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Today's News

  • Susanne of Allen Dale Farm, Part 4: Villa Fersen on the Isle of Capri

    30 Ans de Diners en Ville

    An incisive appraisal of Susanne, Marquise de Charette appears in a chapter of Gabriel-Louis Pringué’s, 30 Ans de Diners en Ville [Paris] (30 Years of Dining in the City).

    Pringué, an uncle of a Paris schoolmate of the Marquise’s daughter, Susanne, asked me many years ago if I had ever been to “Maxim’s.” Upon receiving a negative answer, he responded immediately “Quelle Vierge!”

    In 30 Ans, Pringué described the Marquise:

  • Collins edges Shelby in volleyball

    The Collins High School volleyball was able to withstand the emotional impact of playing arch rival Shelby County a little better Thursday as the Titans took a 3-1 win over the Rockets.

    It was Collins’ second match of the year after falling to No. 25 Male the night before and the opener for Shelby County.

  • Big play keys Titans past Montgomery

    On a night when it seemed nothing would fall their way the Collins High School football team got the one play they needed at the right time to edge host Montgomery County 7-0 in the Recreation Bowl Saturday.

    After the Titans saw several chances to score go awry in their season opener, sophomore quarterback J.R. Lucas found receiver Dalton Maggard streaking past the Montgomery County defense all alone with a perfectly thrown pass that Maggard hauled in never breaking stride for a 68-yard touchdown pass.

  • Shelby rallies to beat Garrard County

    Entering the game with a lot of question marks, the Shelby County High School football team came out with a lot of answers Friday.

    Listed as a two-touchdown underdog by some, the Rockets went down to the wire at Garrard County in the Hall of Fame Bowl and came out with a tough, hard fought 31-30 road win to open the season.

    “It went right down to the wire for sure,” Shelby County senior Michael Perry said. “It was a good game for us. A lot of our younger guys played really well tonight.”

  • Fire destroys house on Eminence Pike

    No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a vacant home on Eminence Pike Saturday night but fire officials are labeling the blaze as suspicious.

    At 9:22 p.m., the Shelby County Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fully involved structure fire at 198 Eminence Pike.

    Upon arrival, Major Andy White, reported it was a working structure fire.

    No one was living at the house at the time of the blaze, as the occupants had just been evicted; the home is owned by Larry Sams.

  • Birth: Summitt daughter

    Steven and Denise Summitt of Shelbyvilleannounce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on June 27, 2015, at Baptist Health. She has been named Jordyn Faith Summitt. She was born at 5:10 a.m., weighing 7 pounds and 15.4 ounces and 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jim and Kim Raper of Cox’s Creek, Theresa Hedden of Shelbyville, Steve and Holly Summitt, Dean Moffett and Mary Rose, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Hazel Summitt and Alice Ryan.

  • SHS class of 1965 reunion
  • Wedding: Rachel and Spencer Young

    Rachel and Spencer Young were married on June 13, 2015 at Highview Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are Brian and Becky Woodrow of Mt. Washington. The groom is the son of David and Robin Young of Bagdad.

    Wedding music was provided by Geoffrey McGillen of Shelbyville.

    Rev. Andy Schmitz officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    The maid of honor was Katie Woodrow of Mt. Washington, sister of the bride.

  • Datebook: Aug. 26, 2015

    This week
    Homemakers book club
    The Homemakers book club, meets at noon 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

  • Forster’s Tern finds homes near Kentucky’s lakes

    The Forster’s Tern migrates through Kentucky and has been seen as early as March 7 and as late as June 10 in the spring. It has even been seen on June 25 and June 29 in the summer with a late autumn date of Dec. 20.