Today's News

  • Heritage preschool Derby

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: May 13, 2011


    Christopher M. Major, 36, of 28 Happy Ridge Spur in Pleasureville was arrested May 8 at 2nd and 8th streets and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohols or drugs, first offense, disregarding a traffic control device and speeding.
    Christian L. Shanks, 24, of 308 Lynn Drive in Charleston, Ind., was arrested May 8 on I-64 westbound and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances and reckless driving.

  • Weather causes delay for U.S. 60/KY 55 intersection

    One impact of the recent spate of weather and sometimes dangerous weather is that the repairs to the oft-discussed and much-maligned intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55 have been postponed.

    The original plan to complete the work on May 16 had been delayed a week by weather, and now, wiht a heavy chance of rain and perhaps worse tonight, those final touches again have been delayed.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Andrea Clifford said Tuesday that she was not sure of a new target date to make the repairs.

  • Collins baseball team beats Shelby County 15-3

    Collins clobbered Shelby County 15-3 in the first meeting between schools' baseball teams Wednesday night.

    Sophomore Austin Perry went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while senior Jordan Bailey gave up three runs on six hits over four innings to earn the victory.

    Nate Clifton, Logan Bailey and Brandon Roberts added two hits apiece for Collins (14-4).

    Sophomore Kambron Bruner and senior Daniel Murphy led the Rockets (12-11) with two hits apiece.

  • Q&A: Candidates for Agriculture Commissioner

    There are seven candidates for the Commissioner of Agriculture: James Comer (R), Robert Farmer (D), Stewart Gritton (D), John Lackey (D), Rob Rothenburger (R), David Williams (D), and BD Wilson (D). The Kentucky Agriculture Report collected responses on key issues from all candidates but Democrat David Williams. Here are their responses based on the order provided.


    What do you see as the role of the Agriculture Commissioner in the state?

  • Arts Briefs: May 13, 2011

    Grove Hill tour

    set for tonight

    Friends of Grove Hill will kickoff a season of spring and summer events tonight with a special new tour of the cemetery.

    The tour, which will begin at 6:30 at the chapel, will be called the South Walk Tour, and it will cover areas in the cemetery not included in the tour last fall.

    Grove Hill Friend Mike Harrod again will be the guide.

    Refreshments furnished by Bell House and other materials will be available for a $15 donation.

  • Downtown Shelbyville concert season is under way

    Shelbyville’s downtown weekend concert series gets under way again tonight when Shades of Grass will be entertaining starting at 6 o’clock.

    The two-night concerts – The Cracker Boys play Saturday at 7 – continue monthly through Sept. 17 and incorporate the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee along the way.

  • WICHE: Amending the garden and feeding the soil

    The rules on amending the soil have changed over the years.

    Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in newly developed subdivisions where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land.

    This equipment not only removes the valuable topsoil, it also compacts subsoil and kills the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system.

    The less we disturb the soil the better, but for many the reality is bleak that some sort of amendment is necessary in order to improve tilth, drainage and nutrition.

  • Titans clinch top seeding, face Shelby

    In a season of “firsts,” the Collins baseball team celebrated some significant ones during the past few days.

    The Titans had their first perfect game. They had their first home run at home. And, most importantly, they clinched their first No. 1 seeding in the 30th District Tournament.

  • Rockets looking for ‘mojo’ in meeting with Collins

    To steal a storyline from the second Austin Powers movie, the Shelby County baseball team is searching for something right now.

    “We have to find our mojo,” Rockets Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said Monday night after Shelby County fell to Fern Creek, 5-1.

    It was the fifth loss in the last six games for the Rockets (12-10), who won 11 of their first 16 games.