Today's News

  • 2012 Shelby County Fair

    Ten Shelby County girls will compete in the Miss Shelby County Teen pageant at the fair Tuesday. The winner will compete in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant. The contestants, 13- to 16-years-old who all attend Shelby County High School, are judged on beauty, poise and personality.

  • SOUDER: Father’s Day is just like Mother’s Day, except smaller presents

    As I hope you are aware, this Sunday is Father’s Day. For whatever reason, as the title of today’s column suggests, Father’s Day seems to play second fiddle to Mother’s Day.

    Perhaps it is because, in many instances, moms play a bigger role in the child-rearing process. I once read an article describing differences between moms and dads, and one of the areas it highlighted was the knowledge about their children.

  • Shelby County native continues novel ideas

    When Shelby County native Drew Howell released his first book, Expendable Assets, he said more books would follow.

    He hasn’t let readers down on that promise, recently releasing Irish Pennant and promising even more books will be published.

  • Ag Report: June 15, 2012

    5 Shelby students win

    Farm Bureau scholarships

    Callie Anderson, a senior at Collins High School, Hannah George, Rachel White and Gwen Martin, all seniors at Shelby County High School, and Tyler Bitzer, a student at the University of Kentucky, each have won 2012 college scholarships from Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Civic clubs play a key role in supporting Shelby County Fair

    The Shelby County Fair’s role as a marketing tool for agricultural interests goes back to its creation in the 19th century, and many other businesses and services ever since increasingly have dotted the fairgrounds to avail themselves of  the community.

    But a couple of key pieces of the environment at the fairgrounds each spring and summer are the members of volunteer organizations who are there simply to help others.

  • Business Q&A: Max Heath

  • Business Briefcase: June 15, 2012

    May unemployment rises

    from April but is down for ‘11

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in May 2012 from a revised 8.3 percent in April 2012, marking the 10th consecutive month of jobless rate decline, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The preliminary May 2012 jobless rate was 1.4 percentage points below the 9.6 percent rate recorded for the state in May 2011.

  • Things for kids to do in Shelby this summer

    Kids in Shelby County are now into their 10-week vacations from school, but their parents still have to work, with maybe a week or some days off here and there.

    Working parents count on the hours that students are in classrooms to consume a lot of those work hours, but in the summer, there is a scramble to keep those kids busy.

    And in Shelby County, there are numerous programs designed to keep keeping children and teens busy and parents worry free.

  • Shelbyville PD adds 2 officers

    The Shelbyville Police Department has hired two new police officers who will begin patrol duties immediately.

    Kelly Maloney and Brian Beeler were sworn in Thursday morning by District Judge Donna Dutton in the community room of the police station at Main and 3rd streets.

    “We’re always happy to swear in good officers, and it’s an especially good day to be able to swear in two at once,” she said, after the ceremony.

  • Shelby County Parks board launches foundation

    “I am just so excited and proud to be a part of all this; well, I just can’t say enough about how outstanding our parks are here.”

    Those words of exuberance came from Terry Kay, a newly chosen chair of a newly formed foundation designed to procure grants and funding for Shelby County Parks and Recreation.