Today's News

  • Credit company touts support for farmers

    Though many financial institutions across the nation have locked down lending in the wake of recent recessionary times, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America said at a recent local event it has filled the credit gap for its rural customers.

    This Louisville-based cooperative, which has an office in Shelbyville on Mount Eden Road, played host to about

  • Earlier rises may be in store for students


  • Sports Digest: Aug. 28, 2010

     Volleyball: Collins wins at Scott

    Collins overcame what Coach Abbey Buchert called a “sloppy” performance to beat host Scott County, 2-1, Tuesday. The Titans won close first game, 25-22 and, after losing 25-17, took the decisive third, 25-20.

  • Shelby firm laying down sod at Collins

    Collins High School's soccer and football teams may have already started their seasons, but the practice fields are still getting the finishing touches.

    Superior Turf and Sod Farms (STSF) of Finchville was laying the second half of the turf on Wednesday to finish the practice field next to the soccer and football stadium.

    The company got the job through C-Trax Contracting of Sellersburg, Ind.

  • Schools Part 3: Shelby companies contribute

    A $51 million project can feed a lot of life into a small economy.

    However, as Martha Layne Collins High School begins its first year, not much of that money will end up back in Shelby County.

    For the school and athletic complex, only few local companies were used. Just four companies with local offices were included in the construction of Collins and the athletic complex.

    But the school district and board have little say in which subcontractors are used.

    The process begins with the selection of the architect through a Request for Proposal.

  • Boys soccer: SCHS falls to South Oldham

    Shelby County’s boys soccer team lost its third consecutive match Tuesday evening, falling to district rival South Oldham High School, 10-0.

    The game was called around the 16-minute mark of the second half, when the Dragons scored their 10th goal, and the officials enacted the mercy rule.

    “Our inexperience shows all over the field,” SCHS Coach Dale Armistead said. “But, they’re learning, and they’ve never quit. They have played to the final whistle every game.  

  • EARLIER: Wade’s retirement not mandated to investigation

    The surprising retirement announcement of Citizens Union Bank CEO Billie Wade on Friday was not mandated by the state’s examination of the bank.

  • EARLIER: Sports teams adjust practices to beat the heat

    The extreme heat of the summer means coaches are being extra vigilant to keep their athletes safe, and with good reason – six Rowan County football players were taken to the emergency room and treated for minor heat exhaustion Wednesday morning.

    In Shelby County, Wednesday’s near-record highs meant several adjustments for sports teams.

  • WICHE: Bumper crops of peppers, squash are no sure thin

    You know all the jokes about people having bumper crops of summer squash? Squash shows up in people’s cars or in public spaces because there is so much that the gardener can’t even give it away.

    Well, some years are better then others, and this year I don’t seem to have an over abundance.

    This year the squash vine borer and blossom end rot dominate. Last year it was squash bugs and mildew.

  • CUB: Lawsuit is 'without merit'

     Officials of Citizens Union Bank issued a statement Thursday that said the lawsuit filed against them last week by former CEO Billie Wade was “without merit.”