Today's News

  • Collins softball looks to make state run

    The Collins High School softball team drew about as tall a task as possible to open the KHSAA State Softball Tournament on Thursday, but head coach Charlie LeCompte remained upbeat and positive as the Titans headed to Owensboro on Wednesday.

    “Anybody can beat anyone in a one-game series,” LeCompte said. “Anything can happen. If we play solid defense and put the ball into play, I like our chances.”

  • Collins lacrosse boasts 4 all-stars

    In it’s most successful season in program history, the Collins lacrosse team had four players selected to the Commonwealth All-Star team.

    Evan Early, Grant Early, NaSean Roseberry, and Cameron Hoben led Collins to its first winning record in the team’s history at 7-6, and were voted in by coaches from around the state as members of the team.

  • Democratic dinner Friday

    The Executive Committee of the Shelby County Democratic Party will host its annual Gov. Martha Layne Collins Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

    While the local Democratic Party hosts the event, interim chair Andy Schmidt said all are welcome.

  • Here's to your health

    A jovial – even festive – atmosphere at a hospital is hard to find, but for the 200 men who attended Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s Men’s Health Fair Saturday, the experience was not only fun, they said, but also potentially life-saving.

    “It’s almost as fun as a trip to Gatlinburg,” said Thomas Kinney with a grin after his screening with dermatologist Dr. Clint Tucker.

  • Recognition of Bravery

    On Monday, for a Shelbyville World War II veteran, the horrific experience of having his ship blown up, losing his comrades and suffering serious injuries, was more than just a memory of his D-Day experience.

    It was the reason that Edward Fike was honored in a special ceremony at Veteran’s Park on Main Street by French officials who presented him with the Legion of Honor award for his actions in that battle.

  • Mosquitoes still big concern, but ticks gaining ground, health officials say

    Mosquitoes and ticks are running neck and neck as the two insects that most concern health officials, although mosquitoes are still No. 1 because of the potential of the Zika virus threat, they say.

    “We continue to emphasize the dangers of diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, which appear to be quite prevalent this year as a result of the mild winter,” said Beth Fisher, spokesperson for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Cochran named athlete of the year

    In what was undoubtedly the most successful season in Collins boys’ basketball history, sponsors WLKY and Penn Station Subs named one of the Titans most successful athletes, Charlie Cochran, the Athlete of the Year on Thursday.

    “It feels like a huge accomplishment [receiving the award],” Cochran said. “I have more of a motivation to keep on playing basketball.”

  • Former Collins players help lead Transy softball

    Just a few years removed from helping lead Collins softball to 20-plus win seasons, former Titans Shelbi Poehlein, Janette Hynes, and Janelle Hynes are replicating that success as student-athletes at Transylvania University.

    Poehlein, a sophomore, and the Hynes twins, both freshmen, helped anchor a Transy softball team that enjoyed the most success in team history, ending the season ranked No. 14 in Division III by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Poll, a marked improvement for a team that was unranked throughout much of the regular season.

  • Four athletes named to all-region softball team

    The All-Region softball team from the 8th Region was named Monday, and two athletes from each of Shelby County and Collins high schools were awarded the honor.

    Collins’ pitcher Paige Oldham and outfielder Hallie Renfro were each voted in by coaches from around the 8th Region for the honor.

    Oldham and Renfro recently helped lead the Titans to its first region championship and state tournament appearance in program history en route to being named for the award.

  • Masonic Homes gets national award

    A crowd of public officials, staff members, residents and others were on hand Wednesday at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville to receive a national award for excellence in dementia care.

    The award ceremony honored employees who contributed to the success of the Silver Angels program, which won the Excellence in Dementia Care award at the 2017 LeadingAge PEAK Conference in March.