Today's News

  • Hot hitting Titans

     After winning the 30th District Tournament Championship with an 11-1 win over Shelby County, the Collins baseball team looks to keep momentum going in the 8th Region Tournament at Simon Kenton.

    Heading into the district on a four-game skid, the Titans erupted behind the plate scoring 24 runs in two games. Titans head coach Mike Hammond credited the team’s fresh focus for its success behind the plate.

  • SCHS seniors earn more than $2m in scholarships

    Shelby County High School recognized its students for earning more than $2 million in merit scholarships Wednesday Night.

    Students at SCHS earned a total of $2,138,670 in total merit scholarships, a number made up of $1,573,700 in University Merit Scholarships, $346,670 worth of KEES money and $218,300 in community scholarships from national and local sources.

    But that wasn’t the only thing that made the night memorable.

  • Bruce Gentry named chief of Shelbyville Police

    The Shelbyville Police Department has a new chief in Major Bruce Gentry.

    Gentry will take the reins from retiring chief Istvan “Ish” Kovacs on July 1.

    “Major Gentry is a very qualified supervisor and administrative professional who has many years of training and service to the community,” said Fred Rogers, Shelblyville city administrator. “His experience has prepared him to understand current and long-term issues related to city growth and planning, and he will do a great job.”

  • Budget for 2019-20 gets first reading

    Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a first reading of its 2019-2020 budget, but narrowly voted down a provision that would give magistrates a raise.

    The total budget for fiscal court in the coming year is planned at $23,645,475.62, with about $3.2 million budgeted for the road department, $3.5 for EMS, a $505,000 contribution to the parks department and $247,000 for animal control.

    Judge-Executive Dan Ison also called specific attention to the increase in pension costs in the new budget.

  • Church News - May 24, 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

  • Unload your excess baggage

    By Dave Charlton

     1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 

    If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 

  • 1989: Shelby County Jail inmates escape through chimney

    10 years ago…

  • VAN STOCKUM: Close calls during World War II, Part 9: Comments from Great Britain and Sri Lanka relating to my service aboard USS Wasp

    I ‘d read with a great deal of interest “The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier” by British author Ed Caesar in the New York Times Magazine of March 13. It described the discovery of USS Wasp at the bottom of the Coral Sea, not far from Guadalcanal. As I had served in Wasp before she left on her fatal voyage for the Southwest Pacific, I was very much interested.

  • Rockets are eSports State Champs

     For the first time since 1987, the Rockets have a team to call State Champs.

    In its first year as a KHSAA sanctioned sport, eSports offered a winter and spring season.

    And this spring, Shelby County came out firing in its first season, with three teams.

    The Gold team: Nicklas Mack, Gavin Prewitt and Christian Brown stormed through the regular season with a 12-1 and entered the tournament as one of the favorites, and never slowed down on the way to the title.

  • Titans three-peat

     For the third consecutive year, the Collins softball team has claimed the 30th District Championship, this year defeating Spencer County 4-1.

    After Spencer County took an early 1-0 lead, the Titans and pitcher Ella Staples shut the Bears down.

    The Titans tied the game in the bottom of the fourth when Allyson Long tripled to right field bringing Shelby Renfro home

    Collins then got some separations in the sixth, scoring three runs off a sacrifice fly from Haylee Renfro and a two-run single from McKenna Ingram.