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Today's News

  • Masonic Homes gets national award

    A crowd of public officials, staff members, residents and others were on hand Wednesday at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville to receive a national award for excellence in dementia care.

    The award ceremony honored employees who contributed to the success of the Silver Angels program, which won the Excellence in Dementia Care award at the 2017 LeadingAge PEAK Conference in March.

  • Taking it to the next level

    A recent promotion for Shelbyville resident Matthew Collins has been a divine experience in his life.

    In May, Collins, director of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary's Ernest Miller White Library, was promoted from associate to full professor of bibliography and research.

    His promotion follows an extensive review of his performance as a professor, his role as director of the library, and his contributions to the Louisville Seminary community, said Chris Wooten, director of communications at the seminary.

  • Collins softball headed to state

    For the first time in school history, the Collins softball program will be headed to the KHSAA State Tournament later this month.

    The Titans used another strong pitching performance along with timely hitting to claim its first 8th Region title in program history, in a three-run victory over defending champion Anderson County on Wednesday night.

  • Titans fall to Simon Kenton in region semis

    Despite earning double the amount of hits Simon Kenton did on Tuesday night, Collins could not find a way to plate its base runners.

    The Titans outhit the Pioneers by a 12-6 count, but SK used its middle infielders to help strand seven Collins runners on base, and turn three double plays throughout the contest while Simon Kenton earned the 4-2 victory.

  • Collins earns trip to region championship

    Collins’ Tuesday night matchup with Simon Kenton may not have kicked off in the most exciting fashion, but it ended with fireworks at the plate.

    Holding a 5-1 lead after five innings of action, the Titans rolled up four additional runs in the bottom of the sixth to help stave off the Pioneers and give Paige Oldham some breathing room on the mound.

    Collins’ starting pitcher made the most of her opportunity in the 8th Region semis, striking out nine batters and holding SK to just four hits as a team.

  • Library gears up for summer reading program

    Though last Monday marked the final day of the 2016-17 school year, not all kids were eager to hang up their backpacks for summer break.  As the doors opened early Tuesday morning, two Clear Creek Elementary students, Jameyon Lucas and Josiah Jones, stood waiting, ready to learn.

    Library Director Pam Federspiel said the boys first stopped at the front desk to participate in a quick guessing game and went downstairs to sign up for the book club. They spent several hours there, even grabbing lunch on the lawn.

  • Weissinger catering to local wildlife

    Somewhere between the calm rolling pools of water and the perfectly striped fairways at Weissinger Hills, golfers will find a large patch of untouched high grass and flowers growing wildly.   While the 2-3 acres of green space may appear at first to be your typical out-of-bounds, generally loathed and ignored by golfers, Weissinger’s Damon Hitti assures the area is a welcoming sanctuary to many.

    Hitti, a Class A golf course superintendent who is in his third year at Weissinger, explained that the preserved green space is a haven for migrating wildlife.

  • JHS to host 17th Annual Men’s Health Fair

    An annual event Saturday offers an invaluable opportunity for men to safeguard their most precious commodity – health.

    The 17th annual Men’s Health Fair hosted at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers free health screenings for men, including everything from cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer, skin cancer and the PSA-prostate specific antigen.

    The event will take place at JHS from 8 a.m. to noon, with all screenings at no cost to participants. There will also be on-site physician education and health information.

  • Upward and onward

    A day of smiles and tears of joy, graduation runs the entire gamut of emotions – and a great deal of pride from Shelby’s more than 450 students and their families at both high schools Saturday – a day that all had been working toward all year.

    At Collins’ commencement exercises Maresa Fawns almost broke down with emotion when Principal Joseph Ellison announced to the crowd that the first diploma to be awarded was to her son, Samuel.

  • Shelby County and Collins high schools hold graduation Saturday

    Shelby County and Collins High Schools both held commencement exercises on Saturday.