Today's News

  • Swish 2 Success returns

     The second annual Swish 2 Success Slaughter Elite Camp will return to Shelby County on July 13.

    Hosted by former Shelby County basketball star AJ Slaughter, Collins High School will host this year’s event after last year’s camp had a successful outcome with more than 150 youth attendees.

    Director of Swish 2 Success, Anna Persaud says the event ties closely with the purpose of its existence.

  • Stingrays dominate Hillcrest

     The Shelby Stingrays swim team opened their second meet of the summer, traveling to Hillcrest Country Club in Prospect, to matchup against rival Hillcrest.

    Unfortunately, the meet ended early due to approaching thunderstorms, but not before the Stingrays would take first in 21 of the 44 events.

    “That is why they are our biggest rivals.” Head coach of the Stingrays Tom Coons said, “Hillcrest has good swimmers and they took advantage of that. We definitely relied on our depth to help us.”

  • American Legion splits two in weekend series

     The American Legion baseball team continued their summer over the weekend, playing two games in Eddyville, Ky. Shelbyville lost their first game 1-0 against Rockport, but rebounding in game number two over Lyonn County 12-6.


    Shelbyville 12

    Lyon County 6

  • Cornerstone reaches KCAA finals

     The Cornerstone Christian Softball team finished their 2019 campaign with a runner-up trophy in the KCAA tournament.

    The Bulldogs finished the season 10-5 and reached the State Finals after whopping Somerset 20-6.

    They advanced to the KCAA Championship to face powerhouse Highland Latin. Despite a great effort, the Bulldogs fell short 5-3. 

  • Flood waters claim life of Shelby man

    A Shelby County man died Monday after swift waters swept his vehicle off of a flooded bridge in Spencer County.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said Jorge Luis Cante Jr. was attempting to cross the bridge. Three other family members were also in the vehicle but were rescued safely.

    Nation said rescuers recovered Cante’s body around 8 a.m. Monday after a Spencer County resident discovered the victim near Creek Valley Road approximately one mile from where the vehicle entered the creek.

  • Snow takes the reins

    Leadership Shelby has a new executive director and her theme going forward is to “engage, inspire and lead.”

    Darlene Snow assumed the new position June 14, and hopes to encourage others to learn more about Leadership Shelby and join the program.

    “I am thrilled about the opportunity to serve our community in this new way,” said Snow, who has been involved with Leadership Shelby for the past two years.

    One of her goals is to make sure everyone in the community knows what Leadership Shelby is and what they are doing.

  • Datebook - June 19, 2019

    This Week

    Learning Disabilities

    Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Cropper Ruritan

    Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

  • Anniversary announcement - McKinney

     Bill and Janice McKinney are celebrating 50 years of marriage. The couple was originally married at Waddy Baptist Church by pastor Argin G. Floyd on June 21, 1969. They are holding an anniversary party Sunday, June 23, 2-4:30 p.m. at The Stratton Community Center. All friends and relatives are invited.

  • Collins graduate wins Boren Scholarship

     One Shelby County resident could get a good word in the near future – although that word may not be in English.

    Madison Pumphrey, a graduate from the UofL Speed School and Collins High School, has won the Boren Scholarship, an honor given out by the Department of Defense. It will give her the opportunity to study abroad and immerse herself in a new language — in her case, Portuguese. 

  • American Legion opens season two 2 wins

     The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team opened its season with two wins in a doubleheader with Oldham County Post 39 Wednesday at Collins High School.

    Post 37 dominated both games, racing out for a 6-1 win in the opener and staying hot in a 7-3 win to wrap the night.

    Post 37 skipper Matt Buresh said the doubleheader was a good start to the season and is pleased on how the team looks this early.