Today's News

  • 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

  • East Middle School gets new leader

    Christine Powell will take over as the new principal at East Middle School this year, Shelby County Public Schools announced.

    Powell, who lives in Lawrenceburg, comes to Shelby County from the Kentucky Department of Education, where she has been a director of secondary and virtual learning since 2008.

    "When you look at the leadership, the school system, the climate and culture, everything going on with programs and initiatives...this is a progressive district and I want to be part of that," she said in a press release.

  • EARLIER: City to get free help on 7th Street plan

    The city of Shelbyville is about to get big help for a little, or no, cost.

    The city agreed at Thursday's city council meeting to get help from City Solutions Center for a 7th Street corridor study.