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  • Interstate crash injures seven

    Seven people were hospitalized Tuesday after a single vehicle car crash on the interstate at the Shelby-Franklin County line.

    The accident happened at about 5 p.m. in the eastbound lane of I-64. Victims were taken to the University of Louisville and Frankfort Regional Medical Center by Shelby County EMS, and air-lifted to the University of Kentucky.

  • Class reunions revive memories of cross-county battles

    A cross-town rivalry was rekindled on July 26 when two local high school classes held their 40-year reunions on the same night.

    The 1968 graduating classes from Shelbyville High School and Shelby County High School did not intend to schedule their reunions on the same night.

    Reunion organizers from both schools admitted that getting that many Rockets and Red Devils in close proximity is still a risky venture.

    Thankfully, the reunions were held 5 miles apart and those who had too much to drink weren't allowed to drive.

  • Ice cream social

    The Simpsonville Lions Club is having an ice cream social Saturday from 4 p.m. until ? at First Christian Church on U. S. 60.

    All you can eat ice cream. Adults $5. Children $2.50. Sugar-free desserts are available.

  • Food for thought: Inspectors keep an eye on eateries

    Whether it's an anniversary, birthday, promotion, graduation or just about any special occasion, how do most people celebrate?

    That's right -- by dining out.

    Everyone knows what's on the menu at their favorite restaurant. But do they know if they're risking their health by eating there?

    The most popular way to gage an establishment's suitability is by their most recent health inspection score, which all restaurants must display.

  • Heritage gets parking relief

    Shelby County's worst school related traffic jam is finally close to being resolved.

    Construction workers at Heritage Elementary School have been working feverishly in recent weeks to finish a car-rider loop and parking lot project before the start of school.

    And with students set to show up for class in just seven days, the completion of the project is going to come right down to the wire.

    Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent for operations, said he is 98.9 percent confident that the project will be completed before the first day of school.

  • Cornerstone shuffles administration

    Citing difficult financial times, Cornerstone Christian Academy has decided to cut back its administrative positions and has let go one of its longtime educators.

    Jody League, who was the school's principal for the past three years, lost his job earlier this month when the school's board of directors decided to combine the roles of principal and school administrator in order to save money.

    Phil Miller, the chairman of the board of directors, said a dip in student enrollment caused shortfalls in the school's budget, which had to be addressed.

  • Seven arrested in street brawl; robbery

    A group of Hispanics have been arrested and are awaiting deportation in connection with a mass robbery and brawl that occurred on July 24.

    According to Shelbyville Police, a group of seven armed Hispanics, four men and three women, robbed a number of people in the 800 block of Washington Street shortly before 8 p.m.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that police officer Frank Willoughby was driving down Washington Street when he saw a group of people fighting in a parking lot.

  • Remembering the Holocaust: Louisville resident tells her tale

    "It's not the happiest story, but it's true," Ann Klein told the women of the Caryatid Book Club after sharing her story with them last Thursday.

    The women had gathered at club-member Linda Scearce's house to hear Klein, a resident of Louisville, talk about her horrific experiences as a Jew in Europe during the Holocaust. They listened quietly with the occasional gasp, some wiping away tears, stunned not only by her sad tale but also by her smile. They told her this and she replied that though she has plenty to cry about, she survived.

    So she smiles.

  • Fire destroys log cabin

    Fire investigators are still trying to determine what sparked a fire that destroyed a log cabin on Eminence Pike Tuesday morning.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said the building's compact design and wooden walls allowed the to fire spread quickly through the 250 square-foot log cabin.

    The building, which was located at 1951 Eminence Pike, was unoccupied when the blaze began. No one was injured in the fire.

    The report of the fire was made to 911 dispatch at 8:45 a.m. At that time flames were already shooting out of the windows of the building.

  • Workshop coming for golf cart alternative

    Giving residents the option of driving golf carts on city streets has been on Shelbyville City Council member Shane Suttor's mind for a while. Now the city council is planning to hold a workshop in the near-future to brainstorm and seriously consider the option.