Today's News

  • Arts bulletin board: Oct. 12, 2012

    Adult drama ‘Proof’ opens upstairs at theater

    Shelby County Community Theatre announces its production of Proof, written by David Auburn and directed by Jack Wann, which opens tonight in the Upstairs at 801 Series.

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For reservations call 502-633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Proofcontains strong language.


  • News briefs: Oct. 12, 2012

    Shelby teachers out of running for state’s top teacher award

    The semifinal list for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award has been trimmed to nine, and two Shelby County teachers among the finalists have been eliminated.

    Sloane Barnett of Simpsonville Elementary and Jennifer Cox of East Middle School had been among the 24 on the final list, but when  the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. announced its final six their names weren’t included.

  • Church news: October 12, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The annual family day will be Sunday beginning with the 9:30 a.m. service with guest speaker Rev. Norman White, former pastor of St. John United Methodist Church. Rev. Hezzy Jewell of Bethany Baptist in Louisville will be the speaker at the 3:30 p.m. service. The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

  • EARLIER: Outlet mall: Residents, developers compromising on issues

    With the Triple S Planning Commission set next Tuesday to discuss and possibly make a recommendation on a zone change request for a second proposed outlet mall in Simpsonville, representatives of those involved are working behind the scenes to make that process go a little more smoothly than it might have.

  • Election 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Stephen Cohn

    Stephen Cohn said he has three reasons for entering into the political arena for the first time: his wife and two children.

    “I am running for Shelbyville City Council because I care about the future of our city for my children and all the residents that call Shelbyville home,” said Cohn, one of five Republicans among 11 candidates vying for six council seats. “I would like to see my children grow up in a safe, secure and thriving city that can provide a great place to live, work and play.

  • Election 2012: Shelby County School Board: Prime subjects: Finances vs. performance

    As voters enter the polls on Nov. 6 for the District 2 and District 5 Shelby County Board of Education races their choices will come down to two main issues: taxes and student achievement.

    Incumbents Sam Hinkle (District 2) and Brenda Jackson (District 5) have responded to claims of board over-spending and alleged unnecessary tax increases, but both have focused more on increasing student achievement as their main goals.

  • Election 2012: Shelby County School Board: Sam Hinkle

    Running for his fourth term on the Shelby County Board of Education, Sam Hinkle has a focus on one thing: achievement.

    Hinkle, who for 12 years has served District 2, said “Academic achievement for all students” is the biggest issue facing the board.

    He points to three programs as the board’s biggest achievements in his time — all-day kindergarten, the accelerated academies at both high schools and summer school for those needing extra help in reading — and all three are focused on achievement.

  • Ag Report: Oct. 12, 2012

    New program for beef producers opens at Shelby extension office

    The Shelby County Extension Office will be the site of the opening session of a new program called Master Stocker, which is open to any beef producer who is involved in or interested in raising stocker cattle.  

    Master Stocker includes eight classroom sessions covering topics that will improve your understanding of best management recommendations for stocker and backgrounding operations.  

  • Business briefcase: Oct. 12, 2012

    Shelbyville fails to make

    ‘prettiest places’ final round


    The Shelbyville/Shelby County Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau learned this week that Downtown Shelbyville didn’t make the finals in the “Prettiest Painted Places in America” contest.

  • Soybean harvest yields a mixed bag

    Cooler and drier air following last week’s heavy rains have brought new smiles to the faces of Shelby County’s soybean farmers.

    Soybeans have become one of the most bountiful crops in the county, following a spurt in popularity nationally during the past couple of decades, but those same farmers may not be smiling about their output during this odd environmental year.