Today's News

  • Sunday storm in Shelby cools heat, knocks out power

    Monday morning bore the signs of nature’s weekend rage through Shelby County, with some trees still partially blocking some roadways, houses and barns still smoking from lightning strikes and power still out to more than 1,000 residents.

    Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said that though the storm that blew through Shelby County Sunday night bore down on the community with 60-mile-per hour winds, but it didn’t bring any tornadoes with it.

  • Births

    Hudson son
    Chris and Chrissy Hudson of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on June 5, 2012 at Norton Suburban Hospital. He has been named Isaiah Michael Hudson. He was born at 7:06 p.m. Weighing 8 pounds and three ounces, and was 20 ½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Owen and Sue Bond of Cropper, Lasca Kisslinger of Shelbyville, Betty Hudson of Shelbyville and the late Clarence "Clyde" McClain and John Hudson. Great-Grandparents are Robert and Elizabeth Tipton of Waddy, Corine Shouse of Shelbyville.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: June 29, 2012

    East Middle football practice

  • Cresap is preseason All-American

    Lindsey Wilson College sophomore-to-be Branden Cresap, a 2011 graduate of Collins, has been named a third-team preseason All-American by Beyond Sports College Network.

  • 'Carmageddon' the sequel?


  • Brown seeks Nationwide exemption

    Brandon Brown could earn another exemption this weekend.

    Brown, a professional golfer from Shelbyville who has already earned an exemption to play in a PGA Tour event later this summer, could earn one to a Nationwide Tour event in July.

  • Starting all over again is going to be fun

    It may be too early to start making reservations for next year’s Final Four in Atlanta – although some of you in Big Blue Nation probably already have – but University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari says he likes what he has seen so far out of his next team.

  • News briefs: June 29, 2012

    Animal shelter facing overcrowding problems


    The Shelby County Animal Shelter is facing a crisis from overcrowding and may have to euthanatize some of its animals as soon as today, which would end the county’s four years of having a No Kill status.

    Since May 1, shelter officials say they have taken in 110 dogs and 128 cats and kittens and are running out of space for new animals that are arriving.

  • Efforts continue to raise money for van for disabled boy

    Margaret Hall has come up against one obstacle after another in her quest to obtain a van fitted for wheelchair access for her son, Glenn.

    But now things may be looking up.

    At least, the ball is rolling in that direction she said.

    “We had a meeting at church last night and everybody was very kind, and said they would be willing to help with some different events,” she said.

    Hall had entered a contest in May to win a fully equipped van with wheelchair access, but did not win.

  • Historical graduates

    Historical Society coordinator John Graham (left) presents framed certificates to three high school seniors who were the first interns in an educational program that took place this school year. Posed with antique desks and with a Science Hill School senior picture composite were Austin Dupre, Kathryn Harden and Olivia Sherrod.