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Today's News

  • McConnell visits Shelby County

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell visited Shelby County Tuesday afternoon to discuss his new hemp legislation and other topics, including tax reform, in a talk to the Shelby County Farm Bureau and local officials.

    The Senate Majority leader told the crowd at Jeptha Creed Distillery he was very optimistic about the proposed Farm Bill, and its treatment of hemp in the form of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.

  • Suspect captured after car, foot chases

     

  • Titans close tourney slate with win

    Needing all seven innings to overcome West Jessamine in its final game of the Historic Dodgertown tournament in Vero Beach, Fla., Collins closed its spring break slate with a 14-13 comeback on Monday afternoon.

    The Titans (2-6) recaptured the lead for good in the top of the seventh, after trailing 12-11 to West Jessamine (2-3).

    Shortstop Drew Goodlett came up big for Collins at the plate with two runners on, roping a shot to centerfield and plating a pair of runs to put his team ahead for good, 13-12.

  • Rockets win four at Cal Ripken tournament

    Shelby County softball officially kicked off its season with a strong start at the Cal Ripken Experience tournament last week in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

    The Rockets (4-1) opened the season with four wins and a loss, defeating teams from Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania at the event.

    “I really like the perseverance we showed at the tournament,” Rockets coach Kelly Cable said. “We got down in a couple of the games, but we never quit. I was happy with the way we played overall.”

    Shelby County 9, Corry, (Penn.) 6

  • Shelbyville’s Bailey hauls in home run ball

    Lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan and Shelbyville-native Tony Bailey couldn’t believe it.

    With one crack of the bat, left-fielder Adam Eaton of the Washington Nationals had bashed one of his five hits on the day on Saturday, this time a solo home run right to Bailey, awaiting his first-ever home run ball in the top of the seventh inning.

    The 12-year old Shelbyville native was in perfect position in the centerfield stands, as Eaton’s dinger dropped right into Bailey’s outstretched glove.

  • Juleps and Jockeys Fashion Show tomorrow

    Polka Dotted Pineapple Boutique and Wakefield-Scearce Galleries are joining forces this week to bring the first Juleps and Jockeys Fashion Show.

    “It’s going to be a Derby fashion show featuring our store,” said Dori Lewis, owner of The Polka Dotted Pineapple. Lewis said the show would feature designer and name brand fashions from the boutique, as well as lavish hats created by local designers. Models will rock the runway tomorrow evening in the hottest Derby trends for 2018.

  • Shelby educators rally in Frankfort

    On Monday, thousands of educators, students and concerned citizens came together in Frankfort hoping to have their voices heard as they expressed their frustration regarding a pension bill that slipped through the legislature via an amended wastewater bill.

    “We didn’t like the way it was done,” said teacher and Shelby County Education Association president Cyndi Powell-Skellie.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council to move on Midland Industrial Road expansion

     The Shelbyville City Council will consider a resolution Thursday that could help ease traffic concerns around Collins High School.

    During the regularly scheduled meeting, 6:30 p.m. at 315 Washington Street in Shelbyville, the council will consider for approval the acquisition of a section of property northeast of Collins High School in order to allow for the construction of a road to connect Discovery Boulevard to Midland Industrial Drive, providing commuters an alternative route in and out of the campus area via Freedom’s Way.

  • Painting the town

     Collins High School is making its mark on the town with a trio of artists working to complete a mural for travelers from around the country to enjoy. 

    Collins High School art teacher Gary Joe Barriger, along with seniors Rachel Everage and Lindsay Creque, have been working for some time to complete a mural at the rest area off I-64 in Simpsonville. 

    Creque said how she came to be a part of the project is very fascinating.

  • Local prom prepping