Today's News

  • Blessings for all

    Centenary United Methodist has found a new way to share its blessings in Shelbyville, by placing them in a box downtown.

    In what church members have described as a take what you need, leave what you can scenario, the church has placed a modest sized box next to the church on the building's Washington Street side featuring personal items, food, clothes and more.

    "It's right across the street from the county judge's office, it's impossible to miss," said Pastor Willard Knipp.

  • KCD rallies to top Collins

    Early on in the first set, it seemed as if Collins volleyball had complete control in its Wednesday match against Kentucky Country Day.

    But the Bearcats had other plans, rallying from 21-16 down to take the first set 26-24 and eventually the match by a 2-1 margin.

  • Shelby County visits North Bullitt

    Tonight Shelby County football will visit high-scoring North Bullitt, which has averaged 30 points per game this season. Unfortunately for North Bullitt, the Eagles (1-2) have not been able to shut down opposing offenses for the most part either.

    In its three contests against Scott County, Southern, and Jeffersontown, the Eagles have allowed an average of 39 points per game to its opponents, and welcomes in a Rockets’ (2-1) team that has feasted on lax defensive units over the past few years.

  • Collins travels to face Oldham County

    Despite being less than 30 miles from its opponent, the Collins football team will take on a relatively unknown Oldham County squad tonight.

    Under second year head coach Michael Fox, the Colonels (1-1) boast a spread offense led by senior quarterback Erix Edwards.

    In the first two weeks of this season, Oldham took a tough loss to Henry County before defeating rival North Oldham in its most recent contest on Aug. 25. The Colonels were off last week.

  • Panthers score late to earn win over Titans

    The Collins boys’ soccer team came within minutes of handing Frankfort it’s first loss of the season, but the Titans just couldn’t find the back of the net despite several opportunities.

    “It’s one that we shouldn’t have lost,” Titans coach Jamil Shalash said. “[Panthers forward Devin Craig] was someone coming in and we knew that they’d go to him. He made a beautiful run to score at the end there, but we had some opportunities we didn’t capitalize on.”

  • Eyes on the prize

    Each year more than 3,000 teenagers are killed in car crashes caused by texting while driving.

    Many have worked to curb the problem, but Shelby County resident John McCafferty hopes he has the solution.

    Launched at the end of February, McCafferty’s Drive2Win app has already garnered nearly 3,000 players attracted to the luster of rewards for keeping their eyes off their phones and on the road.

  • Digging up history

    Books and movies fill kids hearts with a fantasy of venturing into distant lands on a wild hunt to find a priceless treasure.  But for Brody Truhett, that dream became reality in his own backyard over the weekend.

    His mother Christina Truhett said Brody, a first grade student at Simpsonville Elementary, was carefully combing the ground with a metal detector larger than himself, just as he has done nearly ever weekend since his grandfather gifted him the yard sale find a few months ago, when he unearthed his biggest find yet.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 10: Heroes and heroism

    At this point in my current series, having completed writing about combat experiences during WW II, it seems timely to write about “Heroes and Heroism.”

    I have thought a great deal about real heroes and their acts of heroism. Certainly my front-line machine gunners on Guam who held their ground and died, while others fell back and survived, were heroes, unrecognized and unsung

  • Shelby woman arrested after leaving 2 children in car

    Chelsey Vessels, 25, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police were called when a person noticed two small children alone in car.

    According to the report, Shelbyville Police were called to the Marion Village Apartments, near the Midland Trail and Mack Walters Road intersection, where they found a 1-year-old girl asleep under a blanket and an older boy playing on the floor of the car.

    After police were able to talk the boy into unlocking the door, officers found the girl sweating and alerted EMS.

  • Big weekend for Simpsonville

    Simpsonville residents have a double treat to look forward to this weekend, with the dedication of the city’s new gazebo on Friday and the annual Simpsonville Fall Festival Saturday.

    Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said he is very excited about the opening of the new gazebo, a formidable structure compared to the small one that sat at the same site on U.S. 60.