Today's News

  • Mark Stiff 1957-2010

    Residents in the Clay Village area were rocked back on their heels Monday afternoon when Mark Stiff, the owner of the Bluegrass Country Depot and a vibrant community leader, was found dead in his truck, the victim of a massive heart attack.

    Stiff, 53, had in five years made the Country Depot and himself beloved and essential parts of this small community by offering what residents called good food and a social atmosphere where the community could bond.

  • Committed to his art

    As a child, Dr. Donn Chatham would sit in the pews at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville and doodle. He recalls those Sundays that while his mother would play the organ or piano, he would sit next to his dad and doodle, which always got him into some Sunday trouble.

    He says he would stop doodling and try as he might to concentrate on the sermon, but he inevitably became transfixed by the geometric patterns in the stained glass windows that adorned the church.

  • EARLIER: Bypass: New way home for the holidays?


  • News Briefs: Oct. 20, 2010

      City council has

    short agenda Thursday

    The Shelbyville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with a very short agenda. The council will hear the second reading of text amendment for the Shelby County Zoning Regulations to fine-tune the downtown districts and what is allowed in each district. The city also will hear a grant application for Storm Water Control from Public Works Director/City Engineer Jennifer Herrell.

  • Shelby loses 2 100-year-olds on same day

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    Shelby County lost two of its oldest and most-beloved residents on Monday.

  • EARLIER: 30th District Volleyball Rockets rout Henry, may meet Collins

    NEW CASTLE – Shelby County swept past Henry County on Monday night and into the 8th Region volleyball tournament.

    The Rockets defeated the host Wildcats, 2-0 (25-8, 25-22), in the 30th District Tournament and will play either rival Collins or Anderson County in the final tonight at 6.

    Anderson County defeated Eminence, 2-1, in Monday’s other game, and top-seeded Collins had a bye and played Anderson on Tuesday night.

  • District soccer: Collins falls 2-1 to South Oldham in OT

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Collins High School boys soccer team came within 29 minutes of easily the biggest victory in the program’s very brief history Tuesday night.

  • SCHS at Southern: Rockets ready for their 'playoff game'

    The Shelby County High School football team is one of two winless teams in Class AAAA this season.

    However this week, in preparation for tonight’s game at Southern, Rockets Coach Todd Shipley wanted his team to feel like it is one of the three unbeaten teams.

  • New Business: Shelbyville Design Station

    Address: 220 8th Street, Shelbyville (Chatham Station)


  • WICHE: Time to clean up and move on

    I spent most of last weekend tackling all of our mixed perennial borders. Quite frankly, things looked awful. In my defense this state of the garden has nothing to do with me, it’s the droughts fault.

    Crispy, wilted and barely blooming was about all my beautiful borders has to show for this October, so I made the decision to get to work early and cut back all the herbaceous perennials that were making me depressed instead of happy.