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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Some landlords upset with city’s inspection fee

    A few landlords in Shelbyville are upset that the city has plans to reinstate a $20 inspection fee on rental properties.

    The Shelbyville City Council will have a second reading of the ordinance on Thursday; the first reading was on March 18.

    Landlords Terry Nethery and Calvin Walker both say they believe the ordinance to be unconstitutional  and say the city is just out to claim more revenue.

  • Fast start for the Rockets

    Rockets off to fast start

    Good pitching helps

    SCHS to open 4-1

    By Laura Clark

    The Rockets' baseball team is off to a 4-1 start this season. Saturday, Shelby faced top regional teams Oldham County and North Oldham. Anderson County was the fourth team in Saturday’s showcase event at the Shelby County Athletic Complex, but Bearcats and Rockets did not play one another.

    The Rockets beat North Oldham, 3-0, and lost, 2-1, in extra innings to Oldham County.

  • Fewer churches continue tradition of sunrise services

    "Just as the sun comes up, you can hear the birds singing, and it's very peaceful and beautiful," said Allen Clark, minister of music and education at Highland Baptist Church.

    Allen was remembering Easter sunrise services he attended for years at the church.

    "We would move ours around, and a couple of times we had them in the park at Colonel Sanders Pavilion," he said.

    Highland Baptist no longer holds sunrise services, he said, because they discontinued them when they started to hold two worship services on Sunday instead of just one.

  • Ballard tops Shelby in Sweet 16

  • We congratulate: FAC on its 10th birthday

    The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park celebrated its 10th birthday last week, and that was important not just for what it means for the facility but also for all residents of Shelby County. In few counties does the public have access to such a quality facility as the FAC. Usually it’s the larger metro areas with their larger tax bases that are able to put to

  • What we think: There's no working around the bypass

    Were you surprised to see last week that the contractors responsible for the Shelbyville Bypass didn’t start work on the first day they were supposed to work?

    We certainly weren’t.

  • EARLIER: Southville says yes to winery

    Ferenc Vegh and Lisa Davis had been anxiously awaiting a special election for their winery that took place Tuesday, and the community of Southville didn't let them down.

    Precinct officer Vivian Lisby said that about 175 voters turned out to cast their votes, with an overwhelming majority - approximately 130 - voting in favor of allowing Vegh-Davis Vineyard to open as a winery near Southville.

  • SOUDER: A dramatic change of circumstances

    “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.’” (Matthew 28:5-6)

    Several years ago, the following letter was reportedly sent to a resident of Greenville County, S.C.:

  • Two award-winners show how Masonic seeks to help residents

    The diligent work of staff at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville has drawn some special attention: Two awards from Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

    Carl Hudson received the Dietary Award, and Leslie Mann received the award for Rehabilitation Services for their work in helping treat the elderly at their facility on Frankfort Road.

  • Softball: Oldham tops Shelby, 13-7