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Today's News

  • 'This place matters'

    "The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present." David Thelen

    Themed "This Place Matters," The National Trust for Historic Preservation is sponsoring the fourth annual National Preservation Month - a celebration that encourages every city around the country to appreciate its unique heritage and preserve its history.

    As this photo collage shows, a tour of Shelbyville offers plenty of history to appreciate.

    In Shelbyville, the following activities are available throughout May:

  • Bagdad days are here again

    This weekend will mark the 16th annual celebration of Bagdad Days.

    Event organizers are hoping the rain will hold off in order to allow the community to enjoy the activities planned for the two-day event.

    The festivities, which will take place May 9 and 10 at Bagdad Baptist Church,

    will get started with a lunch and yard sale at noon on Friday.

    At 4 p.m. things will get bouncing with the start of the kids' rides and the inflatable "bouncies." A steak sandwich dinner with baked potatoes and cole slaw will be served at 5 p.m.

  • The other stroke victim

    May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Becky Carignan wants to get the word out - a stroke is not restricted by age.

    Carignan, of Simpsonville, has seen the effects that strokes have on young people first hand. Her daughter Cassidy survived a stroke 4 1/2 years ago - while still in the womb.

  • Teachers may get minimum salary jump

    It doesn't look like local teachers will be getting much of a raise next year.

    Due to budgetary restrictions, the Shelby County Board of Education is considering giving local teachers only the state mandated 1 percent salary increase for next year.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    May 15 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    May 8 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    May 13 -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

    May 13 - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • 'Ride and Drive' to benefit Relay for Life

    Motorcyclists and car drivers are invited to take a tour of the county - and a historic home - for a good cause.

    The second annual Ride and Drive to benefit Relay for Life will start out at Shelby County High School on Friday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Riders pay $10 to enter.

    The ride will head down Zaring Mill Road where drivers will stop for a tour of historic Undulata. From there, riders will head west, tour the Simpsonville area and end back at the high school, where the Relay for Life will be in progress. The event is expected to take about two hours.

  • Lady Rockets split extra-inning games

    The Shelby County softball team traveled to Anderson County on Monday for the fourth meeting between the two teams.

    Anderson came out on top in this one 2-1 in eight innings, but SCHS head coach Kelly Cable said it doesn't mean much for the upcoming postseason tournaments.

    "I doesn't take anything away from us," she said. "I think they needed this win more than we did, and hopefully it will give them a false sense of security. But really, I don't think it has much bearing on the district or regional tournaments."

  • Crestview goes green

    Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Shelbyville has joined the ranks of those who have decided to start recycling with its "Go Green" kickoff last Friday.

    The center held a small reception Friday, attended by city officials, to celebrate its decision to begin recycling. Suanne Brooks-Doyle, administration and marketing director for Crestview, said the staff and residents wanted to begin recycling "to make a difference in the environment and in the community."

  • Volunteer of the year

    Over a year ago when Christy Meredith learned that many children at Southside Elementary School went home on the weekend to a house without food, she felt a strong urge to help them somehow.

    Over the past year, Meredith's compassion for local children has led her to organize and lead a community outreach that now provides food for over 170 local students.

  • Rockets top Dragons 4-1

    The Shelby County baseball team moved to 14-9 on the season with a 4-1 win over visiting South Oldham Thursday behind a strong start from Coty Minnis.