Today's News

  • We congratulate: Exercise stations concept for trails

    Another month has brought another really good idea to help the people of Shelby County get in better physical shape.

    We speak, of course, of the plan under way to add adult exercise stations to the trails in Red Orchard Park. What a valuable and wonderful new tool this would be to fight the obesity that is consuming our population.

    By adding some muscle-strengthening options to a wonderful walk through nature, Shelby County Parks & Recreation is placing emphasis where it belongs – providing an attractive option to stay fit.

  • All’s fair in Shelby County

    Some things never change, and that’s good when they’re the stuff that memories are made of — like munching on funnel cakes or sucking on an ice cold snow cone while the summer sweat streams down your back. Or the feeling of your hair whipping around your face as you’re whirled around and upside down to the accompaniment of screams of delight.

  • EARLIER: Deputy shoots family’s dog after feeling threatened

    A false alarm with a home security system led to the death of a family pet Saturday morning, and the Lewis family is still looking for answers.

    Having traveled to Lexington for their daughter’s softball game, Bart and Renee Lewis were alerted by a home security company that their alarm had been triggered around 8 a.m.

    “There was a burglary across the street a few weeks ago,” she said. “Since that burglary happened I said, ‘yes, send someone out.’”

  • Fair prepares for horse show

    As the Shelby County Fair moves forward, horses and their owners trot into town to compete in the Shelby County Horse Show.

    R.H. Bennett, Shelby County Fair Horse Show manager, said they’ve been preparing for the horses to come into town for about 10 days, and they have more horses coming than normal. Bennett said preparation for the show always takes a lot more time than everyone wants it to.

    “Most of the horses live here,” he said “but many of the trainers live out of state.”

  • Fundraiser nets 15K for Operation Care

    Operation Care raised more $15,302 for the company’s new building on Main Street with a fundraiser at Claudia Sanders Friday. Director Judy Roberts said they were hoping to make more money but attendance was down because of the Shelby County Fair and Father’s Day weekend.

  • Shelbyville woman says God told her plane had bomb

    A Shelbyville woman has been taken to a mental health facility in Ohio Sunday after telling officials that God told her there was bomb on a plane headed to Reagan National Airport from Dayton (Ohio) International Airport.

    According to the Dayton Daily News, the woman, a 54-year-old with a history of mental health issues, was driving around in her car and arrived at the airport just before 12:30 p.m. She then indicated to a ticket agent that God had told her that US Airways flight 2596 had to turn around because there was a bomb on it.

  • Arts Briefs: June 17, 2011

    ‘Mulan Jr.’ auditions
    Auditions for the Disney musical Mulan Jr. will be held at the Shelby County Community Theatre on July 30 and Aug. 1.
    Children ages 7-14 should prepare a short song and be prepared to read lines from a script.
    Auditions are at 10 a.m. on July 30 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the theater at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.
    History camp this week

  • Ag Report: June 17, 2011

    Southern States upgrades

    equine feed mill in state

    Southern States’ feed mills announced upgrades to its Winchester Kentucky Feed Mill, manufacturers of Triple Crown and Southern States’ Legends brand equine feeds in addition to a number of Southern States animal and livestock feeds. The Winchester mill serves the company’s western territory with primary distribution in Kentucky and West Virginia.

  • Lisa Gaines Matthews: 1955-2011

    Imagine a strong, intelligent, loving woman with a strong sense of ethics and a fierce love of family, and you’ll have a pretty accurate picture of Lisa Matthews, her family says.

    That’s how they say the community will remember Matthews, 56, who passed away Tuesday after losing a 9-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

    Tall and athletic, Matthews played basketball at Shelbyville High School before graduating in 1972 and also at Tulane University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1976.

  • News Briefs: June 17, 2011

    State unemployment

    hits 2-year low at 9.8

    For the first time since February 2009 Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell below the 10 percent mark to 9.8 percent in May 2011, according to Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.