Today's News

  • Art for the ages

    Most of us know the story of how Michelangelo lay on his back as he painted his incredible mural of God and man on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, his skill, love and genius coming together to create an artistic gift for the ages.

    Though it might not be quite of the same historical proportions, some richly talented art students and their teacher have created their own impressive work of art on a ceiling right here in Shelby County.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Oct. 1, 2009

     Jessica A. Chaney of 219 Ridgewood Dr. in Nicholasville was arrested Tuesday on Doctor's Drive and charged with failure to maintain insurance, first offense, no registration plates, no other state registration and TBUT or disposition-all others and second-degree burglary.

    Ronald E. Paul of Highway 2004 in McKee was arrested Saturday on East Main Street on a contempt-of-court warrant.

  • EARLIER: Vino, vidi, vici

     Kentucky wine is now flowing through a new outlet in Shelby County.

    Talon Winery of Lexington has opened its new vineyard tasting room at the property it acquired on Gordon Lane, just south of I-64 off Taylorsville Road.

    A cardboard sign was up by the entrance on Thursday, and landscaping was continuing around the property for a soft opening, with a grand opening planned for mid-May.

  • Other Fiscal Court actions

    • Revoked prior bid awarded to Shelby Asphalt for Webb Road project, because it wasn’t the lowest bidder

    • Approved $5,000 for Waddy Fire Department to purchase equipment for new fire engine

    • Approved $5,000 for Tourism Commission with $2,500 earmarked to be branded for 2010 World Equestrian Games

    • Approved $1,000 to buy table for 8 at the Winter Fantasy, a fund raiser for the Shelby County Community Theater.

  • Obama pushes education, not policy

    When President Barack Obama took over televisions and computer screens nationwide Tuesday, Phil Bell’s junior history class was quietly watching and listening at Shelby County High School.

    After a week of controversy swirling around Obama’s plan to speak directly to the youth of America in a televised address and spreading concerns that the President would push his political policies in his speech, all the hype ended when he gave little more than a tough parent talk, according to Bell’s students.

  • Diagnostic Imaging hires GM

     Diagnostic Imaging Shelbyville has hired Neal Kimbell, advertising manager for The Sentinel-News, to be its first general manager.

  • New Business; Don Tequila Restaurant

     Don Tequila Restaurant

  • Soccer: Rockets top Western Hills

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team stretched its unbeaten streak to five games with a 4-1 beating of  visiting Western Hills Tuesday.

    Sawyer Abshire scored twice to lead the Rockets on senior night.

    “Really, we dominated the game,” SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. “It was good because we got to play everybody, and it was really an easy win.”

    However, as the end of the season approaches, the Rockets do find themselves in a bit of a hole.

  • State Fair Horse Show results

    Listed Horse, rider, owner

    Class: ASHA 00010 KY Co Fair Fine Harness CH

    2. Cherished King, Mary Gaylord McClean, Golden Creek Farms, Inc.

    Class: AHHS 00002 KY Co Fair Harness Pony CH

    2. Mastercrafts Promoter LF, Jeff McClean, Mary Gaylord McClean

    Class: AHHS 00008 KY Co Fair Roadster Pony CH

    7. Desert Fox, Randy Harper, Danette Musselman

    Class: ASHA 00045 ASR Futurity Of KY-Yearlings

    1. I Am The Storm, Kathy Capsuto Walker, Kathy S. Capsuto Trust

  • WICHE: How to get ready for your spring bulb display

    When it comes to bulbs, we are not always met with consistent success.

    Before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lackluster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.