Today's News

  • Washington field trip

    The eighth-grade students at Cornerstone Christian Academy took a class field trip to Washington, D.C. with stops at Mount Vernon, Gettysburg and Hershey, Pa. A highlight of the trip was the honor of participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. 

  • On campus: June 22, 2012

    Matthews on dean’s list at Vanderbilt

    David Baxter Matthews made the dean’s list at Vanderbilt University. Matthews, a junior who attends the college of arts and science and has a major in political science and economics, received a grade-point average of 3.75. Students must have a 3.5 to make the dean’s list. He is a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and is the son of Melissa and Charlie Matthews, both of Shelbyville, and grandson of Betty Matthews and Josie Moffett.


  • 2012 Shelby County Fair

    Claire Schaefer was crowned the 2012 Shelby County Fair teen.

  • Horse show is off to a familiar start

    A familiar and now venerable face stole the show Wednesday on opening night of the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Don Harris, who for decades dominated the sport from his training operations in Simpsonville before moving to Cox’s Creek, was the winner in the Junior 3-Gaited Park class.

    Harris, who is 81, won aboard Nut A Chance in his only mount of the night.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Breighton Park can make plans for a new office building

    A past precedent set the stage for an unenthusiastic, 5-1, approval from the Triple S Planning Commission at Tuesday’s meeting.

    The request was for amending two lots in Breighton Business Center into three lots.

    The commission peppered presenter Kerry Magan with questions about whether or not the developers would be back several times with similar requests to make smaller lots in the development.

  • Ag Report: June 22, 2012

    Shelby student among 84

    in KFB ag leadership program


    Spencer Hammond of Shelby County is one of 84 high school juniors from 54 counties who are attended Kentucky Farm Bureau’s  27th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), held in two locations this month.

  • Business Briefcase: June 22, 2012

    Engineer Karem earns

    advanced certifications

    Engineer Wayne A. Karem of Shelbyville has been designated as a Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

    A diplomate is a board-certified engineer who has gained the credentials by achieving advanced education and experience as a geotechnical engineer.

  • New business: Waggs 2 Whiskers, LLC

    Address: No office, just in-home care.


    Who we are:The owner of Waggs 2 Whiskers is Kelly Catlett, who has had and loved pets essentially all of her life. She has had experience with animals of all types, shapes and sizes at the Shelby County Animal Shelter, where she has been a volunteer for 5 years. Also working with Kelly will be her daughter, Megan Hammersmith. Hammersmith also has had many years’ experience in pet care with her own pets and has done pet sitting for many friends.


  • Shelby County wheat farmers hoping for good harvest

    Wheat production may not be a farmer’s bread-and-butter crop in Shelby County, but thanks to an almost non-existent winter and a mild spring, most farmers in the county not only have enjoyed a slightly larger yield but also  already have harvested their crops.

    “I just finished harvesting; now I’m getting ready to plant soybeans,” said Paul Hornback, who said he got 80 bushels of wheat per acre from the 100 acres he had planted on his farm near Bagdad.

  • Shelby company moves big load down U.S. 60

    Motorists along Freedom’s Way in Shelbyville on Wednesday may have glimpsed an incredible sight:  a 2-story-tall, megaton piece of machinery was parked on the side of the road near the intersection of Burks Branch Road.

    But the excitement didn’t really begin until 7 p.m., when crews from several agencies arrived to continue transporting this 20-foot-tall, 275,500-pound industrial dryer to a plant outside Harrodsburg.