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  • VAN STOCKUM: Close calls during World War II, Part 11: Bougainville: Jungle attack, an incredible sight

    After conducting further intensive training in Guadalcanal, we embarked for the invasion of Bougainville, a northern island in the Solomons, about 400 to 500 miles away. We would land in the vicinity of Cape Torokina, Empress Augusta Bay, to seize and defend a Force Beachhead Line (FBL) 2,250 yards deep between the Torokina and Laruma rivers.

    The FBL was a line on the higher land, inland from the beach, which, when occupied, would deny the enemy the opportunity to deliver observed artillery fire on the invasion beach.

  • Where art and sport mix

    A popular art teacher is mixing creative ideas with a trendy sport, and adding a little flare to Shelby County Public Schools’ summer enrichment opportunities.

    Zachary Hypes, Shelby County Teacher of the Year and art teacher at East Middle School, is combining art with skateboarding, scooting and rollerblading at the Shelbyville Skate Park.

    Students in Hypes’ program also will visit the Dave Armstrong Extreme Park in Louisville.

    “This is one of the largest skate parks in the United States,” Hypes said.

  • Bourbon Cellar opens soon

    Businesses keep rolling into Shelby County and a wine tasting, bourbon, wine and beer retail venue will open soon in Shelbyville.

    Instead of being the neighborhood liquor store, owner Julie Fadel wants shopping at Bourbon Cellar to be an experience, similar to distilleries around the area and state.

    The new business plans to open within 60 days and will offer bourbon, craft beer and wine. But as a nod to the neighborhood liquor store, Fadel will offer tobacco products and lottery tickets.

  • Church News - June 21, 2019

     Abundant Life Ministries

    Located at 1100 Equity Street in Shelbyville. The pastor is Justin Barnes.


    All Saints Roman Catholic Church

    Mass is at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays, 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 a.m. on Sunday, and Noon on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.


    Allen Chapel United Methodist

  • Churches need to open up to women in leadership

     To millions of women, Beth Moore is an icon of spiritual wisdom and teaching. She has also become, most unexpectedly, a lightning rod of sorts within evangelical circles.

    For years, Ms. Moore spoke to her legion of followers with not a whiff of controversy, but that quickly changed when she published an open letter to men (which you can read at this link: blog.lproof.org/2018/05/a-letter-to-my-brothers.html), especially men in church leadership.

  • 1944: Shelby County churches cancel classes to protect from illnesses

     10 years ago…

  • Swish 2 Success returns

     The second annual Swish 2 Success Slaughter Elite Camp will return to Shelby County on July 13.

    Hosted by former Shelby County basketball star AJ Slaughter, Collins High School will host this year’s event after last year’s camp had a successful outcome with more than 150 youth attendees.

    Director of Swish 2 Success, Anna Persaud says the event ties closely with the purpose of its existence.

  • Stingrays dominate Hillcrest

     The Shelby Stingrays swim team opened their second meet of the summer, traveling to Hillcrest Country Club in Prospect, to matchup against rival Hillcrest.

    Unfortunately, the meet ended early due to approaching thunderstorms, but not before the Stingrays would take first in 21 of the 44 events.

    “That is why they are our biggest rivals.” Head coach of the Stingrays Tom Coons said, “Hillcrest has good swimmers and they took advantage of that. We definitely relied on our depth to help us.”

  • American Legion splits two in weekend series

     The American Legion baseball team continued their summer over the weekend, playing two games in Eddyville, Ky. Shelbyville lost their first game 1-0 against Rockport, but rebounding in game number two over Lyonn County 12-6.


    Shelbyville 12

    Lyon County 6

  • Cornerstone reaches KCAA finals

     The Cornerstone Christian Softball team finished their 2019 campaign with a runner-up trophy in the KCAA tournament.

    The Bulldogs finished the season 10-5 and reached the State Finals after whopping Somerset 20-6.

    They advanced to the KCAA Championship to face powerhouse Highland Latin. Despite a great effort, the Bulldogs fell short 5-3.