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Today's News

  • Post 37 gets back to its winning ways

    Shelbyville Post 37 got back to its winning ways, taking both games of a doubleheader over Owensboro Post 2 on Saturday.

    Shelbyville was able to grind out a 1-0 win in the first game before rallying for a 3-2 win in the second game.
    In the bottom of the third inning in the opener, Shelby’s Bryson Dillow scored on a wild pitch, putting up the only run of the contest.

  • Foundation will support area golfers

    Local golf professionals from around Shelby County have been working on creating the Shelby County junior Golf Foundation, a program that will help fund high school and junior golf programs in need around the county.

    “Right now it’s in its infancy stage,” said Derrick Griffitts, the PGA Professional at Clear Creek Golf Center. “As of now, we have six hundred dollars in order to begin the process. We are working with legal council to form the foundation.”

  • Durant's decision not unlike James before him

    Six years ago, 25-year-old LeBron James sat on ESPN as the network celebrated his achievements for a full hour in the presence of millions of people who were watching at home. Ultimately, he decided to leave Cleveland for the warmer shores of Miami, and “The Decision” was widely panned due to how he handled his free agency process.

    Fast forward to 2016, and Kevin Durant is getting killed on social media networks for doing what we all perceived as the ‘right way’ to handle a free agency period.

  • Datebook: July 6, 2016

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  • Short-billed Dowitcher is normally a fall visitor

    The Short-billed Dowitcher is uncommon during migration in Kentucky, recorded west of the Cumberland Plateau and is usually seen in autumn.

    Early recorded autumn dates are June 30 and late autumn dates are Sept. 30 while early spring dates are April 5 with a late spring date of June 2.

  • Both July 4th celebrations moved to Friday

    Both of Shelby's Fourth of July celebrations have been moved to July 8 due to impending inclement weather.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said his celebration is rescheduled for July 8.

    The revised schedule is the following:

    * Shopping: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    * Food, drinks, treats: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    * Bouncies: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    * Live music starts at 7 p.m.

    * Fireworks show begins at dark

  • Woman thought to be in burning home is OK

    A Shelbyville woman whom fire crews thought was in her burning home when it caught fire Wednesday is OK, officials say.

    Teresa Stone’s home on Arbor Green Lane, located behind the Shelbyville Fairgrounds, however, is all but destroyed by the fire.

    Ben Ferris, stone’s father, said he was very relieved to discover that his daughter was not at home at the time of the fire.

  • Counting is for the birds

    When John Mann goes to check on his birdies, he’s looking for a different kind than most at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club.

    Mann, who has lived at Persimmon Ridge with his wife, Claudine, since he retired 25 years ago, has been participating in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Great Backyard Bird Count for the past 13 years.

    As he waited Wednesady for some nearby golfers to tee off before starting up his golf cart to check on one of his birdhouses that are scattered across the club’s 90 acres, you could see the excitement in his eyes.

  • Just peachy

    Today is the first day for a new venture for Mulberry Orchard – a new roadside stand featuring fresh peaches.

    The stand will be located on KY 55, at the intersection of Stoney Point, which is 8 miles from the intersection of U.S. 60 heading toward Henry County.

    Amanda Gajdzik, co-owner of Mulberry Orchard, located at 1330 Mulberry Pike, along with her husband, Matt, said the stand will be open Friday and Saturday mornings.

  • Fireworks sales are booming

    If you’re thinking of getting some fireworks for the 4th of July holiday, you better get cracking. Stands around town are selling out quickly, with most dealers saying they will be out of merchandise by July 4th, and possibly even before.

    And that’s not unusual.

    Over the last decade, consumer fireworks sales have increased by more than 28 percent, rising from $587 million to more than $755 million in 2015.