Today's News

  • 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.

  • Titans reach 10 in a row before losing close one

    The Collins softball team was clicking this past weekend and kept that going Monday.

    The Titans finished second at the Boyle County Invitational in Danville, going 4-1 there, then followed that up by beating Nelson County, 7-1, Monday.

    "We finally just started hitting the ball like we should," said Collins Coach Jim Axline, whose team also beat Western Hills, 2-1, this past Thursday.

    The Titans (now 17-7) averaged 9.2 runs and 10.4 hits per game in their five games in the Boyle tourney.

  • Shelby County softball team loses 2 as 1 slips away

    The Shelby County softball team narrowly missed its fourth victory of the season Monday night but could not rally, though, in the bottom of the eighth inning, falling, 3-2, to visiting Western Hills.

    Shelby County (3-12), which lost its fifth consecutive game, had a couple of key chances late. The Rockets left the potential game-winning run stranded at third base in both the sixth and seventh innings.

    In the sixth Sydney Wright was on third with one out, but a strikeout and a groundout left her there.

  • 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.