Today's News

  • Hello, Shelby County, it's nice to meet you

    Hello, Shelby County, it’s nice to meet you.

    Sorry it has taken me so long to introduce myself, but you know how it is when you start a new job. It takes a little while to get adjusted to things. You spend most of your time early on just trying to keep your head above water.

    I’ve been around for about three weeks, so I’ve had a chance to meet some of you, but obviously not all of you, so let this be my formal introduction to you all.

  • Collins football clinches No. 1 seeding




    The Collins High School football team will be the top seed from Class AAAA, Region 1, District 4 when the state playoffs begin in two weeks.

  • Election 2010: Paul buses in to deliver his message

    Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Rand Paul made a quick stop Monday in Shelbyville at WJ Andriot’s on Main Street during his bus tour across the commonwealth.

    Paul was the big draw, but he brought along U.S. Rep. (R-Bowling Green) Brett Guthrie and host of state and local leaders and politicians.

    Paul took time to address the small after-lunch crowd of about 30 or 40 residents, stressing his vision as the key to the election and the country.

  • Collins could be district champ today

    This morning the Collins High School football team may, or may not, be an outright district champion.

    If nothing else the postseason picture will be a little clear for the Titans today.

    Collins, which has its open date this week, has clinched at least a share of the Class AAAA, Region 1, District 4 title. The Titans have completed their district schedule with a 4-1 record, which puts them a half-game ahead of Marion County and North Bullitt heading into Thursday night’s showdown between those two teams.

  • Grain expectations: farmers grim going into harvest time

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  • Business Briefcase Oct. 15, 2010

    Business women’s group

    names 5 finalists for awards

    The Shelby County Professional Women's Club will celebrate National Business Women's Week starting Monday by announcing winners of its annual awards for Woman of the year and Woman of Achievement awards.

  • Sheriff’s candidates see ways to improve office

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  • Robert Wilson: 1927-2010


    The passing of Robert Wilson will leave a deep void in the hearts of those who knew him, especially in Simpsonville, Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said.

    “He was a fine gentleman who did so much to help his community, and he will surely be missed around here,” Eden said.

  • Mark Stiff 1957-2010

    Residents in the Clay Village area were rocked back on their heels Monday afternoon when Mark Stiff, the owner of the Bluegrass Country Depot and a vibrant community leader, was found dead in his truck, the victim of a massive heart attack.

    Stiff, 53, had in five years made the Country Depot and himself beloved and essential parts of this small community by offering what residents called good food and a social atmosphere where the community could bond.

  • Committed to his art

    As a child, Dr. Donn Chatham would sit in the pews at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville and doodle. He recalls those Sundays that while his mother would play the organ or piano, he would sit next to his dad and doodle, which always got him into some Sunday trouble.

    He says he would stop doodling and try as he might to concentrate on the sermon, but he inevitably became transfixed by the geometric patterns in the stained glass windows that adorned the church.