Today's Features

  • The Shelby County Farmers’ Market opened Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, and there was plenty of activity. 

  • The Shelby County Master Gardeners’ annual Plant Sale moved to the Shelby County Extension Office on Saturday. Organizer Carolyn Brenner called the event, which previously had been staged at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, a “huge success.”

  • Five generations of the Humphrey family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (seated, from left) Gilbert Humphrey, great-grandfather; Genevieve Humphrey, great-great-grandmother; Wesley Finch, father, holding Genevieve Mae Finch; and Becky Cook, grandmother.

  • Austin C. Blocker, 17, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor for a Boy Scout. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 470 in Simpsonville. For his project, he refurbished bleachers at the Waddy Ruritan Club by sanding, painting and replacing the boards. He is the son of Mark and Kim Blocker of Waddy and a senior at Shelby County High School.

  • If you’d like to get a mint julep at your favorite bar, you better cash in this week. This Southern staple can be hard to locate at any time other than that because a lot of bars don’t normally stock mint. And without mint all you have is, well, bourbon and sugar.

    Churchill Downs, liquor stores and bourbon distilleries want you to believe the premixed concoctions they’re selling are just as good as the basic ingredients, but, let’s be honest, nothing beats that simple blend of sugar, fresh mint, crushed ice and good bourbon.

  • Peggy Tschauner and Ellen Jacobs of Shelby County, two of the 139 cancer survivors who will be participating in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade May 3, are doubly excited about participating.

    That’s because the pair was chosen to walk in the parade last year, through an online selection process, the usual procedure, but a storm ruined the parade, so they were invited back again this year.

    “We got a letter last year, the Monday after the Derby, they sent out a letter last year to all of us,” Tschauner said.

  • This week
    Home repair seminar for women
    “Fix it for women” will be presented by Ron Manno of Shelby Hardware from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. Learn how to check and fix things around the home yourself. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. For more information, call 633-3803.
    National Day of Prayer

  • A day full of sunshine and mild temperatures added an extra dash of enjoyment to what was already a day packed with fun and smiles for hundreds who turned out for Shelby County High School’s Rocket Games.

    Noelle Barnes, SCHS’ complex needs counselor, the coordinator for the event, said she estimated that nearly 1,000 people were in attendance.

    “Well, we have three hundred student volunteers, and we have sold over five hundred t-shirts, and we have so many vendors and people who have come out; it’s just great,” Barnes said.

  • Shakespeare for students

    A “Shakesperience” for students, with Jack Wann, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Shelby County Public Library.

    Wann, a New York Shakespearean actor, teacher and director, will discuss and perform some scenes, along with members of the audience, from the classic tale of love and woe Romeo and Juliet. This program is for middle- and high-school students. Refreshments will be served after the “show.”

    For more information, call 633-3803.


  • Simpsonville Scouts from Webelos Pack 470 worked to install a Purple Martin birdhouse in Long Run Park in Louisville. The birdhouse should foster habitation and yearly migration for breeding martins. By providing a house for martins and with proper management, martins will continue to return year after year. Scouts participating were (back row from left) Aaron Yonker, Ben Heger, David Janes, Daniel Dischinger; (front row) Chane Evans and Cole Ruetinger.