Today's News

  • Shelby County Invitational tomorrow

    Saturday’s Shelby County cross country invitational could be a preview of the Class 2A, Region 3 meet, in more ways than one.

    Several of the top teams, and individuals, who’ll run at the Rockets’ course tomorrow morning will likely be back at the same site for the regional meet Nov. 5. The girls’ varsity race is set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with the boys’ varsity race to follow at 9:45 a.m.

  • Rockets want to take care of the ball – and everything else

    There were three major points of emphasis in Shelby County football practices this week.

    “Hold onto the football, one, hurry up and get out of the huddle on offense, two, and stay low on the offensive and defensive lines,” Rockets Coach Todd Shipley said.

    All three were key in Shelby County’s season-opening loss last Friday and should be again beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight, when the Rockets play at old rival Anderson County.

  • Titans hope to cook up a formula with Colonels

    Last week was all about the Collins football team finding its fire.

    This week is all about fanning the flame of that fire.

    The Titans will try to do so at 8 p.m. tonight at Oldham County.

    “Oldham County has a good football team [and] our kids know they will have to play well to have a chance to win,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said. “However, we are mostly worried about us at this point in the season. Can we continue to improve on last week's effort and continue to get better each week?

  • Titans' Adams has Tayler-made game

    Tayler Adams has been the poker-faced rock for the Collins boys’ golf team so far this season.

    Adams, a senior, has led the team in scoring, and by example.

    “He has been the leader and number one player since tryouts,” Collins Coach Mike Griffin said. “He’s been Mr. Steady this year.”

  • Student breaks away for summer

    Anna Joy Thompson isn't a world traveler versed in several languages.

    No, Thompson, a 17-year-old Cornerstone Christian Academy senior, had only left the country one time, on a trip to Haiti last year.

    But during this summer Thompson took a trip she'd been planning for more than two years.

  • Communications in Shelby changing

    Communications, both wired and wireless, are seeing a lot of changes coming down the pipeline in Shelby County.

    AT&T continues to grow its new U-verse system, offing high-speed Internet and television programming, and mobile broadband service, and the company has added two new cell phone tower sites in the county within the last year to expand its coverage.

  • EARLIER: A plan to honor the 'other' Boone

    Although often overshadowed by his famous older brother Daniel, Squire Boone left a mark on Shelby County that will never be forgotten.

    After leaving the Falls of the Ohio settlement, which would eventually become Louisville, and establishing the Painted Stone settlement on Clear Creek in 1780, Boone and the 13 families he brought with him were the county's first permanent residents.

    And because of that, Joe Ruble believes Squire Boone should be better recognized here.

  • Ag Report: Sept. 2, 2011

    McGinnis named alternate

    for annual angus convention

    The American Angus Association announced that John T. McGinnis of Shelbyville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 128th annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, Nov. 14 in Louisville.

  • State invests $500K in Shelby ag programs

    The Kentucky Agriculture Development Board is contributing $500,000 to help the development of ag-related initiatives in Shelby County.

    The board approved in June a $350,000 contribution for the County Agricultural Investment Program, which provides resources for farmers to improve and diversify their production practices, and in August OKd another $150,000 for Gallrein Farms to expand its produce market.

  • Waddy working up another big Labor Day

    The spotlight will be on Waddy this Labor Day, and officials there say the celebrations planned promise to be bigger and better than ever.

    That’s good, with the absence this year of another parade that usually takes place in Shelbyville. Wyena Marshall, president of the NAACP, said that event would not be held his year.

    Ron Lois, president of the Waddy Ruritan Club, said he wants to invite the entire community to the festivities.

    “We’d like to invite the public to come out and join the fun,” he said.