Today's News

  • Top contenders in Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway

    1. Joey Logano
    Comment: Joey-Lo has owned this track, winning three consecutive Nationwide Series races here, and has to be considered one of the favorites. Plus he’s trying to get into the Chase for the Sprint Cup (he is currently 20th in points) and is coming off a sixth at Sonoma and a third at Daytona.
    2. Carl Edwards

  • All-star baseball: 2 Shelby teams win tourney openers

    The Cal Ripken League district tournaments began this week, and it started off well for a couple of teams.
    The Shelby County 10-year-old all-stars opened play Wednesday night with a 11-0, 4-inning victory over Spencer County at Clear Creek Park.
    Marcus Collins and Jake Griffin each pitched a pair of innings, and the team received some solid hitting throughout its lineup.
    Meanwhile the Shelby County 9-year-old all-stars began play with a 12-11 loss to Scott County on Wednesday night.

  • NASCAR in Kentucky: Race should be a dream come true for the man who built speedway

    Jerry Carroll’s dream finally becomes a reality Saturday night.
    In January of 1998 Carroll announced that he and four other investors were going to build a race track in Sparta, just off Interstate 71, with the long-term goal of hosting a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. In July of that year ground was broken (it was the largest excavation project in the history of the commonwealth), and 23 months later the 1.5-mile tri-oval Kentucky Speedway opened.

  • COOK: SCHS girls golfers dominating this summer

    Tryouts for several sports begin next week at both Collins and Shelby County high schools, and although fall sports don’t begin until August, things are already looking good for the Shelby County girls’ golf team.
    The Rockets’ four returning players – Shannon Harover, Jordan Webb, Madison Thomas and Lilly Young – have all had strong summers on the state’s junior golf tours so far.

  • Making a ‘big impression’ in Texas

  • SCHS dance team

  • Finalist in Kentucky pre-teen pageant

    Jessica Buckler, daughter of John and Patricia Buckler of Shelbyville, was selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen Kentucky Scholarship and Recognition program held July 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. State finalists will be evaluated on academic achievement, volunteer service to the community, school honors and activities, development of personal skills and abilities, general knowledge, communicative ability and on-state acknowledgement of accomplishments.

  • Court report: June 8, 2011

  • Church news: July 8, 2011

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The church will celebrate its 135th church anniversary during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service.



    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.


    Bagdad Baptist

    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.


    Bethel A.M.E.

  • NASCAR in Kentucky: Speedway, fans ready to roll

    This weekend's Quaker State 400, Kentucky’s first big-time NASCAR race, has fans across the commonwealth quaking with excitement, but has it resonated outside of the I-71 corridor?

    The bulk of the action is centered on Sparta and Gallatin County where the Kentucky Speedway is located, and then stretching about 40 miles north to Cincinnati and 60 miles south to Louisville, but once you get away from the interstate, the roar of the engines and the fans are a bit quieter.