Today's News

  • Shelby schools challenge, win events meet at FAC

    The Collins girls’ swim team finished second and the Titans’ boys’ team took third, Wednesday evening in a six-team meet at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.

    Meanwhile the Shelby County boys’ and girls’ teams both finished in fifth place.

    Oldham County won the girls’ meet, and South Oldham took the boys’ meet.

    In the girls’ meet, the Colonels scored 405 points, while Collins came in second with 319. The Rockets were fifth with 265.

  • Cold shooting cools off Titans

    The Collins girls’ basketball team’s shooting stroke went south on Tuesday night.

    The Titans shot just 29.3 percent from the field on their way to their first loss of the season, 57-40, at George Rogers Clark.

    Collins trailed only 16-13 at the end of the first quarter but was outscored 19-6 in the second period after junior forward Aaliyah Wells, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, picked up her second foul.

  • Titans enter a zone to rally past Flyers

    With his team trailing by seven points after the first quarter and at halftime, first-year Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither preached patience.

    That paid off in the second half as the Titans, by taking their time on the offensive end, rallied for a 54-51 victory over visiting Franklin County on Tuesday night. Collins (3-1) outscored the Flyers, 15-9, in the third quarter and in the fourth, 19-15, to bounce back from last weekend’s loss at North Oldham and also avenge one of their losses from last season.

  • 3-pointers bury Rockets early

    South Oldham bombarded the Shelby County boys’ basketball team Tuesday night.

    The visiting Dragons hit 19 3-pointers on their way to a 109-68 victory over the Rockets at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    South Oldham hit 10 first-half 3-pointers as it led by 23 points at the end of the first quarter and by 38 at halftime. 

    “They shot lights out,” Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said.

  • Victory comes early for the Rockets

    NEW CASTLE – It took until the 17th game, and the first week of February, before the Shelby County girls’ basketball team won its first game of last season.

    This season the Rockets didn’t have to wait nearly as long.

    Tuesday night Shelby County beat host Henry County, 44-35, in the Rockets’ second game of the season.

    “I’m really proud of the girls,” Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

  • Where's the largest Christmas tree in Shelby County?

    Searching far and wide – from the knobs to the horse farms, from Pleasureville to Finchville – and soliciting suggestions from readers, we've boiled down the biggest Christmas trees in the county to two.

    Why two?

    Well, a real and a fake, of course.

    Just east of Simpsonville sits Al Smith's spread on the corner of Fields Lane and U.S. 60. Although probably more famous for the giant arrow (made from a telephone pole) that adorns his yard, Smith always drapes his flag pole in lights, forming a towering, 40-foot tall cascade of lights.

  • Purnell gets state loan, but plans on hold

    The F.B. Purnell Sausage Company in Simpsonville got some good news this week about its expansion plans – but those plans now are on hold.

    Purnell was awarded a $1.5 million loan under the Agricultural Processing Loan Program, a state program designed to provide loan opportunities to companies and individuals in Kentucky interested in agricultural processing.

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 9, 2011

    CUB’s parent sells

    subsidiary in Indiana

    Citizens Union Bancorp in Shelbyville, parent company of Citizens Union Bank, is selling Dupont State Bank to River Valley Bancorp, pending regulatory approval.

    Dupont State Bank, headquartered in North Vernon, Ind., and acquired by Citizens Union Bancorp in April 2001, has three banking offices in three counties and total assets of $82 million, the merger announcement said.

  • Shelby businesses deck out for the holidays

    Take a drive or a stroll down Main Street in Shelbyville, and you’re beckoned to step inside many of our local shops and businesses. Holiday lights and decorations provide a warm welcome in our quaint little town – gifts of seasonal cheer from our local merchants.

    But who and what is behind all of these festive decorations? What motivates business owners to put in the time and expense to dress up their establishments?

  • Shelby man had a story he had to share

    Marshall Phillips had a story he wanted to tell, one from the earth in Shelby County to the villages of East Africa and back, so he did what most people only think of doing: He sat down and wrote a book.

    Phillips has published He Leadeth Me, which he calls an autobiography that’s about half about his life as a farm boy from Chestnut Grove and the rest about the years he served as a minister and with the Southern Baptist Church’s Foreign Mission Board in Kenya and Tanganyika.