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Today's News

  • ‘We only have one Earth’

    Who better to watch out for the future of the planet than those who are the future?

    When East Middle students from Candora McKinley’s seventh-grade science class went before the Shelbyville City Council Thursday, the mayor and council members listened attentively as the students shared their mission – part of Project Citizen – to battle littering in the city, particularly around bodies of water.

  • What we think: Graduating seniors belong to all of us

    Shelby County High School, Cornerstone Academy and Corpus Christi High School are about to graduate their latest senior classes, which are always days of great celebrations for teachers, parents and, particularly, the students.

    But this year we challenge the entire community to celebrate graduation day.

    In the midst of economic issues, with factories closing and futures uncertain, we must remember that the most important and incomparable commodity of Shelby County is the young people we deliver to the real world each year.

  • Liberty and justice for all

    Rain could do little to keep away the crowd that gathered at Grove Hill cemetery Saturday to honor the men and women who have served in the American military.

    After the Shelby County High School Junior ROTC posted the colors for the ceremony, umbrellas popped up left and right just as guest speaker Chaplain Col. Patrick J. Dolan of the Kentucky Army National Guard took the podium.

    Dolan commended those who have served in military service past and presen, and noted that battle lines have shifted for our country.

  • Woman finds century old note in a bottle

    When the Shelby County Court House was built 95 years ago, a worker stashed a note in an empty whiskey bottle and hid it inside a stairwell. How do we know this?

    Because an employee at the Circuit Court Clerk's office found it by accident.

    "I was coming downstairs from the attic, and I noticed that the column post at the end of the staircase was crooked," Donna Cantrill said.

  • What is it about Peeps?

    Do you love them or hate them? Do you prefer them stale or fresh?

    There are no mixed feelings about Peeps, those various-colored, sugarcoated marshmallows that arrive in homes everywhere at this time of year courtesy of the Easter Bunny or an outright purchase.

    They are more than the sugar, corn syrup and gelatin they contain. They are a fun tradition of Easter.

    Even children who don't like Peeps miss them from their Easter baskets. And Peeps sometimes can be found on tops of refrigerators as late as the Fourth of July.

  • Property dispute gets its 3rd judge

    A lawsuit filed by a group of local business people about the sale of a parcel of land they own along the new Shelbyville Bypass is back on the court docket after several months in limbo.

    At dispute are three tracts totaling 72 acres along U.S. 60 and Kentucky 55, west of Shelbyville. The group that owns that property sued Icon Properties, which they say had an agreement to buy the land but didn't complete the deal by its contracted time.

  • Rockets fall in title game

    The SCHS baseball team put up a strong fight, but fell to defending 8th Region champion Anderson County 8-5 Wednesday in the championship game at the SCHS Athletic Complex.

  • Rockets, Lady Rockets roll into region finals

    Host Shelby County will have a big presence in the 8th Region Championship games Wednesday.

  • Money stolen from concession stand at country club

    Money stolen from concession stand at country club

    On Memorial Day weekend some money was stolen from the concession stand at Shelbyville Country Club.

    The police report states that $100 was taken on Sunday, May 24, and has not been recovered.

    No suspects have been identified and no arrests have yet been made in the case, which was reported by Dan Iceman at the Country Club.

     

  • Ash borer found in Shelby

    It is usually a good thing when Shelby County finishes first in the state. Not this time.

    The emerald ash borer, a foreign-born insect that is decimating ash trees in the Midwest, was found near Cedarmore in Shelby County last week. That is the first confirmed sighting of the pest in Kentucky. A few days later, the borer was also found in Jessamine County, according to a press release from University of Kentucky entomologists.