Today's News

  • Plante participates in exercises with Marines

     Cpl. Neil Plante, a rifleman and team leader with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, holds security during platoon attack training at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 28. Plante, a native of Shelbyville, graduated from Martha Layne Collins High School in May 2015 before enlisting in August the same year.

  • Titans boast depth, experience for 2019

     As the calendar flips to March the weather is warming and fields are starting to grow again. With the change of season comes the change of sports, and the 2019 Collins baseball team looks to bounce back after an 18-18 campaign last year.

    The 2018 squad advanced to the 8th Region semifinals where it suffered a narrow, 11-10, defeat at the hands eventual region champion South Oldham.

    Collins head coach Mike Hammond says the expectations for the upcoming season are the same as they are every year – to bring home a championship.

  • New season, new coach same Rockets

     The Shelby County Rockets will have a new coach for the new 2019 season, but it’s the same old Rockets as the Shelby County baseball team prepares for the 2019 season.

    The Rockets are coming off a 20-11 season and the team’s first district title in five years after posting a 3-2 win over rival Collins in the 2018 tournament.

  • Church News - March 1, 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

  • We must be serious about tackling abuse

    By Dave Charlton

    No more excuses. No more talk. No more foot-dragging. No more waffling. No more promises of “reform” that amount to nothing.

  • 1974: Old Floral Hall building torn down at Fairgrounds

    10 years ago…

  • Shelby County not affected by worst of Hep A outbreak

     According to Kentucky Health News, Kentucky’s Hepatitis A outbreak has become the largest and deadliest in the nation, but Shelby County has been largely spared.

    Kentucky Health News reported that the outbreak has killed as many as 40 people and infected more than 4,000 due in part to slow responses from health departments across the region, but according to North Central Health District Public Health Director Roanya Rice, Shelby County has not been impacted by the worst of the outbreak.

  • Republicans to host Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday

     The Shelby County Republican Party is gearing up for one of its signature events: the local Lincoln Day Dinner. 

    “It’s a quasi-fundraiser, I guess, for the local party,” Republican Party Chair Tony Harover said. “It’s an annual celebration of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party.”

    Most counties, Harover said, have a similar event for their own local parties, but Saturday Shelby County will play host to a number of well-known figures from local, state and national government during the dinner.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Close calls during World War II: Part 3; Return to the Marine infantry

    After my detachment from Wasp on June 25, 1942, having been promoted to major, I reported to a Marine infantry unit at a Marine Corps base near Jacksonville, N.C. that was later named Camp Lejeune. Here I took command of the Heavy Weapons Company of the newly formed 1st Battalion of the 21st Marines (an infantry regiment).

    My company, the largest of the battalion, had the strength of nine officers and 281 enlisted men. It consisted of three .30 caliber machine gun platoons, an 81mm mortar platoon and an anti-tank section of .50 caliber machine guns.

  • Colonels sink Titans at buzzer

     The Collins boys’ basketball season came to a close in heart-breaking fashion Monday with a 51-50 loss to Oldham County in the opening game of the 8th Region Basketball Tournament.