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Today's News

  • Mother Nature eggs it up

    A beautiful sunny day, great weather, with lots of laughing children scrambling to find the most brightly colored Easter eggs made for a very enjoyable Easter/Earth Day event on Saturday.

    With the Easter Bunny and Mother Nature sharing the spotlight at Red Orchard Park on the same day this year, Earth Day and Bunny Day drew quite a crowd, he said.

  • Human remains undergoing forensic exam

    After trying unsuccessfully to identity human remains that were found in Waddy in January, investigators have turned to forensic experts for help.

    A human skull brought home by a dog in January and additional skeletal remains that were later found, have been turned over to the Forensic Anthropology Center in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee, said investigators.

  • Oldham leads Collins past Shelby

    Starting pitcher Paige Oldham did a bit of everything for Collins softball to help top rival Shelby County on Saturday afternoon.

    Oldham led the team at the plate, with three hits and two RBIs, while tossing four-and-a-third innings, allowing the Titans to mount a comeback win over the Rockets.

    Down 3-1 after just one inning, Collins (14-4-1) added three runs of its own in the third, along with one final run in the fourth to close out SCHS (5-5-1) by a score of 5-4 and take its 14th win of the year.

  • Shelby halts rally for win over Eastern

    Saturday’s matchup between Shelby County and Eastern came down to a bang-bang play in the final inning when Brandon Davis brought the game to an end.

    Eastern (8-9) was in the midst of a two-run, two-out rally in the top of the seventh inning when the Eagles’ base runner thought he should test Davis’ arm. And Davis passed with flying colors, gunning down the runner attempting to go from first to third. The outfield assist gave the Rockets (8-8-1) the 5-3 win.

  • Oldham, Butler trip up Titans

    The Titans ended a trio of weekend games with a loss at the hands of Oldham County on Saturday morning.

    The Colonels (9-8-1) peppered runs throughout each of the six innings en route to the 14-4 win while allowing the Titans (11-10) few opportunities to score.

    Despite the disparity in the final score, Collins was out hit by just a 10-8 margin. But a pair of big hits by Oldham put the game out of reach.

  • Lady Rocket Invitational provides competitive games

    In addition to its loss to Collins on Saturday, Shelby County softball ended its slate of weekend games with a win, a loss, and a tie to close out the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament.

    Shelby County 8, Williamstown 0
    While Shelby’s weekend slate may have opened on a rocky note, the Rockets ended Saturday with a strong showing against Williamstown (9-4).

    SCHS plated six runs in the first two innings while not allowing the Demons to do much of anything offensively.

  • Collins wins three in tourney play

    In addition to the Collins softball team’s win over Shelby County on Saturday, the Titans (14-5-1) turned in a successful weekend, winning three of its five contests against visiting teams, while dropping one game in the Lady Rocket Invitational over the weekend.

    “I thought we played really well this weekend,” Titans coach Charlie LeCompte said. “Paige and Carson each pitched well, and kept us in every single game we were in.”

  • Bypass back open after crash

    The Shelbyville Bypass opened back up at 4 p.m. after being shut down for nearly two hours due to a serious accident near La Grange Road.

    Three people were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, one was airflited and two were transported by ambulance, officials said.

    The person that was airlifted suffered serious injuries and the other two, minor injuries. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

  • New bill limits pain pills

    A bill that would drastically change the face of prescription pain pill usage in Kentucky was signed by Gov. Matt Bevin Monday.

    House Bill 333 will prohibit doctors from giving patients prescriptions for more than a three-day supply of a Schedule II controlled substance, which includes narcotics such as OxyContin, to treat pain as an acute medical condition.

  • Legislators share thoughts on 2017 session

    Area professionals from business, commercial, farming and more backgrounds filled the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office Wednesday morning to get a brief rundown on the 2017 legislation session from State Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and first-year State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville).