Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Innovations sharing experiences

    Thursday’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Collins High School and the board will be treated to a presentation from students in the school’s 3PT (Pace, Place, Path and Time) program, titled Innovations.

    Five schools in the district, Heritage, Southside, Clear Creek, Shelby County and Collins, offer their own version of the 3PT learning model. 

  • Victim identified in Taylorsville Road fatality

    Kentucky State Police have identified the victim of a fatal accident on Taylorsville Road Friday afternoon.

    Julie Mundt, 57, of Louisville, was killed when her 2013 Toyota was struck by a 1997 Mercedes driven by David Moore, 32, of Taylorsville.

    The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 6000th block as Moore, who was traveling north on Taylorsville Road, crossed the center line and struck Mundt's vehicle.

  • Court orders release of records in 2013 death of Jackleen Lane

    After more than three years of searching for answers and fighting appeals, the public may finally get some insight into the Cabinet for Health and Family Service’s oversight in the case of 15-year-old Jackleen Lane.

    Lane was found drowned in an industrial area of Clear Creek in the spring of 2013 after missing from her home for three days.

    The case was closed by police after ruling her death accidental.

  • Rural King employee arrested for theft

    An employee of the Shelbyville Rural King has been arrested for a large theft from the store.

    Christina Allen, 32, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday at the store at 3 p.m.

    She was charged with theft by deception under $10,000 and taken to the Shelby County Detention Center, where she has bonded out.

    A Shelbyville Police report said that Allen, who is the store’s customer service manager, is accused of taking $1,987 from the store in a two-month period, from July to August 2016.

  • All in good taste

    Taste and Tunes is celebrating 30 years of pleasing the palate in Shelby County, and this year that reputation will be more deserved than ever, say organizers of the event.

    “We’ll have all the usually good food,” said Johnna Maier, administrative assistant for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

    Whether you’re in the mood for burgers, pizza, tacos, meatballs, or even some more upscale dishes, at $20 for all you can eat, you won’t go away unsatisfied, said Maier.

  • Wet/dry elections start Tuesday

    Tuesday is the first of two wet/dry elections coming up for the county.

    The first election is only for one precinct, however, while the election for the remainder of the county will be the following week, on Sept. 13 when voters will decide if packaged alcohol sales will be allowed in the county.

    Tuesday’s vote for the single precinct, Marshall Doaks, E102, is to establish a winery on an historic property owned by Allan Clore near Eminence.

  • Battle for Life

    At 20 years old, Austin Collins was in prime health and studying to be a police officer.

    Then at a family gathering last Thanksgiving, he developed a sudden, blinding headache and became extremely nauseous.

    “I thought I had the flu – then I woke up two months later,” he said.

    Collins had experienced something that affects 8 out of 100,000 people each year in the United States – a ruptured brain aneurysm.

    He had gone to lay down in his mother’s car, and if he had been left unattended, he could have died.

  • Collins drills Waggener, 2-0

    The Collins High School volleyball team made it two in a row defeating Waggener in two sets on Wednesday night.
    Collins easily cruised to victory over the Wildcats, winning the two sets by scores of 25-13 and 25-9.

    “I think [Waggener] is having a down year,” coach Cary Clark said. “They didn’t bring the competition they typically do. But we executed everything the way we should have and got the win.”

  • Oldham County upends Titans, 5-0

    Collins boys’ soccer dropped its fourth loss of the season on Tuesday night, falling to Oldham County 5-0.

    The Titans were able to keep Oldham at bay for a while, hanging onto a scoreless tie until late in the half.

    With less than two minutes remaining in the first, the Colonels got a solid shot on goal, beating keeper Matthew Stoltz for the first score of the game.

  • Collins, Eastern feature potent aerial attacks

    After a 55-52 shootout win over Bullitt East, Collins High School will travel to Louisville tonight to take on 6A Eastern High School.

    On paper, the game looks like it could be another shootout for Collins, with both teams boasting prolific offensive attacks while struggling on defense. Last year’s contest was a shootout as well, with the Eagles picking up the 49-44 win over the Titans.