Today's News

  • WHAT WE THINK: Legislators will take a look at sports gambling

    Legislators filed into Frankfort yesterday to begin what is sure to be a contentious and very busy 30-day session that should start and end with more pension talk than you’ll find at any senior center in the state.

    After the Kentucky Supreme Court struck down last year’s late fix in the sewer/pension bill because of the procedures used – or not used – and Governor Matt Bevin’s failed attempt at a special session ended in a roughly 25-hour dismissal, lawmakers will have to spend nearly every day working on a new plan.

  • Datebook - Jan. 9, 2019

    This Week

    Fitness at the library

  • Castanis family announces wedding

     Rebecca Bohannon and Andrew Castanis were married Sept. 16 at The Barn at McCall Springs in Lawrenceburg. Bridesmaids were Amanda Drawbaugh and Caroline Crafton. Groomsmen were John Doss and John Castanis.

  • Five generations of Boles family unite

    Five generations of the Boles family are pictured together, including great-great grandmother Mary Likes, great grandmother Susy Likes Stucker, grandmother Laura Stucker Boles, mother Claudia Boles and Ziva Mezza.

  • Finnells celebrate 60 years together
  • New year, new you

    Last week, many of us made a mental note to make a positive change for 2019.

    According to Kentucky Health News, 44 percent of American adults made a New Year's resolution this year, of those 10 percent said they plan to lose weight.

    And that's a positive change to make for Kentuckians.

    According to Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kentucky has the eighth highest adult obesity rate in the nation and the third highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17.

  • Don’t create rules where there are none

    By Dave Charlton

     5 Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, “The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses.”

    6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. 

    7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. 

  • Church News - Jan. 4, 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

  • 1934: 60 percent of local farmers sign onto government contract

    10 years ago…

    In 2009, a beloved Shelbyville mainstay hung up his hat after 20 years. Al Minnis had served as the superintendent of Shelbyville Public Works for 20 years and had hoped to put in a few more before calling it quits, but with instability in Kentucky’s pension system, Minnis said he preferred to play it safe and retire while he could. Minnis looked back fondly on his time working in the city government, saying that he loved the job. Mayor Tom Hardesty said that the city would miss Minnis and was thankful for years of hard work.

  • Kentucky WMU executive director retires

     Joy Bolton fell in love with missions early in life.

    “My mother and dad were passionate about missions,” she said. “I often say I learned missions at my dining room table.”