Today's News

  • Church news: August 24, 2012

    Allen Chapel

    The annual homecoming will be at 3:30 Sunday, with a lunch at 2 p.m. The guest will be Rev. Ron Walker and the Church of Shelbyville. This day celebrates the church’s 100th year. The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.



  • Eagle Scout achievement

    Adam Waggener achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. His community service project was to build and install eight hitching rails and five benches and to clear one-half mile of walking trails at Shelby Trails Park. Thirty-two scouts and adult leaders of Troop 212, Southeast Christian Church, helped complete the project. This team put in a total of 340 man-hours of work. Adam is the son of Anita and Jim Waggener of Simpsonville.

  • SCHS dance team

  • On campus: Mahan on NKU dean’s list

    Britt Mahan was named to the dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University's for achieving an outstanding grade point average of 3.6 or greater, after completing her freshman year in the BFA program in acting, department of theater and dance. She is a member of Theta Phi Alpha sorority and is currently completing an internship at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mahan is the daughter of Dennis Mahan and Tanya Dickinson, both of Shelbyville.

  • On campus: Adams on dean's list at Centre

    Travis Adams was named to the dean’s list for the winter/spring semester at Centre College. This requires students to maintain a 3.6 grade-point average or above. He is the son of Steve and Michelle Adams of Shelbyville and is a graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • Shelby County schools answer surprising growth by hiring more teachers

    Because of enrollment much greater than predicted, Shelby County Public Schools is adding new teachers.

    The biggest need has come at the elementary level, where Painted Stone, Heritage and Wright each have added one full-time teacher. The schools’ Site-based Decision Making Councils have the charge of deciding where that teacher is most needed.

    Adding those teachers also has required that the schools reorganize some classes.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Commissioners clear way for Old Mill expansion

    After approving the zone change request and preliminary development plan for the Horizon Group Properties’ outlet mall during Tuesday’s meeting, the Stratton Center mostly cleared out, but the Triple S Planning Commission still had a fairly lengthy agenda to address.

  • Ag Report: Aug. 24, 2012

    Many have signed up for woodlands course

    Participants are coming out of the trees to attend the short course for woodland owners being held in Shelby County this weekend. The workshop is overbooked, and registrations are closed.

    Organizers with the UK Forestry service say more than 90 people have registered to spend the day at Cedarmore camp and take a field visit to Maurice Cook’s tree farm.

    Those who attend will learn about conservation and how better to care for trees and their property.

  • SOUDER: Living in a ‘no spin zone’

    The popular cable news and commentary program The O’Reilly Factor begins the same way every time it is aired. As the host looks into the camera, he points at the viewer and says, “Caution! You are about to enter the ‘no spin zone’!”

    Whether you are a fan of O’Reilly or not, you have to at least be sympathetic to his stated goal, which is to get to the real facts by cutting through all the political rhetoric, canned responses and misinformation that nearly all campaign speeches and most news programs have become.

  • Artist Bright is back in the spotlight

    The mood in downtown Louisville tonight will be one of celebration and of achievement and also for many, a time to remember a native son of Shelbyville.

    The Louisville Clock, created by late artist Barney Bright of Shelbyville, has been out of commission for several years but has been restored and will be dedicated at its new location in Theater Square near 4th Street.