Today's News

  • Some of the tough campaign questions come our way, too

    The person on the phone had some tough questions.

    It was a political candidate who wanted to know why the opposition’s big community event was in the newspaper’s Datebook.

    I tried to explain carefully.

    The event was open to the public, I said. It was being held in a public place. It was free.

  • Girls Soccer: Titans first scrimmage ends in tie

    Collins girls’ soccer team played to a 1-all draw against Mercer County in its first scrimmage of the season Monday at Clear Creek Park.

  • Slaughter bound for NBA summer league

  • Matthews to be a voice for SCHS football this fall

    When Alex Matthews made the decision to quit football, he said the choice wasn’t easy. But being able to immediately trade his helmet for a pair of headphones in the radio booth made the transition bearable, and soon he was following another passion with the same gusto he brought to the playing field.


    As a quarterback, Matthews, a 2008 graduate of SCHS, set multiple passing records. He was recruited to play for Georgetown College and found himself starting by the end of his freshman year.


  • We congratulate: Casey’s induction into UK shrine

    The University of Kentucky announced this week that Shelby County’s Mike Casey would be added this fall to its athletic hall-of-fame.

    We are perplexed: He wasn’t already in UK’s hall of fame?

    One of the top 15 career scorers for college basketball’s most successful program and one of its landmark coaches hadn’t been inducted in the past four decades?

  • Jubliant Jubilee

    The economy may not be booming, but if the enthusiasm for this  year's Horse Show Jubilee is any indication, people in Shelby County are still just as interested in having a good time as they ever were.

    The Jubilee, in its 14th year, began Thursday with a successful Kick off Breakfast as Undulata Farm hosted 326 guests. And the events continued throughout Saturday with some downtown events featuring fun for all.

  • We congratulate: Preschool worker who stopped choking

    Amy Wells listened in class, and as a result, one of her students escaped a difficult situation.

    Ms. Wells is a staff member at Jacob’s Ladder Preschool in Shelbyville, and about a week ago, she was there when a chip became stuck in the throat of one of the students.

  • Brown's in the swing of things

    The pursuit of excellence is a driving force for most professional athletes.

    The difference between them and golfer Brandon Brown is that he knows perfection is out of reach.

    "That's what makes it such a challenge," Brown, 28, said. "Knowing you're trying to perfect it, but it’s unperfectable."

  • Shelbyville man arrested for car break ins

    A Shelbyville man is charged with breaking into cars on a car lot in Shelbyville, law enforcement officials say.

    Scott A. Gribbins, 32, of 706 Village Lane is charged with theft from auto, second-degree criminal mischief, theft of parts from auto and second-degree criminal trespass.

    Shelbyville Police arrested Gribbins on Tuesday just before daylight at the Shell station on Taylorsville Road.

  • Sports Digest: August 6, 2010

    Brown in hunt for Kentucky Open

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown is in the running to win the 2010 Powerbilt Kentucky Open at Lexington Country Club. Thursday marked the third day of play, and results were unavailable at press time.

    After the second round, Brown was tied for second place with a 3-under-par 141. He shot a 1-under-par 71 in the first round, which had him two strokes off the lead. His second-round score of 2-under-par 70 was the second-best score of the day.