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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Has ESPN devalued the bowl system?

    While tuning in for the special Monday edition of College GameDay, I came to an uncomfortable realization.

    The five panelists, led by ESPN’s Rece Davis, were discussing and scrutinizing Alabama’s 24-7 victory over Washington from two nights before, and I had completely forgotten who was taking the field for the Rose Bowl game. The very stadium the experts were sitting in and there to hype.

  • House fire displaces family

    A family has been displaced after a house fire Saturday night.

    No one was injured in the blaze that broke out at 10:55 p.m.at 179 Plantation Drive, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    He added that crews from his Station No. 2 were on the scene, assisted by the Shelby County Fire Department.

    The family is being assisted by the Red Cross and is currently staying with neighbors. Crews were on the scene for three hours, Baker said.

    He added that the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

  • Holiday trash piling up at recycling center

    Shelby Countians are taking advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures to unload holiday trash before cold weather sets in, said officials at the Shelby County Solid Waste and Recycling Center.

    Supervisor Val Shirley pointed to a towering neatly packed together bundle of cardboard and paper, explaining that his crews had just finished compacting the 2,100-pound bale.

  • Brandenburg man indicted for manslaughter

    A Brandenburg man has been indicted for vehicular manslaughter in the death of another Brandenburg man in a traffic fatality in Shelby County in October.

  • Remembering those we lost in 2016

     

  • Rockets maul Henry County

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team has secured its first winning streak of the early season with a 79-53 drubbing of tournament host Henry County on Wednesday night.

    The Rockets (3-8) used a stout defense to limit the Wildcats (4-8) from doing much of anything offensively, as SCHS had already doubled up Henry 40-20 by halftime.

    “Our focus tonight was to pressure Henry County and disrupt them,” Rockets coach Ken Cates said. “They run well if you don’t take them out of what they want to do.”

  • Titans outlast CAL to advance

    The Collins boys’ basketball team picked up its second win in as many nights at the Henry County Invitational, this time defeating Christian Academy-Louisville 64-57 on Wednesday.

    While the Titans (10-2) got off to a slow start offensively, it was the team’s defense that kept it in much of the game.
    Collins was just one-of-10 from three-point range in the first half, which made the score a tight 29-24 lead in favor of the Titans headed into the break.

  • Shelby snaps 2-game skid with win

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team is elated to have its junior point guard back from injury, and it showed in the team’s 56-46 win over Fleming County Wednesday.

    After missing the previous three games with a concussion, Zephy Gray returned to lead the team in scoring with 18, including 16 in the second half.

  • Celebrate safely

    On Saturday, as we bid farewell to 2016 and welcome the New Year, we’ll congregate with friends around bottles of bubbly and sing praises of anticipation for all 2017 may bring.

    But unless you want to sing Auld Lang Syne from your hospital bed or jail cell, it’s important to bear in mind some safe practices for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    One unique issue first responders deal with each Dec. 31: amateur drinkers

  • Looking back on 2016

    It has been said, ‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.’  However, for many of us as we reflect on 2016, those feelings may be reversed.