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Today's News

  • Decker to head county GOP

    The county's Republican leaders have chosen Jennifer Decker to head up the local GOP.

    Decker was selected last week to replace Steve Miller, who resigned after taking a job as an aide to Congressman Brett Guthrie. Miller had been party chair for about 18 months.

    As county party chair, Decker will be responsible for recruiting candidates for local office, serving as fundraiser-in-chief for the local party, acting as liaison between the county and state and national GOP and being the spokesperson for the party.

  • A Sixth Street wedding

     He's from Columbia, Ky. She's from Louisville. But if home is where the heart is, there can be little doubt that their future is in Shelbyville.

      Four years ago Tom Waggener helped start Sixth & Main Coffeehouse in downtown Shelbyville.

      That summer Teresa Jane Powell walked into the shop, and a friendship was born.

      "We hit it off and were friends right away," Waggener said.

  • Life’s labor lessons sometimes turn out to be lies

    There is more than a little understatement to say that these are sad and troubling days for the manufacturers of Shelby County.

    Great symbols of change and growth in our dear old homestead are closing their doors, sending home their workers and leaving behind facilities that could become the weed-infested, rust-crumbled eyesoresthat we are used to seeing in states farther north.

  • We congratulate: SCHS softball team on going to State

    In Owensboro this weekend, a group of girls from Shelby County High School will make a bid to be the best among the state’s softball teams.

    They begin on Friday morning against top-ranked Christian County on a journey of hope and desire against 15 teams from around Kentucky.

    Several of these young women are seniors playing for the final time. Some will go on to play in college. Others will give up the sport.

  • We congratulate: SCHS softball team on going to State

    In Owensboro this weekend, a group of girls from Shelby County High School will make a bid to be the best among the state’s softball teams.

    They begin on Friday morning against top-ranked Christian County on a journey of hope and desire against 15 teams from around Kentucky.

    Several of these young women are seniors playing for the final time. Some will go on to play in college. Others will give up the sport.

  • ‘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.