Today's News

  • Is new law healthy?

    President Obama signed into law Tuesday an historic new law that dramatically alters America's health care system.

    Almost every American will be affected by the various aspects of the plan that will unfold during the next decade.

  • Downtown cleanup back in full swing

    "I just don't understand why people would throw all this trash down in their own neighborhood," said Chasity Flores, glancing down the railroad tracks at litter as far as the eye can see.

    All this week Flores and seven others from the Shelby County Drug Court program have been participating in the state's 12th annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week.

  • Rockets baseball: Depth is there, pitchers are developing

  • Cynthiana: Shelby's hot new band

    The raw, powerful sound of Southern Rock pounds out from the metal barn about a half a mile off Eminence Pike.

    The music rips through the cold barn behind kerosene heaters that slowly warm the space that the band Cynthiana shares with several cars and trucks, an airplane and the rest of the junk that fills garages across America.

    In just a few months, the music has transformed the garage into a makeshift rehearsal place.

  • WICHE: Spring weed control starts now

    My friend Dee Dee keeps asking me about the best way to eradicate the creeping Charlie that has invaded her back yard. She is reluctant to use synthetic herbicides, or “poisons” as she puts. I can relate because I feel the same way.

    However, controlling certain weeds otherwise takes some serious planning and commitment during the entire season.

  • News Briefs: March 24, 2010

    Shelby schools place in cup competition

  • Board begins setting goals for 2010-11 school year

    With new guidelines and strategies still on the way and CATS testing on the way out, the goals that the Shelby County Board of Education sets for the upcoming school year could be even more important than usual.

  • Business Briefcase March 19, 2010

     AFB announces moves

    American Founders Bank announced a series of personnel changes:

    Miranda Phillips has been promoted to assistant vice president/mortgage originator.  She is responsible for handling mortgage applications at all AFB locations.

  • TENNIS: Boys, girls teams look to start strong


    With four returning players and a new No. 1 singles player, the boys tennis team looks to improve on 2009's 6-8 record. They also hope to advance beyond the second round of regionals.

    Spanish exchange student Antonio Soler Timenez has played tennis since age 8 and was eagerly welcomed by his Rocket teammates. He could make a run at the regional championship.

  • School board to set goals, daycare program Thursday

    At its meeting on March 11, the Shelby County Board of Education held a working session to discuss and learn more about the proposed Board Goals for the 2010-2011 school year.

    At Thursday’s meeting, the board will decide if the goals presented by Superintendent James Neihof are solid enough. The board  also will discuss and vote on the district’s after-school care program for next year.

    Neihof’s goals follow the district’s 5 Main Things program of Curriculum, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning Community, Intervention and Enrichment.