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Today's News

  • JHS to host 17th Annual Men’s Health Fair

    An annual event Saturday offers an invaluable opportunity for men to safeguard their most precious commodity – health.

    The 17th annual Men’s Health Fair hosted at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers free health screenings for men, including everything from cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer, skin cancer and the PSA-prostate specific antigen.

    The event will take place at JHS from 8 a.m. to noon, with all screenings at no cost to participants. There will also be on-site physician education and health information.

  • Upward and onward

    A day of smiles and tears of joy, graduation runs the entire gamut of emotions – and a great deal of pride from Shelby’s more than 450 students and their families at both high schools Saturday – a day that all had been working toward all year.

    At Collins’ commencement exercises Maresa Fawns almost broke down with emotion when Principal Joseph Ellison announced to the crowd that the first diploma to be awarded was to her son, Samuel.

  • Shelby County and Collins high schools hold graduation Saturday

    Shelby County and Collins High Schools both held commencement exercises on Saturday.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 3

    The First Battalion continued its westward advance beyond the front lines to reach its objective where a stream was in front and the sea on the left flank. It then placed into effect it’s long-practiced SOP (Standing Operating Procedure) for jungle perimeter defense. Each of the three rifle companies, supported by one of my machine gun platoons to form the framework of the defense, occupied a third of the circle. I toured the front lines, tying in the fire plans of all automatic weapons so that continuous bands of grazing fire could be interlocked about the perimeter.

  • Oldham no-hits Owen County in region quarters

    Heading into Monday’s region tournament opening game against Owen County, Collins pitcher Paige Oldham had been preparing for this stage.

    After last season’s disappointing loss in the first round of the district, Oldham had put in the time and work during the offseason to prepare for this postseason.

    The pitcher showed that the hard work and long hours had paid off on Memorial Day, tossing seven innings of no-hit ball, and leading her team past Owen and to the semi-finals of the 8th Region tournament.

  • Collins rolls in region opener

    It was clear from the outset of Monday’s Memorial Day matchup that Carroll County was simply overmatched by Collins’ baseball team.

    Behind the arm of pitcher Cameron Mattingly, the Titans made quick work of the Panthers in just six innings of action, winning its 8th Region Tournament opener by a lopsided 10-0 final score.

    Mattingly tossed all six innings, allowing just three hits to Carroll while striking out seven hitters in the victory.

  • Titans rally to take district title over Anderson

    In what seemed as a direct inverse of the baseball game taking place hundreds of feet away, it was the Collins softball team’s late runs that secured the 30th District title after a rocky start on Friday night.

    With Anderson leading 3-2 after three innings, Collins took advantage of a key mistake by the Bearcats that allowed the Titans to take over the game.

  • Anderson surges to district title

    Through three innings of action, it seemed as if Collins baseball had the 30th District title wrapped up on Friday night.

    Following a quick first inning by host Anderson County to take a 2-0 lead, the Titans had pieced together enough hitting and smart base running to take a 6-3 advantage through three innings.

    But the Bearcats were far from done at the plate, tying the contest at 6-6 in the bottom of the sixth inning, and eventually taking the district championship on a two-run single to set the final score at 8-6.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Commercial building permit changes up for second reading

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street, they will consider the approval of an ordinance that would amend code enforcement fees.

    Building Inspector/Chief Code Enforcement Officer Barry Edington told the council at their previous meeting, when the first reading was unanimously approved, that the proposed changes better aligns the city with state fees and includes some clarification.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approved balanced Tentative Budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved a balanced Tentative Budget with a slight excess of revenues over expenditures – $4,715.

    District Director of Finance Susan Barkley explained that when the draft budget was presented four months ago – with expenses exceeding revenue by $250,000 – they were working with few known facts and many estimates.  The budget at the time did not include any projected changes in estimated expenditures.