Today's News

  • New park to be called Shelby Trails

    The county’s newest park has a name.

    Roger and Diane Shott of Anchorage, who have donated more than 400 acres they own on Aiken Road for that park, have christened the place “Shelby Trails.”

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim gave that news to Shelby County Fiscal Court during its meeting Tuesday night, and then he asked for money.

  • EARLIER: 2 Shelby all-star teams win openers

    Shelby County’s all-stars won their first-round game of the East Kentucky 9-year-old Cal Ripken State Tournament at Clear Creek Park on Wednesday night with a 4-inning mercy victory, 10-0, over Jackson County.

  • EARLIER: Bowling center remains open

    The Bluegrass Bowling Center is still very much open, and its owners really don’t know when it might close.

    Owner Pam Kiser said this week that she wanted to be sure the public knew her bowling alley on Midland Trail was still rolling along.

    You may recall that last month the center went up for sale as Republic Bank began foreclosure. The bank had told Kiser and her husband, Mike. they would be closing in 30 days.

  • EARLIER: Cal Ripken All-Stars: 4 teams still alive

    All four of Shelby County’s Cal Ripken baseball teams advance to the state tournaments this past weekend.

    The 11- and 12-year-old all-stars won their district tournaments and advanced to the East Division State Tournament this week.

    The 10-year-old all-stars were second, losing to Scott County, 19-1, in the championship, but because Scott County is hosting the 10-year-old state tournament, Shelby County advances as the District 8 representative.

    That team plays at 8 p.m. today at Suffoletta Park in Georgetown.


  • Casey named to UK’s hall-of-fame

    Shelby County High School basketball legend Mike Casey will be inducted in the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame this fall, nearly 40 years after he played his final game in an illustrious career for the Wildcats.

    Family members were notified last week in a phone call from UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart, and UK made its official announcement of the 2010 class of inductees on Monday.

  • Powell-Skellie: You’ll leave ‘Leader’ humming the songs

    Cyndi Powell-Skellie is the director of Leader of the Pack, which opens tonight at Shelby County Community Theatre. She is a veteran of many acting and directing assignments. She spoke with he Shelby On Stage blog about this show and her role, Visit www.shelbyonstage.blogspot.com.  

    SHELBY ON STAGE: Have you previously directed Leader of the Pack?

  • Time to hit cancel on texts

    Drivers young and old now need to think twice about pulling out their cell phones while on the commonwealth’s roads.

    Kentucky’s new texting and cell phone laws went into effect on July 1, but fines and tickets are still a few months away.

    The new law, House Bill 415, states that no driver can “write, send, or read text-based communication using a personal communication device.”

  • News Briefs: July 23, 2010

    Shelby’s unemployment rises slightly in June Shelby County’s unemployment rose slightly in June but remained below 9 percent for the second consecutive more, hitting 8.9 percent for June according to figures released Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Shelby was one of only 13 counties in Kentucky whose unemployment rose in the month (up from 8.6 percent in May), but its rate still remained among the lowest n the state, trailing only Oldham (8.2) and Franklin (8.7) in the area around Louisville. Fayette and

  • SOUDER: A second look at the First Amendment

    In my last column, I brought attention to a recent Supreme Court decision in which the court upheld the University of California's Hastings College of Law’s decision to refuse to recognize officially a Christian Legal Society (CLS) chapter because CLS requires its members to adhere to a statement of faith.

  • EARLIER: All-star teams gear up for district tournaments