Today's News

  • Shelby County baseball team falls to Marion County, 8-4


    The Shelby County baseball team lost an early lead and a game, falling to visiting Marion County, 8-4, Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    The Rockets (19-10) tallied two runs in the bottom of the first inning before the Knights scored eight in a row – one in the third, five in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh. Shelby scored two in the bottom of the seventh to account for the final margin.

  • Kregor headed back to girls’ State

    FRANKFORT – With patience aplenty, Paige Kregor marched into the girls’ 8th Region Tennis Tournament singles final.

    Kregor, a sophomore at Collins, outlasted South Oldham’s Natalie Dearen, 6-3, 6-1, in Wednesday afternoon’s semifinals at Franklin County. With the victory Kregor, last year’s region runner-up and seeded No. 2 this year, played fourth-seeded Stephanie Pitts of South Oldham in Thursday afternoon’s region final.

    She lost the first game against Dearen but won 12 of the next 15 and the match.

  • Shelby teams take 6 1sts

    NEW CASTLE – Five individuals and one relay team from the county won regional track & field titles Tuesday night.

    Three Shelby County athletes, Jamie Bradley, Zach Shipley and Zakk Bailey, as well as Caterina and Gabby Karas and one relay team (the boys’ 3,200-meter) from Collins celebrated first-place finishes at the Class 2A, Region 3 meet at Henry County.

  • Titans roll over Rockets

    The Collins baseball team used one big inning and a solid pitching performance from Austin Perry to beat cross-town rival Shelby County on Thursday night.

    The host Titans tallied five runs in second inning and Perry, the junior right-hander, tossed a five-hit complete game as Collins clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Perry gave up single runs to the Rockets in the first and seven innings. He also went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Titans’ 12-hit attack.

  • Ag Report: May 11, 2012

    Specialty-crop producers

    can apply for state grants


    Kentucky producers and organizations may apply to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for funding from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
    Specialty crops are defined by USDA as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops. Kentucky received a grant of $260,991.65 from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Kentucky.

  • WICHE: Break out the shade devices early

    Boy, from the frying pan into the fire these first few weeks of May! The vegetable garden will be responding – for better and for worse – to in the upper 80s so early in the season. One thing we can do to alleviate a little heat stress is to employ some shade devices for our spring crops and seedlings.

    The vegetable garden can start doing some funny things during a heat wave. When temperatures start to rise into the upper 80s and 90s, many vegetables drop flowers before pollination and fruit set and stop blooming all together.

  • Engagement: Cook-Cornwell

    Steven Lee and Angela Cook of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Leigh Cook of Shelbyville, to Lary Dean Cornwell of Lexington. He is the son of Michelle Cornwell of Richmond, and Larry and Debbie Cornwell of Morehead.

    She is a graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2008 elementary education graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She will receive her master’s degree this summer in elementary education from the University of the Cumberlands and is a teacher at Eminence Elementary School.

  • Engagement: Cromer-Bolton

    Lee Cromer Cordesannounces the engagement of her daughter, Alex Cromer, to Roscoe Bolton of Shelbyville. He is the son of Lee and Joy Bolton of Shelbyville. Cromer and her mother both live in South Carolina.

    She is a graduate of West Ashley High School and the University of South Carolina.

    He is graduate of Shelby County High School and the University of South Carolina.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. June 16, 2012, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The couple will live in Charleston.

  • Engagement: Bruner-Barnes

    Mark W. Bruner and Mary Ann Bruner of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Bruner, to Jonathan Miller Barnes of Shelbyville. He is the son of Merion Miller Barnes Jr. and Sue Ann Barnes of Campbellsburg.

    The wedding will take place at 3 p.m. July 21, 2012 at Beechridge Baptist Church in Bagdad.

  • Couch new Shelby County boys' basketball coach

    Jason Couch will be introduced as the new Shelby County boys' basketball coach Wednesday afternoon.

    Couch, who recently completed his ninth season as the head coach at 7th Region power Eastern High School, will be formerly introduced as the Rockets’ new coach around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Shelby County’s library.

    Couch replaces Rick Parsons, who resigned in March due to “personal reasons.”