Today's News

  • Police take WMS student into custody

    The Shelbyville Police Department was called to West Middle School Friday afternoon after a student was disrupting school.

    The student was taken into custody around 3:15 p.m.

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the incident started when a student wasn’t happy with a situation at the school.

    Allan said there was no weapon involved in the altercation.

  • Project Linus to host Blanket Day March 24

    While Saturday was celebrated as National Blanket Day for Project Linus, Shelbyville organizers have moved the local date to March 24.

    After the group scrambled to make and deliver blankets to all the students at Marshall County High School in the wake of the school shooting, Shelby County coordinator Rebecca Jew figured her volunteers needed a little more time.

  • New building, new name

     In response to a rapidly growing student population, a new educational facility is in the works for Shelby County.

    A preschool through eighth grade center is under development adjacent to Collins High School, but the facility will initially house middle school students with preschool and elementary students to follow.

    With the new educational facility on the way, Shelby County Public Schools is now tasked with coming up with a name for the building, and they are reaching out to the community for ideas.

  • Going out with a bang

     One local man certainly had a blast over the weekend.

    Shelbyville’s Andrew "AJ" Stivers enjoyed an extraordinary opportunity on Sunday when he joined Gov. Matt Bevin in pushing the ceremonial plunger that detonated the implosion of Frankfort’s Capital Plaza Tower. 

    “It was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity,” Stivers said, explaining while the plunger was just symbolic, the experience was exciting, nonetheless.

  • Titans seek return to state

    Although the Collins softball team’s first-ever trip to state lasted just two games, it was a season of firsts for the Titans in 2017.

    The team captured its first 8th Region title by defeating longstanding favorite Anderson County, and made the trip to Owensboro to compete in the KHSAA State Tournament for the first time, as well.

  • Shelby boasts experienced group

    Last season saw the Shelby County softball team undergo some growing pains, struggling with injuries and putting together a 12-18-1 record.

    But the Rockets are hoping to put that behind them heading into this season, with seven seniors and 10 juniors on roster heading into the 2018 campaign.

    SCHS coach Kelly Cable is expecting the experience to help the team return to its 2016 form, when it advanced to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Titan lacrosse embracing new system

    While the Collins boys’ lacrosse team has gotten out to a rocky start to begin the 2018 season, the team is seeking to employ a new system under first-year head coach Caleb Elliott.

    With athletes from both high schools competing under the Titans’ banner, the opening slate of games has been tough with losses to powerhouses such as Eastern, Lexington Catholic and Oldham County.

    The three Collins opponents have combined to turn in a 9-1 record so far this season, showing how strong the early schedule has been.

  • Loving the Hungry

    The aura that surrounded a huge crowd smiling and laughing while busily loading items into boxes Saturday seemed more like a party than a charitable event.

    That’s because the more than two hundred volunteers who came together to pack enough food to feed 53,000 people for a week really enjoyed helping the less fortunate, said Jason Haggard, outreach and missions pastor at Shelby Christian.

    “They are all very dedicated,” he said, watching them scurrying around the huge gym at Shelby Christian Church on Franklin Road.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Clouds gather in Frankfort for Sunshine Week

    Here we are, right smack dab in the middle of National Sunshine Week, and the Kentucky Legislature is as cloudy as the weather.
    Sunshine Week, March 11-17, celebrates transparency in government and promotes Sunshine Laws in place so citizens can know what their government is doing by highlighting the importance of open records, meetings and freedom of information.
    The same day the Kentucky House of Representatives recognized House Resolution 220, in honor of Sunshine Week, House Bill 200 was received in the Senate Committee of Appropriations and Revenue.

  • Cornerstone takes 9th at FLW tourney

    Juniors Doug Jesse and Jake Thornbury put Cornerstone Christian Academy fishing on the map over the weekend, taking ninth-place as a pair at a Fishing League Worldwide event Saturday.

    The tournament, held at Douglas Lake in Sevierville, Tenn., had some tough conditions according to the anglers, which presented itself in the practice round leading up to the start of the event.