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Today's News

  • Red, white and re-do

    The skies were filled with booms and bright flashes over the weekend but unfortunately the majority of the tumult came from adverse weather rather than Fourth of July fireworks.  But local park officials assure their annual shows will go on, though just a few days later than originally planned.

    “Basically we’re going to go to Friday the eighth,” Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said, noting the rain over the holiday weekend forced a postponement of the fun.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Transitional housing resolution back on the agenda

    What seemed to be a finished matter has found its way back onto the agenda.  When the Shelbyville City Council convenes at 6:30 this week at City Hall, 315 Washington St., they will again consider a resolution requesting that the Triple S Planning Commission hold a public hearing and make a recommendation for amending the Shelbyville zoning regulations to allow for a conditional use designation permitting transitional housing facilities to be located in the Limited Historic District.

  • Red, white and new

    4th of July events

    WHERE: Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Mount Eden Ruritan Club

    WHEN: Starting at 4 p.m. for Red, White and Boom in Simpsonville and 6 p.m. for Shake the Lake in Shelbyville, noon at Mount Eden Ruritan Club

    FIREWORKS: Shelbyville and Simpsonville will begin at dark, approximately 9:45-10

    COST: Red, White and Boom is free, and Shake the Lake is $3

  • Post 37 gets back to its winning ways

    Shelbyville Post 37 got back to its winning ways, taking both games of a doubleheader over Owensboro Post 2 on Saturday.

    Shelbyville was able to grind out a 1-0 win in the first game before rallying for a 3-2 win in the second game.
    In the bottom of the third inning in the opener, Shelby’s Bryson Dillow scored on a wild pitch, putting up the only run of the contest.

  • Foundation will support area golfers

    Local golf professionals from around Shelby County have been working on creating the Shelby County junior Golf Foundation, a program that will help fund high school and junior golf programs in need around the county.

    “Right now it’s in its infancy stage,” said Derrick Griffitts, the PGA Professional at Clear Creek Golf Center. “As of now, we have six hundred dollars in order to begin the process. We are working with legal council to form the foundation.”

  • Durant's decision not unlike James before him

    Six years ago, 25-year-old LeBron James sat on ESPN as the network celebrated his achievements for a full hour in the presence of millions of people who were watching at home. Ultimately, he decided to leave Cleveland for the warmer shores of Miami, and “The Decision” was widely panned due to how he handled his free agency process.

    Fast forward to 2016, and Kevin Durant is getting killed on social media networks for doing what we all perceived as the ‘right way’ to handle a free agency period.

  • Datebook: July 6, 2016

    This week
    ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at SCCT

  • Short-billed Dowitcher is normally a fall visitor

    The Short-billed Dowitcher is uncommon during migration in Kentucky, recorded west of the Cumberland Plateau and is usually seen in autumn.

    Early recorded autumn dates are June 30 and late autumn dates are Sept. 30 while early spring dates are April 5 with a late spring date of June 2.

  • Both July 4th celebrations moved to Friday

    Both of Shelby's Fourth of July celebrations have been moved to July 8 due to impending inclement weather.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said his celebration is rescheduled for July 8.

    The revised schedule is the following:

    * Shopping: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    * Food, drinks, treats: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    * Bouncies: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    * Live music starts at 7 p.m.

    * Fireworks show begins at dark

  • Just peachy

    Today is the first day for a new venture for Mulberry Orchard – a new roadside stand featuring fresh peaches.

    The stand will be located on KY 55, at the intersection of Stoney Point, which is 8 miles from the intersection of U.S. 60 heading toward Henry County.

    Amanda Gajdzik, co-owner of Mulberry Orchard, located at 1330 Mulberry Pike, along with her husband, Matt, said the stand will be open Friday and Saturday mornings.