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Today's News

  • Titans bats lead to win over Mercer

    Despite cold and rainy conditions, both teams’ bats were hot in Collins’ 8-6 win over visiting Mercer County Monday night.

    Each squad posted double-digit hits, but it was second baseman Cassie Rannells who did much of the damage offensively for Collins (1-0).

    Rannells tallied three hits and two RBIs for the Titans from Shelbyville, as Collins topped Mercer behind a pair of big innings.

  • Collins contest ends in tie

    Collins baseball’s first game of the season ended in less than ideal conditions Monday night, as its opening day contest against Bullitt East was called off in the middle of the fourth inning due to rain blowing in sideways.

    According to KHSAA, the game has been taken off of the schedule and will not count as a part of the overall record of either team.

  • Oakley tabbed to lead Rockets

    Shelby County boys’ basketball is looking to start fresh for the 2018-19 season and has made a coaching change as a result.

    Eddie Oakley has been announced as the new head coach, replacing Ken Cates.

    The last two years under Cates saw the Rockets compile a 13-44 record, including two first-round 30th District Tournament exits against rival Collins.

    Oakley says the prestige of the Shelby position is what attracted him come out of retirement and take control of the program.

  • Trinity tops Rockets in season opener

    Trinity’s pitching staff and offensive prowess was simply too much for Shelby County baseball Monday, as the Rockets took an 8-1 loss in its opening day contest.

    The Shamrocks (1-0) rolled up eight runs after six-and-a-half innings of action, before the Rockets (0-1) broke into the scoring column when Brandon Moore knocked in Blake Palmer with a double to left and cutting the deficit.

    Unfortunately, the lead was too much to overcome, as Trinity came away with the victory in rainy conditions.

  • Going out with a bang

     One local man certainly had a blast over the weekend.

    Shelbyville’s Andrew "AJ" Stivers enjoyed an extraordinary opportunity on Sunday when he joined Gov. Matt Bevin in pushing the ceremonial plunger that detonated the implosion of Frankfort’s Capital Plaza Tower. 

    “It was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity,” Stivers said, explaining while the plunger was just symbolic, the experience was exciting, nonetheless.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Comprehensive Plan workshop to follow meeting

     The Triple S Planning commission will hear an update on the Comprehensive Plan Tuesday during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.  Following the meeting, the commission will host a workshop on the plan.  The workshop will not be a public hearing, therefore no input from attendees will be gathered at this meeting.

    The commission has hosted several open house events over the past year in order to gather input from the community on where they would like to see growth occur over the next two decades.

  • Dogwood Art Gallery celebrating a year of success

     Dogwood Art Gallery & Gifts is celebrating its one-year anniversary next weekend and members of the committee say things have been going great.

    Sherrie Head, gallery committee member and treasurer of the Shelby Regional Arts Council, which the gallery supports, said over the past year they’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work for them as they get a good grasp on what the community wants.

  • Mountain Workshop considering Shelby County

    Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting is eying Shelby County for its annual Mountain Workshop.

    “It’s such an amazing opportunity,” said Katie Fussenegger, Executive Director of the

    ShelbyKY Tourism & Visitors Bureau.

    WKU and the tourism department came together for an informative session last week to discuss the workshop.

  • Methadone clinic coming to Shelby

    Within a couple of weeks, Shelbyville could be home to a medical facility and drug treatment center for addicts, but not everyone is pleased to see center housed in Shelbyville.

    The drug treatment facility will serve as a center to help those addicted to opioids.

  • Apparent murder/suicide leaves mother mourning

    Samantha Fowler stifled a sob as she described the day her life was shattered as she discovered the lifeless bodies of her mother and her daughter.

    Her mother, Julia Cash-Owens, 63, and her 14-year-old handicapped daughter, Aurelia Castillo, 14, both died by gunshot in an apparent murder-suicide.