Today's News

  • Community stepping up after Shelbyville blaze

    Just one day after a horrific fire left a Bagdad family homeless; a Shelbyville family suffered a similar fate.

    When the Shelbyville Fire Department arrived at the scene of a house fire on 9th Street at 6:37 p.m. Friday, they found the structure engulfed in flames, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    "When we arrived, flames had already gone through the roof and the fire was threatening to other houses nearby," he said.

  • Attempted murder charges stem from theft of $5

    An altercation Tuesday morning over $5 ended with shots fired, schools on nearby Rocket Lane going into lockdown, and one person charged with four counts of attempted murder.

    Chase Wills, 18, of New Albany, Ind., is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a defaced firearm and tampering with physical evidence.

  • New judge gets warm welcome

    The weather was bitter cold, but new Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison was delighted with the warm welcome he received from Thursday the public at his first meet-and-greet event to introduce himself to the community, he said.

    “I was absolutely overwhelmed, that on a cold, snowy night, that seventy or eighty people would come out, and couldn’t have been nicer in welcoming me to this new job,” he said. “We had people there from walk of life in Shelby County, from elected leaders to farmers.”

  • Ruth Hodge: April 23, 1952 to Jan. 9, 2017

    Ruth Hodge owned more than just the It’s Convenient store on Shelbyville's east end – she owned the hearts of those who frequented her store every day, as well as her employees.

    Hodge, who passed away Monday, was never without a smile so dazzling that you couldn't be around her and stay in a bad mood, said her family.

  • Community rallies around Bagdad family who lost home in blaze

    Thursday evening started out pleasantly for the Bryant family, with a nice family dinner and a cozy fire at their home in Bagdad.

    Then in the space of only a few heartbeats, Bill, Amy and their children, Tanner, Jordan and Leslie, were plunged into a nightmare of flames leaping everywhere.

  • Shorthanded Titans defeat South Oldham

    With forward Dominique Turner still missing time due to an illness, the Collins boys’ basketball team relied heavily on Charlie Cochran and the team’s bench in Monday’s game against South Oldham.

    And the Titans (14-3) got just that, defeating the Dragons 71-65.

  • Collins picks up 2 wins over weekend

    With guards Nick Fort and Jacob Feltner missing extended time due to injury, and forward Dominique Turner out with an illness, the Collins boys’ basketball team received an extremely efficient performance from Charlie Cochran to help vanquish Grant County (8-8) in overtime Saturday.

    The senior forward posted his second consecutive double-double in as many days, scoring 25 points on 71 percent shooting and grabbing 12 of the team’s 34 rebounds to help lead the Titans (13-3) to the 59-51 victory.

  • Rockets drop tough game at Anderson

    Despite drawing first blood against Anderson County on Friday night, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team could not hold the Bearcats for a full four quarters.

    The Rockets (3-11) grabbed a quick 2-0 lead to start the game thanks to a back door cut from senior guard Jordan Armstrong, but it would be the team’s final lead of the game as Anderson (10-4) outscored SCHS 64-51 to grab the district win.

    Armstrong led the Rockets in scoring with 14 points and pulled down six rebounds in the contest.

  • Titans drop district game to Spencer County

    A sloppy game from both Collins and Spencer County girls’ basketball teams found the Titans on the wrong end of the scoreboard on Friday night.

    Although they forced 17 turnovers, Collins committed 18 turnovers of its own in the 57-44 loss.

    Spencer County used a big second half, scoring 36 points to finally pull away.

  • Collins, Shelby finish 3rd, 4th at swim meet

    Both the Collins and Shelby County swim teams took to the pool Wednesday for the first time since the Christmas break and finished in the top-four behind teams from Boyle County and Danville.

    On the girls’ side of the team standings, Collins earned a third-place finish with 211 points behind winner Boyle County, which ended with 298.5 points.

    Shelby County slotted right behind the Titans, with 128 points.