Today's News

  • A big, heavy, start to the holidays

    Saturday was a big day – and not just because of the instant classic that the universities of Kentucky and Louisville turned in on the football field – it was the day the Martin clan decided to go out and get the season’s Christmas tree.

    I love Christmas – the tree, decorating, the lights, everything and especially with young children.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Sunday sales needed to help serve distilleries

    If the Shelbyville City Council has the opportunity to help a local business succeed and no other businesses or individuals would be harmed or displaced because of it, should it not take that option?

    That obvious answer to that question is yes, especially when they annexed and helped put laws in place for that business so it could get started.

    But the council seems to have mixed feelings on helping Jeptha Creed Distillery be able to reach its full potential.

  • Remembering the meaning in Christmas

     I find myself in a bit of Christmas quandary this week.

    See, the plan in our house this year was to try to instill the Christmas spirit in our 7-year-old son.

    And I don’t mean a big tree – we’ve covered that – more lights and few extra trips to see Santa.

    No, we have that part covered.

    Our kids love Christmas, and they could not be more excited for it to get here. If I’ve heard “I wish today was Christmas morning!” once, I’ve heard it 50 times.

  • Shelby girls earn 2nd win of season

    Led by Zephy Gray, Asia Hardy, and Zoey Holland, the Shelby County girls’ basketball team earned its second win of the season in a 59-50 victory over Williamstown (1-2) on Saturday.

    Adjustments out of the half paved the way for the Rockets, according to head coach Jason Holland.

    “We really played well in the third quarter,” the coach said. “We got what we wanted on offense, and executed well on defense.”

  • Titans drop a pair of games over weekend

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team dropped two games on as many nights over the weekend, bringing the Titans record to 0-3 early in the season.

    “Saturday was a quick turnaround against another very good team,” Titans coach Sean Pigman said. “We were competitive, but kind of ran out of gas. We didn’t shoot the ball well, but our kids have never quit and understand these tough games and schedule will pay off if they keep working.”

  • Titans split back-to back over weekend

    The Collins High School boys’ basketball team split a pair of games over the weekend, to open the season 1-1.

    The Titans win came on the road at Gallatin County on Saturday, as Collins defeated the Wildcats (2-1) by a score of 55-51.

  • Rockets still searching for 1st win

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team dropped its third consecutive game in the 60-58 loss to Clay County at home Saturday.

    SCHS coach Ken Cates says that while the team has gotten off to a slow start, his players knew the beginning of the season would be tough.

  • KY 55 crash claims 2

    A woman and a child are dead after a two-vehicle crash at KY 55 and Old Brunerstown Road at 6:51 p.m. Friday night which injured three others, said police.

    Kayla Weiver, 18, of Taylorsville was pronounced dead at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, and Dennis Chapman, 19 months, was pronounced dead at Norton's Children's Hospital by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis: A crisis of the greatest magnitude

    Editor’s note: This column was originally published on May 1, 2009, and is being republished because of the recent death of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

    General David M. Shoup, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, a friend of mine, had more serious challenges to face in 1962. Before that year was out, a crisis of the greatest magnitude had developed.

    Soviet missile bases in Cuba

  • Shooting suspect identified in break-in at Simpsonville Baptist