Today's News

  • 9-year-olds rally to win; 10-year-olds fall

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars did it again Wednesday night.

    They came from behind to beat Kenton County, 6-5, in the 2011 East Kentucky at Veteran Park in Lexington. 

    “It was a close, tight game all the way,” said Coach Allen Simon, whose team rallied from behind to win the District 2 Tournament final last weekend. “They just keep going. They just don’t quit.”

  • Big early lead stands up, 9-2

    The Shelby County 11-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars built an early lead and cruised to victory in their State Tournament opener Wednesday night. 

    They used every player on their roster – including a pair of pitchers – as they cruised to a 9-2 triumph over Whitley County in the first round of the 2011 East Kentucky Cal Ripken 11-year-old Major 60 State Tournament at Clear Creek Park. 

  • Scrap metal company asks for zoning change

    A scrap metal recycling company will stand before the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday, asking for a zone change to build a facility on Kentucky Street.

    Midwest Metal Corporation, a privately owned metal processing company that accepts aluminum, scrap metal, copper and brass, is asking for the zoning change from light industrial (I-1) to heavy industrial (I-2) on a roughly 10-acre parcel of land at 478 Kentucky Street.

  • Helping Robbie Phillips 'break through that wall'

    On Nov. 6, 2008, members of the Phillips family saw their lives changed tragically, and now they're hoping for a change just as big to start on Aug. 10.

    On that November morning, Robbie Phillips, then 14, was found hanging in his grandparents' home after having tried to commit suicide. He was revived after being found with no pulse but received a severe anoxic brain injury.

    Phillips is now in good health, but he is confined to a bed or wheel chair and still has a feeding tube.

  • Ag Report: July 15, 2011

    SCHS’s White attends

    ag leadership institute

    Shelby County High School student Rachel White recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

  • ‘Cinderella’ opens theater’s season

    The Shelby County Community Theatre launches its 35th season on July 22 with a production of the classic Cinderella.

    This timeless fairytale, written for the stage by Rodgers & Hammerstein, is directed by David Pilkinton and stars Shelby County High School Grads and theater veterans Katie Hundley and Stephen Fox.

    The show runs July 22-24 and 29-31, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • New business: Cotton Blossom Quilting Shop

    Address: 522 Washington St., Shelbyville

    Who we are: Naomi and Kieth Cable are the owners. Naomi has been quilting for years and started a longarm quilting business at home, and it has taken off to become a full quilting shop.

  • SOUDER: Are we living in 2011or 1984?

    In 1950, when George Orwell penned his classic book Nineteen Eighty-Four, he envisioned a future where government officials communicated only through deliberately ambiguous or evasive language. Webster’s defines Orwell’s supposedly fictional future language, called “Newspeak,” as “propagandistic language marked by euphemism, circumlocution and the inversion of customary meanings.”

    I am afraid that Orwell was only a few years off with his timeline and that his scenario has arrived in 2011 America.

  • Sales, entries good for Jubilee

    Economic gaps had seemed to have been plaguing the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee in previous weeks, but as of midweek, 23 tables have been sold for the kickoff breakfast and event sponsors haven’t been difficult to find.

    Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director Eileen Collins, who oversees the Jubilee, said a seat is $20 and a table is $120 for the breakfast, and within the past week people have been reserving them.

  • Shelby County Flea Market continues to thrive

    The Shelby County Flea Market almost has become a safe-haven for people seeking recession-proof businesses and doesn’t show major signs of slowing down.

    “We were having a real good first of the year, and then gas prices shot up, and it kind of slowed things down again,” Manager Dana Smith said. “It’s kind of a cycle with the gas. When gas goes up, their [people’s] extra money goes in the gas tank.”