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Today's News

  • Awaiting retirement

    Longtime Jailer Bobby Waits has been named Jailer of the Year and is a former three-time president of the Kentucky Jailer’s Association.

    He has served as Shelby County Jailer for 20 years and during that time, has taken the county’s corrections facility from a hundred year-old old building housing less than 50 inmates to a state of the art 316-bed detention center.

    Now, two decades later, he is stepping down.

    But not because he wants to, he said.

  • Crackers lose zest at Kroger

    Shoppers at Kroger stores will notice that a favorite brand of saltine cracker is missing from the shelves recently.

    That’s because that Kroger is no longer carrying Zesta saltine crackers, store officials say.

    Alice Sims, assistant manager at Kroger, said that situation is more far-reaching than just the Shelbyville store, encompassing stores throughout the chain.

    She said she does not know whether the move was initiated by the store or by Keebler, the company that makes Zesta crackers.

  • Titans rally to top Eastern

    The Collins boys’ soccer team fought hard to earn its season-opening win over Eastern High School on Tuesday night.

    With time running out in regulation, and the Titans looking to avoid a draw to open the year, junior forward Jack Sanford found the back of the net with two minutes remaining in the contest, sealing the 4-3 win over the Eagles and moving Collins to 1-0 on the season.

  • Shelby opens season at Fairdale

    With the opening game of the 2017 season just one day away, Shelby County football will look to march into Louisville and come up with a win over a Fairdale team that struggled last season.

    The Bulldogs mustered a 3-8 record in 2016, and struggled to stop opposing offenses.

    Enter Shelby, a team that runs one of the most efficient rushing attacks around.

  • Titans take on Madison Southern

    The Collins football team will look to kick its season off on a high note when it faces Madison Southern Saturday night in the opening contest of the Roy Kidd Bowl.

    The Titans are expecting a tough opponent in the Eagles, which compiled a record of 8-4 last season before falling to North Bullitt in the second round of the 5A State Football Playoffs.

    “I’m very excited for the game on Saturday,” Titans coach Jerry Lucas said. “They are an excellent football team, and are really good at what they do on both sides of the ball.”

  • Collins wins tri-match over Henry, Assumption

    Behind junior Catie Kelly’s school record-low 38 on a nine-hole round, Collins girls’ golf defeated both Henry County and Assumption in a tri-match in the Titans’ hosting duty on Monday afternoon.

    “Catie putted the ball really well tonight,” Titans coach Matt Cockrell said. “And Anna Mercer played really well tonight. Anna hit her irons with precision and accuracy.”

    Collins posted a total team score of 191, defeating Henry by 14 strokes, and Assumption by 34.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Gribbins farm division passes

     Triple S Planning commissioners approved the allowance of a 2-acre agricultural tract on Steve Wood Road when they convened Tuesday for the regularly scheduled planning and zoning meeting. 

  • MARTIN: A swift return to reality

    I have an annual guy’s camping weekend each August, and this year it just so happened to be this past weekend.

    It’s a lot of fun. We build a campfire and cook over open flames, we stay up late telling stories and then we hit the water on Saturday in a couple of rented pontoon boats and mostly act like we’re still in our 20s.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Water tower removal is a sign of growth

    Facebook has been flooded recently with people taking photos of and waxing poetic about the old water tower in downtown Shelbyville.

    As crews started working on taking it down over the weekend – and work will continue this weekend – we heard more and more people lament its removal.

    We, too, were sad to see it go, but changes are necessary.

    Water company manager Tom Doyle said last week that it would cost more than $300,000 just to bring it up to current safety standards.

  • Datebook | Aug. 16, 2017

    This week

    AARP driver improvement

    The AARP Driver Improvement Program for drivers age 55 and old will be offered from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office. The class costs $20. Please call 633-4593 for more information and to reserve a space. A Kentucky law requires that car insurance companies give a reduction in premium to drivers 55 and older who complete an authorized driving course.

    Angel Tree sign ups