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Today's News

  • NASCAR in Kentucky: Race should be a dream come true for the man who built speedway

    Jerry Carroll’s dream finally becomes a reality Saturday night.
    In January of 1998 Carroll announced that he and four other investors were going to build a race track in Sparta, just off Interstate 71, with the long-term goal of hosting a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. In July of that year ground was broken (it was the largest excavation project in the history of the commonwealth), and 23 months later the 1.5-mile tri-oval Kentucky Speedway opened.

  • COOK: SCHS girls golfers dominating this summer

    Tryouts for several sports begin next week at both Collins and Shelby County high schools, and although fall sports don’t begin until August, things are already looking good for the Shelby County girls’ golf team.
    The Rockets’ four returning players – Shannon Harover, Jordan Webb, Madison Thomas and Lilly Young – have all had strong summers on the state’s junior golf tours so far.

  • Making a ‘big impression’ in Texas

  • SCHS dance team

  • Finalist in Kentucky pre-teen pageant

    Jessica Buckler, daughter of John and Patricia Buckler of Shelbyville, was selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen Kentucky Scholarship and Recognition program held July 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. State finalists will be evaluated on academic achievement, volunteer service to the community, school honors and activities, development of personal skills and abilities, general knowledge, communicative ability and on-state acknowledgement of accomplishments.

  • Court report: June 8, 2011

  • Church news: July 8, 2011

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The church will celebrate its 135th church anniversary during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service.

     

    Annunciation

    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

     

    Bethel A.M.E.

  • NASCAR in Kentucky: Speedway, fans ready to roll

    This weekend's Quaker State 400, Kentucky’s first big-time NASCAR race, has fans across the commonwealth quaking with excitement, but has it resonated outside of the I-71 corridor?

    The bulk of the action is centered on Sparta and Gallatin County where the Kentucky Speedway is located, and then stretching about 40 miles north to Cincinnati and 60 miles south to Louisville, but once you get away from the interstate, the roar of the engines and the fans are a bit quieter.

  • Job growth ticking up in Shelby County

    Signs are pointing to a rebound in the local economy as more than 600 jobs have been added to Shelby County industrial base this year.

    "Yes, I do think we're on a rebound," said Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial Foundation. "Things are looking up for Shelby County anyway, and really across the state things are looking up, too. People are feeling real good right now."

  • Retail food prices jump 2.2 percent

    As retail food prices climbed 2.2 percent during the second quarter of the year, consumers in Shelbyville are budgeting their grocery lists and sticking to them.

    According to the Marketbasket Survey conducted quarterly by the Kentucky Farm Bureau, these latest numbers established a new high in the market survey that has been around for four decades.