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Today's News

  • Driver injured when coal truck overturns

    The driver of a dump truck hauling coal was hospitalized after overturning his truck and spilling his load Thursday night.

    An accident report from the Shelby County Sheriff’s office said David Byrd, 49, of Sulphur was traveling north on KY 395 between Vigo and Benson roads shortly before 9 p.m. when he Byrd moved over to let another vehicle pass and the right rear tires of his truck dropped off the roadway.

  • Herbert S. Kays: 1937-2011

    Dr. Herbert S. Kays was a man who wore many hats in his day, but even more than for his time spent as an educator, dentist, or star high school athlete, many will remember him for was his kind-natured spirit.

    Charles Clifton was a Shelbyville native who knew Herbie Kays well.

    “Of all his accomplishments, he was a good man and a good friend. I can’t pay him any higher complement,” he said.

    Kays passed away Oct. 27 at the age of 73.

  • 6 lanes of I-64 open to Jefferson

    If you have driven west of Simpsonville on Interstate 64 this week, you likely have enjoyed finding the new complement of six lanes open to and from downtown Louisville.

    The widening project, begun in 2009, is more or less complete, at least sufficiently so that the barricades are down, the speed zones gone and menace of work-driven slowdowns and closures eliminated.

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2011

    Shelby County gets

    $50,000 grant for park

    Shelby County Fiscal Court was one of the winners from among 18 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across Kentucky.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Shelby County’s $50,000 grant for Shelby Trails Park was among $558,537 that was being awarded.

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2011

    Shelby County gets

    $50,000 grant for park

    Shelby County Fiscal Court was one of the winners from among 18 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across Kentucky.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Shelby County’s $50,000 grant for Shelby Trails Park was among $558,537 that was being awarded.

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2011

    Shelby County gets

    $50,000 grant for park

    Shelby County Fiscal Court was one of the winners from among 18 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across Kentucky.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Shelby County’s $50,000 grant for Shelby Trails Park was among $558,537 that was being awarded.

  • Holiday datebook: December 7, 2011

    Caroling in Todds Point
    Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will go caroling in Todds Point at 7 o’clock Thursday. Church members are more than welcome to participate in the caroling. Meet at the church before 6:45.
    Christmas celebrations

  • Datebook: December 7, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • Christmas with the Monarchs

    Corpus Christi Academy will host its fifth annual Spirit of Christmas Dance, featuring the Monarchs, on Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club lodge. Doors will open at 8:15 p.m., and dancing will be 9 p.m. to midnight. A full cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets are $50 per couple or $30 for singles. Seating is limited. Call 722-8090 for reservations. The Monarchs keep the crowd of 146 entertained and on the dance floor during the Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club in 2009.

  • Titans’ sterling comeback produces tarnished defeat

    GOSHEN – First-year Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither was unhappy with his team’s 48-45 loss at North Oldham on Saturday night, but he wasn’t upset by it.

    “I thought tonight was our best game,” Gaither said afterward. “Our guys battled. We were down, [but] we came back on the defensive end and turned them over. Tonight was the hardest our kids have fought all year.”