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Today's News

  • Homemakers to honor vets

    This year, the Shelby County Extension Homemakers will continue their tradition of honoring veterans with the 10th annual event on Sunday to honor all veterans – active, retired, and reserved – all men and women who have ever served the nation.

    The event will be held at 2-4 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road.

    It will include refreshments and a short ceremony that will begin at 2:30.

  • A digital eye on security

    A Simpsonville plant has the perfect employee – he never gets tired, doesn’t take coffee breaks and is never late for work.

    What’s more, he is very popular with his coworkers at Faurecia in Simpsonville.

    “Hi, Salt, good to see you,” said Jermaine Scott, as he approached him in the parking lot.

    Although Salt can speak, he is a being of few words – because he isn’t human.

  • Whirlwind experience

    The nation’s capital is full of exciting and fun sights and experiences, but for a Shelby County teen, the political side of the city was a thrill he’ll never forget.
    Ben Brown, a junior at Shelby County High School, journeyed to Washington, D.C. in September for a three-day trip to shadow his cousin, Kevin Yoder, a member of the House of Representative from Kansas.
    “It was really cool – I even got to take a picture sitting at his desk!” exclaimed Brown, his eyes sparkling as he described his experiences accompanying Yoder.

  • Clark helps lead team to Holmes Cup win

    Although the high school golf season wrapped up a month ago, Shelby County freshman Grace Clark is staying busy on the links.

    Most recently, Clark helped Team Kentucky in its quest for the J.B. Holmes Cup in a match play event held in Campbellsville over the weekend.

    “I feel like I played pretty good, [at the Holmes Cup],” she said. “It was a fun event, and we went out to show the other team what we’re made of.”

    Clark and Team Kentucky competed against Team J.B. Holmes, made up of golfers from the Campbellsville area.

  • Titans welcome West Jessamine in playoff opener

    Collins will open its quest for a 4A State Championship tonight, when it welcomes West Jessamine to Shelbyville beginning at 7:30 p.m.

    Behind a stout running game, the Colts (6-4) opened the season strong at 5-2 before coming up short in recent weeks and finishing its season 1-2 in the final three games.

    Dual-threat quarterback Jacob Humes, who has rushed for 435 yards this season along with a team-leading six scores on the ground, leads West’s offense.

  • Shelby travels to take on Taylor County

    As Shelby County tries to leave its two-game losing streak behind, the Rockets will travel to Campbellsville to take on a strong running Taylor County team.

    The Cardinals (7-3) are much like Shelby, electing to keep the ball on the ground for a majority of its plays.

    Taylor, as a unit, has run for 226 yards per game this season, led by halfback Wes Oliver.

    The freshman has been a standout for the Cards, rushing for 95 yards per game and a whopping 18 touchdowns in the run-heavy scheme.

  • Celebrating 50 years of firefighting

    It’s going to be a 5-alarm celebration on Saturday when the Shelby County Fire Department celebrates its 50th anniversary at fire station 1 on Alpine Drive, near Kroger off Boones Station Road.
    Festivities will include speakers, refreshments and even a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of deceased firefighters.

  • Pegasus Industries named a top manufacturer

    “It was a huge thrill – we were surprised,” said Steve Meador, president of Pegasus Industries, whose company was named mid-size Manufacturer of the Year for the state of Kentucky.

    The plant, located on Haven Hill Road just off the Shelbyville Bypass, specializes in wood, steel and corded fabrication, although they do a variety of other things, said Meador, who added that the award is proof of what he’s known all along – that the quality of the company is only as good as its employees, and Pegasus is all about dedicated employees.

  • Shelby Democrats select new leaders

    With two new leaders at the helm of its executive committee, the Shelby County Democratic Party is primed to change the world – one Democrat at a time.

    It’s the hope of the Democratic Party that Kathy Mason and Bill Young, newly elected in October as chair and vice chair, respectively, will provide the leadership the party needs over the next four years to provide a vital spark, said J. Howard Griffith, chair of the communications committee.

    "I think they'll do a great job," he said.

  • Shelby teen killed in ATV accident