Today's News

  • Shelby team opens state tourney tonight

    The Shelby County 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars went unopposed in winning the District 2 Tournament, but Manager Brad Tingle said his team’s opponents this weekend in Somerset shouldn’t sleep on the fact that his team earned a free pass to the State Tournament.

    “We’re not going to be struggling,” Tingle said. “I’ve got thirteen good, solid kids; they should be a good ball team.”

  • Outscored Frankfort, 35-8, in district rout

    The Shelby County 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars made quick work of their competition last week.

    They swept a pair of games, both in impressive fashion, from host Frankfort in the District 2 Tournament and hope to pick up where they left off this weekend in the State Tournament.

    "We had good pitching and good hitting pretty much all-around," Coach Doug Likes said. "Our defense looked good [too]."

  • Friendly competition fuels Kessinger, Sell

    A little friendly competition has taken Collin Kessinger and Sydney Sell to Athens, Ga., this weekend. 

    The two, who swim for the Shelby Sharks, are competing in the 2011 Speedo Championship Series Eastern Section of the Southern Zone at the University of Georgia. The meet began yesterday and ends Sunday.

    "Both of them push each other, and they both are fierce competitors," Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said.

    They are also good friends, who enjoy spending time together both in, and out, of the water.

  • 9-year-olds rally to win; 10-year-olds fall

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars did it again Wednesday night.

    They came from behind to beat Kenton County, 6-5, in the 2011 East Kentucky at Veteran Park in Lexington. 

    “It was a close, tight game all the way,” said Coach Allen Simon, whose team rallied from behind to win the District 2 Tournament final last weekend. “They just keep going. They just don’t quit.”

  • Big early lead stands up, 9-2

    The Shelby County 11-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars built an early lead and cruised to victory in their State Tournament opener Wednesday night. 

    They used every player on their roster – including a pair of pitchers – as they cruised to a 9-2 triumph over Whitley County in the first round of the 2011 East Kentucky Cal Ripken 11-year-old Major 60 State Tournament at Clear Creek Park. 

  • Scrap metal company asks for zoning change

    A scrap metal recycling company will stand before the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday, asking for a zone change to build a facility on Kentucky Street.

    Midwest Metal Corporation, a privately owned metal processing company that accepts aluminum, scrap metal, copper and brass, is asking for the zoning change from light industrial (I-1) to heavy industrial (I-2) on a roughly 10-acre parcel of land at 478 Kentucky Street.

  • Helping Robbie Phillips 'break through that wall'

    On Nov. 6, 2008, members of the Phillips family saw their lives changed tragically, and now they're hoping for a change just as big to start on Aug. 10.

    On that November morning, Robbie Phillips, then 14, was found hanging in his grandparents' home after having tried to commit suicide. He was revived after being found with no pulse but received a severe anoxic brain injury.

    Phillips is now in good health, but he is confined to a bed or wheel chair and still has a feeding tube.

  • Ag Report: July 15, 2011

    SCHS’s White attends

    ag leadership institute

    Shelby County High School student Rachel White recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

  • ‘Cinderella’ opens theater’s season

    The Shelby County Community Theatre launches its 35th season on July 22 with a production of the classic Cinderella.

    This timeless fairytale, written for the stage by Rodgers & Hammerstein, is directed by David Pilkinton and stars Shelby County High School Grads and theater veterans Katie Hundley and Stephen Fox.

    The show runs July 22-24 and 29-31, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • New business: Cotton Blossom Quilting Shop

    Address: 522 Washington St., Shelbyville

    Who we are: Naomi and Kieth Cable are the owners. Naomi has been quilting for years and started a longarm quilting business at home, and it has taken off to become a full quilting shop.