Today's News

  • Rockets hold off late surge by Bearcats

    The Shelby County softball team’s hitting kicked into gear in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament on Monday night, as the Rockets sent opponent Anderson County home with a 10-6 loss and earned a trip to the district title game on Wednesday night.

    SCHS accrued 10 hits as a team, and thanks to the timely hitting of Loran Trent, two RBIs, and Anna Abarientos, one RBI, the Rockets were able to stave off a late push by the Bearcats to come away with the win.

  • Shelby County headed to district title game

    The Shelby County baseball team – and by extension its winning pitcher Caleb Collins – kept up its hot streak with a 5-1 win over Spencer County in the first round of the 30th District Tournament on Monday night.

    The junior pitcher followed up his first start since his perfect game on May 15 with another fantastic outing, racking up 11 strikeouts and scattering seven hits with no earned runs in the victory.

  • Titans contest against Anderson delayed (UPDATED)

    The Collins baseball team looked as if it was on the way to the 30th District title game before the a storm derailed the team’s opening round game Monday.

    With the contest suspended due to lightning with the Titans leading Anderson County 6-1, the contest was scheduled to resume Tuesday at 5 p.m., but the results were not available at press time.

    Collins was rolling right up until the delay, thanks to timely hitting from Will Cline and Brandon Ethington and a strong pitching performance by starter Cameron Mattingly.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider Tentative Budget

    On Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education will consider for approval the 2018-2019 Tentative Budget during its regular meeting at the district’s offices, 1133 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board set the draft budget in January.

    Superintendent James Neihof reminded the board at the May 10 meeting that it last reviewed the draft budget in January.

  • A boggy Bagdad Day

    Winners of the Bagdad Day pageants included the following:

    Baby Miss Bagdad Day – Bentley McNew

    Baby Mister Bagdad Day – Barrett Pennington

    Toddler Miss Bagdad Day – Adaline Frederick

    Toddler Mister Bagdad Day – Daniel Jeremiah Allen

    Wee Miss Bagdad Day – Payton Hart

    Wee Mister Bagdad Day – Kennith Cunningham

    Tiny Miss Bagdad Day – Jolynn Joyce Lecompte

    Tiny Mister Bagdad Day –  Mason Chadwell

  • Collins’ seniors earn more than $2.5m in scholarships

    As anticipation for graduation day grows, seniors across the district are already earning recognition as celebratory events in honor of their hard work are underway.

  • Hornback, Rothenburger host town hall meeting

    State lawmakers faced their constituents last week during a town hall meeting where Shelby County residents asked a range of questions about education, economics and Kentucky’s future.

    State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) and State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) addressed topics including education, state revenue, animal welfare and lobbying organizations.

  • Moore to face Witt in General Election

     Though voter turnout was just slightly above 20 percent, those that cast their ballots were heard loud and clear regarding their selection for sheriff candidates.

    With 2,117 votes, Timothy ‘Mark’ Moore, was the top choice among Republicans, taking 76 percent of the vote.

    Moore will move on to vie Democratic candidate Gene Witt in the November General election.  Witt took the Democratic nomination with 60 percent of the votes, beating opponent Fred Rothenburger 2,166 votes to 1,443 votes.

  • Perfect game leads to Shelby victory

    Pitchers all-around the country and in the world can go an entire lifetime without being able to finish a game with a no-hitter much less a perfect game, so the city of Shelbyville was in for a treat in Tuesday night’s matchup between the Rockets and visiting East Jessamine.

    Rockets pitcher Caleb Collins was as good as one can be on the mound, tossing his first career perfect game at home while being backed up by some stellar defense in a 4-0 win over the visiting Jaguars (6-16).

  • Collins tops Eastern behind big inning

    The Titans baseball team needed just one inning to accumulate all seven runs on Tuesday night, handing host Eastern a 7-1 defeat handily.

    Robert Sproul, Brandon Ethington and Will Cline were each able to drive in two RBIs apiece in the opening inning of action, setting the table for the rest of the game and giving starting pitcher Austin Ruble plenty of run support.

    Ruble made the most of his safety net, tossing a complete game win while allowing six hits and one earned run. In addition, the pitcher struck out five Eagle hitters and walked three in the victory.