Today's News

  • Javanon FC appears in Midwest Regional

     Collins girls’ soccer may be over, but that doesn’t mean some team members aren’t still playing.

    Sophomore goalkeeper, Amanda Smither will make an appearance at the Midwest Regionals with Javanon FC after the club defeated Northern Kentucky Soccer 5-1 in the State Cup.  With the win, Javanon will travel to Saginaw, Mich. on June 21 to take on the State Champions from Wisconsin in the Midwest Regional.

    Smither says she’s excited for the opportunity and can not wait to take the field.

  • Stingrays notch first win

     The Shelby Stingrays swim team kicked off its season Monday at Harmony Landing in Goshen.

    The Stingrays dominated Harmony, rolling up 522 total points compared to the home team’s 199.The Stingrays took 1st in 34 of the 50 individual events.

    Stingrays head coach Tom Coons was clearly pleased with his team’s excellent effort in its fist meet of the season.

  • Fair horse show opens Wednesday

    Some attend the Shelby County Fair Horse Show for the competition –counting strides taken, the poise of the canter or the skill of the rider. Others go to simply admire the beauty of the horses, mingle with friends or to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds that can only come from a horse show.

    Whatever the reasons for attending, there will be plenty to keep you entertained at the 157th Exhibition of the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Shows start at 7 p.m. Wednesday and run through Saturday and usually end around 9:45. The cost is $5, including parking.

  • Study: Cash Bails vary by county

    The variance in standards in which Kentucky counties apply cash bail pretrial harms some of the most vulnerable and places families in difficult situations, a recent report says.

    The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, a nonprofit based in Berea, claims there is an arbitrary system of justice based on where defendants live, placing those with low incomes at greater risks of being harmed due to potential job loss, the likelihood of being found guilty or committing future crimes.

  • Durbin wins Ms. Kentucky Woman

    Miss Shelby County Fair, Miss Kentucky and Miss America.

    Pageants conjure mental images of young beauties striding down runways, but women of every age compete to be their best.

    And Cassie Durbin of Shelby County was just tabbed as one of the best.

    Durbin won the title of Ms. Kentucky Woman a Christian-based Ameri-Fest pageant for women 35 and over in Somerset April 18 and will move on to compete for Ms. United States Woman in July in front of an audience of 1,500.

  • Hudson retires as CEO and president of Shelby County Industrial and Development

    Mr. Shelbyville isn’t a male version of a beauty pageant. It’s the honorary title for Bobby Hudson, who is finally retiring after decades as a community leader.

    Hudson has spent more than a half of a century at Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation but will step down July 31 as president and CEO of the economic development organization.

    At 82, Hudson said, he’s had a good run.

    “I’ll always do something,” he said. “I’ll probably keep volunteering, that’s what I like to do.”

  • KBC blood drive July 3

    Blood is the gift of life.

    But donations throughout the country dwindle during summer, and lower donations may mean the difference between life and death for patients waiting for surgery, needing transfusions or with certain blood disorders.

    But Shelby County residents will have a chance to do their part when the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) bloodmobile rolls to Centenary United Methodist Church-Shelbyville from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 3 just before Independence Day.

  • Do or do not. There is no try

    By Jerry Cappel

    There is an old story of a tightrope walker who could perform many difficult and amazing stunts on a high wire. He would often perform in unusual places such as between buildings or over a canyon, without a net, to boost the dramatic effect.

  • 1924: Moonshine bust finds 20 gallons of whiskey

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  • Church News - June 14, 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