Today's News

  • Same-sex marriage legalized, issues still stand in the way

    On Friday, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to be joined in matrimony. 

    The debate over the legalization and recognition of the marriage of gay and lesbian couples was the complex and divisive battle of the decade.

    But while the ruling is a win for many, there are many left with questions and concerns about the implementation.

    “The county clerks [across the state] have brought up a lot of questions,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Changes will allow city to sell more water to municipalities


    The Shelbyville City Council has just two items on the agenda for Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    The council will first hear a second reading for an ordinance establishing a revision to the System Development Charge Requirements for New Connections to the Consolidated Municipal Waterworks and Sewer System of the Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said the revision would simply change the wording in the ordinance.

  • 50th anniversary: Ronnie and Joyce Sowder

    Ronnie and Joyce Sowder have been married for 50 years. The couple was married on June 18, 1965 in the brides parents house in Brodhead.

    Ronnie is a retired supervisor of Atlantic Envelope and currently enjoys his hobby of clock repair.

    Joyce is a retired packer of Revere Foil and is currently enjoying gardening and her yard decorations.

    They are the parents of Beverly Burba of Crestwood and Timothy Sowder of Morgantown, and grandparents of seven.

  • 60th anniversary: A.C. and Dorothy “Dot” Carpenter Hahn

    A.C. and Dorothy “Dot” Carpenter Hahn were married May 28, 1955, at Graefenburg Christian Church by Rev. George Watson.

    He is a lifelong farmer and was a builder for 43 years.

    They have four children, Suzanne Sikes (Hugh), Julie McClure (Mike), Tim Hahn (Julie) and Logan Hahn (Kay); nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

    The couple celebrated at home with a family cookout hosted by their children.

  • Datebook: July 1, 2015

    This week
    Bagdad Ruritan
    Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
    The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Lions Club
    Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
    Clear Creek Writers Club

  • The handsome Brewer’s Blackbird

    The Brewer’s Blackbird is considered to be the most handsome of all the blackbirds.

    My photograph shows the violet-purple near the head and the yellow eye of this male Brewer’s Blackbird. It is a rare transient and extremely rare winter visitor in Kentucky. However, it has been seen in Bourbon, Boyle, Fayette, and Mercer County, south to Wayne County, and then toward western Kentucky in Fulton County.

  • A booming holiday

     The hot days of summer have finally arrived and that can only mean one thing, it’s time to light up the night’s sky with displays of fireworks.

    Shelby County will be filled with red, blues and booms on July 4th with big shows planned at both Clear Creak Park and Simpsonville Park.


    Spark the Park

  • Firework sales booming

     With fireworks shows going on around the county, many still opt for the sometimes more eventful option of buying and setting off their own fireworks.

    The stands that pop up every year for a couple of weeks and decorate towns across the country already have people in a mad dash for the biggest and best fireworks money can buy – and laws will allow.

  • Junior PGA program draws good numbers

    With 36 kids participating the Shelbyville Junior PGA League is bringing golf to a whole new generation of Shelby County.

    “We’ve got kids out from as young as six to 13-years-old,” League director Derrick Griffitts said. “The program is actually more geared toward kids ages nine to 13 but we had so much interest in it with the younger ones we wanted to get them out there with a club in their hands.”

  • Post 37 scores comeback win

    Overcoming a slow start the American Legion Post 37 team scored a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Madison Post 9 Tuesday.

    “We just kind of played well enough to win,” Post 37 coach Roy Bailey said. “We didn’t do anything special, but did enough good things to win.”

    With starting pitcher Dallas Kubler struggling with his control early, Post 37 fell behind 3-0 in the first three innings as Madison scored two unearned runs.