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Today's News

  • Shelby County's summer crops aren’t so hot

    Farmers in Shelby County are asking for help getting their crops in this year – and it’s not just for people with strong backs either.

    “If you know any rain dances…or go wash your car, or whatever,” said Leo Young, who operates a farm near Simpsonville. “I’m trying to stay upbeat, but we could use some rain.”

    Recent scorching temperatures coupled with a dearth of moisture have combined to put the local growing season in possible peril.

  • New Business: Ink-n-Threads

    Address: 211 Breighton Circle, Suite 5, Shelbyville

  • Business Briefcase: July 13, 2012

    Fussenegger named president of regional tourism group

    Kentucky’s Bourbon, Horses & History marketing region announces Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau, as its new president, replacing Kelly Barron of the Radcliff/Fort Knox CVB, whose appointment expired on June 30.

  • Rabies clinics help keep down cases; immunization required to renew pet licenses

    Did you know that state and local law requires pet owners to vaccinate their dogs, cats, and ferrets for rabies each year?

    Did you know a county license is also required for these pets? Owners need to show proof of rabies vaccine to purchase a license.

    This is not just another instance of government control and red tape. Rabies vaccination and licensure have been credited with keeping the number of rabies cases low in the state of Kentucky and across the country.

  • Balanced team advances

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 11-year-old all-star baseball team’s biggest strength may be its balance.

    “What we have is a lot of players who can play a lot of different positions,” Coach Jeff Crisp said. “We have a really versatile team…the flexibility of the team is what makes them so good.”

  • Tune-up game would have helped

    There was one thing Shelby County Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old All-Star Coach Yogi Peyton would’ve liked his team to have had before it began play in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament on Thursday night – a game.

  • Post 37 walks away with 2 victories

    It has been a bounce-back and a comeback week for the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team.

    Coming off a weekend in which it was outscored, 28-5, in two road games in southern Indiana, Post 37 rallied for a pair of victories Tuesday and Wednesday nights at home.

  • Borders completes cross-USA trip

    Chase Borders, a junior-to-be at Collins, will finish up his cross-country bicycle trip Sunday.

  • SOUDER: Going up or going down?

    No doubt you have had the experience of standing outside an elevator and had someone ask you, “Going up?” or conversely, “Going down?” The point of the question, obviously, is to give you an opportunity to get on that particular elevator if it is going the direction in which you wish to go.

    It is always important to know which way an elevator is going (and which way you want to go on it), but an even more important question to consider is this: As a society, are we going up or going down?

  • WICHE: Fear not, bamboo can be controlled

    Most of us have learned to fear bamboo. I used to think that the only good place for them was in planting beds that were smack-dab-in-the-middle of parking lots…no chance of a runner reaching your garden in that case.

    It’s the horror stories that stick with us. We usually only hear about the invasive claims about bamboo and how it escaped a neighbor’s yard only to take over your prized perennial bed.

    Well, anything left unchecked can become a problem, and there are ways to contain invasive bamboos; and some that don’t even need it.