Today's News

  • Down on the (horse) farm... - Owners trying to rein in galloping costs

    When Catherine Fortener brings her 30 horses in for breakfast every morning at Big Springs Farm, the animals are taking a much bigger bite out of the budget than they used to.

    Horse owners in the county say the rising cost of the horse farm's mainstays - feed, fuel and fertilizer - has forced them to scramble for cost-cutting measures at the same time they have had to raise prices on some of their services in order to remain in business on the farm.

    Fortener's horses - some she owns, some she boards - each eat several pounds of grain and a couple of flakes of hay every day.

  • Nappy Roots to perform - Local talent also listed

    The hip-hop group Nappy Roots will be the featured performer Saturday in a concert at the Clear Creek Park Amphitheater, starting at 5 p.m.

    Nappy Roots is a 6-man group formed in 1995 and features a mixture of hip hop and rap. They will be promoting their most recent album, Humdinger.

    Also on the bill are Secure Capital, from Owensboro; Decypha, from Lexington; Party House Produktion, from Shelbyville and currently working in Lexington; and Mar-Q and MCE of Shelbyville.

  • Born to be mild - Equine embryo transplant expert treats horses like people

    Melody Adler is crazy about horses.

    She kisses them hello and feeds them peppermint, sometimes with her teeth.

    What do the horses think about all this pampering?

    The results speak for themselves.

    "She has a way with horses," said her veterinarian, Dr. Kerry Beckman.

    Adler says she is addicted to horses.

    "If you have the horse bug, there's just no way not to do love them," she said.

  • Church News

    Allen's Chapel Methodist

    The annual Family Day service is Sunday, Oct. 12. The guest will home sons. The Rev. Norman White will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service. The old-fashioned dinner will be served on the grounds and in the fellowship hall. Lunch 2 p.m. Evening services begin 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Theodore Todd from Elk Creek Baptist Church.

    Annunciation Catholic

    The church fish fry is 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Annunciation Community Center building. Bingo with pull-tabs and cold drinks from is 4:30-9 p.m.

  • Lady Rockets wrap up play, wait for results

    The Shelby County girls' golf team wrapped up its State Tournament trip early Thursday morning, but the girls now have to wait and see while other teams finish their rounds.

    Shelby County is currently in seventh place, but four teams have yet to finish.

    Candice Wiley and Michaela Manley were the only Lady Rockets who had to return to play this morning.

  • Lady Rockets make cut, finish first round at No. 5

    The Shelby County girls' golf team finished the first round in 5th place with a 347, just 17 strokes off the lead of No. 1 Glasgow.

    The Lady Rockets trail Glasgow, West Jessamine, Scott County and Russell County.

    Candice Wiley leads Shelby County with a 1-over par 73, and is tied with North Hardin's Lydia Gumm for fourth individually. Emma Talley, of Caldwell County, is the leader after the first round with a 7-under 65.

    Wiley was headed back to the practice range at about 12:30 p.m.

  • A testament to goodness

    This only could have happened in a town of the size and style of Shelbyville, one with spirit and soul.

    And it's a quintessential reason why you might always have preferred Mayberry to Manhattan (even if there's no doubt that you are a BIG fan of the Big Apple).

    This scene could be cast and played in many places across the country and the world, to be sure, but few visitors would believe it could happen.

    Some would snicker. Some would guffaw. Most would shake their heads.

  • Wiley remains in top five

    Shelby County's Candice Wiley remains in the top five through nine holes in the second round of the Girls' State Golf Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club Wednesday.

    Wiley had a chance to make a move after a birdie on No. 7 pushed her to 2-under for the round and 1-under for the tournament, but back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 pushed her back to even for the round and 1-over for the tournament. She finished the front nine tied for fourth.

  • Commercial changes coming to downtown Shelbyville - 4 new businesses opening as some depart

    The lineup of businesses in downtown Shelbyville is about to have some noticeable changes, with a new retail outlet filling open store fronts at 718 Main Street as soon as Friday.

    That's where To Be Continued, a clothing and furniture consignment store, will assume space vacated by longtime downtown businesses Image Tree, which has closed, and Country Squire, which has reduced its space.

    Also coming soon are Through The Looking Glass, a new boutique tea room, a new counseling service and a new gallery.

    Departing are the bridal shop Eventuality and Main Street Music.

  • Miller pleads not guilty to wanton endangerment

    A Bagdad-area man who is a minister at a church in Louisville was arraigned in Shelby District Court on Tuesday after being indicted for pointing a loaded gun at his neighbor.

    Richard Miller of Cedarmore Road pleaded not guilty before District Judge Donna Dutton to a second-degree wanton endangerment charge in connection with an alleged altercation with Dana Duncan on July 24.