Today's News

  • Baptiste happy to immerse himself in soccer

    For Yves Jean Baptiste, Thursday morning was the culmination of a life-long ambition.

    The student at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Job Corps Center in Simpsonville signed a full scholarship to play soccer at Campbellsville University.

    “It’s a dream come true,” said Baptiste, 23. “This is a great school.”

    Baptiste began playing soccer around the age of 5, when he lived in Haiti and kept it up as he moved to Wellington, Fla., and then to Simpsonville.

  • Collins baseball team pounded by E-town

    The Collins baseball team suffered an 8-1 setback at Elizabethtown on Tuesday evening.

    The Titans (4-2) mustered only four hits against the Panthers (6-5), who were 28-12 and lost in the 5th Region championship game last season.

    Elizabethtown senior Cory Farrow struck out seven, walked only one and yielded just three hits and one earned run over five innings.

    Senior Logan Hartlage relieved Farrow in the sixth to help secure the victory for the Panthers, who have won four of their past five games. 

  • State boosts yet another Shelby plant

    Yet another Shelby County industry has plans to upgrade its equipment and more than double its workforce within the next 12 months.

    Gov. Steve Beshear dropped in Wednesday to address employees of Superb IPC and announce a $400,000 state economic development tax incentive that will provide for the company’s expansion plans.

    The incentives would allow Superb IPC, an industrial powder coating facility that employs 15, to purchase new equipment that will improve its efficiency and to add 20 jobs.

  • EARLIER: McDonalds franchisee: ‘Would you like a career with that?’

    When McDonald’s kicks off its National Hiring Day on April 19, stores across the country will be looking to recruit close to 50,000 friendly, smiling faces looking to enter the workforce.

    But those who apply could be putting themselves in line for more than they thought beneath the famed Golden Arches.

    For instance, Rick Peter will be hiring more than 70 new employees across his three stores he owns in Shelby County and his stores in Taylorsville and Shepherdsville. And Peter has a history of employees working their way up the ladder.

  • Shelbyville woman sets a new example for civic pride

    The city of Shelbyville has done studies to plan for controlled growth and ways to beautify the East End of town and he 7th Street corridor.

    But instead of waiting for a city study, Carolyne Slaton-Knox is trying to use good ol’ civic pride.

    Slaton-Knox has lived on the 800 block of 10th Street for six years, and she’s trying to get the area organized for a beautification project.

  • Event focuses on women’s wellness

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville will welcome women from all over the region Tuesday for its sixth annual Women’s Wellness Affair.

    The event, which will be from 5 p.m. to 8:30 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, gives women the chance to get several tests done in one place and enjoy a ladies only evening.

    Dr. Carolyn Burns of Louisville Pathology is the keynote speaker, and she is scheduled to focus on the growing risk of anemia and how it can affect healthcare choices women.

  • Church calendar: April 8, 2011


    A fish fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. today and April 15. Good food at a good price. All proceeds will go to scholarships and the building fund. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.


    Bagdad Baptist

  • Business Briefcase: April 8, 2011

    Job-seeking classes at extension office

    The Shelby County Extension is offering a class to help job seekers prepare for that process.

  • New business: Insulation To Go

    Address: 1136 Frankfort Road


    Who we are:  Mike Roberts, who has been in the insulation business for 36 years in Shelby and surrounding counties, is opening a new outlet in eastern Shelby County.


  • EARLIER: The final rites of new memorial for Civil War skirmish

    A question that burst from the pages of a 19th century diary will arrive at a fully developed, star-spangled answer on Sunday afternoon.

    That’s when the memorial for the “Skirmish Near Simpsonville” will be dedicated and end a 4-year journey of discovery for a Shelby County native who,  with lot of help, made it all happen.

    The site along U.S. 60, just west of Simpsonville, stands as a permanent memorial to the 22 members of the 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry who died there on Jan. 25, 1865, in an ambush by Confederate guerillas.