Today's News

  • We congratulate: Our celebrations of community

    Another Labor Day has passed, which is when the communities of Waddy and now Martinsville officially set in motion some of Shelby County’s wonderful traditions: the fall season of community festivals.

    Bagdad and Mount Eden have their days in the spring and summer, but the fall – or the late-summer days leading up to it – have become the gathering time for all aspects of our communities.

  • On balance during the election season, let’s all remain friends


    One of those droll little Facebook cartoons appeared in my news feed the other day. I don’t know where these originate or recall who passed this one along, but the punch line went something like: “I wish there was a filter for ‘ignore political comments,’ so I don’t lose all my friends between now and the election.”

  • Pregnancy center about ready to open new facility

    September is a busy season for the staff and volunteers of A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center.

    This week, they host their annual fall banquet at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, and later this month they will open their new facility on Clay Street in Shelbyville.

    “This has been an amazing year as we’ve watched our dreams come to life in the new space in the center of Shelbyville,” ALC Executive Director Jan Antos said. “To see the finishing touches come together is truly remarkable. It’s a God thing.”

  • Shelby Democrats turn out in support of Adkins

    About 50 people turned out to meet with congressional candidate Bill Adkins on Thursday night at a Democratic fundraiser on Main Street.

    Adkins, a Williamstown attorney, is seeking the 4th District seat vacated by a 4-term Republican incumbent, Geoff Davis, who resigned in July after previously announcing he wouldn’t seek reelection. His opponent is Republican Thomas Massie.

  • EARLIER: I-64 ramp: Immediate fix needed

    With the widening project on Interstate 64 in Shelby County under way, highway engineers are being encouraged to find a solution to make the dangerous eastbound merge ramp at Exit 32 safer during the construction process.

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) said Tuesday he is hopeful that engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are going to be able to figure out a way to improve the ramp during the 2 years expected for it to be replaced, because the construction actually has made the ramp more dangerous than it was.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Sept. 5, 2012


    Juan Ramos-Gutierrez, 23, of 638 10th St. was arrested Sept. 2 at 182 Midland Blvd. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, first offense, no operator’s license, failure to wear a seat belt, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and giving a false name or address to an officer.

  • Rockets lose a tough one

    A heart-stopping football game had a heart-breaking ending for Shelby County on Friday night.

  • Titans remember their home offense

    It was home, sweet home for Collins High School’s football team.

    The Titans, playing their first game at Titans Stadium in nearly two years, outscored, outlasted and outmuscled Oldham County, 28-14, Friday night. A little help from Hollywood didn’t hurt either.

  • Familiar story: Karas way out in front

    Gabby Karas picked up Saturday where she left off last season.

    Karas, an eighth-grader at Collins and the reigning Class 2A state cross-country champ, captured the girls’ race in the Shelby County Invitational.

  • Collins nips No. 14 Mercer, 1-0, in boys’ soccer match


    In a clash of Titans, and Top 15 teams, the 10th-ranked Collins boys’ soccer squad topped No. 14 Mercer County, 1-0,this past Thursday night at Titans Stadium.

    Zack Miller’s goal off a pass from Walker Andriot was the difference for the host Titans, who got one save from goalkeeper Brandon Hughes.