Today's News

  • Step in the right direction

    March to Recovery

    WHAT:Drug addiction awareness event

    WHEN:Saturday, 10 a.m.

    WHERE:Starts at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Midland Trail, participants will walk down Main Street to the former Shelby County Courthouse

    PARKING:Parking will be at the fairgrounds and First Baptist Church across the street




    By Lisa King


  • Pilot recovering after crash landing at Waddy

    An Owen County pilot is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a crash landing near a private airstrip in Waddy.

    Jules S. Roberie, 59, made an emergency landing near Miles Field, a private airstrip owned by Helen Patterson on Grubbs Lane, at about 5 p.m.

    When Roberie called 911 to tell them he had crashed and that he was injured, he wasn’t able to give them an exact location, said Waddy Fire Chief Darrell Brown.

    “He didn’t know where he was at,” said Brown.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show is a win for all

    Despite a fickle forecast, the Shelbyville Horse Show stayed fairly dry and hot for the 27th annual show last week.  With nearly 300 competitors in 51 classes, the competition was as heated as the air.

    In addition to a packed barn of competitors, the stands and Horsemen’s Tent were also filled with spectators and guests looking for a fun night out.

    Shelby County Tourism Commission Executive Director Katie Fussenegger said the four-day event seemed to be less crowded than usual but things went as smooth as ever.

  • Teaching outside the box

    With an education system driven by a technology-focused world, it’s a breath of fresh air to know that schools haven’t stepped too far away from their roots.

    Beyond the school walls laden with power outlets for charging phones and tablets, there’s an entire world to be explored and many teachers in Shelby County are embracing this boundless classroom.

  • GARNETT ‘NEWT’ NEWTON: SEPT. 4, 1930 TO AUG. 5, 2016

    It would seem the entire Bagdad community was in attendance Monday at Bagdad Baptist Church to pay final respects to a man so revered in the town, he was recognized as the unofficial mayor. No election was ever necessary.

  • Horse show co-manager arrested for DUI

    Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, co-manager for the Shelbyville Horse Show was charged with DUI on the show’s closing night.

    A report by Shelbyville Police says that Saturday Bennett was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

    The report states that the arrest occurred at 8:12 p.m., which was shortly after the horse show began at 7 p.m.

  • Shelby teen crowned Miss Kentucky Junior Teen

    Adorning a crown, sash and glowing smile, Shelby County teen Breanna Gipson is proud of her title as Miss Kentucky Junior Teen but she’s not satisfied.

    With her eyes now set on a national title, Gipson is doing all she can to raise the $2,000 needed to fund her bid to the national competition in Orlando.

    “The money will go toward my entry fees, hotel fees and traveling,” Gipson explained.

  • Cycle of progress

    Shelby County could become more bicycle and pedestrian friendly in the future if government entities around the county join forces to fund a countywide plan.

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates voted to contribute $6,500 to fund a $25,000 bike and pedestrian study to make such pathways mandatory for future state roadway widening projects.

    But the project may not get off the ground.

  • From the pool to the school

    The lazy days of summer are drawing to a close as we gear up for back to school season, which begins Wednesday.  Teachers are eagerly decorating classrooms while kids are picking out new backpacks in anticipation of a new year. 

    And while we might physically be ready for the 2016-17 school year with every item checked off the school supply list and a shiny new wardrobe in the closet, don’t underestimate the value of mental preparation, either.

  • A helping hand in disasters

    Although very recently graduated from college, Michael Ducharm has thrown himself in the midst of a whirlwind training session to prepare him for just about anything.

    “I’m still in training, and I’m really excited about the possibilities on what kind of work I’ll be getting into,” he said.

    The Pleasureville resident who moved to Kentucky from California at the age of 12 is two weeks into a training program for AmeriCorps.