Today's News

  • County to require constables to have $1m bond

    In a dramatic move by the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates lent unanimous approval to require constables to take out a bond of $1 million each before taking office.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison said he suggested the increase, from a $10,000 to a $1 million bond because he believes that anytime a person without police training is allow to carry a gun, there is a great potential for trouble.

  • County accepts sheriff’s fees


  • County accepts sheriff’s fees


  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to review civics exam

     Board members will hear a report on the new civics exam requirements and hear an overview on the why behind the new exam when they meet Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting.

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the exam is part of a new state requirement.

  • Officers more involved at schools

     Parents encountered a bit of a delay Friday picking up students at West Middle School where a student was taken into police custody after a behavioral incident in a classroom.  While the matter was handled quickly and involved no threat to the general student body, parents were instantly on high alert at the sight of emergency vehicles blocking the car rider lane.  And in light of recent school-related tragedies, that response was justified.

    But that is a reaction the district is looking to eradicate in Shelby County.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Jelsma named ambassador of Shelbyville

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council convened with just a few items on their agenda, including appointing Jacob Gurney to the Historic District Commission.  Gurney will fill out the unexpired term of Sherry Jelsma, with a term to expire June 30, 2020.

    However, prior to the appointment, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty recognized Jelsma with an Ambassador Award for the city.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 20: Western Europe 1958: A tour to remember (continued)


    I arrived in London by air from Dinard, Brittany on May 18, 1958. It looked clean, orderly and green from the air. Susanne, who had to return to Paris to catch her scheduled flight, met me the following day. We found comfortable accommodations at a reasonable price, just north of Pall Mall in central London.

  • Titans use late momentum to top CAL

    A late run in the final minutes of the fourth quarter gave Collins girls’ basketball the push it needed to overcome a scrappy Christian Academy-Louisville team on Friday night.

    Starting at the 5:36 mark of the fourth quarter, the visiting Titans, holding a five-point lead, outscored the Centurions 10-6 behind a suffocating defense to hold on for a 57-42 win to close the regular season.

  • Collins whips CAL to close season

    Collins boys’ basketball put its offensive firepower on full display at Christian Academy-Louisville Friday night, blowing out the Centurions 73-40 and handing CAL its 11th consecutive loss of the season.

    Led by senior forward Nick Fort’s 19-point, seven rebound performance, the Titans jumped on CAL (6-20) beginning in the second quarter and did not let the home team get comfortable on either end of the floor for the rest of the contest.

  • Shelby’s comeback bid comes up short

    Shelby County boys’ basketball’s comeback bid at home against a visiting Gallatin County came up just short on Friday night, falling by a one-point margin to a very talented Wildcats team, 49-48.

    After a slow first half on both sides of the ball, Shelby (6-21) showed up to dominate in the back two quarters of play, with the Wildcats only able to muster a total of 14 points in the second half.

    The Rockets’ offense improved following a tough first half, but a nine-point fourth quarter ended up just shy of a win in the 8th Region loss.