Today's News

  • A lesson in pride from which we all can learn

    I have just returned from a weekend trip to the hill country of Texas.

    If you haven’t been there, I recommend this vast land, filled with millions of acres of sprawling ranches, billions of live oak trees and zillions of jaw-dropping vistas of a sparseness and grandeur that are far removed from our beautiful north-central Kentucky.

  • McCleans, Byers, Kregor among stars of the show

    World champions and potential future stars displayed their talents Saturday on the closing night of the 21st Shelbyville Horse Show as the annual extravaganza wrapped up its 4-day run at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    Thousands of patrons turned out on a beautiful evening highlighted by winning performances from at least eight horses who had claimed titles at past world championship events in Louisville.

  • EARLIER: 70-year-old Dottie's will close its doors

    A lot of hairstyles have come and gone and come again during the past 70 years. But one thing that didn’t change in downtown Shelbyville was the place to get them done.

    Now, much like the mullet and the beehive, Dottie’s Beauty Shop will be lost as well.

    The business will be closed later this month, and the property will be sold at auction on Aug. 7.

  • Shelby man killed in single-car crash


  • EARLIER: The show is ready to go

    When you have two decades to practice, putting on a combination quality horse show and prominent community event becomes a bit like second nature.

    But as learned as they are, the organizers of the annual Shelbyville Horse Show still don’t leave anything to chance.

    The 21st annual festival kicks off today with the first of four consecutive evening sessions, blending equine show performances with entertainment offerings that historically attract thousands of spectators to the fairgrounds.

  • EARLIER: Arraignment set for woman on embezzlement charge

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  • Sports Digest: Aug. 4, 2010

    Titans boys’ golf team fairs well at Flyer Classic

    The Martha Layne Collins boys’ golf team is competing in the 12th Annual Flyer Classic Hosted by Franklin County High School. After one round of play, Collins is in 10th place out of 24 teams with a 318.


  • Cornerstone expanding, growing

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will open on Aug. 16 with a few more students and a lot more to offer them.

    During  the summer, the school has received three generous donations that are helping expand educational opportunities at the small private school east of Shelbyville.

    "We put our desires and needs out there mainly by word of mouth and through our school board, and we have a great group of generous benefactors that want to see us continue to grow," Headmaster David Ladner said.

  • Simpsonville police to get new technology

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  • EARLIER: Horse show hardware has history

    Tucked away in the silver vault at Wakefield-Scearce, they come out just once a year.

    Shuttled to the Shelby County Fair Grounds, the 20 Shelbyville Horse Show perpetual trophies are put on display for one night, handed to their respective winners and then quickly taken back to the vault and locked away until their chance to shine the next year.

    Until now.