Today's News

  • On campus: Garner graduates from Denison

    Colin George Garner of Simpsonville was among the graduates awarded at Denison University's 170th commencement held May 15. He earned a bachelor of arts degree with a double major in east Asian studies and economics. He was the recipient of the Alumni Award and studied abroad for a semester with the Shanghai Program in China.

  • Rotary Club offers loans for education

    The Shelbyville Rotary Club is offering loans to Shelby County students for college and vocational school. The loans bear interest at 1 percent while in school and 3 percent during repayment. To apply, call Sherman Riggs at 633-5220.

  • Shelby students attend gifted camp

    Shelby County residents Lindy Bush and Steven Waurio were among the 200 to attend the Center for Gifted Studies’ 29th annual summer camp for academically talented students at Western Kentucky University. SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.

  • Beware severe heat today

    Very hot and humid conditions will dominate Kentucky's weather today. The National Weather Service predicts heat index values will reach over 110 degrees west of Interstate 65 for a few hours this afternoon.

    East of I-65, expect the highest heat index values to range from 100 to 109 degrees.

    If spending time outdoors today, remember to drink plenty of water if you plan to be outdoors and try to reschedule outdoor activities for the morning or late evening, the NWS said.


  • Sports Bulletin Board: July 15, 2011

    Skate camp in July
    Learn how to skateboard from the guys who built the skatepark. The Shelby County Parks Department has clinics from 10-11:30 a.m. for beginners and advanced beginners July 16, July 23 and July 30. Advance sign up is required. Registration forms are available at the FAC, the Pro Shop or at www.shelbycountyparks.com. For more information contact Dee Maynard at deemaynard@insightbb.com or 387-8551.

  • 3 Sharks swim well in summer competition

    A trio of Shelby Sharks had strong showings this past weekend in the 34th annual Mike Peppe-John Bruce Memorial Invitational at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
    Sam Ruble and Sydney Sell both won one event, while Christian Taylor performed well in his first big-time meet.

  • 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.