Today's News

  • Pearcy wins again

    Daniel Pearcy is a winner again.

    The 13-year-old Shelbyville native posted his second victory of the season in the Ralph Firman Racing Cars Indy Karting Series this past weekend.

    Pearcy took the lead with three laps to go, then won the Junior Supercan race in the 20th annual Lebanon (Ind.) Grand Prix.

    Pearcy's victory — he previously won the Lafayette Square Mall Grand Prix in Indianapolis on June 19 — solidified his points lead and came on the temporary course set up in the parking lot at Lebanon High School.

  • Stone a ‘top sleeper’

    It’s been a big summer for some area basketball players.

    Brian Stone, a rising 6-foot-7 senior at Collins, was recently named one of the “top sleepers” – and was also a second team all-star - at the 32nd Annual High Potential/Blue Chip Camp’s first session (June 26-30) at Georgetown College.

    Then last week Stone helped his 17-year-old AAU team (the BA Hoyas) to a second-place finish in the Eddie Ford HoopFest at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. 

  • SCHS grad trying to make final 5 of KSTV tryout

    Chris Morris spent the early part of this week in the place where "When you wish upon a star" is a popular phrase.

    Meanwhile he’s hoping his own wish comes true.

  • Shelby finishes fourth at East State tourney

    The Shelby County 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars had a solid showing in the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament.

    They split their first two games over the weekend before blasting Bath County 17-6 Tuesday night at Pulaski County High School in Somerset. They were eliminated later that night, though, with a 6-4 loss to Southeastern - the same team that beat them in their first game.

    "We came up just a little short," said Coach Doug Likes, whose team finished in fourth-place.


    Shelby County 17, Bath County 6

  • Sports Bulletin Board: July 22, 2011

    Youth football sign-ups
    The Shelby County/Puss Greenwell Youth Football League will have sign-ups Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at Daniel Field. Forms are also available at the FAC through Aug. 5 (the last day to sign-up). Evaluation Camp dates and times for first-year players or those moving up a league are as follows: Kindergarten-2nd grade at 11:30 a.m. July 30; grades 3-4 6-7 p.m. July 26 & 28; grades 5-6 7-8 p.m. July 26 & 28. Visit their Facebook page at  Shelbyville KY Youth Football.

  • Farm benefit will raise money for local charities

    Gallrein Farms will have its first Family Fun Fundraiser Saturday, and Randie Gallrein said she’s hoping folks will look past the heat and come out to support several local charities.

    “Everybody just loves the stuff we do in the fall, and families come out and have a great time, so we thought we’d give them another chance to come out and have fun on the farm,” she said. “Hopefully the weather won’t scare them off.”

    This time, though, the Gallrein family decided to give back while having fun on the farm.

  • News Briefs: July 22, 2011

    Gov. candidate David Williams to speak to Shelby County Republicans

    Kentucky Senate President and Governor candidate David Williams will speak and answer questions at the Shelby County Republican Party's next meeting at 7 p.m. on July 28 at the Stratton Center. The meeting is open to all registered Republicans. Donations of food items will be collected for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. For more information, contact party chair Jennifer Decker, 502-773-2326.

    State receives 2 education awards

  • Draft beer at home

    The craft beer movement continues to sweep across the United States, and appears to finally be taking root in Shelbyville.

    While mass beer sales have declined over the last several years, the craft beer market has continued to grow, taking a larger and larger portion of the overall sales.

    Although still a small part of the market, it seems that people locally are starting to indulge in the quality of craft beers over mass produced products from larger brewers.

  • Business Briefcase: July 22, 2011

    SCPS members attend professional meeting

  • Fayette conservationist addresses farm group

    Farmer and land preservationist Frank Penn told a local farmland preservation group it needs to make allies with local citizens, business and farm groups to maintain support for farmland preservation.

    Penn spoke at a fundraiser for Shelby Area Rural Conservation (SARC), a new organization hoping to establish preservation easements on farmland in Shelby and surrounding areas.

    The group recently gained its non-profit status and is working on a donated conservation easement in Oldham County, SARC President Jim Ellis said.