Today's News

  • Class reunions revive memories of cross-county battles

    A cross-town rivalry was rekindled on July 26 when two local high school classes held their 40-year reunions on the same night.

    The 1968 graduating classes from Shelbyville High School and Shelby County High School did not intend to schedule their reunions on the same night.

    Reunion organizers from both schools admitted that getting that many Rockets and Red Devils in close proximity is still a risky venture.

    Thankfully, the reunions were held 5 miles apart and those who had too much to drink weren't allowed to drive.

  • Ice cream social

    The Simpsonville Lions Club is having an ice cream social Saturday from 4 p.m. until ? at First Christian Church on U. S. 60.

    All you can eat ice cream. Adults $5. Children $2.50. Sugar-free desserts are available.

  • UK dean's list

    The University of Kentucky has released the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester.

  • Food for thought: Inspectors keep an eye on eateries

    Whether it's an anniversary, birthday, promotion, graduation or just about any special occasion, how do most people celebrate?

    That's right -- by dining out.

    Everyone knows what's on the menu at their favorite restaurant. But do they know if they're risking their health by eating there?

    The most popular way to gage an establishment's suitability is by their most recent health inspection score, which all restaurants must display.

  • Want to show? Have some $ to spend

    Even though the love of the sport may be priceless, training and showing saddlebreds does come with a hefty price tag. The compiled list below provides approximate prices for the necessary tack a saddlebred enthusiast might spend.


    Depending on your needs, used saddleseat saddles can range in price from $300 to $1,000. New saddles range anywhere from $1,200 to $2500.

    Saddle Pads

    Choose from gel or shell pads, ranging in price from $33 - $40.


  • Great 'happening'

    Was anyone in the Shelbyville"s Downtown area on Saturday night (July 26) to see the crowds gather? At first I thought only a "Santa" appearance could attract such a turnout! But low and behold it was the first Shelby Co. Car Club's Cruise that closed 4th-7th streets. The air was filled with music from the fantastic street dance band and every inch of the pavement was occupied with a multitude of classic and phenomenal automobiles. Everyone was in a festive mood and the predicted rain never materialized.

  • Andriot takes over SCHS boys' soccer team

    When Carlos Rul-Lan stepped down as the Shelby County boys' soccer head coach last school year, B.J. Andriot knew he wanted the job.

    "Being a Shelby County grad I've always wanted to have this job," he said. "It's been my vision. I have two sons coming up, and it was perfect timing, really. So I applied right away."

    Andriot comes in with a wealth of experience, having played at Shelby County and the University of Louisville. And he coached Cornerstone Christian Academy to a state KCAA title two years ago.

  • Heritage gets parking relief

    Shelby County's worst school related traffic jam is finally close to being resolved.

    Construction workers at Heritage Elementary School have been working feverishly in recent weeks to finish a car-rider loop and parking lot project before the start of school.

    And with students set to show up for class in just seven days, the completion of the project is going to come right down to the wire.

    Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent for operations, said he is 98.9 percent confident that the project will be completed before the first day of school.

  • Cornerstone shuffles administration

    Citing difficult financial times, Cornerstone Christian Academy has decided to cut back its administrative positions and has let go one of its longtime educators.

    Jody League, who was the school's principal for the past three years, lost his job earlier this month when the school's board of directors decided to combine the roles of principal and school administrator in order to save money.

    Phil Miller, the chairman of the board of directors, said a dip in student enrollment caused shortfalls in the school's budget, which had to be addressed.

  • Seven arrested in street brawl; robbery

    A group of Hispanics have been arrested and are awaiting deportation in connection with a mass robbery and brawl that occurred on July 24.

    According to Shelbyville Police, a group of seven armed Hispanics, four men and three women, robbed a number of people in the 800 block of Washington Street shortly before 8 p.m.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that police officer Frank Willoughby was driving down Washington Street when he saw a group of people fighting in a parking lot.