Today's News

  • Masonic finishes 28th among best employers

    asonic Home of Shelbyville finished No. 28 among large companies on the 2012 list of the best places to work in Kentucky, as judged by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    Masonic is the first company in recent years to be part of the list and be shown has having a base in Shelby County. The listing also included Masonic’s facility in Louisville.

    MassMutual Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group and Genentech, Inc. were ranked No. 1 in ceremonies held last week in Louisville.

  • Real Estate deeds: April 27, 2012

    March 12-13

    Ana Y. Torres and Kentucky Housing Corp. to Kentucky Housing Corp. and Federal National Mortgage Association, property on Burks Branch Road, $54,000

    Maryd D. Long to Maria and David O. Edwards, Lot 47, Orchard Crossing. $128,500

    Hartwell and Betty Montford to Billy Raye And Lavenna Fay Quire, Tract 5, Triangle Farms, $25,000

    Aneeta K. and Warren D. Tripp to Michael W. and Susan L. Vonhoven, Lots 164A and 165, Persimmon Ridge, Phase VIII, $540,000

  • WICHE: Pruning chores after the big spring bloom

    June 1 is the official cutoff that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to prune properly, because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.

    This spring was a great one for spring bloomers: lilacs, viburnums, azaleas, rhododendrons and many others were all able to do their thing without a major frost or freeze here at the farm.

  • SCHS baseball team wins 2

    The Shelby County baseball team won a pair of games to end last week.

    The Rockets (13-6) beat host Nelson County, 8-3, on Thursday night, then avenged an earlier-season loss by beating North Hardin, 9-1, Saturday afternoon at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    SCHS 8, NELSON COUNTY 3:The Rockets used a 6-run fifth inning for their fourth consecutive victory. Shelby County, which also scored single runs in the third and sixth innings, trailed the Cardinals (6-10) 2-1 heading into the fifth inning before the Rockets blew up.  

  • Titans hold on for 1st victory

    LOUISVILLE – The Collins girls’ lacrosse team celebrated its first victory this past Friday.

    The Titans, a first-year program that also has two players from Shelby County High School on the team, beat the Rebel Hawks – a team comprised of athletes from Atherton – 6-5, in their second match at Sacred Heart’s BraveHeart Tournament.

    “We were so excited,” junior Chloe Crumpton said.

  • ‘Ketchup’ spices up Titans’ triumph

    Lindsey Ketcham (a.k.a. "Ketchup") & Co. had the Shelby County softball team playing catch-up most of Monday evening.

    Ketcham, the recently anointed lead-off hitter for Collins, reached base in all four of her at-bats, knocked in two runs and scored twice – including the game-ending run on Bailey Rankin's double in the bottom of the fifth inning ­­– in the host Titans’ 12-2 triumph over the crosstown-rival Rockets.

    Ketcham, a sophomore right fielder, helped key Collins' 6-run first inning.

  • Cervantes pitches, bats Titans to 9th in a row

    The Collins baseball team registered one of the biggest victories of its brief history this past Thursday night.

    The host Titans topped 20th-ranked Trinity, 4-3, on Chris Cervantes’ base hit in the bottom of the seventh inning for their ninth consecutive victory. 

    “That was probably one of the best wins for our team,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “Any time you beat Trinity in anything I feel like you’ve accomplished something.”

  • Brown makes late charge for another title

    Shelbyville’s Brandon Brown did it again, and this time in very dramatic fashion.

    Brown, who won a National Golf Association Pro Golf Tour-best four times last year, picked up his first victory of this season Sunday.

    Brown, who started the final round of the Mountain Lakes Classic in Seneca, S.C. seven shots off the lead, fired a 7-under-par 64 to force a playoff with 54-hole leader Nick Rousey. Brown then beat Rousey on the third extra hole to take home the first-place check for $22,250 in the Tour’s seventh event of the season.

  • News briefs: April 25, 2012

    Prescription drop-off

    statewide on Saturday


    State officials on Monday encouraged Kentuckians to clear out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of old medications through a national prescription drug take-back program.

  • Local woman attend conference

    Katherine Tingle (left) and Sherry Ferguson of the Shelby County Farm Bureau attended the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s state women’s leadership conference in Bowling Green. The highlight of the event was a dinner, live country music show and a cruise on The General Jackson showboat in Nashville. Tingle is the co-chair of the SCFB’s women’s committee, and Ferguson is chair of the of that committee in Fayette County.