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  • Duct tape, cardboard commission these ships

    On the early 1990s TV show MacGyver, a roll of duct tape often was the answer to fixing any problem. And on Wednesday morning at the pool at Clear Creek Park, students in Collins pre-engineering program showed just how useful duct tape remains.

    With nine days to work, teams of students were charged with making boats from cardboard, deck sealant and duct tape large enough that one of them could sit inside and paddle the length of the pool at the Family Activities Center.

  • EARLIER: 62 charges added for Ethington owners

    Kentucky State Police have added 62 new charges in their ongoing investigation into illegal business practices at Ethington Motors, bringing to 169 the total filed in an investigation that they say may bring more.

    In Shelbyville District Court on Thursday afternoon, KSP Trooper Hunter Martin, who is in charge of the investigation into the dealership, added those charges to the existing 107 filed last month against owners Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William T. Ledford, 84, of Somerset.

  • Shelby woman debuts a film from her heart

    A new movie opens tonight in Frankfort, and though it won’t have the big-budget glitz of a Hollywood production, you might find it more than a little familiar and unique.

    Because the film, to be shown at the Center for Kentucky History, was written, produced and stars some of your neighbors from Shelby County.

  • Memorial Day events

    Flag placing

    What:Placement of American flags on veterans’ graves

    When:9 a.m., Saturday

    Where:Grove Hill Cemetery

    Who:Col. Roger Green will be handing out flags to the public at the entrance off Mount Eden Road


    Cemetery tour

    What:Tour of veterans’ grave sites

    When:9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday

    Where:Grove Hill Cemetery

  • Karas wins 2 out of 3 titles at KHSAA state track meet

    LOUISVILLE – Like the song says, two out of three ain't bad.

    Especially if you are Caterina Karas, and you just won two out of the three events you were entered in at Thursday's Class AA 2011 KHSAA State Track & Field Championships.

    Karas, a junior at Collins, didn't get the triple crown she was trying for, but she still established herself as the distance queen of 2A by winning the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and also finishing second in the 800 at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park on the University of Louisville's campus.

  • News briefs: May 27, 2011

    Recanvass confirms

    Johnson is nominee

    The recanvass of all ballots cast and voting machines of each precinct in the state have confirmed that Bill Johnson is the Republican nominee for Secretary of State.

    Shortly after the recount, Hilda Legg conceded the race.

    The recount increased Johnson’s overall vote count from 66,439 to 66,444 and increased Legg’s from 65,325 to 65,336.

    In Shelby County, there was no change, with Johnson winning, 991-880.

  • EARLIER: City property owners get ready: Sidewalk letters are coming

    As the calendar looks to turn toward summer, the City of Shelbyville is turning up the heat on property owners whose sidewalks in disrepair.

    The project has been resurrected after a wet spring that left the Public Works Department a little behind in marking the areas between 1st and 11th streets and Henry Clay and Washington streets that will need to be repaired.

  • EARLIER: Final time is something new for Pflughaupt Scholarship

    This year's Pflughaupt Scholarship winner will be like many of the past – intelligent, driven and involved – but they likely won't be forgotten.

    What makes this group standout?

    "We're all girls," Britt Mahan said plainly.

    Of course there's more than that, but at quick glance it's the first difference seen between this year's group and 16 previous factions.

  • School board gets second look at its budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education will take the next step in the 2011-12 budget process by voting on the tentative budget at its meeting Thursday.

    Superintendent James Neihof told the board May 12 that the budget is balanced but implied that it is tight and that some decisions are still left to be made, including salary increases.

    As of now, he told them, there are no salary increases included, but that could change.

    Neihof told the board that there are “some options” he would present to them that do include salary increases.

  • News briefs: May 25, 2011

    State employees face

    final furlough Friday