Today's News

  • Looking back on the sports season

    As the 2017-18 school year and the sports seasons with it came to an end last week, it got me thinking back on some of the top moments from both the Collins and Shelby County’s accomplishments during that time.

    Here are my top-five moments from this past season, in chronological order:

    Collins football in state semis

  • Datebook - June 6, 2018

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    Kentucky in the World War

  • Water cut off again in Marian Village

    In May, there were signs that conditions may have been improving at the Marian Village apartment complex. But Ruthie Swan, a resident of the complex who has lived there for years, said the problems that plagued the apartment complex in the past have come back, including the persistent water outages.

    “This makes the eighth time it’s been shut off here,” she said. “It just started doing it this year.”

  • Odyssey sees six Shelby teams compete at World Finals

     The Odyssey of the Mind World Finals each year brings together teams from around the world to face off in a creative problem-solving competition.

  • Collins falls to Oldham in region final

    Just when it seemed as if Collins was in control of its 8th Region championship game against Oldham County on Wednesday night, the momentum rapidly shifted to the Colonels’ side of the ball, coming on one at-bat.

    Leading 2-0 with one out, Collins’ Cassie Rannells pulled a shot down the line, but Oldham’s third baseman pulled in the hot shot and doubled off the base runner at third to end the inning.

    The Colonels would ride that momentum from the field and add two runs in each of the fourth and fifth frames to take the lead.

  • North Oldham eliminates Rockets

    A big first inning set the stage for North Oldham’s eventual 12-4 victory over Shelby County in the semifinal round of the 8th Region Tournament on Tuesday.

    After jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, the Mustangs found a way to outscore SCHS with a seven-run burst in the bottom of the inning, riding that early wave to a win over the Rockets and sending Shelby home for the season.

  • South Oldham tops Titans, 11-10

    As Collins’ first baseman Evan Payne’s double sailed over the head of South Oldham outfielder Matthew Roy on Tuesday night, it looked as if the Titans were in the driver’s seat and poised to face off with North Oldham in the 8th Region championship game.

    After all, the Titans had just broken a 9-9 tie as Payne’s shot to center scored pinch runner Drake Ballard and allowed Collins to take a one-run lead in the top of the sixth, 10-9.

  • Two cases of hep A reported in Shelby County

    After an outbreak that saw a 96 percent increase over the average number of cases in Kentucky, hepatitis A has reached Shelby County.

    The North Central Health District has reported seven cases of hepatitis A in its region, including two in Shelby County.

    Roanya Rice, director of the North Central District Health Department, said most residents of Shelby County should not be concerned, but there are some groups who are at high risk.

  • 125 years on Main Street

    On special occasions, the bells at First Presbyterian Church still ring out through the community. 

    The church, located near the center of Shelbyville, is the home of the only working hand-pulled church bell in Shelbyville, according to Joyce Dotson, First Presbyterian’s Clerk of the Session.

  • County Fair adds new horse show

    The Shelby County Fair has hosted one horse show for more than 100 years, but this year, it will be hosting two.

    For the first time, the fair will add a brand new show to its lineup, the Bluegrass Classic.

    “It will be a separate, standalone Tuesday night horse show,” show manager Peter Fenton said.

    Adding a second show to the county fair’s usual lineup, Fenton said, will dramatically open up the options in Shelby County for competitors looking for a chance to qualify for major shows.