Today's News

  • Shelby student on service team

  • On campus: July 6, 2012

    Shelby students on Bellarmine dean's list

  • Church news: July 6, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • EARLIER: Outlet mall questions get no answers

    Six people – including two speakers – who went to the Simpsonville City Commission’s meeting on Tuesday to get answers departed with little more information than they had when they arrived.

    Bill Brammell, who is on retainer for the city to sit in for vacationing City Attorney Hite Hays, basically ended the discussion before Barbara Shadley could ask her first question by explaining the ground rules for the session.

  • Cool items are hot sellers

    As summer continues to hit record high temperatures, some businesses are building off that heat. But one of the most important summer mainstays seems to have all but disappeared from the county’s landscape.

    Neighborhoods are missing that familiar jingle that sends kids running into the streets on a sweltering evening, because it appears that nearly all the ice cream trucks have taken their frozen treats else where this year. And no one seems to know where all the trucks have gone.

  • Ag Report: July 6, 2012

    Collins student Eades wins state FFA contest

    Sarah Eades, a senior member of the Collins High School FFA, won the state championship for extemporaneous speaking at the convention held at Rupp Arena in Lexington and will advance to the national competition in October in Indianapolis.

  • New business: D. E. Merritt & Associates, LLC

    Address: 320 Main St., Shelbyville

    Who we are:  Daniel E. Merritt recently retired from the U. S. Coast Guard. He has more than 20 years experience in safety and security with the United States military. He  is a certified security specialist and has been trained in tactical and covert entry.  He has trained with international special forces, multiple government agencies and recently kidnap rescue and hostage survival with former elite British military. 

  • Business Briefcase: July 6, 2012

    Survey shows food prices continue to drop in 2nd quarter

    Your cost to buying food in your supermarket again has dropped, according to the Marketbasket Survey conducted by Kentucky Farm Bureau in 26 markets across the state, including Shelbyville.

    The second-quarter survey showed that the total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $113.03. This reflects a decrease of $2.68, or 2.3 percent, from the same list of items reported in the previous quarter.

  • Arts Briefs: July 6, 2012

    Shelby native Sheehy lands 2 roles at outdoor theater

    Shelbyville native Michael Sheehy, a student at the University of Kentucky, and is  spending the summer working at the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre in Snow Camp, N.C., a professional outdoor drama that produces two historical shows, a children’s show and a Broadway musical.

    Sheehy will be playing Hannibal Quave in Pathway to Freedomand George in The Sword of Peace.

  • News briefs: July 6, 2012

    Another record high, another hot forecast

    If you think the heat was stifling in Shelby County on Thursday – when another record high was set at  103, breaking the record of 98 set in 1994 – get ready for more of it.

    Forecasts call for the mercury to rise to 103 today, with the heat index as high as 108. Those numbers are forecast to be 102 and 107 on Saturday.

    Excessive heat warnings have been issued until 9 p.m. Saturday. Air quality also is considered to be poor.