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Today's News

  • They’re off and running toward some big goals

    The high school cross-country season kicks off with Saturday’s Tiger Run at Old River Road Country Club in Louisville, and some county teams, and individuals, could have some big seasons.

    Here is a quick look at the squads from both schools:

     

    SHELBY COUNTY

    GIRLS

    New Shelby County cross-country coach Andrew Danner takes over a girls’ team that has high hopes for 2011.

    For good reason.

  • SCHS boys win 1st soccer match

    The Shelby County boys’ soccer team won its first match of the season Tuesday night, clobbering Carroll County, 8-4, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Sophomore striker Raul Lopez had two goals and an assist for Shelby County, which was coming off a 2-2 tie at Louisville Butler on Monday.

  • Rebounding teams expect Titanic struggle

     

    Saturday night will be a clash of the Titans.

    But the same nickname might not be the only thing that Collins and Mercer County, who’ll meet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Stuart Powell Bowl at Boyle County, have in common.

  • Titans need only 2 sets to win again

    This Collins volleyball team has already accomplished something last year’s squad never did.

    The Titans have swept rival Shelby County in two sets.

    Collins topped the host Rockets, 25-15, 25-15, Tuesday evening at Mike Casey Gymnasium. The Titans won all three meetings last season – including the 30th District final – during their inaugural 22-3 campaign, but all three victories came in three sets. 

  • Shelby woman buzzing with ribbons from state fair

    Blue-ribbon winners are pouring into Shelby County from the 2011 Kentucky State Fair.

    Along with daily winners in the World Championship Horse Show, the fair has announced the best in 15 other categories and Shelby County took home 91 ribbons, including 35 blue ribbons. And the results from all the animal competitions haven’t been announced.

    Many of those winners are longtime competitors, but some entered for the first time, including Becky Collier, who took first place for her 1-pound containers of light honey, and second for her 2-pound containers.

  • At 92, it was time to retire – for the 3rd time

    After 28 years on the job at Blaze Products, Gilbert Ellis said he knew it was time to hang it up and retire earlier this month.

    "I just celebrated my 92nd birthday on Aug. 15, so I figured it was about time to quit," said Ellis.

    Of course, this wasn't the first time Ellis had wrapped up service at a job.

    Ellis worked at Ashland Oil for 30 years and then moved back to Shelbyville with his family. At that point, however, he still had three boys.

    "I needed the income to educate and bring up these boys," he said.

  • SOUDER: Buying a new family vehicle? The Price is (not) Right

    Our family is a mostly normal, middle class American family – a mom, dad, two kids and a minivan named Daphne. (If you think naming your vehicles is not normal, this is one of the reasons I used the word “mostly” in the first sentence, and you’ll have to take it up with my wife.)

    Unfortunately, Daphne is at the age and life stage where it’s hard to know how much more service we can get from her. Repairs are coming a little more frequently, and we are always afraid that the next issue could be the big one.

  • Ag Report: Aug. 26, 2011

    Klingenfus honored

    with state dairy award

    Eddie Klingenfus of Shelby County was among the dairy farmers honored Friday at the Kentucky Dairy Recognition Dinner at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

    Klingenfus was the winner of the production award for the county.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville's Antiques For You up for sale

    Connie Kelly, a fixture in the antique business in downtown Shelbyville for more than two decades,  put a sign in the window at 528 Main Street on Wednesday: She’s selling Antiques For You.

    Kelly said she wants to walk out of the door on the same day 22 years after she walked in: Oct. 21.

    “I put the sign in the window yesterday,” Kelly said Thursday morning. “I had a couple of dealers who were going to take it over, but whether they do, I’m not going to wait. I want to get on with advertising it.”

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 26, 2011

    Coin collectors group

    in Shelby this week

    The International Coin Collectors Association will be making a stop at the Ramada Inn in Shelbyville starting Tuesday to buy and sell all forms of currency and a variety of other items for its network of collectors, dealers and refineries.

    The event, free and open to the public, will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9-4 on Saturday.