Today's News

  • Summer ball helps teams build for next season

    While most of their friends have been at the pool, the mall, the movies or catching up on reruns of ‘Jersey Shore,’ boys’ and girls’ basketball players from both Collins and Shelby County haven’t had much time for those things so far this summer.

    That’s because they’ve been honing their games.

    Since school ended, prospective players for next season from both schools have been practicing, playing games and working out.

  • Calipari excited, anxious for draft, 2011-12 season

    University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari said he was full of anxiety Thursday.

    But it wasn’t because he was trying to figure out lineups for his team, which could be the preseason No. 1 team in the nation, for next season.

    Instead Calipari’s worries were because he was unsure of where his former players would be selected later that night in the NBA Draft.

  • Business Briefcase: June 24, 2011

    Collectibles show stopping in Shelby
    The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop at the Ramada Inn, 251 Breighton Circle, in Shelbyville June 27 to July 1. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. residents can bring in their unique, rare and unusual collectibles and have a chance to speak to a specialist for appraisal. The services is free, and has turned over vintage guitars, gold coins and letter written by Abraham Lincoln. Representatives will also be available to buy gold, and offers will be made on the spot. For more information, call 217-726-7590.

  • Humane Society looking to expand

    The Shelby County Humane Society is looking to continue its growth in the Hi-Point Industrial Park.

    The humane society requested, and received approval, for a new development plan for its location on Hudson Boulevard at Tuesday's Triple S Planning Commission meeting. Last year, the humane society opened its new clinic on the location, but it has had plans to grow since obtaining the property.

  • News Briefs: June 24, 2011

    Pleasureville teen honored at entrepreneur luncheon

    Jared Schlosnagle, a 2011 Shelby County High School graduate, was among five teenage entrepreneurs honored by the National Federation of Independent Business at a special luncheon today in Washington.

  • Fair's carnival is a traveling city

    The carnival people of Event Coordinators, or more popularly known as Drew Exposition, work year round traveling in a “moving city” of lights and rides.

    Manager James Graybeal said they travel from Augusta, Ga., to Indiana and back.

    “Fairs don’t usually start until the middle of June or first of June,” he said. “We call it fair season.”

    He said the company can’t just exist in fair season because it’s only about five months out of the year.

  • Red Orchard Park to have movie nights

    Movie nights in Red Orchard Park will become more than a park and educational center when it opens its gates late in the evenings for movies this summer.

    Carl Meyer, a member of the Clear Creek Trailblazers, said they are having the movie nights at Red Orchard for community amusement.

    “Some of us have young children and grandchildren,” he said. “And we want to attract the public to Red Orchard and the Miller Outdoor Education Center in general, and to recruit members for the Trailblazers.”

  • EARLIER: Storms don’t scare off horses at fair

    Despite the anxiety of the approaching storms, the Shelby County Fair Horse Show went on as planned and finished strong.

    Although the crowd was down, the horse number was up as all 20 classes competed before the weather turned.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett said they had the sheriff’s department keeping an eye on the approaching storms and were prepared to stop the show at any time.

    “The sirens going on in the background added to the show’s atmosphere,” he said jokingly.

  • School safety presentation focuses on technology

    The horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001 are not as fresh in people’s minds as they used to be, but on Tuesday, someone who was there that day described the scenario to a group of local people.

    Gregory Thomas, former executive director of school safety for the New York City School District, spoke about what the teachers there did to save students on day when the city was in chaos and literally blowing up around them.

  • Animal shelter appeals to public

    A couple of weeks ago, officials at the Shelby County Animal Shelter announced they would have to begin to euthanize animals if they couldn’t move some of them out through adoptions.

    Tuesday, Animal Control Director Rusty Newton said the situation has improved only slightly. He said he understands that times are tough, and it’s harder to care for pets than it once was, but suggests an alternative for those who are thinking about bringing their animals to the shelter.