Today's News

  • Kids at play

    The sound of children’s laughter in the park is not an unfamiliar sound, but to those who attended a pre-grand opening at the county’s new playground Monday, it was even sweeter than usual.

    Under a sun-drenched sky, excited young voices could be heard exclaiming everything from “Daddy, you’ve just got to see this,” to “I’m going up again!” to “Hey, this is not as easy as it looks!”

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE SHOW: Breakfast jumpstarts Jubilee

     It was an early morning for many Thursday as they filed in the Undulata Farms for the 19th annual Jubilee Kick-Off Breakfast.

    “It was the biggest crowd we ever had, we had to add three ten-top tables,” said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, owner of Undulata.

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE SHOW: Getting show ready

     It’s time to dust of your best boots and break out your finer threads again because the town is saddling up for the Shelbyville Horse Show at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    “The competition will be very strong, it always is,” said R.H. Bennett, the Shelbyville Horse Show manager. “We have a lot more quality than we do quantity, and I expect that most of the wins here are either current world’s champions or will go on to win the world champions.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Verizon gets approval for new tower

    Shelby County Verizon Wireless customers can expect a clearer connection in the southwestern portion of Shelby County soon.

    The Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday approved an application for a 185-foot monopole telecommunication tower with five-foot lightening rod.

    Keith Brown with Pike Legal Group, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, presented the proposal and said there is a substantial need for the tower.

  • Shelby native to lead state Republicans

    Shelbyville native Michael Biagi has been selected to serve as the next Executive Director of the Kentucky Republican Party.

    The decision was made just after the organization’s Chairman and Executive Director Steve Robertson announced that he would be stepping down from the position next month to take a job with a public affairs firm in Lexington.

    Robertson will stay on as an unpaid chairman of the state party until after the November general election.

    Biagi will assume the role of executive director on August 1.

  • Open Door chili cook-off

    The 2015 class of Leadership Shelby held a chili cook-off fundraiser during Open Door of Hope’s “Homeless for a Night” event. Participating teams were Shelby County EMS, Shelbyville Fire Department, Collins High School, MetroSafe 911 and Simpsonville Fire Department. Decorated wooden spoons for the winners were made by Bethany Tucker.

  • Collins hosting Franklin County

    From one extreme to the other the one constant for the Collins High School football team is they will face another powerhouse program tonight when Franklin County comes to town for the Titans’ Homecoming game.

    “We are excited about this game” Collins coach Jerry Lucas said. “We understand how big a game this is for our program and know we are going to have to play well. I like that our kids are getting to play in these big games and the hope is that we will rise to the challenge of playing another good football team.”

  • Credit card changes in place

    Despite a big push to have new credit card swiping technology in place by the first of October, many storeowners in Shelby have not made that transition.

    The concern for the storeowners is the where liability will fall on data breaches as processing companies – like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover – switch to a new, more secure card with a smartchip than those that solely feature a magnetic strip on the back of the cards.

  • Jets enjoy reunion

    The tales probably got a little taller and the athletic exploits a little grander but when the Shelbyville Jets fastpitch softball team got together last weekend for a reunion, the sense of friendship and family that always personified the team stayed at the forefront.

    The reunion had 17 former team members and more than 50 family members of players show up to reminisce and renew old friendships.

  • Shelby girls take second golf regional

    Battling the weather and the competition the Shelby County High School girls’ team took second in the Region V tournament Tuesday at Weissinger Hills and is headed back to the state tourney in Bowling Green.

    The Rockets posted a team score of 341 behind champion Sacred Heart with a 317. Manual was third with a score of 359 followed by Collins with a score of 365.