Today's News

  • Finchville Baptist opens 220th anniversary to community

     Even though they are more than 200 years old, some of the original bricks that built Finchville Baptist Church are still holding on today.

    And on Aug. 4, the church will celebrate the history those bricks represent as it invites the community to its 220th birthday party.

  • LG&E unveils solar fields

     LG&E and KU Energy officially cut the ribbon to the new solar field in Simpsonville Wednesday morning.

    The field marks the beginning of the Simpsonville energy share program, a program designed to allow energy customers who want to use solar energy without the high upfront costs usually associated with going to solar energy.

  • HorseSensing guests at Old Stone Inn gather to help veterans

    Famous names in the horse industry, politicians and veterans groups gathered Tuesday evening to hear about HorseSensing, a program to train veterans, former inmates, domestic abuse survivors and at-risk youth to deal with Post Traumatic Stress, addiction and other issues through horse therapy.

    Dr. Sally and David Broder held the event to educate the public about benefits of HorseSensing.

  • Jeptha Creed donates funs to buy K-9 for Shelbyville Police Department

    A generous donation will bring back a furry crime-fighting tool to Shelbyville Police Department.

    Jeptha Creed Craft Distillery recently donated money for a K-9 to SPD that includes training for what will be the youngest officer on the force.

    “It’s a very generous donation,” SPD Chief Bruce Gentry said. “Jeptha Creed wants to be a big part of the community and this will revive the K-9 program.”

  • VAN STOCKUM: Close calls during World War II; Part 13 – Guam: The Marianas Turkey Shoot

    I am returning to my current series “Close Calls During World War II” after having written two intervening columns.

    In early January 1944, following the successful completion of our assault of Bougainville, the Third Marine Division returned to Guadalcanal. I was then advanced from command of a company of the First Battalion, 21st Marines to become its Executive Officer, second-in-command of a 1,000-man infantry unit.

  • Rockets place 3rd at Hawks Classic

     Junior Zac Houchin led three Rockets shooting under 80 to pace the boys’ golf team to a third place finish at the Hawks Classic at My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course Saturday in Bardstown.

    The Rockets shot a 316 as a team, trailing 1st place team LaRue County – 304- and 2nd place team St. Henry – 304 . 

    Houchin said he didn’t have an issue driving the ball, but he feels he didn’t perform well around the green. 

  • Collins falls to Trinity in Soccerama

     A couple timely miscues cost the Collins boys’ soccer team in a 2-0 loss to Trinity in the school’s Soccerama Saturday.

    Teams from all over the state descended on Collins High School for the event, which featured games all day. Collins faced the always-talented Shamrocks, who finished last season 18-1 with their only loss coming to Ballard in the 7th Region Tournament.

    The Titans battled Trinity for the majority of the contest, but two times Trinity was able to get behind the Titans defense and scored.

  • Storm take 1 of 3 versus Lightning



    The Shelby Storm football teams traveled to Lyndon, Kentucky at the Lyndon Lighting Recreation center as all three age groups –Mighty Mites, Pee Wees and Juniors- took on the Lyndon Lightning for their first game of the season.

    The Mighty Mites blew through their competition defeating the Lightning 37-0. However the Pee Wees and juniors lost by scores of  


    Mighty Mites Storm 37

    Lightning 0

  • Playing fast

     On Friday, fans got their first look at the 2019 Shelby County High School football team as the Rockets hosted Western Hills for a preseason scrimmage. 

    Although there were no official scores or stats taken for the game, the Rockets performance gave fans a reason to be excited. 

    Rockets head coach Todd Shipley said he felt the scrimmage went well and was pleased with how fast his team played. 

  • Carrie Berry opening Legacy Dance Factory in Shelyville

    Legacy. That’s what drives Carrie Berry.

    Berry, a professional dancer, will open Legacy Dance Factory in Shelbyville Sept. 1 as a legacy to her first dance teacher, her mom, Connie Curry, who owns a dance studio in Louisville.

    “I grew up in the studio,” Berry said. “It was a blessing to have that experience.”

    When Berry moved to Shelbyville several years ago, she surveyed the local dance scene. “They really needed a professionally trained staff,” she said of other dance studios.