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Today's News

  • Blanton named SCHS girls’ coach

    After years of holding a variety of coaching spots in both boys and girls’ high school basketball, new Shelby County head coach Bruce Blanton is looking forward to taking over the Rockets’ program for the 2017-18 season.

    Blanton was officially hired as the new coach on Friday morning, per athletic director Charlotte Marshall.

    Blanton spent the 2016-17 season on the sidelines for the Rockets under former head coach Jason Holland.

  • Collins embracing pace this summer

    Coming off of the most successful season in program history and its first ever win at the KHSAA State Basketball Tournament, the Collins boys’ basketball team has retooled its strategy over the summer from last year.

    With the loss of lengthy forwards Charlie Cochran and Dominique Turner to graduation, the Titans will turn to a guard-heavy line up with the returns of Nick Fort, Jacob Feltner, Dayvion McKnight and Marcellus Vail.

    The team hopes the move to a four-guard starting lineup will pay dividends once the season starts this fall.

  • Rockets using size in summer games

    This summer, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team is looking to improve its technique to go along with its increased size from last season.

    With three players six-foot-three-inches or taller, the Rockets want to be more physical in the paint and on the boards than it was in the 2016-17 season.

    The team closed its summer campaign by hosting one leg of a tournament over the weekend with Collins High School.

  • Wiley claims first golf title of summer

    Shelby County’s Faith Wiley is staying active over the months leading up to the high school season, and she locked up her first title of the summer with a first place finish in the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation Classic over the weekend.

    The event, hosted at Quail Chase Golf Club in Louisville, saw Wiley edge out fellow Shelbyville native and Collins’ athlete Rylee Suttor for the girls’ championship.

    Wiley posted a final score of 175 after the two rounds of competition, winning by just one stroke over Suttor.

  • Post 37 splits weekend twinbill in Indiana

    In its first weekend tournament of the season, the Shelbyville American Legion team experienced some mixed results in a doubleheader against Indiana’s Evansville-Pate Post 265.

    Post 37 took the first game from Evansville by a 6-2 margin, but fell in game two of the series in a 6-4 loss.

    “Overall I thought we played pretty well this weekend,” Post 37 coach Matt Buresh said. “We made a few mistakes, and we need to play some cleaner games and do the little things that make the difference.”

  • Grimes celebrates Bourbon Day in Shelby

    From the U.S. Army’s Birthday to Flag Day, June 14 marked a day of numerous celebrations, but in Kentucky, and Shelby County, National Bourbon Day took center stage. 

    In recognition iconic drink’s 238th birthday, Kentucky's Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes stopped into Shelby’s new Jeptha Creed Distillery to tour the facility and talk with mother-daughter owners Joyce and Autumn Nethery.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 3: Hellzapoppin’ Ridge

    The First Battalion continued its westward advance beyond the front lines to reach its objective where a stream was in front and the sea on the left flank. It then placed into effect it’s long-practiced SOP (Standing Operating Procedure) for jungle perimeter defense. Each of the three rifle companies, supported by one of my machine gun platoons to form the framework of the defense, occupied a third of the circle. I toured the front lines, tying in the fire plans of all automatic weapons so that continuous bands of grazing fire could be interlocked about the perimeter.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 4: Continuing the attack of Hellzapoppin’ Ridge

    Later on Bougainville, while the Executive Officer (second-in-command) of the 1st Battalion, Major Eugene Strayhorn, a former Vanderbilt football star, and I were occupying our rudimentary advanced command post, a small mortar shell, the size of a hand grenade dropped into our hole.

    Fortunately after striking my carbine, and breaking its stock, it did not explode, so my Marine Corps career was not terminated. Strayhorn’s immediate reaction was “Van, they’ve got the range. Let’s get the hell out of here.”

  • Collins falls in state tournament

    While Collins softball may have come up short in its first trip to the KHSAA State Softball Tournament, the experience may have made the team a stronger unit.

    Following the team’s 6-4 elimination loss to Central Hardin on Friday afternoon, head coach Charlie LeCompte said that the pair of games showed the level of play necessary for the team to advance in the final tournament of the season.

  • A family affair

    Playing soccer at the University of Louisville has become a family tradition in the Andriot household.

    By this fall, Shelbyville natives and brothers Walker and Chaz Andriot will both be enrolled at UofL on soccer scholarships – Walker as a graduate transfer after three years of action at Xavier University, and Chaz, who graduated a year early from Collins High School this May.

    And while having two Division I soccer players on the same team from the same family is a great feat, it’s just a start of the story for the Andriot’s.