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Today's News

  • Infamous four-letter phrases

    My wife has never said a curse word. I'm serious. Never. She may have read one out loud from a book or spelled one out when referencing something that someone else said, but to this day she has never employed any of the infamous four-letter phrases in her everyday speech.

    When she stubs her toe, she says "Oh Fudge."

    When she gets flustered - "Jeez Lewis."

    And on a few occasions when she's been really upset I've heard her say, "Golly golly gumdrops." But I think she was mostly kidding with that one.

  • Mt. Eden home destroyed in fire

    Firefighters were still battling an earlier morning fire Thursday afternoon that destroyed a home in a Mt. Eden subdivision.

    Doug Herndon, assistant chief of the Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department, said fire and rescue crews were dispatched to the residence at 10 Indian Springs sometime about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, where they found the two-story home already engulfed in flames.

    "Soon as I arrived on scene it was fully involved," Herndon said.

  • Laws in motion

    For Brandon Hughes, launching himself in the air off a bike ramp is not just recreation or a hobby, it is science. How far and how high he can go is determined by the universal laws of motion. And the more he understands and can use those laws, the more spectacular his jumps will be.

    Hughes, along with other seventh-graders at East middle school, have recently been introduced to Newton's laws of motion and were taught how they affect everyday life.

  • More profit means more tax

    Starting Jan. 1, big businesses located inside Shelby County that make more than $500,000 a year in net profits will pay more of an occupational license tax than before.

    Until fiscal court passed a motion amending part of the occupational tax ordinance at Tuesday night's meeting, there was a cap of $5,000 on what big business had to pay the county on net profits.

  • Internet campaign could save lives

    A campaign to bring greater Internet access to underserved residents in the county could provide more public technology resources and even save lives, according to program organizers.

    Representatives from the Kentucky Circuit Clerk's Trust For Life and Shelby County Public Library said the new collaborative program could give more people access to computers and enable them to sign-up for the state's organ donor registry. The registry records motorists' wishes to donate organ and tissue for transplantation in the event of a fatal accident.

  • Family, child coping with rare genetic disorder

    A three-year-old and her family are coping with a genetic disease that is rarer than their chances of hitting the Powerball jackpot.

  • District meets all federal goals

    Three months after the Shelby County public schools were reported to have narrowly missed meeting progress goals on a federal assessment, the state has recalculated the results and announced yesterday that the district has met all of its yearly goals.

    The Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Assessment and Accountability released statistics on Tuesday that show the district has met 19 out of 19 of its goals on the annual No Child Left Behind assessment. This is the first time that the district has met all of its goals since the NCLB Act was initiated in 2002.

  • West girls top East 37-21

    The West Middle Lady Missiles finally pulled away from East in the third meeting of the two basketball teams Thursday.

    East had cut West's lead to just four points, but West pulled away in the second half to win 37-21.

    "I think it took awhile for us to get going," West head coach Dana Smith said. "During a timeout in the second half I challenged Aaliyah Wells, and told her it's time to take over and she did."

    Wells led all scorers with 20 points, 16 coming in the second half.

  • Winery's future up for a vote

    Shelby County will no sell no wine unless voters say it's time.

    Owners of Lexington's Talon Winery are betting that area residents will approve their plan to open a second winery location on Gordon Lane just south of I-64.

    In a special election set for Dec. 11, voters will cast their ballots on this question: "Are you in favor of the sale of wine at the Talon Winery?"

    It's a simple yes or no answer.

  • Santa plans stops in Shelby

    In his final weeks before Christmas, Santa Claus will make at least two Shelby County stopovers this weekend. He plans an appearance Friday night at the Ruritan Club in Mt. Eden, as part of that community's Christmas festivities. Santa will also appear with his wife Saturday at the Bagdad Volunteer Fire Department for a community celebration there.

    Mt. Eden Christmas

    Tony Carriss, an organizer of Mt. Eden's Christmas event, said the community plans to welcome Santa Friday with a chili supper, homemade pies and gospel singing.