Today's News

  • Datebook - May 15, 2019

    This Week

    Shelby County Farmers’ Market

  • Senior Awards nights kick off Thursday

    Shelby County and Collins high school seniors who are receiving college scholarships will be honored at upcoming awards ceremonies.

    The Collins High School Scholarship Award Night is first, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school.

    Principal Dr. Joseph Ellison will facilitate the nearly two-hour event and many college representatives will be present to distribute individual scholarship awards.

    The event is primarily for students and their families that have received invitations to attend.

  • Shelby County High to get remodel, upgrades

    Shelby County High School is getting a facelift.

    Originally built in the 1950s and added on to several times, the most recent being in 1993, school Principal Margo Whisman told the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday the plan is expected to begin in January of 2020.

    Architects at K. Norman Berry and Associates at 815 W Market St. in Louisville will design the $25 million update. The company also designed the new Southside Elementary School.

  • Bringing the Payne

     The Collins baseball team finished its last regular season home game Monday in style, defeating Marion County 13-3 in a 5-inning run-rule shortened game.

    After the Knights opened the game with an RBI in the top of the first inning, it was all Collins after that.

    The Titans scored five runs in the bottom of the first, with three coming off a towering Evan Payne homer over the left field wall. Michael Hill and Brandon Ethington picked up RBIs before the homerun and the Titans jumped out to a 5-1 lead.

  • Rockets 0-2 in 30th District doubleheader

     Due to the weather expected Thursday, the Shelby County Rockets and Spencer County Bears played two on Wednesday.

    The two games served as 30th District Tournament seeding games and the Rockets had a costly two losses.

    Shelby County would fall to the Bears 8-1 in game one and 4-1 in game two.


    Spencer County 8,

    Shelby County 1

    After both teams went scoreless in the first three innings, the Bears struck first with three runs in the top of the fourth highlighted by an RBI double from Jackson Cole.

  • Rockets fall to Anderson 3-1

     The Shelby County softball team Wednesday dropped its third consecutive game, a 3-1 loss at home to 30th District rival Anderson Count.

    Despite the loss, head coach of the Rockets, Shauna Gramig was pleased with the improvement and effort the Rockets have shown in recent games. But she said they need to put an emphasis on making the most of their at bats, leaving 5 runners stranded against the Bearcats.

    “Very, very happy with how the girls played,” she said. “We need to start executing when we have runners on base.”

  • Titans shutout Bears

     The Collins softball team rebounded from a loss to Manual with a 5-0 victory over 8th Region and 30th District foe Spencer County.

    The Titans came out quick, with Allyson Long’s RBI sac fly scoring Kennedy Clark in the first.

    Collins would add three more runs in the second on a solo homer from Haylee Renfro and a two-run dinger from Clark, pushing the lead to 4-0.

    The Titans tacked on a final run in the fifth after pitcher Ella Staples gave herself an extra insurance run with an RBI double.

  • Master Gardener sale is Saturday

    As the frost-free date lifts, gardeners are ready to fill their spaces with new flowers, herbs and vegetables. And if you’re looking for hardy plants to fill your garden, look no further than the Shelby County Master Gardeners Association and Shelby County Homemaker’s Book Club annual plant and book sale this Saturday.

    Master Gardener Ken Pratt said you can purchase plants at many places, but purchasing plants at the Master Gardener Sale has unique advantages.

  • County considers options for 911 funding

    According to Shelby County Emergency Management Director Chris Spaulding, the local dispatch center is running out of money and in urgent need of new funding. 

    Wednesday night, he met with Shelby County Fiscal Court to talk to magistrates about a few of the ways he wants to put Shelby County 911 in a more sustainable position. 

    Spaulding proposed three solutions to the problem of the dwindling funding Shelby County Dispatch is receiving. 

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Jail roof repair bid accepted

    Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a bid from Spray-Tec Inc. to refurbish the Shelby County Detention Center’s roof.

    The court had a choice between two companies – Spray-Tec and Purefoam Roofing – to do the work, and Jailer Darrell Cox said the prices between the two offers were very close, within $57 of one another.