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Today's News

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines, The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 2: Jungle attack

    On September 27, 1943, while still based on Guadalcanal, we were informed that the Third Marine Division would land in the vicinity of Cape Torokina, Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, and seize and defend a beachhead between the Torokina and Laruma rivers. This was a lightly defended area, on the eastern shore, far from the main Japanese forces.

  • William E. Matthews: April 30, 1930 – May 13, 2017

    The community has lost a true friend with the passing of William E. Matthews on Saturday.

    “Bill was a good man and it’s a loss for the community,” said Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty. “I’ve known the Matthews family since I was a child.”

  • William E. Matthews: April 30, 1930 – May 13, 2017

    The community has lost a true friend with the passing of William E. Matthews on Saturday.

    “Bill was a good man and it’s a loss for the community,” said Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty. “I’ve known the Matthews family since I was a child.”

  • Halfway house on Main?

    Plans to open a halfway house in Shelbyville are underway, say officials with the Department of Corrections, who Monday disclosed the location as 630 Main St.

    Lisa Lamb, director of communications for the Kentucky Department of Corrections, said those proceedings are still not finalized.

    “The Finance Cabinet has not received the signed contract from the vendor as of yet,” she said.

  • Bagdad Days celebrates 25 years

    Organizers of the Bagdad Days Festival are buzzing with excitement about the 25th anniversary of the event, which will mean even more fun than usual.

    “We just want to emphasize that it’s going to be a little bit bigger and better this year,” said Parade Chair Carol Hance.

    Her husband, Jimmy, chuckled as he described her role in the event.

    “Actually, she’s done ninety percent of the work,” he said.

  • Collins fishing takes 8th at state meet

    In its first year of competition under the KHSAA banner, Collins’ fishing program has accomplished a great deal.

    The Titans can now add a top-10 finish at state to the team’s resume after taking eighth-place over the weekend at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville.

    Anglers Ian Nation and Jack Swindler hauled in a pair of fish that ended up catapulting the two into top-10 contention after the pair of days.

  • Rockets offense explodes in 2 wins

    In Monday’s home matchup with Moore, Shelby County baseball used an aggressive mindset on the basepaths and stayed hot in the batter’s box to defeat the Mustangs 8-6.

    The Rockets (14-15-1) capitalized on five errors by Moore (16-9), with five of its eight runs coming unearned in the win.

  • Collins drops weekend twinbill at Bullitt

    The Collins baseball team struggled through a pair of games against North Bullitt and Bullitt East on Saturday afternoon.

    The Titans (18-14) were outscored by a combined 23-14 on the way to dropping both games.

    Collins struggled throw strikes in the opener against North Bullitt.

    As a team, the Eagles used a keen eye to draw 10 walks, and shelled three Titan pitchers for 10 earned runs, running away with the game late.

  • Shelby drops 3 in Jeffersontown tournament

    Shelby County softball will look to work on its pitch selection after dropping three games at Jeffersontown’s Charger Classic over the weekend.

    The Rockets were outscored by a combined 23-9 by Spencer County, Marion County and J-Town on Saturday, and according to head coach Kelly Cable, a large part of that came in choosing which pitches to swing at.

  • Manslaughter case gets new court date

    A Louisville man indicted in connection with a 2016 fatal crash on Taylorsville Road in Shelby County has received a new court date

    David E. Moore Jr., 33, will head back to court June 5 for a disposition hearing on the matter.

    On Sept. 2, Moore struck a vehicle driven by Julie Hedden Mundt, 57, also of Louisville, resulting in her death at the scene.