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Today's News

  • Art among the fun

    Entitled Horsing Around with the Arts, the Shelby Regional Arts Council will host for the first time an art show that will run in conjunction with the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    “This is going to be a fun event and a fun space for people to visit,” said Eilene Collins with Shelby Main Street, who is coordinating the Jubilee events.

    On Saturday, July 30, amidst the usual excitement and fun on Main Street, guests will have an opportunity to slow down and take in the artistic talent of our community.

  • Retail heating up

    With temperatures lingering in the 90s, summer is heating up and so are the some summer-related retail items.  Rural King assistant manager Kim Matthews said they have been selling tons of fans and lawn-related items.

    She said sales have remained high.

    Sales may not be so hot across the map, however. CNNMoney reported that retail sales in June fell .3 percent from May. This data, they noted, is surprising because April and May were also both slow retail seasons, despite the expectation that sales would bounce back after a slow winter.

  • Unification event Sunday

    In the wake of the grave tragedies over the past few weeks, one Shelby County resident has taken it upon himself to reunify the community. 

  • Prison employee arrested for sexually abusing inmate

    A corrections officer at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley has been arrested on sex abuse and related charges of an inmate, police say.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernice Napier said Demar I. Jones, 30, of Lexington, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree official misconduct.

    The arrest came after an investigation into the matter, said Napier.

  • Most crops doing well, some love rain, others don’t

    All farmers love rain, but too much of a good thing is not good for crops, they say.

    "I never swear off rain, but this July is setting up a lot like last July did," said Tom Flowers, who has an 800-acre operation on La Grange Road.

    "We had a wet July [2015]; that was really good for the corn growers," he said, adding that the beans suffered from lack of moisture.

  • Surfing broadband options

    An air of expectancy hung over a crowd of about 25 people who gathered at the Stratton Center Tuesday night as they waited to hear what kind of ideas would come from a workshop on how to improve – and in some cases, provide for the first time – broadband Internet access to their neighborhoods.

  • Laboring to farm

    With all the issues that farmers endure everyday, trying to find enough people to work their farms continues to be a major problem, especially now that a new problem has cropped up recently.

    A federal program that permits farmers to bring in migrant workers from other countries has added more requirements with paperwork that is causing delays for farmers in bringing in laborers, said

  • Post 37 rolls on with 17-2 victory

    Shelbyville Post 37 got back to its winning ways in a dominating fashion, dismantling Madison Post 9 by a score of 17-2 Tuesday night.

    The first inning was a quiet one for Shelby, but the second frame showed the squad’s offensive firepower.

    Jacob Cole started off the second inning taking first base after being hit by a pitch, and Riley Everson joined Cole soon after, drawing a walk to place another Post 37 runner in scoring position.

  • Shelby, Collins athletes compete in baseball showcase

    Over the past month, athletes from both Collins and Shelby County high schools have been showing off their skills in the Underclass Games, a showcase for baseball players who are years from graduating.

    The games, which are hosted by Prep Baseball Report, were held at both Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville and at the University of Kentucky earlier this month.

  • Marshall preparing for first season as Shelby AD

    Newly minted athletic director Charlotte Marshall already has the support from everyone involved with Shelby County High School.

    “The first week has been pretty good so far,” she said. “The one thing that I absolutely love is the support from not only the coaching staffs, but from the district level has been amazing as well. Margo [Whisman] and the principals have been nothing short of amazing.”

    Her first task as athletic director is working on the details of the upcoming sports season for the Rockets.