Today's News

  • Jon Court's Derby Day: From dream to nightmare to sad relief

    LOUISVILLE - The day Jon Court had dreamt about since he was a little boy didn’t turn out the way he had hoped, but it didn’t have the nightmarish end that it appeared like it might – at least for a little while.

    It was a little past 8 p.m. Saturday night, and Court, the 50-year-old jockey from Shelbyville, was in the jock’s room at Churchill Downs, having just showered and changed after riding Bonaroo to a fourth-place finish in the 13th, and final, race on the card at Churchill Downs.

  • Court report: May 11, 2011

  • I'm one: Mckenzie Drawbaugh

    Mckenzie Shea Drawbaugh celebrated her first birthday April 30, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Stephen and Amanda Drawbaugh of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Ricky and Nancy Drawbaugh, Debbie Humphrey, all of Shelbyville, and David Bohannon of Finchville. Great-grandparents are Dorothy and Freeman Lyons of Pleasureville, Janice Clem of Athens, Ala., Hallie Bohannon of Finchville and Margaret and Simon Humphrey of Shelbyville.

  • 'Gummi' Bears
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  • 4 generations: Waits

    Four generations of the Waits family recently gathered for a photo. Great-grandparents (seated) are Irene and Stewart Waits of Frankfort holding six-month old Emma Rae Berry. The grandmother is Phyllis Bailey (standing) of Bagdad and Ellen Berry of Shelbyville is the mother.

  • Birth: Parker Wiley

    Timothy and Kayla Wiley of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Feb. 5, 2011 at Suburban Hospital Louisville. He has been named Parker James Wiley. He was born at 3:13 p.m. weighing 8 pounds 10.2 ounces and 22 inches long.

    Grandparents are James and Karla Riddle, Gayle and Brenda Wiley, all of Shelbyville.

  • Relay for Life days

    The Relay for Life Team from the Church of the Annunciation poses with Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger (left, standing) before Tuesday’s meeting of Shelby County Fiscal Court as he proclaimed May 20 and 21 as Relay for Life Days in Shelby County. Team members are (from left, standing) Johnny Spaulding, Hank Wiseman, Mike Dorr and Larry Illarde; and (seated) Rosa Jones, Shirley Dorr and Gussie Rose.

  • SCPS to students: Graduation seating will not change

    Officials of Shelby County Public Schools say they have no interest in reverting to class-rank seating for this June's graduations at Collins and Shelby County high schools.

    Despite a written appeal by a large group of seniors from Collins and public requests some of their parents, Superintendent James Neihof and Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell said there will not be any return to the old system.

  • Shelbyville’s proposed budget has $700K gap

    The Shelbyville City Council heard the first reading of the projected 2011-12 budget on Thursday, and for the first time in at least three years the projected revenue did not cover the city’s expenses.

    “Our appropriations [expenses] are up because we had to budget quite a bit more for retirement and insurance,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said.