Today's News

  • Datebook: July 6, 2016

    This week
    ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at SCCT

  • Short-billed Dowitcher is normally a fall visitor

    The Short-billed Dowitcher is uncommon during migration in Kentucky, recorded west of the Cumberland Plateau and is usually seen in autumn.

    Early recorded autumn dates are June 30 and late autumn dates are Sept. 30 while early spring dates are April 5 with a late spring date of June 2.

  • Both July 4th celebrations moved to Friday

    Both of Shelby's Fourth of July celebrations have been moved to July 8 due to impending inclement weather.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said his celebration is rescheduled for July 8.

    The revised schedule is the following:

    * Shopping: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    * Food, drinks, treats: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    * Bouncies: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    * Live music starts at 7 p.m.

    * Fireworks show begins at dark

  • Just peachy

    Today is the first day for a new venture for Mulberry Orchard – a new roadside stand featuring fresh peaches.

    The stand will be located on KY 55, at the intersection of Stoney Point, which is 8 miles from the intersection of U.S. 60 heading toward Henry County.

    Amanda Gajdzik, co-owner of Mulberry Orchard, located at 1330 Mulberry Pike, along with her husband, Matt, said the stand will be open Friday and Saturday mornings.

  • Fireworks sales are booming

    If you’re thinking of getting some fireworks for the 4th of July holiday, you better get cracking. Stands around town are selling out quickly, with most dealers saying they will be out of merchandise by July 4th, and possibly even before.

    And that’s not unusual.

    Over the last decade, consumer fireworks sales have increased by more than 28 percent, rising from $587 million to more than $755 million in 2015.

  • Summer interns for CUB

    Shelby County students Suzanne Gayle and Cameron Aldridge are participating in Citizen Union Banks 2016 Summer Intern Program.

    The program, in its third year, accepts two students from the Shelby County Public School system who will work at the bank’s main office.  They will be given assignments, projects and tasks, daily coaching, feedback and mentoring from CUB officers and department heads. 

  • Post 37’s slide hits 3 games

    After a blazing hot start, Shelbyville American Legion Post 37’s bats have gone cold.

    Post 37 fell 4-0 Wednesday at Floyds Knobs Post 42, mustering just three hits in the loss. Shelby struggled all night at the hands of Post 42’s potent pitching staff.

  • Thomas ramping up summer play

    It’s been quite a busy summer on the links for Shelbyville native Madison Thomas.

    The University of Memphis golfer and former Shelby County High School state champion just completed the second round of the 2016 Judson Collegiate Tournament on Wednesday and last week competed in the Women’s Western Golf Association’s 116th National Amateur Championship.

    “[This summer] has been alright, I struggled a little in the beginning,” Thomas said. “During [the WWGA event], I realized that I needed to get better.”

  • Finally healthy, Karas is ready to compete

    After a year in which she sustained shin splints, mononucleosis, and was even in a car accident, Collins High School’s Gabriella Karas is looking forward to running again.

    Karas, who won her first state championship in 7th grade, missed a large part of her junior cross country season in 2015 with shin splints and all of the track season this year after a car crash on April 24.

  • Shelbyville student received scholarship

    Shayla Bolin  of Shelbyville was awarded $2,000 national MS Society scholarship to support educational goals. In addition to the physical and emotional toll, multiple sclerosis can have a substantial financial impact on a family. The direct and indirect costs of MS – including lost wages – are estimated at more than $70,000 annually, per household.