Today's News

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 25: Training our allies in the Far East

    A remarkable Kentucky character,

    Colonel George Morgan Chinn (1902-1987)

    While visiting my Marine Corps Reserve unit in Frankfort, Kentucky, I met a remarkable individual, Colonel George Morgan Chinn, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. I was impressed to learn that he was the author of the Encyclopedia Britannica’s entries for both “Daniel Boone” and “Machine guns.” He was a nationally prominent designer and inventor of military weapons, especially machine guns.

  • Titans run rule CAL on Monday

    Collins softball was able to piece together a complete game at the plate on Monday night, crushing visiting Christian Academy-Louisville 16-4 in six innings.

    Titans Kennedy Clark and Abby Herrick turned in massive performances at the dish, combining to make up half of Collins’ runs with four RBIs apiece.

  • Rally lets Rockets walk off vs. Spencer County

    The Rocket baseball team continued its newfound winning streak against district foe Spencer County on Monday, using a five-run effort in the bottom of the seventh to cap a 6-5 comeback win while staving off a loss to the visiting Bears.

    “Our guys stayed focused on making solid contact at the plate and we never got down or thought we weren’t going to win,” Shelby County coach Devin Hicks said. “That mindset was very important to us, and Caleb [Collins] came up big in a big spot.”

  • Titans shut door on Anderson County

    The Titans showcased how tough of an opponent it is for district teams at home on Monday night, keeping foe Anderson County at bay and preventing the Bearcats from making a comeback win.

    “We were not sharp on the mound, I think we hit eight guys and several with two strikes,” Titans coach Mike Hammond said. “Those are kind of unforced errors, and things that can’t happen.”

  • Titans win game two, splits series with Shelby

    The Thursday meeting between rivals Shelby County and Collins was far less contentious than the contest the day before, as the Titans came away with a 4-1 win and split the season series at one game apiece.

    While the game ended differently than the Wednesday meeting between teams, much of the contest appeared the same, with one team taking a small lead early, only to have the other come back shortly thereafter for the win.

  • SCPS looking to acquire JCTC campus

    During Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent James Neihof advised board members that the district is moving forward with the purchase of Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby Campus. 

  • Police getting pumped

     After two months of training and preparation, several members of the Shelbyville Police Department are ready to go toe to toe with one another.

    Next Sunday, officers will come together at Crossfit Run A Muck in Shelbyville for a friendly competition of strength and endurance.

    “We are going to test their strength under pressure,” owner and head coach Josh Stayton said. “That kind of goes with their job.”

  • Shopping that pays

    Before the horses even take to the turf, one Shelby shopper will hit it big this week when downtown merchants host First Thursday on May 3. 

    Eilene Collins, executive director of Shelby Main Street, said ten merchants have come together to offer an amazing Derby-themed prize package that includes two tickets to the Kentucky Derby, two hats from The Polkadotted Pineapple Boutique, two mugs from 6th & Main Coffeehouse and two box lunches from McKinleys Bread Shop and Deli.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Amended calendar approved

     The Shelby County Board of Education voted Thursday to amend the calendar for the 2017-18 school year.  Because the district elected to cancel school because of snow one day this year, the last day of school was moved from May 24 to May 25. 

    The district used Non-Traditional Instruction days for the majority of inclement weather dates during the winter.   Students on these days completed their work at home or online using teacher monitored websites.

  • Man arrested for firing gun near apartment complex

    A man was arrested in Shelbyville after he fired a gun into the air in the middle of a residential area.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a domestic dispute Saturday morning where Eric Stone was causing damage at a woman’s home and refusing to relinquish custody of a child he had with her.

    The incident occurred at an apartment complex on Old Brunerstown Road.