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Today's News

  • Shelby gets $45K in emergency road funds

    Shelby County has received $45,600 in County Road Aid emergency money to fund a bridge repair in the eastern portion of the county, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials announced last week.

    Andrea Clifford public information officer for the cabinet’s District 5 office, said the money would be used for bridge repairs on Beards Lane, located about one-half mile south of KY 1005, Vigo Road. The bridge is located over a tributary of Guist Creek.

  • Dugle delivers in state championship

    Shelbyville Post 37 captured the Kentucky American Legion State Championship in dramatic fashion Friday night thanks to the timely bat of shortstop Kyler Dugle.

    “I struggled all night just getting the barrel of the bat on the ball,” Dugle said. “I kept popping everything up, but I knew it would take just one hit to get the run in.”

    And Dugle did just that, got his one hit.

    Dugle ripped a shot between shortstop and third to score Alex Doyle for the walk-off game winner in the bottom of the ninth.

  • Post 37 has eyes set on regional

    With its third state championship in six years, Shelbyville Post 37 is moving on to the Great Lakes Regional Baseball Tournament beginning on Wednesday. The tournament will be held at Southern Illinois University’s campus in Edwardsville, Ill.

    While there, Shelby will take on the runner-up of the Wisconsin American Legion State Tournament, Beloit Post 48.

    Head coach J.R. Wiley is confident that Post 37 has the pitching to go further in the tournament than it has in years’ past.

  • Lightning grabs a hole-in-one

    The golf league at Clear Creek Golf Center is not the only electrifying event happening on the links this summer.

    Sometime between last Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 6 a.m., lightning struck the green on No. 5 at Clear Creek, killing the grass around the spot where it struck.

    “I found out about the green on Friday morning,” PGA Professional Derrick Griffitts said. “I had laid off mowing for a day or two, when a player came in and said ‘something happened to your green.’”

  • Musical mash-up

    Students from across the district have joined forces this summer to help create a first of its kind musical performance.

    “We just decided to do something this summer that combined everybody from the school district,” said Kevan Brown, a teacher at Collins High School who is directing the collaborative performance of Disney’s High School Musical.  “We have kids from Shelby County High School, we have kids from both middle schools.”

  • FAC closing for maintenance next week

    The Family Activity Center located at Clear Creek Park will temporarily close its doors next week to address needed maintenance and cleaning, park officials say.

    “The entire FAC will be closed for routine and preventative maintenance as well as a deep cleaning and FAC upgrades,” a Facebook posting stated last week.
    Taylor Grayson, FAC director, said those upgrades include new towel and toilet paper dispensers in the bathroom, resealing and restriping in the parking lot and tinting the front windows.

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE – Soirée on the sidelines

    The Shelbyville Horse Show opens tonight and attracts some of the greatest competitors in the Saddlebred industry as they prepare for their next stop at the World Championships.

    Not all who attend the four-day event are there for the renowned competition, though.

    “This is the biggest social event in Shelby County,” said Horse Show board member Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, who helped establish the show 27 years ago. “People plan their homecomings around this because there’s something to do at night.”

  • Rand Paul stops in Shelby

    With his eyes now set on his re-election to the U.S. Senate, Rand Paul held a town hall event in Shelby County Wednesday as part of a series of campaign stops across Kentucky throughout the week.

    Paul said the leading topic in the town hall discussions has been how to make Kentucky and the nation more prosperous.

    “To me that message is pretty simple, let’s leave more money in Kentucky,” he said, adding that there’s too much wasteful spending in Washington.

  • Booming bee biz

    There’s been a boom in the beekeeping business and Pat Hornback, a veteran in the field, said the peaked interest is a good thing.

    “One-third of our food is dependent on pollination,” she said, noting that pollinators need to be protected.  “We’re happy about the hype.  It brought beekeeping to the forefront and people are trying it.”

  • Jubilee breakfast well attended

    The annual Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee Breakfast went off without a hitch Thursday morning in spite of a rainy start to the day.

    The rain did not dampen the spirits of the crowd of more than 200 people as they filed into the huge barn at Undulata Farm for the breakfast at 7:30 a.m., while host Edward “Hoppy” Bennett stood by watching and sipping coffee.

    “This rain had me worried, but everything is turning out okay,” he said.