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Today's News

  • SCMS cheerleaders win title
  • The greatest plays ever made

    Sunday night football is a nice way to sit back and wind down from a weekend as you prepare for another week. Sometimes the game is just background noise for me and sometimes I’m hoping to see a great play or a great game. This past Sunday I wasn’t expecting to see the greatest football catch ever made, but I think I did.

  • TES drama club explores Cinderella stories
  • JHS to build new hospital in Shelby County

    Land purchased by KentuckyOne Health near I-64 could be the future home of a new Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, officials say.
    “It’s an exciting day for us here at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and KentuckyOne,” said Jewish Hospital Administrator Rob Murphy. “I mean, obviously, the Shelby County community and the surrounding counties that we serve with Spencer and Henry, we’re very invested in these communities, and we look forward to the opportunity to grow and build a new campus.”

  • Cranberry bogs bring in the harvest

    Did you know that the cranberry used to be called the “cranberry?” When the colonists first learned of this berry from their American Indian hosts in the New World they thought the blooms of the native shrub looked like the long neck and bill of the crane. Eventually, as language goes, it was shortened to cranberry.

  • Shelby County distillery opens, engineer answers questions

    Since breaking ground on the $115 million Bulleit Distilling Co. in August, members of the Shelby County community have expressed curiosity about the project.
    Dan Feeser, director of engineering of Diageo of North America, which owns the Bulleit brand, addressed some of those questions and concerns when he spoke to the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon, but the also left several questions unanswered.
    In consideration of the existing landscape, Feeser spoke of the distillery’s desire to mesh with their surroundings.

  • ‘Tree of Life’ tradition continues

    by Zach Morgan

  • Rescue From Raging Flood Waters

    When it rained it poured in March, 1909 across the Salt River water shed and Brashears Creek went on a rampage, helping the river stretch out of her banks. Taylorsville suffered a major flood during which an act of heroism by a man named Miller was not overlooked by the Andrew Carnegie Hero Fund.
    We quote the late Fred Prewitt from a recording of a local historical society meeting several years ago. Fred said his father was sick in bed at Taylorsville when the flood struck. They lived near the intersection of Garrard and Main Cross Streets.

  • LIHEAP Subsidy Program to help low-income households

    SHELBYVILLE, KENTUCKY- Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. began the “subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 3rd, 2014. The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help!

  • Opinion: From our readers 11 26 14

    Reader wants
    politicians to bury the hatchet
    Now that the 2014 elections are over, I feel it is appropriate for us to reflect on the accomplishments of our current County Judge Executive Bill Karrer. Judge Karrer has been bashed and ridiculed from several sides during this election process, many of those comments being either false or over stated. He took over his responsibilities during a difficult time in 2010. A time when our elected officials had allowed the infrastructure of the county to deteriorate in many key areas.