Today's News

  • Rockets can’t maintain hot starts at Nelson

    Shelby County’s early season struggles continued over the weekend in a pair of games as a part of the Nelson County Classic tournament on Thursday and Friday.

    The Rockets (2-11) fell in consecutive days in games against Caverna and Marion County to close out 2017.

    “Once again we played well in certain areas of all three games,” Rockets coach Ken Cates said. “We just haven’t been able to put together a complete game and finish it out with a win.

  • Collins goes 1-2 at Berea tourney

    Collins girls’ basketball is still struggling to get all of its players healthy, and this was the case over the weekend at the Berea Holiday Classic.

    The Titans (6-8) went 1-2 in games against Magoffin County, East Carter and East Jessamine.

  • Rockets drop 3 at Berea tourney

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team’s rough start to the season continued over the weekend as the Rockets fell to 2-12 after dropping three straight in the Berea Holiday Classic.

    Western Hills 54, Shelby County 51

    Shelby’s weekend slate of games came to a conclusion Saturday, as the Rockets took a tough close loss against Western Hills in the Berea Holiday Classic tournament finale.

  • Titans split first two at Apollo tournament

    Collins boys’ basketball ended its weekend pair of games in Owensboro going 1-1 in games against Crockett County, Tenn. and Ballard to finish out its appearance in the Apollo Fairfield Inn Invitational.

    “Overall, it was a positive Christmas break for us,” Titans coach Chris Gaither said. “We won five of six games. So far this season two of our three losses have been against top-ten teams in the state.

    “I think our team has plenty more room for improvement, which is positive considering our early success.”

  • Glancing back and looking forward

    Welcome to 2018. 

    When we look back on all that happened over the past 12 months, it’s exciting to imagine what this new year has in store for us.

    In 2017, Shelby County celebrated its 225th birthday and saw a lot of highs and lows, demolitions and new construction and many long awaited projects finally came to fruition.


    Bulleit Distilling

  • Temperatures causing water line trouble

    With temperatures plummeting in the single digits over the past few days, officials with the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer department are urging their customers to take necessary steps to avoid damage to their water lines.

    “We had about six in the last two weeks,” Manager Tom Doyle said of the calls for service regarding broken water lines. “We had one Sunday afternoon on Old Mill Road around lunchtime.”

    And several residents encountered a flooded roadway along Hospital Drive when a water main broke Monday evening.

  • Donald Prather: Jan. 22, 1956 – Dec. 27, 2017

    Shelbyville has lost not only a brilliant attorney with the passing of Donald Prather Wednesday, but also a man who lived his family and his community.

    Prather, 61, was a partner for 32 years at Riggs, Prather, Ratliff, and Bullock Law Office.

    Sherman Riggs said he was heartbroken over the sudden death of his friend.

    I’m shocked and saddened at his untimely death,” he said.

    Riggs’ son, Nathan, who is also an attorney at the firm, echoed his father’s sentiments.

  • Ringing in the New Year

    As New Year’s Eve approaches, most people are busy making party plans, while others are busy trying to make sure those plans don’t turn tragic.

    Law enforcement agencies in Shelby County – and all around the state – are doing their best to make the roadways safer on a night that has claimed 25 lives in Kentucky over the past five years.

  • Rockets fall short at Nelson County

    Shelby County boys’ basketball had several chances to either tie or take the lead late against Nelson County on Wednesday night, but several late field goal attempts rolled off the rim in a three-point loss.

    Down just 56-53 to the Cardinals, SCHS went 0-for-3 in the final 45 seconds of regulation, as time ran out on a comeback bid for Shelby in its first game at the Nelson County Classic.

  • Collins defeats Newport at Apollo tourney

    A strong defensive performance combined with a solid rebounding effort was enough for the Collins boys’ basketball team to defeat Newport, 67-53, in the opening round of the Apollo Fairfield Inn Invitational tournament Wednesday.

    The Titans (8-2) shot an efficient 47 percent from the floor on offense while holding the Wildcats (8-3) to just 36 percent in its attempts from the floor in the 14-point victory.