Today's News

  • New classes to help inmates better themselves

    Jeremy Harrell of Shelby County is mainly known for his work with veterans, but he has recently tried his hand at something new. 

    The Veterans Club founder has begun working with inmates in jails around the state, as a separate project disconnected from Veterans Club and his usual work.

    “I also believe it’s very important to serve the community as a whole,” Harrell said. “Whether that’s veterans or civilians, that doesn’t really matter.”

  • EV road trip launches in Shelby County

     Shelby Energy and Diageo got a taste of a possible future earlier this week when an EV road trip made a stop at their facilities.

    According to Kevin Osbourn, a spokesman for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperative, the stop was the last in a road trip that took an electric car all around the state to showcase the benefits of driving electric vehicles.

    “We call it the Great EV Road Trip,” Osbourn said. “This was the third one we did.”

  • Our fear of missing out makes us miss out

    By Jerry Cappel

    I think I am getting old. More and more things I remember about my youth are totally absent from the worlds of not just children or teens around me, but 30-something adults as well.

    Rotary phones, transistor radios and carburetors on cars are among these things.

    Another of these things is what I remember as "blue laws."

  • Church News - May 31, 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

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  • Bringing the grocery store to your home

    Tom Abbott had a cool idea, although it left his pocket lighter.

    The Ethington Building Supply lumber salesman wanted to find a way for farmers to cooperate, instead of compete.

    That’s where the Friendly Farm Fridge comes in.

    Abbott, with the help of daughter Graycee Pratt, will run a mobile grocery from a trailer that you’ll see parked around the county soon.

    Its first location will be the Rural King parking lot on weekends. Hours and locations may vary, Abbott said, as a customer base grows.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Ag teacher concerned about proposed changes

    During the public input portion of Thursday’s regular Shelby County Public Schools Board of Education meeting, board members heard from Shelby County High School agriculture instructor Kerwin Ewing and his concerns about some proposed changes to the Ag program.

    Ewing told board members he was against the recent proposal that would temporarily move the SCHS agriculture program at Shelby County to Collins during a two-year renovation project at Shelby County High School. Ewing said he is against the proposal even on a temporary basis as recommended by the Ag Committee.

  • Goodbye to her family

    Resource teacher Kathie Wrightson will miss teaching, but not just yet.

    Wrightson, a Shelby County High School resource teacher, will miss “her kids” and colleagues when she retires June 20 after 27 years teaching, 26 at SCHS.

    But retirement is a relative word.

    Wrightson works with gifted and talented students, an area that most people misunderstand, she said.

  • Cowboy up

     The Rockets have adopted the mantra of their ace pitcher.

    After Caleb Collins secured the Rockets’ spot in the 8th Region Tournament in a win over Spencer County last week he referred to himself as a cowboy, citing the tough-as-nails approach he takes on the mound.

    And now the Shelby County baseball team has exploded into the 8th Region championship game.

  • Titans fall to Bearcats 10-9

     Riding a seven-game winning streak heading in to the 8th Region Tournament, the Collins softball team ran into a buzz saw in the first round against Walton-Verona.

    Despite a four-run sixth inning, the Titans were not able to overcome a 10-5 Bearcat lead, falling 10-9 to end the Titans season.

    Walton-Verona struck first in the top of the third inning, scoring three runs to take an early lead.