider the approval of their 2017-18 school-year calendar when they convene Thursday at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board will select one of three proposed calendars proposed by the calendar committee earlier this year.

    SCPS public relations coordinator, Ryan Allan said the committee would recommend the board select the community’s top pick.

  • Simpsonville P.D. investigating shooting

    Simpsonville Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday night.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said that a male subject called for help from the vicinity of McDonald's restaurant on Buck Creek Road. He had sustained a non-life threaterning gunshot wound and was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.

    Minnis said that although he is not sure at this time, he does not think the shooting occurred in Shelby County, but that the man, whose name has not yet been released, was shot somewhere else.

  • Art of expression

    Have you ever envisioned a rocking chair created just for your child, complete with his or her name painted on it? Or even a toy chest or other item with a favorite theme, such as Spiderman or SpongeBob?

    If so, a Shelby woman could probably fill the bill perfectly.

    Erin Hisle, who lives in Simpsonville with her husband, Bill, came up with the idea to custom paint children’s furniture a few years ago. Then when she put her idea out on social media networks such as Facebook and Instagram, Erin Hisle Designs took off.