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Today's News

  • Enjoyed Kentucky

    We really enjoyed our bus trip to Kentucky. It was such a pleasure to be in such wide open spaces.

    We live in New Jersey, very close to Philadelphia, where urbanization has taken over the natural beauty of our area.

    The rolling hills, extensive grasslands, and lovely gardens of Kentucky were pure joy to us. It was heartwarming to look as far as the eye could see without billboards and towering hotels to obstruct our view.

    We hope Kentucky will always be a beautiful vista for all to come and enjoy.

    Nancy Killian,

    Senior Community Tours of New Jersey

  • Eden searching for titles, records

    Winning the regional and placing sixth at the state meet as a sophomore wasn't enough for Stacey Eden.

    Even battling that state meet last November while still recovering from strep throat for that sixth place finish wasn't enough.

    No, Eden, now a junior, won't rest until he's crowned state champ, and he's also set his sights on the school record.

  • Llama rescued by fire fighters

    Local firefighters proved recently that they don't just rescue cats in trees.

    Sometimes the animal is much bigger, and in this case, much more unusual.

    Zuma the llama had fallen into a hole and couldn't get out. The 400-pound animal was exhausted from trying repeatedly to get out of the three-foot hole it was trapped in, said Simpsonville Fire Chief Walter Jones.

  • Local woman charged with embezzlement

    A local woman is under investigation for embezzling money from her employer, according to Shelby County Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Donnell.

    Jody Wills of Shelby County is being investigated by Kentucky State Police, Donnell said.

    "As a result of her job duties, she is under investigation for embezzling funds from a previous employer who happens to be a local attorney," Donnell said.

    Wills is being investigated for possibly embezzling $600,000 from her former employer, attorney Mark Dean, according to a source with knowledge of the case.

  • School menus - August 11-15

    Monday -- Cheese or pepperoni pizza or ham and cheese sandwich, salad dressing/mayo, mustard, carrots w/ranch, broccoli, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes

    Tuesday -- Turkey combo and cheese sub or BBQ pork rib, salad dressing/mayo, mustard, lettuce/tomato, macaroni & cheese, pickle spears, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk (Southside has Little Caesar's pizza)

    B = Chicken biscuit or breakfast bun

  • Financial focus: Study your history about market volality

    It happens every time the stock market drops: investors question their strategy, their luck and their timing -- all in an attempt to determine what went wrong and what they should have done differently. But if you, as an individual investor, really want to know how to respond to today's market decline, you need to look back at yesteryear.

  • City traffic: Frenzied but not fatal

    Traffic accidents in the city are less severe, but more frequent, than on county roads, according to Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte.

    An article in Wednesday's paper reported that there were seven fatalities on county roads both in 2007 and 2006, compared with none in the city. However, there were many more "fender benders" in the city than on roads in the county. Schutte said this is only to be expected, because city roads are more heavily traveled. He added that most of the accidents in the city occur in the downtown area, on Main Street and on Midland Trail.

  • Solinger looks to lead

    For her senior year Janelle Solinger is looking for a first.

    Solinger has run cross country for four years, and one would think that she had seen and done it all but that's not the case.

    In her four years she has yet to take a full team of Lady Rockets to the state meet, but she's aiming to change that this year.

  • Financial focus: Concerned about market volality? Study your history

    Financial focus: Concerned about market volality? Study your history

    Gordon Griffin/Edward Jones Investments

    It happens every time the stock market drops: investors question their strategy, their luck and their timing -- all in an attempt to determine what went wrong and what they should have done differently. But if you, as an individual investor, really want to know how to respond to today's market decline, you need to look back at yesteryear.

  • Race for school board set

    Two of the three open seats on the Shelby County School Board will be contested this November.

    Brenda Jackson, who represents division 5, is the only member of the school board up for election who will be unopposed this election cycle.

    Jackson, who has been on the board for 20 years, has not been opposed since the first year she was elected.

    Incumbents Sam Hinkle and Allen H. Phillips will have to beat out some new candidates to retain their seats on the board.

    Division 2

    Sam Hinkle - Incumbent