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Today's News

  • Work of art

    A local art and antique gallery renown for pristine works of cultural and historic quality has opened its doors this month to embrace a younger generation.

    Wakefield-Scearce Gallery, 525 Washington Street in Shelbyville, is taking part in National Youth Art Month with an exhibit from local and area students.

    “We thought it would be a good community outreach to have a youth art show here,” said Jenny Pippin, coordinator of the exhibit.

  • Colonels hold off Titans in region tournament

    With two minutes remaining in regulation, and Collins boys' basketball down 61-54 to Oldham County in the opening round of the 8th Region Tournament, it seemed as if the Titans would be able to make a run after a huge defensive play turned into points at the other end of the floor.

    Following a steal, senior guard Jacob Feltner launched a three-pointer with a hand in his face, cutting the Colonels' lead down to 61-57 with a timeout being called by Collins coach Chris Gaither to regroup defensively before the next possession.

  • Thomas named Player of Week

    Following her top-five finish at the Moon Golf Invitational over the weekend, former Shelby County and current University of Memphis golfer Madison Thomas was named the American Athletic Conference’s women’s Player of the Week on Tuesday.

    Thomas says that the honor was a surprise, as she became just the fourth women’s golfer in the Tigers’ history to win the award.

  • 1968: Shelbyville prints first telephone directory

    10 years ago…

    In 2008, a car crashed into the Save-A-Lot grocery store in Village Plaza. The wreck caused at least six injuries. Police suspected the driver may have lost control of the car due to a medical condition that caused her to lose control of her muscles. The car drove straight through a concrete wall and before wrecking into the store, also damaged nearby mailboxes and parked vehicles. Police cited the driver for operating on an expired license.

  • Church News - March 2, 2018

    All Saints Catholic

    Mass is at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.

     

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Wednesday night services begin with a meal at 6 p.m., followed by children and youth activities at 6:30 p.m. and adult Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

     

  • Former school board member continues work in education

     The power of art is spreading to Shelby County thanks to the regional nonprofit Fund for the Arts and their support of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, along with one Shelby resident and his dedication toward supporting education.

    Doug Butler, former Shelby County School Board Chairman and member of the Imagine 2020 Education Subcommittee, said the idea behind the plan is to provide art opportunities to students across the region and he’s excited to the plan take hold in Shelby County.

  • Proposed Waddy distillery moving forward

     Shelby County is paving its own Bourbon Trail with a third distillery in the works after the development of two new distilleries in the past two years.

    Plans are underway for a $27.3 million distillery and rickhouse operation to be established in 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property in the Waddy region and the appear to be moving forward after the state has approved nearly $1 million in tax incentives to help the project. 

    In addition, the plans call for the use of a 200-year-old house on the property as a visitor’s center.

  • Odyssey teams advancing to state

     Odyssey of the Mind Teams from six Shelby County schools competed at the East Central Regional Tournament at Collins High School this past Saturday and ten out of eleven will advance to state.

    Despite a setback, Shelby County High School took second in the Stellar Hangout Division.

  • JHS emergency room gets updates

    Hospital officials are proud of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s newly revamped emergency room, which was revealed in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

    “I think it’s great,” said Ron Waldridge, chief medical officer and president of Jewish Hospital. “We did a major upgrade several years ago, but the renovations we undertook this time were for patient friendly access.”

  • Rains damage Catwalk Road

    Motorists traveling around Bagdad near the Franklin County line should be prepared to take a detour if their route involves Catwalk Road.

    That’s because flooding and heavy rains last week created a huge, yawning crack in the middle of the road, Shelby County Road Supervisor Craig Myatt said.