Today's News

  • Datebook - March 20, 2019

    This Week

    Plate it up Cooking Club

    Join the Extension for an Irish Meal at the Plate It Up Cooking Club at noon on Wednesday, March 20 at your Shelby County Extension Office. For a fee of just $5, you will get to help prepare and eat several Irish recipes. Call 633-4593 to reserve your spot at this month’s International Culinary Adventure.

    Shelby County Community Theatre Academy classes

  • More than just a hobbyhorse

    Jeremy Harrell had tried a number of options to readjust to civilian life after serving in the military, but working with horses changed everything.

    “I’m a combat veteran from Iraq, and I’ve been through traditional therapy modalities for years,” he said. “This is the only thing that’s really helped me.”

  • PSC: Farmdale Water District has excessive loss

     The Public Service Commission is preparing to open an investigation into multiple utilities across the state that it says have significant water loss totals, including one in Shelby County. 

    The PSC listed the Farmdale Water District, which is primarily in Franklin County but also includes small parts of Shelby and Anderson counties, among a number of utilities it is investigating for high water loss.

    According to a press release, Farmdale has reported a 35.93 percent water loss total, well above the PSC’s allowable level of 15 percent loss.

  • Shelby farmer has Kentucky's top no-till corn yield for 2018

    Shelbyville farmer Kevin Smith seems to have the biggest bushels in Kentucky.

    Smith recently earned the first-place state yield award in the 2018 National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest.

     Smith grows corn and soybeans on his farm on Figgs Store Road and won his award in the “A No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated” category.

  • Med-evac visits Shelby ATC nursing students

    Health care students attending the Shelby County Area Technology Center got up close and personal with the Air Methods Medical Helicopter Kentucky 12, which flew in just for them from Lebanon.

    The visit was coordinated by the Shelby County’s EMT Services Chief Jerrett Barnes. Barnes said the pilots take frequent trips to schools in Kentucky to help students in their search in health career possibilities.

  • United Champion Schools begin league play

     Collins and Shelby County high schools Tuesday started play in the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program.

    The program, supported by the U.S. Department of Special Education, pairs individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to participate in three components: Inclusive Youth Leadership, Whole School Engagement and Unified Sports. The program covers 80 schools across Kentucky that participate at various levels and in various sports.  Nationwide there are nearly 7,000 schools participating. 

  • Building something

     The Collins boys’ lacrosse team moved to 3-0 for the first time in school history after capturing wins over Madison Central, Lafayette and Atherton. Head coach Caleb Elliott says as impressive as the start is, it is nowhere near the goal the Titans have for 2019.

  • Collins rifle team competes in Service Championships

     The Collins Army JROTC Rifle Team competed in the Air Rifle Service Championships at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio earning sixth place out of 22 entered teams at the event.

    Cadets Alex Satterwhite, Sara Smith, Morgan Kehrer, George Wilson and Kara Sparks scored 4,115 points out of a possible 4800 during the two-day event. This is the seventh year the Army JROTC Air Rifle Program has qualified for the premier shooting event.

  • PSC considering decision on LG&E, KU rate change

    The Public Services Commission has heard LG&E and KU’s proposal for an increase to its customers’ rates and is preparing to make a decision.

    Andrew Melnykovych, spokesman for the PSC, said the commission has finished its hearing on the proposal, focusing the fine details of the plan KU and LG&E proposed. 

  • Church News - March 15, 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