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Today's News

  • Jeptha Creed opens today

    Jeptha Creed, Shelbyville’s long awaited, family-owned distillery is opening its doors to the public today.

    “We’ve got a lot of people in the community that have RSVPd,” said Joyce Nethery, who owns the distillery with her husband Bruce.  “We have people from the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, people from the Distilled Spirits Epicenter coming, State Representative-elect Rob Rothenburger, Mayor Tom Hardesty, members of the city council, magistrates, I think we are going to have a really good representation.”

  • Journey to health

    Many people look forward to Thanksgiving not only as an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, but also as a time to kick off the holiday season with huge comfort food-filled meals and decadent desserts.

    And that’s exactly why Kyle Migdol picked this time of year to make a huge lifestyle change.

    The holiday now has a different meaning for the Shelbyville native. It was three days before Thanksgiving three years ago when he renounced the traditional gut-busting meal and embraced a stringent weight loss regimen.

  • Flocking to the polls

    Shelby County election officials had expected a large voter turnout, but County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said her estimate of nearly 70 percent might have been on the conservative side.

    “It might be more than what I thought it was going to be,” she said shortly before the polls closed.

    Election officials agreed that traffic at the polls was heavy in most parts of the county.

    Lorie Haggard, an election worker at Precinct G103 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds said she couldn’t believe the turnout.

  • Paverd’s 2nd paces Rockets to 3rd

    Shelby County High School’s Matthew Paverd is now one of the two best runners in the state with his second-place finish in Saturday’s Class 2A cross-country state championship meet.

    Paverd says that his goal was to edge out Warren East’s Jacob England, but the Shelby runner finished just two seconds behind the first-place athlete from Bowling Green with Paverd clocking in at 16:07.39.

  • Harris breaks school record in blowout win over Western

    Sophomore Cameron Harris reeled in four catches in Collins High School’s 43-6 drubbing of Western on Friday in the first round of the KHSAA Class 4A playoffs.

    Why is this significant?

    Because Harris plays defense for the Titans.

    The defensive back only needed one half of play to break Collins’ (7-4) school-record for interceptions in a game, and helped keep the ball away from the Warriors (4-7) offense for long stretches of the game.

  • Rockets run through Breckinridge County in playoff opener

    Breckinridge County High School had no answers for Shelby County’s offense or defense Friday in the first round of the KHSAA Class 4A playoffs.

    The Rockets (10-1) manhandled the Tigers (2-9) with ease in the 62-7 win to help lift Shelby to the 2nd round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    “I thought we played well, we came out and played like a one-seed should,” SCHS coach Todd Shipley said. “They made a couple of plays early, but we settled down and got into our rhythm.”

  • Karas tabbed as 2A athlete of the year

    It certainly has been a tumultuous 2016 for star Collins High School runner Gabriella Karas.

    Despite not being able to compete in the regional or state meets this season due to injury, Karas was named the Female Student-Athlete of the Year in AA cross country by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association on Saturday.

    “My coach [Sean Roberts] told me about it just two days before,” Karas said. “I was very surprised that I was chosen and thankful [Roberts] entered me for this award.”

  • Shelby makes the season bright

    Celebration of Lights

    WHEN: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

    WHERE: Downtown Shelbyville between 8th and 5th streets

    WHAT: Annual holiday celebration with vendors, food and entertainment

    TREE LIGHTING:6:30 p.m.

     

    Just as Halloween décor is being boxed up, Shelbyville is already painting the town red and green in preparation of Saturday’s Celebration of Lights.

  • ELECTION 2016: Hesse top vote getter in Simpsonville

    After the dust settled Tuesday night, three incumbent Simpsonville City Commissioners were re-elected for another term, and another was ousted by a former commissioner.

    The top four vote-getters were elected, with Scott McDowell, who had served 12 years on the Simpsonville City Commission before moving out of state a few years ago, garnering fourth place, replacing Sharon Cummins, with his 524 votes to her 479.

    Michael Hesse was the top vote-getter with 588, followed by Cary Vowels with 577, and Kelland Garland with 533.

  • ELECTION 2016: Rothenburger wins state house seat

    A longtime judge-executive has triumphed over a new challenger to the political area in a battle for the 58th District House seat.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, who has led Shelby County’s fiscal court since 2002, came out on top over Cyndi Powell Skellie, 12,257 votes, 61.34 percent, over Skellie’s 7,894 (38.66 percent).

    Rothenburger will fill the seat vacated by Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville).