Today's News

  • 91st birthday: Bessie Chowning

    Bessie Chowning of Shelbyville celebrated her 91st birthday with a picnic in her honor on her farm in Owen County in July. Attending were approximately 100 people including her brother Nelson and Ti Jones and their family; and Bessie’s children, Wanda and Roy Bailey, Nancy and Phil Metts, Mike and Erica Chowning; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • Engagement: Beach-Peete

    Monique Beach and Vincent Peete announce their engagement.

    She is an art therapist and graduate of the University of Louisville, and is the daughter of Eric Beach and the late Leslie Beach of Shelbyville.

    He is an information technology coordinator, and the son of Eugene and Linda Peete of Simpsonville.

    The couple has planned their wedding for May 2016 in Louisville.

  • Court report: Aug. 12, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    David A. Morgan, alcohol intoxication in a public place - guilty - $189 fine and costs.

    Dillon M. Haynes, drinking alcoholic beverage in public place - guilty - $214 fine and costs.

  • Datebook: Aug. 20, 2015

    This week
    Learning Disabilities
    Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
    Cropper Ruritan
    Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
    Guardian Angels Junior Circle

  • High school students complete Kentucky Center GSA program

    This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted more than 250 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Danville’s Centre College from June 21 to July 11. Completingthe program from Shelby County were Jonathan Watts of Christian Academy of Louisville, instrumental music; and Hannah Mattingly of Collins High School, drama.

  • Stalker graduates from UTI
  • Engagement: Vest-Kayrouz

    Bobby and Rita Vest of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Ann Vest of Shelbyville, to John Joseph Kayrouz, of Louisville. He is the son of the late Judith Christine Holthouser and Dennis Lamar Clayton.

    She is a graduate of Shelby County High School and a CSR/teller for Commonwealth Bank & Trust in Shelby County. She is the granddaughter of Robert and Diane Long from Shelbyville and Reva Vest from Bagdad.

    He is a graduate of Jeffersontown High School and works production for Magna Seating in Shepherdsville.

  • Engagement: Hembree-Martin

    Wade and Debbie Hembree of Shelbyvilleannounce the engagement of their daughter, Allie Hembree of Lexington, to Brandon Martin of Louisville. He is the son of Larry and Megan Martin of Louisville.

    The wedding will take place in December.

  • Laughing Gull and its funny call

    Anyone who has spent time on eastern coastal beaches and heard what sounded like a good old belly laugh, which was obviously not being emitted by a human, has heard the call of the Laughing Gull.

  • Former bank building is on the block

    A building that has played a major role in Shelbyville’s downtown streetscape for nearly a century and a half is still going strong, although it is up for sale.

    The 144-year old building located on the corner of 6th and Main streets, currently houses an engineering firm, Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. Consulting Engineers.

    Realtor Steve Osowicz with Larry Rogers Coldwell Banker said the asking price for the building is $625,000 to $725,000 and that so far, there has been no buyer.