Today's News

  • Local funeral director profiled

    A summer job at a funeral home turned Lisa Wright’s life around – so much so that she knew immediately that she had discovered her true calling in life.

    Wright, a funeral director and embalmer of 20 years – the last 15 at Shannon Funeral Home – told her story so eloquently at a professional women’s conference last spring for female funeral directors that they chose her to profile in their national publication.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports


    Gary J. Grant, 56, of 1035 Locust Grove Road was arrested April 9 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Rebecca Elizabeth Mouser, 22, of 556 Hawthorne Ave was arrested April 12 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and failure to produce an insurance card.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Lee Ray Smith of 403 Mack Walters Road was arrested April 29 at 1533 Midland Trail at Speedway and charged with alcohol intoxication.



    Destiny N. Breeding of 401 Skyline Drive was arrested April 24 at 1732 Village Lane and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500 and was served with a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge

  • Shelby, Collins prep for state

    With the Class AA State Track Championship beginning today at 4:30 p.m., both Collins and Shelby County high schools will look to add more banners to their respective gymnasiums.

    Leading the way in those efforts will be defending state long and triple jump champion Kyrien Stone from SCHS. Along with qualifying to defend his titles, Stone has also added the 300-meter hurdles to his event list this year.

  • Collins edges out Sacred Heart

    Although it seemed like a pitcher’s duel on paper, Wednesday’s softball matchup between Collins and Sacred Heart felt more like a one-sided affair on senior night.

    The Titans (22-8-1) outhit the Valkyries (12-12) by an 8-4 margin, scrapping out a 3-1 win.

    Paige Oldham was a large part of limiting Sacred Heart’s offense, with the Collins pitcher going seven innings with seven strikeouts.

  • Titans slow down Eastern

    Coming into Tuesday’s senior night, the Collins baseball team showcased its veteran talent in a 7-4 win over Eastern to close the 2017 home campaign.

    Both teams jumped out aggressively on offense, with both the Titans (19-15) and Eagles (18-14) plating two runs apiece to kick off the game.

    But it was Collins whose pitching ended up prevailing, with starter Will Hisle settling in after a high-scoring first inning.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines, The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 2: Jungle attack

    On September 27, 1943, while still based on Guadalcanal, we were informed that the Third Marine Division would land in the vicinity of Cape Torokina, Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, and seize and defend a beachhead between the Torokina and Laruma rivers. This was a lightly defended area, on the eastern shore, far from the main Japanese forces.

  • William E. Matthews: April 30, 1930 – May 13, 2017

    The community has lost a true friend with the passing of William E. Matthews on Saturday.

    “Bill was a good man and it’s a loss for the community,” said Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty. “I’ve known the Matthews family since I was a child.”

  • Collins fishing takes 8th at state meet

    In its first year of competition under the KHSAA banner, Collins’ fishing program has accomplished a great deal.

    The Titans can now add a top-10 finish at state to the team’s resume after taking eighth-place over the weekend at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville.

    Anglers Ian Nation and Jack Swindler hauled in a pair of fish that ended up catapulting the two into top-10 contention after the pair of days.

  • Rockets offense explodes in 2 wins

    In Monday’s home matchup with Moore, Shelby County baseball used an aggressive mindset on the basepaths and stayed hot in the batter’s box to defeat the Mustangs 8-6.

    The Rockets (14-15-1) capitalized on five errors by Moore (16-9), with five of its eight runs coming unearned in the win.