Today's News

  • Big game, big crowd, big step

    Billed on T-shirts as the Hometown Showdown, the county was more than ready for the first SCHS vs. Collins football game.

    Cars lined Discovery Boulevard waiting to get into a jammed parking lot at Collins for about two hours.

    The scene outside the stadium was pure football ecstasy.

    The landscape would have easily fit in outside Commonwealth or Papa Johns Cardinal stadiums.

    The air smelled of not just burgers and brats, but barbeque and more exotic fare.

  • EARLIER: Becherer: He knows the history

    When talking about football in Shelby County, no name carries more weight than Tom Becherer.

    Now the defensive coordinator for Collins, Becherer has had a hand in every football program in the county's history.

    Becherer took over the Shelbyville High School program in 1972, and for three years he guided the Red Devils until the school merged with Shelby County High School in 1975.

    Then he took over as the head coach at Shelby County and just missed a trip to the state finals after a 10-1 in season his first year.

  • KSP Post 12 has new trooper


    Kentucky State Police Post 12, which includes Shelby County, has announced the hiring of its newest member, state trooper Brian W. Smith of Lexington.

    He graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy on Sept. 17.

  • South Oldham tops Collins 2-1 in OT




    The Collins High School boys soccer team put up quite a fight against second-ranked South Oldham on Tuesday night before falling 2-1 in the overtime in 16th District semifinals at Spencer County.

    The Titans took an early lead, and held it for more than 40 minutes before the Dragons tied the match in the 52nd minute.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

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    Lauren A. Schneider of 1896 Shelbyville Road was indicted for theft by unlawful taking.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 13, 2010

    I-64 lanes to be closed some nights

    The left lane of both eastbound and westbound I-64 will be closed at the Simpsonville interchange tonight and Thursday night because of the bridge replacement for Buck Creek Road. These lane closures are scheduled for 7 p.m. each evening until 6 a.m. the following morning. 

    Other ongoing roadwork:

    •    Lane closures and delays are possible on U.S. 60 between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and KY 55 because of roadway resurfacing. No lane closures are permitted 6-9 a.m. and 2:30-6 p.m. weekdays.

  • EARLIER: Dawning a new era: SCHS-Collins is a first for Shelby County

    It's not often in this day and age you get to witness a First.


    There are milestones in each person's life, but it's very rare to see something that has never, ever happened before.


    Tonight Shelby Countians will get that chance when two schools in the county face off in a football game, when Collins High School's new light blue and black squares off against the historic old dark blue and gold of Shelby County.


  • New Business: Jamie Coleman DMD

    Address: 1100 Washington Street Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065

  • Titans top Rockets for district title

    The Collins High School volleyball captured the first hardware for the school’s trophy case Wednesday night.

    The Titans won the 30th District Tournament final over Shelby County 25-17, 15-25, 25-18 at Henry County.

    “It’s really exciting,” Collins junior middle blocker Ashley Williams said.

    Williams led the way with 13 kills as the Titans defeated their crosstown rivals for the third time this season. All three meetings went the full three sets.

    Both teams advance to next week’s Eighth Region Tournament.


  • Girls District soccer: Dragons rout Rockets, 9-0

    The Shelby County girls soccer team’s season ended Tuesday night.

    South Oldham - the 13th-ranked team in the state - jumped on the Rockets early and cruised to a 9-0 victory in the first round of the 16th District Tournament at Oldham County High School.

    “We got beat by a team that played much better than we did,” Shelby County Coach Joe Turner said. “We played hard but not together. Once we fell behind, we lost our focus and South Oldham took advantage.”