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Today's News

  • Miller returns as AD at Collins

    The last time Powell Miller was in charge in a Shelby County high school, he was leading the Rockets’ offense on the field and Collins High School was not yet even a glimmer in the district’s eye.

    But now Miller will lead the whole athletic department as the new AD at Collins High School, quite a move from the turf he used to roam at SCHS.

    “It feels good to be coming home to Shelbyville,” Miller said. “I’m very excited about the opportunity and I’m going to be able to work with some great people.”

  • Post 37 sweeps weekend doubleheaders

    Shelbyville Post 37 held to its winning ways, picking up four straight victories over the weekend to improve its record to 8-1 this season.

    Shelbyville 9, Richmond 1

    Game one of the weekend saw Shelbyville defeat Post 9 out of Richmond, Ky. Post 37 got on the board quickly, with Kyler Dugle, Matt Gammon and Blake Lambdin all reaching paydirt on a pair of RBIs from Matt Gammon and Will McDonald, giving Shelby a 3-0 lead after just one inning.

  • 50th anniversary: Darrell and Linda Aldridge

    Darrell and Linda Aldridge of Bagdad, owners of All the Way Shoppe catering, were married on June 30, 1966.

    They are the parents of Tony Aldridge (Meghan) of Bagdad, Keith Aldridge (Sheila) of Melbourne, Florida, Brian Aldridge (Sara) of Simpsonville; grandparents of Dara Barker (Josh) of Piedmont, South Carolina, Abbey Aldridge, Cooper Aldridge, Ethan Aldridge, Ellen Aldridge, Autumn Aldridge, Arron Aldridge, Alex Aldridge; great grandparents of Tristan Rowlette and Jackson Barker.

  • Datebook: June 22, 2016

    This week
    Homemakers book club
    The Homemakers book club, meets at 10 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club or for more information, call 633-4593.
    MAPP meeting

  • Red-breasted Merganser visits during migration season

    The Red-breasted Merganser is fairly common during migration, uncommon in winter and rare in the summer.

    They are recorded chiefly west of the Cumberland Plateau and I have seen them on Guist Creek in Shelby County in the winter. Late spring dates for a Kentucky sighting is June 22 and an early autumn date is Sept. 12.

  • Fair prepares for horse show

    The Shelby County Fair may start packing up on Sunday, but the festivities are not over yet at the fairgrounds.

    The 2016 Shelby County Horse Show will begin Wednesday and run through Saturday, and promises to be a great show as usual, if participation is any indication.

  • Occupations with sizzle

    From frozen treats to camping, swimming and landscaping, summer is the peak season for many seasonal businesses.

    The smell of freshly mown grass is a trademark scent for summer, and landscaping and lawn services have been keeping busy.

    “We’re working six days a week right now,” said John Lewis, owner of Johnny’s Lawn Service.

    Although he and his staff keep busy year-round, the hot months are doubly so, especially this year, he said.

  • Solstice is Monday

    The Summer Solstice is coming up Monday, but how many people really know what that means?

    Although most people correctly associate the date with the official beginning of summer, there are some misconceptions floating around about the event, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan.

    “It’s the longest day of the year and so we have the most sunshine, but what’s interesting is that it’s not typically the hottest day of the year,” he said. “The hottest day typically lags by three or four weeks on average.”

  • Long course season underway

    The long course season for the Lakeside Seahawks swim team is well underway, and the ultimate goal is to have swimmers qualify for Olympic trials at the end of June.

    “[The Olympic trials] is our pinnacle,” said coach Tom Coons. “We are outside training everyday as a team.”

  • Pearcy picks up big kart win

    Shelbyville’s Daniel Pearcy picked up his first kart-racing win since 2013 with his victory at the Mel Kenyon Classic on June 5.

    “It felt good to win, the last few years have been tough getting out there,” Pearcy said. “We’ve needed sponsors the last few years, and we’ve gotten them this year.”

    Pearcy held the lead for the entirety of the 18-lap Southern Indiana Racing Association event, after earning the pole position by winning the heat race just a day before.