Today's News

  • Kerr retires

    A retirement reception for Linda Kerr, adventure club preschool director at Simpsonville Baptist Church, is at 2-4 p.m. June 5. Friends, family and former students are greatly encouraged to attend to help celebrate her many years of service to our children.

  • Collins’ Karas goes for a triple crown

    Triple crowns are hard to come by.

    It's been 33 years since Thoroughbred racing has produced a Triple Crown winner and 44 years since major-league baseball has had one.

    Collins junior Caterina Karas will go for her own triple crown Thursday in the Class 2A 2011 KHSAA State Track & Field Championships, which begins at 1 p.m., at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park on the campus of the University of Louisville.

  • Kregor opens play Thursday

    Last week Paige Kregor knocked off the second- and fourth-seeded players on her way to the final of the 8th Region girls’ tennis tournament.

    This week, Kregor, a freshman at Collins High School, who fell to top-seeded Katie Howard of Western Hills in the 8th Region title match on  Thursday, will have to go through more ranked foes if she wants to advance in the 2011 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament.

    She begins play Thursday morning at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Center.

  • SCHS baseball team drops 2 of final 3 games

    The Shelby County baseball team closed out its regular season with a 9-3 loss at Oldham County on Friday night. 

    Kody Noonan’s solo home run highlighted a 3-run fourth inning for the Rockets (15-13) in their loss to the Colonels (17-10).

  • EARLIER: City property owners get ready: Sidewalk letters are coming

    As the calendar looks to turn toward summer, the City of Shelbyville is turning up the heat on property owners whose sidewalks in disrepair.

    The project has been resurrected after a wet spring that left the Public Works Department a little behind in marking the areas between 1st and 11th streets and Henry Clay and Washington streets that will need to be repaired.

  • EARLIER: Final time is something new for Pflughaupt Scholarship

    This year's Pflughaupt Scholarship winner will be like many of the past – intelligent, driven and involved – but they likely won't be forgotten.

    What makes this group standout?

    "We're all girls," Britt Mahan said plainly.

    Of course there's more than that, but at quick glance it's the first difference seen between this year's group and 16 previous factions.

  • School board gets second look at its budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education will take the next step in the 2011-12 budget process by voting on the tentative budget at its meeting Thursday.

    Superintendent James Neihof told the board May 12 that the budget is balanced but implied that it is tight and that some decisions are still left to be made, including salary increases.

    As of now, he told them, there are no salary increases included, but that could change.

    Neihof told the board that there are “some options” he would present to them that do include salary increases.

  • We're still here -- we hope -- if the Rapture didn't occur

    Were you like me around dinnertime on Saturday evening? Did you look at the clock and wonder?
    Surely I wasn’t left behind, was I?
    After all, radio evangelist Harold Camping had been saying that the Rapture would begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, that a series of Heavenly orchestrated earthquakes would crash across the country and that we all would be headed Home.
    Well, some of us.
    Certainly, if that had happened, I was hoping to be included.

  • What we think: Governor's race needs new focus

    Only a week has passed since the final slate was established for this fall’s governor’s election, and already we are concerned about how this race will play out in the next 168 days.
    Incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear and Republican David Williams appear to have taken off the gloves before they officially had them on, and independent Gatewood Galbraith is somewhere out there trying to get people to understand that he really is a candidate.

  • We congratulate: Dream-inspired 7th Street plan

    We really like this new plan for 7th Street. We like the idea that our leaders are taking steps to improve an important corridor for the value of Shelbyville and for the quality of life for Shelby Countians.
    We like the idea of the new roundabout to enter the Clear Creek Park, and we like the new, uncrumbled sidewalks on both sides of the street.
    We like the idea of painting the railroad overpass and of redeveloping some of the vacant and decaying property around it.