Today's News

  • Eades sets school tackle record in win Friday

    Collins linebacker Nick Eades has brought toughness and intensity to the Titans defensive unit for several seasons now, and now will have his name in the school’s record books as a result.

    Along with winning both the rivalry game and clinching the district title on Friday night, Eades broke the school’s record for career tackles, with 476 total stops.

    The linebacker logged 18 total tackles in the 38-19 defeat of Shelby County, breaking the record of 466, set by former Titan and current Western Kentucky University standout linebacker Masai Whyte.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - New school board reps to be installed

    Board members will meet their new student counterparts when the Shelby County Board of Education convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at the district office, 1155 West Main Street.

    Taking their seats as the new student board reps for the district’s two high schools will be Rachel Everage and Jacqueline Romo Munoz.

    Everage, a senior at Collins, is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Titan Nation and Y-Club.  Everage is also a member of the school’s varsity soccer team and theater department.

  • Scaring up some Halloween events

      It’s no trick Halloween falls on October 31.

    Each year we remind readers that ordinances don’t dictate that Trick or Treating fall on the weekend, but that never stops the “When is Halloween?” calls.

    To that question we say there is no reason for concern for at least another four years.

  • Name of shooting suspect released

    Officials have released the name of a woman who was shot and killed Monday night on Mary Crest Drive in Shelbyville after an incident with a Shelbyville officer.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that Ashleigh Bertucci, 31, was pronounced dead at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    Kentucky State Police is investigating the situation that occurred at about 9:45 p.m. Monday night in the Dominion Home subdivision near I-64 off Mt. Eden Road.

  • Missing Shelby woman missing is found safe

    A Shelby County woman has been missing for two weeks has been located and is safe, said police.

    Sgt. Bruce Gentry with the Shelbyville Police Department said that Anna Edlin, 47, had been missing Oct. 10.

    He said that when she was located, she did not wish to return home, and Gentry said if those were her wishes, she could not be made to return.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 13: Dramatic photo of French trenches during the Battle of the Somme

    In the summer of 1952, upon completion of my duty as Senior Marine Officer on the flagship of Rear Admiral Brittain, I had expectations of returning to infantry duty.

    However, fate intervened.

    The Commander of the Marine Barracks at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois, about 40 miles north of Chicago, had been suddenly relieved of his command.

    Nearing the end of my sea duty and considered a suitable replacement available immediately, I was ordered to replace him

  • Gas leak displaces disabled residents

    After spending all day and night at an emergency shelter Wednesday, residents of an apartment complex displaced by a gas leak are in good spirits, said county officials, who are helping to care for them.

  • County to say goodbye to longtime employee

    County employees prepared to bid farewell to yet another one of their own when a longtime employee announced his impending retirement at Tuesday's meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal.

    Denny Bailey, maintenance supervisor of nearly 20 years, reminisced about how taking the job was a major career change for him at the time that he had been hesitant about.

    "But I've never regretted it," he said.

    Bailey, who has been employed with the county for 20 years, will retire Oct. 31.

  • Church news: Oct. 20, 2017

    All Saints Catholic

    Mass is at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.


    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The Clothes Closet is open 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Clothes are available at no cost. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.


    Bagdad Baptist

  • Centenary Methodist marks 120 years

    Centenary United Methodist Church will celebrate its 120th anniversary on Sunday, October 22 that has been designated as Homecoming/Laity Sunday. The church members believe “We exist: To Love God. Love people. Make Disciples as our purpose/mission. Our mission grew from our rich heritage dating back to the birth of the community we call home, Shelbyville and Shelby County, KY. Methodists were among the first settlers of Shelby County.”