Today's News

  • Shelbyville Horse Show opens tonight

     The Shelbyville Horse Show is a lot like the Kentucky Derby in impact on the community, according to co-manager Edward “Hoppy” Bennett.

    Both have a huge party leading up to the event itself, both are huge social events and both attract the best of the best in competition.

    And starting this week, Shelby County residents can see for themselves.

    The Shelbyville Horse Show begins tonight, with a reception kicking it off at 5 p.m. followed by the show itself at 7 p.m.

  • Lincoln Institute Alumni Center opens

     A lot of Shelby County residents know of the Lincoln Institute, but not much about it.

    That’s why Gary W. Brown and a collection of county officials and former students were on hand July 28 to open the Lincoln Institute Alumni Center.

    “What alarmed us is that we had people from Shelby County, elderly people who had lived in this county, that always had heard about Lincoln Institute but thought it was a penal institution,” Brown said. “It was scary to think that there were was people thinking it was a penal institution.”

  • Rockets open season with Holy Cross

    Both Shelby County and its opponent Holy Cross will each look to break in some new starters tomorrow night in game one of the King of the Bluegrass Bowl at Fairdale High School.

    Much like the Rockets, the Cougars will attempt to replace the majority of its offensive production from last season’s team, as running back Mario Convenuto made up 1,300 of the team’s 2,300 rushing yards in 2017.

    Luke Davis and Lex Thomas will be names to watch, both on the ground and through the air, having played sparingly last season for Holy Cross.

  • Titans travel to face Madison Central

    The Collins football team will open its season tomorrow night at the Roy Kidd Bowl in Richmond, as the Titans face off with Madison Central.

    The Shelbyville team will have its hands full on the ground, as the Indians threw the ball just 156 times all last season.

    Madison returns two of its top three running backs from last season, as Ethan Hahn and Freddy Chenault each helped the Indians rush for almost 2,500 yards as a team in 2017.

  • Shelby defeats Franklin County at home

    The Shelby County boys’ golf team defeated Franklin County at Weissinger Hills on Tuesday afternoon, its first victory over the Flyers since the 2010 season.

    “We beat Franklin County for the first time since the schools split, and we won by 15 strokes,” Rockets coach Casey Page said. “So far this season in every match we have shot a 167, and we only shot below that three times all last season.”

    Zach Houchin led the way at the meet even while not having his best outing, carding a 40 and leading the Rockets to a win.

  • Rockets show strong at pair of tournaments

    The Shelby girls’ golf team continued its solid start to the season, with the team turning in a pair of top four finishes at the Scott and Nelson county tournaments.

    The Nelson County Invitational saw the team secure a third-place finish behind the effort of Grace Clark, who turned in a 77 to lead the Rockets.

    “We are continuing to get better,” Shelby coach Candice Iceman said. “The girls had a very long day with two lightning delays. They were able to refocus and go in and out a couple of times.”

  • 1988: Everhart moves airport plans to Spencer County

     10 years ago…

    In 2008, a family was charged together in a streak of robberies that impacted Shelby and Jefferson Counties. Carol Chandler was arrested faced charges of second-degree robbery. Her husband, Kenneth W. Chandler, had previously been arrested earlier in the year after a string of robberies where he had threatened shopkeepers with a BB gun. A third member of the family, Kenneth Chandler, Sr., was arrested for robbing the Citizens Union Bank. The elder Chandler faced federal charges.

  • Church News - Aug. 17, 2018

    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

  • GUEST EDITORIAL: Follow Danville’s lead on smoking ban

    Editor’s note: A smoking ban has been discussed in Shelbyville and Shelby County in the past but never acted upon. There are some bans in place with government and school buildings but no city or county-wide bans have been brought to a vote.

    This week marked the 10th anniversary of Danville’s smoking ban, which means employees, customers and essentially everyone in the city has been breathing healthier air for a decade.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Council needs to give HRC work a vote of confidence

    On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council once again heard a presentation recommending the city act on and adopt a Fairness Ordinance that would expand civil protections to not only LGTBQ residents but also national origin, age over 40 and marital status.

    This time, however, was different. In the past presentations have been made by somewhat outside groups.