Today's News

  • Help your child battle anxiety

    “Who has ever been anxious?” asked John Whitfield to a room of about 40 parents and grandparents at Wright Elementary Thursday.

    And though his question was answered with a lot of chuckles and no hands raised, it was clear to Whitfield and all those in the room, that anxiety is a very common problem.

    Whitfield, a licensed clinical social worker, led the “Teaching Children Coping Skills for Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and other Strong Emotions” at the school last week, giving guardians some tips to help children deal with everyday stress.

  • SCPS closed March 8, will operate on a SnowGo Day

    Shelby County Public Schools is closed Friday, March 8 due to inclement weather and will operate on a SnowGo Day.

    Students will have work to complete, and teachers will be available at schools by phone and online.

  • Young Titans prepare for 2019

     The Collins softball team looks to begin the 2019 season with momentum carried from a late season push to end 2018.

    The Titans finished 17-13, which was good for fourth place in the 8th Region standings. They propelled themselves late in the season after a 3-0 victory over Shelby County in the 30th District Championship. They would also make a run in the 8th Region Tournament defeating South Oldham and Walton Verona before losing to Oldham County 4-2 in the championship.

  • Rockets feature several new faces, and a new leader

     The Shelby County softball team lost seven seniors from a 20-15 season in 2018, but the biggest change is at the helm.

    After decades of steering the Rockets’ ship, skipper Kelly Cable retired at the end of last season.

    But one of her players has returned to lead Shelby County.

  • One shot at Rupp

     It’s been four days since the Collins girls’ basketball team moved past Simon Kenton 45-42 to advance to the KHSAA Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    The magnitude of the moment and earning the school’s first state tournament appearance still doesn’t seem quite real to Jeian Hayes and Olivia Federle.

  • LG&E/KU Solar Share underway

     Dirt will soon be moving on a project that came to light nearly three years ago.

    Officials with Louisville Gas & Electric Company/Kentucky Utilities Company announced late last week that construction has officially begun on the first 500-kilowatt section of their new Solar Share facility.

  • Creative Spirits rises from the ashes

     "We really struggled. We lost everything, people's files, people's information. We were trying to figure out how do we bounce back," said Cassandra Gray, CEO of Creative Spirits Behavioral Health, as she reflected on the 2013 fire on Main Street in Shelbyville that destroyed her business.

    Gray had been serving the community with her counseling services for 13 years, five in the Main Street building, before a blaze broke out at a neighboring restaurant, destroying nearly everything she had worked so hard to build.

  • Touched Twice returns Saturday

     For the tenth year, Shelby County volunteers will gather together this weekend to host the annual Touched Twice Clinic at Shelbyville First Baptist Church, 8311 Mt. Eden Road.

    Tara Shaver, Judy Phillips and Susan Bryant are founding organizers of the local event and said they began the Shelby mission at Phillips’ urging after returning from a Touched Twice clinic in eastern Kentucky more than a decade ago.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Court approves new Greenway Trail phase

     Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a new phase in the Greenway Trail project at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

    “We are still working on the Greenway phases I through IV,” project director Clay Cottongim said. “I thought that was going to be the end, but the trails program has changed the guidelines now where it’s even better, and I said ‘Well, I can’t pass this up.’”

  • Church News - March 8, 2019

     Abundant Life Ministries

    Located at 1100 Equity Street in Shelbyville. The pastor is Justin Barnes.


    All Saints Roman Catholic Church

    Mass is at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays, 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 a.m. on Sunday, and Noon on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.


    Allen Chapel United Methodist