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Today's News

  • Church News - March 2, 2018

    All Saints Catholic

    Mass is at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.

     

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Wednesday night services begin with a meal at 6 p.m., followed by children and youth activities at 6:30 p.m. and adult Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

     

  • Former school board member continues work in education

     The power of art is spreading to Shelby County thanks to the regional nonprofit Fund for the Arts and their support of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, along with one Shelby resident and his dedication toward supporting education.

    Doug Butler, former Shelby County School Board Chairman and member of the Imagine 2020 Education Subcommittee, said the idea behind the plan is to provide art opportunities to students across the region and he’s excited to the plan take hold in Shelby County.

  • Proposed Waddy distillery moving forward

     Shelby County is paving its own Bourbon Trail with a third distillery in the works after the development of two new distilleries in the past two years.

    Plans are underway for a $27.3 million distillery and rickhouse operation to be established in 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property in the Waddy region and the appear to be moving forward after the state has approved nearly $1 million in tax incentives to help the project. 

    In addition, the plans call for the use of a 200-year-old house on the property as a visitor’s center.

  • Odyssey teams advancing to state

     Odyssey of the Mind Teams from six Shelby County schools competed at the East Central Regional Tournament at Collins High School this past Saturday and ten out of eleven will advance to state.

    Despite a setback, Shelby County High School took second in the Stellar Hangout Division.

  • JHS emergency room gets updates

    Hospital officials are proud of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s newly revamped emergency room, which was revealed in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

    “I think it’s great,” said Ron Waldridge, chief medical officer and president of Jewish Hospital. “We did a major upgrade several years ago, but the renovations we undertook this time were for patient friendly access.”

  • Rains damage Catwalk Road

    Motorists traveling around Bagdad near the Franklin County line should be prepared to take a detour if their route involves Catwalk Road.

    That’s because flooding and heavy rains last week created a huge, yawning crack in the middle of the road, Shelby County Road Supervisor Craig Myatt said.

  • Anderson steals district title from Titans

    With one minute left in regulation, both Collins boys’ basketball and Anderson County had a chance to win the 30th District Championship with the game tied at 40.

    In a mirror image of last season’s district title game though, it was the Bearcats that made the plays down the stretch, as Anderson defeated the Titans 44-40 on Friday night.

  • Collins to face Oldham County

    Fans of Collins boys’ basketball are hoping this season is a repeat of last year’s, after the Titans were paired with Oldham County in the 8th Region Tournament for the second straight season.

    Collins upset a then No. 13-ranked Oldham County last season to start a run that ended up in the Sweet 16, and the Titans are hoping to pull off the same sort of surprise this time around.

  • Middle schools to kick off baseball program

    With tryouts wrapping up this week, both Shelby County West and East middle schools are looking to get a new program off to a hot start.

    The plan for this season is to field a combined schools unit with three teams separated by age-level into sixth, seventh and eighth grade teams. The schools assess later on whether to split the teams.

    Former Shelby County Little League coach Jonathan Carroll has been tabbed to help lead the teams.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Jelsma named ambassador of Shelbyville

      On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council convened with just a few items on their agenda, including appointing Jacob Gurney to the Historic District Commission.  Gurney will fill out the unexpired term of Sherry Jelsma, with a term to expire June 30, 2020.

    However, prior to the appointment, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty recognized Jelsma with an Ambassador Award for the city.