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  • One man’s plea for help for tornado victims in Alabama

    Darrell Biram has a story to tell, a sad and horrific story -- but also one of miracles – about  what he saw when he went to help the people of Alabama deal with the aftermath of last month’s deadly tornadoes.

    Biram is the pastor of Grace Assembly of God, and in conjunction with a church in Hueytown, Ala., and Billy Graham Ministries’ Samaritan’s Purse, he and some members of his little church in Shelbyville decided to do what they could.

  • Archarcharch's injuries require retirement

    Archarcharch, the horse Shelbyville resident Jon Court rode in his first Kentucky Derby on Saturday, is being retired.

    That's the report from the Saratogian in New York. You can read it here.

    http://saratogian.com/articles/2011/05/08/sports/doc4dc76eb9e9af67533598...

    Archarcharch, the 3-year old who came out of the No. 1 hole Saturday in the 137th Kentucky Derby -- Court's first in a 30-year career -- pulled up lame after crossing the line in 15th place.

  • News Briefs: May 6, 2011

    Hornback named to committee
    overseeing tobacco settlement

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) has been appointed by his colleagues to serve as co-chair of the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.
    This committee reviews matters pertaining to the Agricultural Development Board, including requests to the board for grants and loans.  It also oversees investments that will assist farmers and the administrative, financial, and programmatic activities of the board.

  • Election 2011: Cash, candidates rolling in as primary nears

    Contributions and candidates are gathering their final momentum with the Primary Election a little more than a week away.

    First we have the final campaign contribution reports that show that Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, a Republican candidate in the race for Agriculture Commissioner, is trailing his opponent in fundraising.

  • County gives annual funds to fire departments

    Two fire departments will be buying new equipment soon, thanks to county funding.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday allotted the Bagdad and Shelbyville Fire Departments $5,000 each as part of the county’s annual allotment to the seven fire districts in Shelby County.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard “Tiger” Tucker said his department would use their money to purchase personal protective equipment.

    “We are going to put it in our volunteer budget to buy some personal protective gear and some radio equipment,” he said.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County man is aboard Derby horse No. 1

    LOUISVILLE – Jon Court got his start as a jockey breaking horses…at a very young age.

    “When I was a kid, I’d wear out the springs on my rocking horse,” Court said last week. “I know I got bucked off a couple times too, and they had to put new springs on it.”

    Court, 50, now has reached a new ride in life.

  • County gives annual funds to fire departments

    Two fire departments will be buying new equipment soon, thanks to county funding.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday allotted the Bagdad and Shelbyville Fire Departments $5,000 each as part of the county’s annual allotment to the seven fire districts in Shelby County.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard “Tiger” Tucker said his department would use their money to purchase personal protective equipment.

    “We are going to put it in our volunteer budget to buy some personal protective gear and some radio equipment,” he said.

  • Simpsonville’s budget shows growing surplus

    A couple of short-term projects have helped the City of Simpsonville boost its long-term bank account.

    In the budget for 2011-12 that city commissioners passed on first reading Tuesday night, the city shows a 50 percent increase in the surplus it will carry over from the current budget, a boost by $200,000 up to $600,000.

    That’s perhaps the most noteworthy number on the document, and it exists outside of the $965,400 operating budget, which is up 3.1 percent from 2010-11.

  • Election 2011: Williams, Farmer plant themselves in Shelby

    The governor's race finally took a step into Shelby County on Monday

    Although all three Republican candidates have been campaigning for months – Democrat incumbent Steve Beshear is running unopposed and therefore doesn't have a primary election – Shelby County seems to have been largely ignored from the campaign trail even with the Primary Election less than two weeks away.

  • For some students, the day of the attack on bin Laden created a tool for learning about government.

     

     

     

     

     

    Where were you when John F. Kennedy was shot? When the Challenger exploded? On Sept. 11, 2001? When you heard the news Osama bin Laden had been found and killed by a U.S. Navy Seals team?

    That's the historical context Collins teacher Phil Bell was trying to stress to his AP Government class on Monday.

    Bell, who often works current events into his lesson plans, spent the entire period on bin Laden and the news Monday.