Today's News

  • Karas sisters ready to run

    Earlier this season, Collins cross country coach Stephen Drawbaugh said that seventh-grader Gabby Karas told her older sister, senior Caterina, that if it came down to the end of the race and the two were neck-and-neck, she’d let her win the Class 2A KHSAA State Cross Country Championships.

    That very well could be the case Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, although we’ll have to find out about that finish.

  • Titans hope to push their way to victory

    In Round 2 of the Class 4A state football playoffs it’s Round 2 between Collins and Spencer County.

    The Titans beat the Bears, 21-0, on Sept. 23 in Taylorsville in a 4A, District 3 game. When the two meet at 7:30 tonight at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium, the stakes will be higher.

    The winner gets a spot in the Region 2 championship game. If the Titans are victorious, next Friday night they would host the winner  of the game between North Oldham and Western.

  • Guthrie, leaders: There are jobs

    In a still struggling economy, business owners, employers and workers like to know how the government is working to help them. That's why U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) was at the Kentucky Farm Bureau office in Shelbyville on Thursday to host a job discussion with area business and community leaders.

    About 25 people showed to speak with Guthrie before he headed to the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club's meeting for another discussion.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Edwards asks for OK to move even larger

    Edwards Moving & Rigging is expanding for the third time in three years, according to an amended development plan the company has filed with the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Edwards Moving is requesting a change to their plan to add two additional warehouses, one of 18,000 square feet and the other a 7,200 square foot building, said Ryan Libke, Triple S executive director.

    A message left for at Edwards Moving was not returned by press time.

  • Trims & Whims: Expanded annual event supports scholarship funds

    For the 31st year Trims & Whims will set up shop in Shelby County, raising money for local scholarships during its run today and Saturday at Wright Elementary School.

    “We have a lot of new vendors to go along with several of our returning favorites,” said Joanna Freels, the co-chair of the event for Alpha Delta Kappa, the teachers’ sorority that puts on the yearly event.

  • Ag Report: Nov. 11, 2011

    NAILE show continues

    at state fairgrounds

    Thousands of animals, Quarter Horse roundups, youth in agriculture and a giant country store for shopping are part of the North American International Livestock Show, which continues through Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

  • IMI beefs security in face of strike

    Irving Materials Inc. continues to struggle through strike issues with its unionized employees.

    A representative that answered the phone at IMI's Shelbyville plant, located on the State Garage Road off of 7 Mile Pike, confirmed that the plant has hired extra security here in case a problem arises.

    Although he declined to give his name, the representative did say no problems have occurred since the strike began in September.

    "We just hired them to be safe, there hasn't been a bit of trouble," he said.

  • Roll Forming adds new technology


    The installation of innovative technology at Roll Forming Corporation not only has propelled forward the company’s capabilities, but it also has saved jobs and cemented the plant’s future.

    Officials and employees had another day of celebration at their plant on Brooks Industrial Drive on Wednesday with the official launching of new technology that went into production in October.

  • Election 2012, President, lots of local races on tap

    With six statewide races complete, election officials now turn their focus toward what will be a busy year in 2012.

    Not only will a new president and vice president be elected – along with a new U.S. House of Representatives – but there will be a significant slate of elections in Shelby County as well.

    Candidates don’t have to file for office until after Jan. 1, but the slate would include court officers, city council races and some school board seats.

  • EARLIER: Assault victim remains critical

    A Shelbyville woman who was brutally assaulted Saturday is showing some improvement although  she still has not regained consciousness, a member of her family said.

    Denisse Escareno, 24, is still listed in critical condition at the University of Louisville Medical Center after being left on the side of Mount Eden Road after being severely beaten.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Eric Hettinger said no arrests have been made in the case, and her assailant remains still at large.