Today's News

  • Former school board member continues work in education

     The power of art is spreading to Shelby County thanks to the regional nonprofit Fund for the Arts and their support of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, along with one Shelby resident and his dedication toward supporting education.

    Doug Butler, former Shelby County School Board Chairman and member of the Imagine 2020 Education Subcommittee, said the idea behind the plan is to provide art opportunities to students across the region and he’s excited to the plan take hold in Shelby County.

  • Proposed Waddy distillery moving forward

     Shelby County is paving its own Bourbon Trail with a third distillery in the works after the development of two new distilleries in the past two years.

    Plans are underway for a $27.3 million distillery and rickhouse operation to be established in 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property in the Waddy region and the appear to be moving forward after the state has approved nearly $1 million in tax incentives to help the project. 

    In addition, the plans call for the use of a 200-year-old house on the property as a visitor’s center.

  • Pewee Valley recognizes firefighters

    For 89 years, fire fighters with the Pewee Valley Fire Department have been protecting the lives and property of citizens and their dedication does not go unrecognized.

    “That’s why we have that awards dinner, because we like to recognize their achievements throughout the course of the year,” said Fire Chief Bob Hamilton.

    Recognitions at the department’s Annual Awards Banquet included the following honors:

    Firefighter of the Year: Sean Angermeier

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 22: Western Europe 1958: A tour to remember (concluded)

    A classmate at the Canadian National Defence College in Kingston, Ontario during 1957-58 was John Killick of the British Foreign Service. Intelligent, informal, with a ready wit and a guitar at the ready, he was the most accomplished and popular member of our class.

    It was generally known that he had been a parachutist in World War II, but little was known about the nature of his service. Now this information is readily available on the all-encompassing Internet.

    Operation “Market Garden”

    – September 17-25, 1944

  • Titans bats lead to win over Mercer

    Despite cold and rainy conditions, both teams’ bats were hot in Collins’ 8-6 win over visiting Mercer County Monday night.

    Each squad posted double-digit hits, but it was second baseman Cassie Rannells who did much of the damage offensively for Collins (1-0).

    Rannells tallied three hits and two RBIs for the Titans from Shelbyville, as Collins topped Mercer behind a pair of big innings.

  • Collins contest ends in tie

    Collins baseball’s first game of the season ended in less than ideal conditions Monday night, as its opening day contest against Bullitt East was called off in the middle of the fourth inning due to rain blowing in sideways.

    According to KHSAA, the game has been taken off of the schedule and will not count as a part of the overall record of either team.

  • Oakley tabbed to lead Rockets

    Shelby County boys’ basketball is looking to start fresh for the 2018-19 season and has made a coaching change as a result.

    Eddie Oakley has been announced as the new head coach, replacing Ken Cates.

    The last two years under Cates saw the Rockets compile a 13-44 record, including two first-round 30th District Tournament exits against rival Collins.

    Oakley says the prestige of the Shelby position is what attracted him come out of retirement and take control of the program.

  • Trinity tops Rockets in season opener

    Trinity’s pitching staff and offensive prowess was simply too much for Shelby County baseball Monday, as the Rockets took an 8-1 loss in its opening day contest.

    The Shamrocks (1-0) rolled up eight runs after six-and-a-half innings of action, before the Rockets (0-1) broke into the scoring column when Brandon Moore knocked in Blake Palmer with a double to left and cutting the deficit.

    Unfortunately, the lead was too much to overcome, as Trinity came away with the victory in rainy conditions.

  • Going out with a bang

     One local man certainly had a blast over the weekend.

    Shelbyville’s Andrew "AJ" Stivers enjoyed an extraordinary opportunity on Sunday when he joined Gov. Matt Bevin in pushing the ceremonial plunger that detonated the implosion of Frankfort’s Capital Plaza Tower. 

    “It was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity,” Stivers said, explaining while the plunger was just symbolic, the experience was exciting, nonetheless.

  • Titans seek return to state

    Although the Collins softball team’s first-ever trip to state lasted just two games, it was a season of firsts for the Titans in 2017.

    The team captured its first 8th Region title by defeating longstanding favorite Anderson County, and made the trip to Owensboro to compete in the KHSAA State Tournament for the first time, as well.