Today's News

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: State reveals road projects it will fund

    The state road department revealed what roads it will help the county maintain using state funding.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet attended Tuesday’s Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting to make the announcement that Long Run Road, Bell View Road and Clark Station Road would receive state maintenance with state funding.

  • Jeremy Harrell teaches life skills to recovering addicts

    Jeremy Harrell wants to help his community

    Although Harrell began his volunteer service with veterans, he’s branching out to teach life skills to recovering addicts and inmates.

    Harrell recently began teaching Mighty Oaks Warrior Program to recovering addicts as a partner with Awake Ministries, Salvation Army and Veterans of America.

    The 14-week course meets once per week, currently at Awake Ministries in Shelbyville, teaches life skills to people who are or will be re-entering mainstream society, such as recovering addicts and inmates.

  • John David Myles finished historical book about artist Walter H. Kiser

    Writer, attorney and former judge John David Myles loves preservation and architecture, prompting the Shelbyville native to author three books.

    His latest, “Walter H. Kiser’s Neighborhood Sketches Revisited,” honors New Albany, Ind.-born Kiser, and his drawings of landmarks throughout Kentucky and along the Ohio River in Indiana in the 1930s and 1940s.

    Many years ago, a local preservationist gave Myles some of Kiser’s column clippings from The Louisville Times, which ceased publication in 1987 after its purchase by Gannett.

  • Library to celebrate Woodstock Festival

     It has been 50 years since a mass of music lovers descended on a farm in New York for three days of peace and love.

    Now, the Shelby County Public Library hopes to single out three days to celebrate some peace and love on its own.

    “What we’ve been saying is ‘They canceled the Woodstock in New York this year, so we decided to have it here at the library,’” Adult Services Librarian Shana Schack said.

  • 30th Shelbyville Horse Show comes to a close

     R.H. Bennett has 30 years of Shelbyville Horse Show experience under his belt, but he thought this year’s exhibition was one of the nicest.

    “I think probably, overall the best weather we’ve had for the show,” he said.

    According to Bennett, the crowds came out to enjoy the relatively mild evenings that started last Wednesday night and continued through Saturday. But if you ask him, Bennett will tell you that the weather is just one of the reasons the show was a success this year.

  • Wet weather replaced by dry conditions for farmers

    A planting season with daily heavy rainfall hampered Shelby County farmers from sowing crops, but now several weeks later farmers are wishing for rain during the growing season.

    Due to wet fields many farmers planted late. Some even reported a total crop loss, while others planted partial fields due to low-lying areas holding water from heavy spring rains.

    In farming, each season brings the possibility of feast, famine or anything in between.

    Good… for now

  • How to use overabundance of tomatoes

    Fresh homegrown tomatoes are a treat welcome any time of the year.

    But as rabid tomato chasers know, late fall, winter and early spring tomatoes don’t always appease cravings.

    Tomato lovers wait expectantly to eat their weight in the delicious fresh-out-of-the-garden red fruit in the hot, dry summer season.

    And now is the season of tomato overabundance, if there is such a thing.

    Visit any farmers market in the area and you’ll most likely find your fill of tomatoes.

  • Horse show opens with a bang

     The first night of the Shelbyville Horse Show Wednesday was clear and beautiful, perfect for some of the most prestigious competition in the horse show circuit.

    According to Show Manager R.H. Bennett, opening night went smoothly, with good crowds and excellent competition.

    The competition started off heated, with some of the more contentious categories up first. According to Bennett, this is by design.

  • SCPS works to comply with new “In God We Trust” requirements

     Shelby County has a way to comply with a new law that requires Kentucky Schools to display the “In God We Trust” motto on the building.

    According to Cyndi Skellie, public relations coordinator for Shelby County Public Schools, the local district has decided to team up with Kile Signs, a local print shop, to create the displays that will ultimately go in the schools.

    According to Skellie, the schools are doing what they need to do to meet the newly passed requirements that call for districts to display the motto prominently within schools.

  • Carrie Berry opening Legacy Dance Factory in Shelbyville

    Legacy. That’s what drives Carrie Berry.

    Berry, a professional dancer, will open Legacy Dance Factory in Shelbyville Sept. 1 as a legacy to her first dance teacher, her mom, Connie Curry, who owns a dance studio in Louisville.

    “I grew up in the studio,” Berry said. “It was a blessing to have that experience.”

    When Berry moved to Shelbyville several years ago, she surveyed the local dance scene. “They really needed a professionally trained staff,” she said of other dance studios.