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Today's News

  • Sisters write book together

    When America and Emma Nandez were growing up together in Mexico, neither one dreamed that one day they would be living in foreign countries and become published authors.

    The two sisters left their native Mexico 10 years ago, when they married, one going to Norway and the other to the United States.

  • Youth program coordinator says offenses down

    A year and a half after creating the position of youth coordinator, with the goal being keep more kids from getting into brushes with the law, county officials say they are seeing results.

    Shelby County Youth Coordinator Mitchell Tinsley, Mitchell, a 1989 graduate of Shelby County High School with an extensive background in working with trouble youth, gave a presentation at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court to update magistrates on activities he has been engaged in since being appointed to that position in April 2016.

  • Cox appointed new Shelby County Jailer

    For the first time in two decades, the Shelby County Detention Center has a new face at the helm.

    Darrell Cox, a former captain at the detention center, has been selected to take the reins upon the retirement of longtime jailer Bobby Waits.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison said that Cox began his new position Sept. 1.

    "He took over at midnight on the first, I swore him in," he said.

    The ceremony, fittingly, took place at the detention center where Cox was accompanied by his wife, Carol, and daughters, Misty and Miranda.

  • Blessings for all

    Centenary United Methodist has found a new way to share its blessings in Shelbyville, by placing them in a box downtown.

    In what church members have described as a take what you need, leave what you can scenario, the church has placed a modest sized box next to the church on the building's Washington Street side featuring personal items, food, clothes and more.

    "It's right across the street from the county judge's office, it's impossible to miss," said Pastor Willard Knipp.

  • KCD rallies to top Collins

    Early on in the first set, it seemed as if Collins volleyball had complete control in its Wednesday match against Kentucky Country Day.

    But the Bearcats had other plans, rallying from 21-16 down to take the first set 26-24 and eventually the match by a 2-1 margin.

  • Shelby County visits North Bullitt

    Tonight Shelby County football will visit high-scoring North Bullitt, which has averaged 30 points per game this season. Unfortunately for North Bullitt, the Eagles (1-2) have not been able to shut down opposing offenses for the most part either.

    In its three contests against Scott County, Southern, and Jeffersontown, the Eagles have allowed an average of 39 points per game to its opponents, and welcomes in a Rockets’ (2-1) team that has feasted on lax defensive units over the past few years.

  • Collins travels to face Oldham County

    Despite being less than 30 miles from its opponent, the Collins football team will take on a relatively unknown Oldham County squad tonight.

    Under second year head coach Michael Fox, the Colonels (1-1) boast a spread offense led by senior quarterback Erix Edwards.

    In the first two weeks of this season, Oldham took a tough loss to Henry County before defeating rival North Oldham in its most recent contest on Aug. 25. The Colonels were off last week.

  • Panthers score late to earn win over Titans

    The Collins boys’ soccer team came within minutes of handing Frankfort it’s first loss of the season, but the Titans just couldn’t find the back of the net despite several opportunities.

    “It’s one that we shouldn’t have lost,” Titans coach Jamil Shalash said. “[Panthers forward Devin Craig] was someone coming in and we knew that they’d go to him. He made a beautiful run to score at the end there, but we had some opportunities we didn’t capitalize on.”

  • Eyes on the prize

    Each year more than 3,000 teenagers are killed in car crashes caused by texting while driving.

    Many have worked to curb the problem, but Shelby County resident John McCafferty hopes he has the solution.

    Launched at the end of February, McCafferty’s Drive2Win app has already garnered nearly 3,000 players attracted to the luster of rewards for keeping their eyes off their phones and on the road.

  • Digging up history

    Books and movies fill kids hearts with a fantasy of venturing into distant lands on a wild hunt to find a priceless treasure.  But for Brody Truhett, that dream became reality in his own backyard over the weekend.

    His mother Christina Truhett said Brody, a first grade student at Simpsonville Elementary, was carefully combing the ground with a metal detector larger than himself, just as he has done nearly ever weekend since his grandfather gifted him the yard sale find a few months ago, when he unearthed his biggest find yet.