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  • News briefs: June 3, 2011

    Hornback appointed

    to regional ag group

    State Senate President David Williams recently appointed Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) to the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference. 

    The SLC’s mission is to foster and encourage intergovernmental cooperation among its 15-member states, and it is the largest regional gathering of state legislators.

  • School board members have hands-on meeting

    The setting for Thursday night’s school board meeting was a little unusual: Instead of board members seated before an audience, board members found themselves writing papers on genetics.

    At the beginning of the meeting, West Middle School teacher Kerri Holder arranged the boardroom like a classroom and seated board members with student participants, complete with colored construction paper and plenty of pens and pencils with which to complete their assignment.

    The objective?

  • Sentinel-News staffers win big in LCNI contest

    Staff members of The Sentinel-Newswon 10 awards – including six first-place awards – among multiple weekly newspapers in the annual judging of Landmark Community Newspapers publications.

    Those 10 awards were the most won by any non-daily publication in the competition, which separates dailies, weeklies and multiweeklies in most categories.

    Staff writer Lisa King and editor Steve Doyle won first place awards, and staff writer Todd Martin and sports writer Josh Cook also took firsts.

  • News briefs: June 1, 2011

    Commencements to be

    broadcast on the Web

    Shelby County High School’s graduation is 1 p.m. Saturday, and Collins’ is at 7 p.m. Saturday, both in the schools’ gymnasiums for those with tickets.

    But if  you don’t have tickets, you still can see the commencements exercises June 4 via live broadcasts in the respective school’s  theater – and on the school district’s Web site (www.shelby.kyschools.us).

  • Country Club asks city for Sunday liquor sales

    The Shelbyville Country Club is looking to expand the liquor license it just acquired in April.

    The club has requested the Shelbyville City Council to allow it to have sales on Sunday. The request will be heard at Thursday 6:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall.

    The country club representatives were not available for comment on Tuesday afternoon.

  • SCPS budget balanced – for a few minutes

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved a tentative budget at Thursday's meeting, but it's a budget that is far from what the final version will look like.

    In fact, immediately after passing a budget that balances at $58.2 million – down about 2.3 percent from the 2010-11 working budget but up about 1.5 percent from the 2009-10 actual budget – board members passed two separate measures that would add more than $800,000 in expenses.

  • Heroic teenager jumps in, saves boy

    A cool dip in a neighborhood creek to cool off could have ended in tragedy if not for the heroic actions of a Shelbyville teenager.

    Travis Keeling, 19, said he was just hanging out with his friends at Beshear’s Creek near Finchville around 7 p.m. Monday when he heard someone calling for help.

    “It was a woman, and she was yelling, ‘Somebody please came and help my kid!,’” Keeling said.

  • Record heat is no hot fun

    Telephone lines were heating up along with temperatures Tuesday as local heating and air conditioning businesses took calls all day from people making appointments to make sure their units were ready for the sweltering heat that has Shelby County in a slow but steady boil.

    National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan said Monday’s temperatures tied a record in Shelby County, at 94 degrees, the hottest May 30 since 1937.

  • EARLIER: Mount Eden residents fight to save post office

    MOUNT EDEN – The United State Postal Service is considering closing its Mount Eden office, but Mount Eden residents are doing everything they can to make sure that doesn’t happen.

    According to David Walton, a spokesperson for USPS, the postal service is “being evicted” from its Mount Eden location on Van Buren Road.

    “The owner of the building is not going to renew the lease, which expires September 30,” Walton said.

  • Fire strikes again at family familiar with its pain

    WADDY – A family watched helplessly Tuesday morning as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that heavily damaged their home.

    Tim and Stacy Warford stood nearby with their two children as crews from the Waddy and East 60 fire departments knocked down a blaze that started about 7:30 that morning.

    Although a pet perished in the blaze, no one was injured, a blessing for a family that lost a young niece in a fire last year, when 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown died at her home just after Christmas.