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Today's News

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

    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.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 4: Continuing the attack of Hellzapoppin’ Ridge

    Later on Bougainville, while the Executive Officer (second-in-command) of the 1st Battalion, Major Eugene Strayhorn, a former Vanderbilt football star, and I were occupying our rudimentary advanced command post, a small mortar shell, the size of a hand grenade dropped into our hole.

    Fortunately after striking my carbine, and breaking its stock, it did not explode, so my Marine Corps career was not terminated. Strayhorn’s immediate reaction was “Van, they’ve got the range. Let’s get the hell out of here.”

  • Premature death rates linked to health behavior

    A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, an international peer-reviewed research-driven journal for practitioners in internal medicine, suggested that the variation in life expectancy could be explained by differences in socioeconomic and race/ethnicity factors, as well as behavioral and other risk factors.

    Roanya Rice, executive director of the North Central District Health Department, which serves four counties, including Shelby, said one example is in the area of lung cancer.

  • Short agenda for Shelbyville City Council

    The Shelbyville City Council will have a very light agenda this week, officials say.

    "We just don't have a lot for an agenda," said Mayor Tom Hardesty. "Steve Gregory [city attorney] is working on something, so even if we have a meeting, it will be very short.”

    "It kind of comes in waves, it's just like an ocean wave," Hardesty said. "Sometimes you have a whole lot of items and then you get all that business taken care of, and it's just got to build back up again."

  • Collins falls in state tournament

    While Collins softball may have come up short in its first trip to the KHSAA State Softball Tournament, the experience may have made the team a stronger unit.

    Following the team’s 6-4 elimination loss to Central Hardin on Friday afternoon, head coach Charlie LeCompte said that the pair of games showed the level of play necessary for the team to advance in the final tournament of the season.

  • A family affair

    Playing soccer at the University of Louisville has become a family tradition in the Andriot household.

    By this fall, Shelbyville natives and brothers Walker and Chaz Andriot will both be enrolled at UofL on soccer scholarships – Walker as a graduate transfer after three years of action at Xavier University, and Chaz, who graduated a year early from Collins High School this May.

    And while having two Division I soccer players on the same team from the same family is a great feat, it’s just a start of the story for the Andriot’s.

  • Defending champs return experience

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion team will break in its third head coach in as many seasons under Matt Buresh this summer.

    But it’s nothing new for Buresh, who has spent several years working with the team and helped out long time former skipper Jim Wiley.

    But despite having a new head coach, the team returns an immense amount of talent from last season’s state championship squad. Seven returning players, along with some fresh new faces, will help Buresh hit the ground running this summer.

  • Titans hold heads high

    You never want to see a team as talented as Collins softball was this year have its season ended, but the Titans players have plenty of reasons to be proud, and reasons for fans to be hopeful for the future.

    While the team’s final score against East Carter may have seemed like a one-sided affair, it was much closer than the final tally would have you believe.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – New member jumps on board

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, a new member will share the table.  Will Barnett was selected at the end of May and will be officially sworn into the position on Thursday at the start of the meeting, at 7 p.m. at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street. 

    A Shelby native who grew up in the Bagdad region, Barnett has three children who have either finished or are currently in the SCPS system. 

  • Chewing the fat

    Just like our waistlines, obesity in America is a growing problem.  In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than one-third of U.S. adults, or 33.8 percent, are obese.

    And adults aren’t alone in their struggles.  Data gathered from the National Health and Examination Survey Approximately determined that approximately 17 percent, or 12.5 million, of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese.

    A person is considered obese when they have a body mass index of 30 or more.