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Today's News

  • Parkinson support group set to start

    "Everyone has a thorn in the side," said Shelbyville resident Alton Webb. "Parkinson happens to be mine."

    What Webb describes as a "thorn" in his side is Parkinson's Disease--a chronic, progressive, neurological disorder, symptoms of which include hand tremor, slowness of movement, limb stiffness, and difficulty with gait and balance.

    A thorn indeed.

    Even though there is no cure for this disease, there is medication that can help somewhat with treating some of the symptoms of the disease, which can be very debilitating.

  • North Hardin holds on to top Rockets

    It was nearly Sunday by the time the Rocket football team finished the season opener, and that made it an even longer ride back to Shelby County.

    North Hardin stopped Shelby County on two fourth-quarter drives to hold on for a 33-30 win in the second game of the Joe Jaggers Classic Saturday.

    Shelby County had some standout statistics in the game -- Branden Cresap threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns, Ty Barnett had 50 yards rushing and Edwin Thomas caught nine of 10 passes thrown his way. But it was two special teams plays that cost the Rockets the most.

  • Two named to Heritage Council

    Two local residents have been named to the most prominent cultural preservation council in the state.

    Stephen L. Collins and Darlene J. Brown, both of Shelbyville, have been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Heritage Council.

    The council, which is tasked with identifying, preserving and protecting the cultural resources of Kentucky, is made up of 16 members from across the state.

    The council members work to preserve the buildings, structures, farms and landmarks in Kentucky that are historically significant.

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Sept. 4 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Sept. 6 -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

    Sept. 9 -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

    Sept. 9 - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • Young challenges Montell to debates

    Bill Young, democratic candidate for Kentucky's House District 58, held a press conference Wednesday to challenge incumbent Brad Montell to a series of four debates.

    Two of the debates would be in Shelby County and two would be held in Spencer County, Young said, with one in each county being an open-ended forum allowing the audience to ask questions, which is something he thinks people want to be able to do.

  • Cornerstone opens 2-0

    The Cornerstone soccer team opened play this week, winning two games at home.

    Despite having just more than enough players to play, the Bulldogs are coasting early with a 5-0 win over AIE on last Thursday and a 2-0 win over Frankfort Christian Tuesday.

    First-year CCA head coach Sara Barber said she was impressed with her team.

    "I thought they did very well and played as a team," she said. "With not having subs (against Frankfort) I expected them to get worn out, but they just kept going."

  • BBB reports Americans' trust in business has dropped

    Better Business Bureau announced findings from its second BBB/Gallup Trust in Business Index survey, noting American consumers say in a seven-month period their trust in businesses has fallen in 13 of 15 industries measured, with an overall composite Index decline in consumer trust of 14 percent. And nearly half (47 percent) of those surveyed say they have only "some, very little or no trust at all" in companies they do business with in everyday life.

  • Lady Rockets split two at Anderson tourney

    The Shelby County girls' soccer team had a rough start to the season, falling 4-0 at Eastern and 7-2 at Mercy, but head coach Joe Turner said he sees things turning around.

    The girls played North Hardin in the first game of the Lady Bearcat Tournament on Monday, and despite a 2-0 loss Turner was happy.

    "We outplayed them and out-shot them, but we just couldn't score," he said. "We hit the post numerous times. It easily could've been a 4-2 win for us, but we couldn't get the ball in the net."

  • School menus - Sept. 2-5

    We're looking for a few extra sets of hands

    A job in your child's school cafeteria allows you to be at home when your family needs you there. Call today for more information -- 502-633-2375

    Monday -- No school - Labor Day holiday

    Tuesday -- Elementary: Spaghetti w/meat sauce or cheese and crackers, tossed salads, carrots, garlic cheese breadstick, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail, milk

    B = Chicken biscuit or grilled cheese

  • SCHS band under new direction

    The rhythms, melodies and block rocking beats that the Shelby County High School band is known for are back again this school year.

    Along with a slew of new songs and routines for home athletic events and band competitions, the band also has a new director this year.

    Jenny Van Tiem took over as director of the band towards the end of the band camp in late July. In the four weeks Van Tiem has been on the job, she has been busy getting to know the students and boosters and getting the band ready to perform.