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Today's News

  • Collins blanks Manual

    The Collins boys’ soccer team combined some efficient offense with stifling defense in its trip to Louisville on Tuesday night, earning a 2-0 win over host team Manual.

    While the teams had nearly the same amount of shots on goal – Collins with 11 and Manual with 10 – the Titans were able to split the pipes once in each half to earn its eighth win of the season.

  • Rested Shelby heads to North Oldham

    Tonight, Shelby County will face off with a North Oldham football team that has been hard to gauge so far this season.

    After dragging a 0-12 campaign in 2016 into this season, it looked as if the Mustangs would struggle again this year, as its first four opponents outscored North by a 190-46 margin and the Mustangs limped to another 0-4 start as a result.

    Something clicked with North Oldham on Sept. 15 and the team picked up its first win since 2015 with a 16-13 overtime win against Bullitt Central.

  • MY WORD: Continue the commitment to the state pension programs

    Recently, a Facebook group commemorated the life of my high school homeroom teacher. She welcomed groups of teenagers for years at SCHS.

    I remember going to her when I had clothing that was dysfunctional and needed safety pins or a needle and thread. She often baked cookies for her homeroom and always had a smile. The comments beneath the obituary came from generations of people who had warm thoughts and sincere empathy for her family.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 12: ‘Next time serve mine without ice’

    End of Bachelorhood

    On Flag Day, June 14, 1949, lovely Susanne de Charette and I were married. I adopted her little daughter, Michele Solange Marshall, not yet three. Susanne’s first husband, Charles (Chunky) Marshall, was the son of Judge C. C. Marshall, the longest serving of all Shelby County, Kentucky Circuit Court Judges (1907-1943), a total of 36 years.

  • Titans decimate Franklin County

    Collins moved to 2-0 in the 30th District and grabbed the first-place spot in district play with a 45-7 deconstruction of Franklin County’s high-flying offense on Friday night.

    Leading the way defensively was Titans’ cornerback Sicari Toole, who picked off a pair of passes including one for an 85-yard touchdown that gave Collins a 14-0 lead early on in the first quarter and set the tone for the rest of the game.

  • Collins wins big on senior night

    The Collins girls’ soccer team sent its departing seniors off with a big win both on the scoreboard and over a quality opponent on Monday night.

    The Titans (9-2-1) tallied 11 goals in its blowout of a visiting Ballard (6-7-1) team, while allowing just two of its own to pick up the victory on senior night.

  • Rockets fall to Collegiate

    Despite being senior night for Shelby County girls’ soccer, the Rockets could not come up with enough offense to get past visiting Louisville Collegiate Monday.

    Behind two goals from Amazons’ sophomore Giona Combs and an additional score from senior Elle Summerfield, Collegiate (5-9-1) handed SCHS the 3-0 loss.

    Even with the lopsided final score, Shelby (1-13) was strong defensively, and limited the Amazons to just one goal in the first half and keeping the game within striking distance.

  • Boxing returns to Shelby County

    The sport of professional boxing is headed back to Shelby County and will take place this Friday.

    Eskridge Enterprises Inc. will present the ‘Tomorrow’s Champions’ professional card, headlined by Shelbyville-native Oscar Jimenez.

    Jimenez will take on Louisville’s Thomas Amora in a rematch of their bout last January, when Amora defeated Jimenez by decision.

  • Walmart stalling Midland development

    When Planet Fitness moved into the Midland Shopping Center, the new destination, and its renovations, brought hope of revitalization to the area. 

    However, in the months since the fitness center remodeled the lot and opened, the surrounding spaces on the opposite corner have remained stagnant, and the former Tractor Supply building continues to sit vacant.

    And it appears Walmart may be to blame for the lack of progress.

  • Pension crisis hitting on local level

      A letter sent earlier this month from Kentucky State Budget Director John Chilton put city, county and school board officials on notice that big pension budget changes were coming, whether they were ready or not.

    Chilton’s letter informed those impacted by the County Employees’ Retirement System (CERS) that they would face 50 to 60 percent increases in pension costs in the next fiscal year, 2018-19.

    According to the document, the City of Shelbyville would be looking at a jump from $1.1 million to $1.8 million from FY18 to FY19.