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Today's News

  • State police event to promote motorcycle safety

    Kentucky State Police will kickoff Motorcycle Safety Awareness Day on Thursday in Frankfort.

    This event, which is in its second year, will be an all-day affair that includes include vendor displays, a news conference, a safety seminar and the "Cruise for Awareness" ride.

    The riders will be escorted by KSP and the Lexington Police Department, with more than 200 motorcycles traveling through Frankfort making a swing around the State Capitol building.

  • Servers star in training program

    After a yearlong battle, an ordinance was finally passed in March to allow liquor to be sold by the glass in Shelby County on Sundays.

    One of the conditions of the ordinance's approval was that employees who serve alcohol must undergo "STAR" training -- That stands for Server Training in Alcohol Regulations.

  • A taste for fresh vegetables

    Ken Waters said he is afraid of produce, at least of the picture-perfect fruits and vegetables offered in grocery -store aisles that have been heavily sprayed and shipped thousands of miles.

    “It scares me because I know what you have to do to grow food that looks like that,” Waters said.

  • Relay for Life starts tonight

    The 2009 Shelby County Relay For Life gets under way tonight with the survivor walk at 7 o'cock, finishing at 7 a.m. Saturday at Shelby County High School's Doyle Stadium.

    Teams of eight to 15 representatives from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations camp out at the local high school to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

    Throughout the night, team members take turns walking on the track to raise at least $100.

  • School board to review salaries, funding needs

    At its next regular meeting on Thursday, the Shelby County School Board will discuss a number of topics, including funding needs for three items.

    The items that will be under consideration are salaries for the 2009-10 school year, unmet needs for the district and Section 7 allocation for the next school year.

    Duanne Puckett, community relations coordinator for the school system, said that unmet needs include $50,000 for the recently approved Elementary Foreign Language Pilot Program at Southside Elementary.

  • Wiche to speak at Home Expo

    Gardening expert Jeneen Wiche will be a featured presenter Saturday at the second annual Shelbyville Home Expo.

    The Home Expo runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Floral Hall at Shelby County Fair Grounds and features exhibits from businesses that support home building and remodeling industries.

  • A 'sand-breaking' for new center

     In an emotional moment Thursday afternoon, several officials, including the state's chief justice, each flung a shovel-full of sand to the heavens.

    The gesture was in honor of the official ground-breaking for the county's new judicial center, but the ceremony only was symbolic however, because the "ground" at the site of the construction was a complete mess.

  • Shelbyville Chrysler not on company's hit list

    Shelbyville Chrysler Jeep received good news from the Chrysler Corp. on Thursday: The company is keeping the store open.

    As a direct result of the ongoing financial struggles of the U.S. auto industry, Chrysler informed 789 dealerships nationwide on Thursday that they would be closing. That's a quarter of the 3,181 stores it was operating when the automaker filed for bankruptcy on April 30.

  • Acklin named top teacher in district

    Artavia Acklin of Clear Creek Elementary School has been named ExCEL Teacher of the Year.

    She was saluted Wednesday for the honor, receiving a Golden Apple from WHAS-TV,  $1,000 from Eon-USA, and a marble desk plaque with a wooden apple from Superintendent James Neihof.

    In a letter of application for the honor, Acklin wrote, "Although neither of my parents attended college, both instilled the strongest educational values in me.

  • Bagdad Days are under way

    “There will be a lot going on,” Bagdad Baptist Pastor Kyle Wiley said of the 17th annual Bagdad Days, which run today and tomorrow in Bagdad.

    Most activities take place on the square in Bagdad, and some events are in the Bagdad Baptist Church.

    Chairperson Kelli Sheets said she plans for another successful event, in spite of forecasts for more rain. ”I’m praying for good weather,” Sheets said.