Today's News

  • School menus: Oct. 12 to 16


  • Shelbyville City Council: Restaurant tax to get first reading

    The Shelbyville City Council made a late addition for Thursday’s special called meeting, adding a proposed ordinance to establish a restaurant tax in the city.

    The council first considered the hot topic several years ago but the matter had little fuel.

  • Susanne of Allen Dale Farm, Part 7: Susanne joins the Marines

    In late 1948, Susanne and I announced our engagement. Susanne’s mother, the Marquise de Charette, issued a very proper engraved invitations for a wedding on January 7, 1949.

    However, during a Christmas visit with my parents in San Diego, I had developed reservations about a marriage, in which I would suddenly assume the responsibilities not only of husband, but of father, as well. Upon my arrival back in New York, I asked Susanne for more time to consider. Later, she recalled her reaction: “It made me practically ill. Van got cold feet!”

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports


    John D. Bustner, 39, of 304 E. 6th St. in Lexington was arrested Aug. 24 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, speeding, trafficking in synthetic drugs, first offense and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, first offense and possession of marijuana.

  • A hobby for the birds

    Mike Harman grinned as he walked back toward his raptor facility in his backyard.

    “I’m known around Shelbyville as the guy with the bird in the car,” he said.

    Stepping inside his workshop, he withdrew a Cooper’s hawk – somewhat unwillingly – from its cage.

  • Troop 164 celebrates Court of Honor

    Boy Scout Troop 164 celebrated a Court of Honor on Sept. 29 at the 1st Presbyterian Church. The scouts received their new ranks as well as merit badges earned this summer. Their Scoutmaster is Bob Green. Members of the troop were (front row from left) Brandon Johnson, Carter Stivers, Wesley Cottingim, Charlie Muncy, Billy Cook, Geo Cook, Samuel Muncy; (back row) Bobby Shaver, Robert Sherrod and Matthew Munsterman.

  • Datebook: October 7, 2015

    This week
    Zumba Gold

  • Brown Pelicans seen near Kentucky dam

    The Brown Pelican is an Endangered Species and one of two pelican species in the United States.

  • Open Door chili cook-off

    The 2015 class of Leadership Shelby held a chili cook-off fundraiser during Open Door of Hope’s “Homeless for a Night” event. Participating teams were Shelby County EMS, Shelbyville Fire Department, Collins High School, MetroSafe 911 and Simpsonville Fire Department. Decorated wooden spoons for the winners were made by Bethany Tucker.

  • Collins hosting Franklin County

    From one extreme to the other the one constant for the Collins High School football team is they will face another powerhouse program tonight when Franklin County comes to town for the Titans’ Homecoming game.

    “We are excited about this game” Collins coach Jerry Lucas said. “We understand how big a game this is for our program and know we are going to have to play well. I like that our kids are getting to play in these big games and the hope is that we will rise to the challenge of playing another good football team.”