Today's News

  • Christmas will parade down Main St.

    The weather won’t be frightful, with a sunny, reasonably warm day predicted for Saturday, but that may make the Shelbyville Christmas parade even more delightful.

    The event should get everyone in the holiday spirit, if they aren’t already, with a parade theme of “The Magic of Christmas.”

    You can expect to see at least a dozen floats from all sectors of the community, from Girl Scout troops to civic groups to schools, churches and businesses, all decked out holiday finery.

  • News briefs: Nov. 30, 2012

    House Bill 1 to address

    special district oversight

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo and state Auditor Adam Edelen announced Thursday that a comprehensive effort to bring greater transparency to special districts would become House Bill 1 during the 2013 regular legislative session.

  • Datebook: Holidays, November 30, 2012

    New performance for Christmas comedy at theater

  • Ag Report: Nov. 30, 2012

    Boer goat showing rising with hundreds at NAILE

    An increase of the Boer goat market has lead to an increase in goat showing, with nearly 350 entries for the Junior Wether Goat Show and nearly 600 entries for the Open Boer Goat Show at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE), which is in Louisville.

    “Walking away with a championship banner is marketing that pays for itself,” said Chris Caudill of Waddy, NAILE market wether and boer goat superintendant, in a release.

  • UK targets shooter Kirby

    Shelby County High School air rifle coach 1st Sgt. Willie Brown affectionately calls Heather Kirby “the ice princess.”

    That’s because when Kirby shoots, she is calm, cool and calculating.

    “Nothing gets her rattled,” Brown said. “Heather definitely has a demeanor for shooting.”

    Next year Kirby will be shooting for the University of Kentucky. The two-time national champion made that official at her signing ceremony Monday afternoon in the SCHS library.

  • ‘Little knuckleheads’ build new tradition

    When the clock stuck midnight and Friday became Saturday, Collins football coach Jerry Lucas stood on the track at Titans Stadium.

    Just a few moments earlier he had closed the door of the school’s field house, and now he was taking a snapshot – a mental one, as well as one on his cell phone – of the scoreboard.

    Home 58; Guests 7.

    The Titans had whipped Warren East in the Class AAAA state semifinal to earn a spot in this Friday night’s championship game. 

  • Collins 2nd, 3rd, Shelby 6th in both

    The Collins High School boys’ swim team finished second and its girls’ squad took third in a meet last Tuesday at the Clear Creek Park Family Activities Center.

    South Oldham won the six-team boys’ meet with 319 points. The Titans were runners-up, 45 points back. Shelby County finished in sixth-place with 106 points.

    On the girls’ side Oldham County took home the title in the 7-team meet with 302 points. South Oldham finished second with 244 and Collins tallied 205. The Rockets finished in sixth with 92 points.

  • One Titan step from state title


  • WICHE: Cool plants for fall containers

    This time of the year we usually start to think about cleaning off the front porch, emptying containers of declining summer annuals and replacing them with something a little showy for the fall.

     We hope that the old standby of mums will persist through the onset of winter, but that depends on the weather and the shape the mums were in when we purchased them. I have seen some that still look largely intact and others that are ready to be pulled.

  • Datebook: November 30, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.