Today's News

  • New interim EMS director named

    An interim EMS director has been named following the retirement of the longtime director Jeff Ivers.

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison appointed Jerrett Barnes, a captain with EMS, to fill the position until a new director can be hired.

    “It’s a big task to take on, but I’m going to make it work,” said Barnes.

    Ison said he is glad to have Barnes in place until the position is filled, and that Barnes has applied for the position himself.

  • Colonels edge Titans, 55-51

    Too many errant passes along with a slack interior defense equaled a Collins girls’ basketball loss on Tuesday night against visiting Oldham County, extending Collins’ losing streak to three games.

    The Titans failed to convert on several opportunities late, after center Mary-Clare Megibben hit a putback shot right under the basket to cut the Colonels lead to 55-51 with 37.5 seconds remaining.

  • Oldham comes from behind to top Collins

    If Tuesday’s matchup between Collins and Oldham County is a preview of the upcoming 8th Region tournament, it’s going to be a fantastic postseason.

    The contest came down to the final possession, with the visiting Colonels escaping with the victory, as Oldham’s Branden Dewitt made a pair of clutch plays to seal the win.

    Down 46-45 to the Titans (18-7) with 6.9 seconds remaining, Dewitt sliced his way inside the paint and hit a contested layup from the right side of the basket to give his team a one-point lead.

  • Shelby County stomps Waggener, 55-40

    Shelby County girls’ basketball picked up a much-needed victory in spectacular fashion, dominating a quality Waggener team on Tuesday night.

    Thanks to a highly efficient offensive game from sophomore guard Kayla Bruner and some solid assist numbers, the Rockets (6-20) blew out the Wildcats by 15 points and snapped its five-game losing streak in the process.

  • Rockets drop final district game at Spencer

    Spencer County’s perimeter defense gave Shelby County boys’ basketball fits in a 30th District matchup, as the Rockets struggled to muster offensive success on Tuesday night and snapped their three-game winning streak.

    The Rockets ended the night with just one player, T.J. Robinson, in double-figures in scoring, as the team turned in first and third quarters of action in which it scored fewer than 10 points in each frame.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Warrants

    Kaitlyn Mitchell, 26, of 506 La Grange Road was served Sept. 16 at the Shelby County Detention Center with a Shelby County warrant for fraudulent use of a credit card.

    Robert Beach, 52, of 1544 Rangeland Road in Louisville was arrested Sept. 21 at 401 Main St. on a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge.

    Jamey Munford, 41, of 827 E. Main St. in Frankfort was arrested Sept. 20 at 401 Main St. on a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 19: Western Europe 1958: A tour to remember (continued)

    La Maison de Charette de la Contrie

    I have written extensively about the distinguished family Charette de la Contrie, revered in France not for their titles but for their heroic leadership in combat against overwhelming odds.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Austin Dale Tarrence, 23, of 2390 Woodlawn Drive in Shelbyville and Mark Gaines, 21, of 2799 Waddy Road in Waddy were indicted for first-degree burglary (complicity), and fourth-degree assault (complicity). In addition, Gaines was indicted for carrying a concealed deadly weapon, failure to maintain required insurance, second offense, and no/expired plates.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports


    Marcial Gerardo, 38, of 934 Bland Ave. No. 2, was arrested Aug. 2 at 1728 Cherry Lane and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.



    Christin M. Bailey, 25, of 3646 Lentz Ave. in Louisville was arrested Aug. 6 on I-64 and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and reckless driving.


  • Simpsonville Police asking for help with burglary ID

    A recent burglary in Rolling Ridge Subdivision has residents worried, and had Police Chief Chip Minnis at Monday’s city commission meeting to address any concerns after the incident ahas caused quite a stir on social media.

    “Everybody got on the chat line and started burning it up,” Minnis said.

    Abbe Henkel was the lone resident on hand at the meeting to discuss her concerns.

    “I came here tonight because I thought all my neighbors were going to be here to talk about the goings on in Rolling Ridge,” she said.