Today's News

  • Hicks hearing from plenty of schools now

    Darryl Hicks’ phone rang at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday – the first day that high school juniors-to-be could officially receive phone calls from college coaches.

    The first school to call the Shelbyville resident was Georgia Tech, according to Courier-Journal writer Jody Demling’s blog.

  • Cain captures KSGA Match Play Championship

    Shelbyville’s Rick Cain captured the 2011 Kentucky Senior Golf Association’s Match Play Championship on Thursday afternoon at the Oldham County Country Club in LaGrange.

    Cain, seeded seventh, defeated 16th-seeded Allan Fugate, 1-up, in the final of the Championship Flight.

  • New Collins coach: ‘I want to retire here’

    Shelbyville has become like a second home for Chris Gaither.

    Now Gaither hopes to call it home for a long time.

    Gaither, 27, has been hired as the second boys' basketball coach at Collins High School after two years as an assistant coach at Shelby County and one with the Titans.

    “One thing I always wanted to be was a Titan,” Gaither said. “I wanted to start my coaching career here and I hope to end it here. I want to retire from Martha Layne Collins High School.”

  • 2011 Little Miss and Mister contestants judged Monday

    Contestants for the 2009 Little Miss and Mister will be judged at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Floral Hall. They should be at the show ring no later than 6 p.m. County winners will be eligible for the state contest at the Kentucky State Fair. First-place winners will receive $25 and a crown, plus a $100 savings bond from Dairy Queen. Second-place winners will receive $15, roses and a ribbon. Third-place winners will receive $10, roses and a ribbon.


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  • Humane Society ready to expand

    The Humane Society is ready for the second phase of its development project in the Hi Point Industrial Park, and that’s one of the items to be reviewed by the Triple S Planning Commission in its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Humane Society completed its new, 2,000-square-foot Mary Gaylord McClean Clinic last year on Hudson Boulevard, and now the organization is ready to add some outbuildings to its property.

  • Shelby man taking steps to create fitness trail

    Visitors to Red Orchard Park soon will notice exercise equipment placed along the park’s various hiking trails, including Bluebird Trail.

    Some may think the exercise equipment is for the birds, but it’s actually being installed for adults who want to work out while taking their kids or grandkids to the park, Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said.

  • EARLIER: Murder suspect arrested in Arizona

    Six months after the murder of an Anderson County woman left her cats homeless in the care of her vet in Shelby County, the man wanted in connection with her death has been apprehended in Arizona.

    A Kentucky State Police press release said Terrance Cram was taken into custody Wednesday in Goodyear, Ariz.

    Cram, 49, had been indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury on June 7, charging him with the murder of Tena McNeely, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.

  • How the cemetery is kept alive

    Since 1854, Grove Hill Cemetery has served the Shelby County community as a leading place of rest for the dead, and under the earth at the cemetery lie 18,000 different stories, Cemetery Board Chairman Charles Long said.

    The cemetery is a 501(c)(13) nonprofit company, operated and owned by its members, who are those who have purchased gravesites.

    Being a 501(c)(13) means the cemetery doesn’t have to pay any sales tax on the items it buys for the cemetery, Grove Hill Cemetery Superintendent Mark Brooks said.

  • Dairy show kicks off fair

    Despite the heat and beating sun, the Shelbyville Dairy Show kicked off the Shelby County Fair Thursday afternoon.

    Vice President of the Shelby County A&M Association Ray Tucker said Thursday afternoon was a day for setting up and completing all the attractions, with most of the activities getting started in the evening.

    However, the Dairy Show sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture drew in a large crowd.

  • Shelby vet’s novel idea is published

    Shelby County native Drew Howell put his pen to paper and churned out a “gripping tale of counterterrorism, covert intelligence, heroism, duty and betrayal” that is slowly working its way into bookstores and onto shelves.

    Expendable Assets is Howell’s first book but it certainly won’t be the last book, he said.

    "This story is not finished,” he said. "I'm starting to put together ideas all ready."

    And he has no shortage of sources for them.