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Today's News

  • Collins wins tri-match over Henry, Assumption

    Behind junior Catie Kelly’s school record-low 38 on a nine-hole round, Collins girls’ golf defeated both Henry County and Assumption in a tri-match in the Titans’ hosting duty on Monday afternoon.

    “Catie putted the ball really well tonight,” Titans coach Matt Cockrell said. “And Anna Mercer played really well tonight. Anna hit her irons with precision and accuracy.”

    Collins posted a total team score of 191, defeating Henry by 14 strokes, and Assumption by 34.

  • Snagging safe sun spectacles

    The long anticipated eclipse is just three days away.  However, with NASA approved spectacles becoming as scarce as the top Christmas toy, chances are if you don’t already have a pair, the main event could pass right before your closed eyes.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Tax rate stays flat

    The Shelbyville City Council closed out its public hearing with no members of the general public in attendance to speak regarding the proposed ad valorem tax rate Tuesday afternoon.  The council then voted unanimously in favor of maintaining the tax rate at 27.2 cents on each $100 of assessed value of all taxable real property and 33.5 cents on each $100 of assessed value of all taxable personal property.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Gribbins farm division passes

     Triple S Planning commissioners approved the allowance of a 2-acre agricultural tract on Steve Wood Road when they convened Tuesday for the regularly scheduled planning and zoning meeting. 

  • The journey of a book

    Shelbyville’s Ronald “Reggie” Van Stockum, Jr. has an impressive list of skillsets to share with the community: lawyer, teacher, biologist, actor and musician.  But as an author, Van Stockum is expanding his reach well beyond our region.

    Most recently his written work has touched those across Kentucky and beyond through a book called, The Wondrous Journey of Food.

  • MARTIN: A swift return to reality

    I have an annual guy’s camping weekend each August, and this year it just so happened to be this past weekend.

    It’s a lot of fun. We build a campfire and cook over open flames, we stay up late telling stories and then we hit the water on Saturday in a couple of rented pontoon boats and mostly act like we’re still in our 20s.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Water tower removal is a sign of growth

    Facebook has been flooded recently with people taking photos of and waxing poetic about the old water tower in downtown Shelbyville.

    As crews started working on taking it down over the weekend – and work will continue this weekend – we heard more and more people lament its removal.

    We, too, were sad to see it go, but changes are necessary.

    Water company manager Tom Doyle said last week that it would cost more than $300,000 just to bring it up to current safety standards.

  • Datebook | Aug. 16, 2017

    This week

    AARP driver improvement

    The AARP Driver Improvement Program for drivers age 55 and old will be offered from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office. The class costs $20. Please call 633-4593 for more information and to reserve a space. A Kentucky law requires that car insurance companies give a reduction in premium to drivers 55 and older who complete an authorized driving course.

    Angel Tree sign ups

  • Christ Community Church opens second location

    A local church Sunday launched its second location with the opening of a new church in the heart of Shelbyville.

    Blake Lawyer, pastor of Christ Community Church in Governors Square said that he and the entire congregation was excited to open the new location at 1900 Midland Trail, across from Hardees restaurant.

    Bobby Carnes, pastor, will lead the service, which begins at 10 a.m.

    “Bobby is the Midland pastor – he leads the launch team planting the church,” said Lawyer.

  • Collins boasts experience, talent for 2017

    After a successful 2016 season saw Collins football increase its win total to 7-5, the Titans are looking to take the next step as a unit this season, behind a large senior class.

    Collins boasts 20 seniors on roster for 2017, with many of the athletes having in-game experience from previous years.

    “Obviously we’re excited about the upcoming season,” coach Jerry Lucas said. “It’s like we say every year, we have to stay healthy.”