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Today's News

  • Commissioner talks budgets, CATS

    During his visit to Shelby County on Wednesday, Kentucky Education Commissioner, Dr. Jon Draud, spoke about how proposed education budget cuts would affect Shelby County.

    Draud also announced the state will change the date it administers the CATS battery of tests.

    Draud, who visited Shelby County to participate in Leadership Shelby's "Education Day," said he hopes that the budget shortfall the state faces will not result in budget cuts for the department of education.

  • Simpsonville ordinances address sewers

    Sewers were the focus of three ordinances before the Simpsonville City Commission Wednesday.

    The commission took first reading on an ordinance that would require developers to pay up front when they use the city's engineering firm, allow hotels and motels to pay tap on fees as a commercial rather than residential development, and reduce the sewer board from five members to three.

    City Administrator David Eaton said the city has in the past had problems collecting from developers who had engaged the city's engineer for work on sewer line extensions.

  • Like father, like son? Alleged bandit's dad arrested for bank robbery

    Shelbyville police say they are interested in the arrest of a Shelby County man who was charged with robbing the Central Bank on Harrodsburg Road at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Kenneth W. Chandler, 47, of Shelbyville, was charged with first-degree robbery and having an expired operator's license.

    According to the report, Chandler is accused of entering the bank, showing a handgun, and demanding money. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash before being stopped by police.

  • Lady Bulldogs pull away in 46-36 win over Carrollton

    The Cornerstone girls' basketball team has struggled with youth and inexperience at times this season, but Tuesday saw the team start to come together.

    The Lady Bulldogs trailed Christian Academy of Carrollton 24-17 at halftime, but the Cornerstone girls outscored Carrollton 29-12 in the second half to pull away for a 46-36 win.

    "We had a very strong second half, and it was good to see the girls come out fast and make the needed adjustments to win the game," Cornerstone head coach Matt Maxwell said. "We're starting to come around as a team."

  • Woodford, South Oldham on tap for Rockets

    After playing at Franklin County Tuesday, the Rockets will hit the road again tonight to face Woodford County and then come home tomorrow to play host to South Oldham.

    SCHS head coach Mike Clark said he scheduled the tight set of games this week -- and next week when the team will again play three games in five days -- as a taste of the postseason.

  • Forget casinos

    Our newly elected governor, hardly being in office a month, is already claiming the State budget is in the red. Just recently the State had a surplus and now with just a change in governor, we're suffering from a deficit. Go figure.

  • School menus - Jan. 21-25

    Monday -- MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - school closed

    Tuesday -- Hamburger/cheeseburger or chili dog, French fries, ketchup/mustard, lettuce/tomato, onion/pickle, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail. Clear Creek has Little Caesar's pizza

    B = Sausage pancake bites or breakfast bun

    Wednesday -- Chicken nuggets or cheese and crackers, BBQ sauce/ sweet & sour sauce/ honey mustard, baby carrots w/ranch, green beans, reduced fat chocolate chip cookie, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail.

  • Apartment fire kills dog

    Shelbyville firefighters battled an apartment fire for three hours Wednesday night that took the life of a local man's dog.

    At about 6:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the Cola Commons apartment complex on U.S. 60 after a smoke alarm sounded.

    When Fire Chief Willard "Tiger" Tucker arrived on the scene, he said he could not see the fire from the outside. But when firefighters made forcible entry into apartment 103, Tucker said they were met with intense heat and black smoke.

  • Cuts could hurt local college

    Kentucky's higher education leadership is calling Gov. Steve Beshear's proposal to slash college funding in the Commonwealth dangerously regressive.

    In a letter, signed last week by each of the state's eight public university presidents and others, educators warned Beshear that 12 percent cuts to the Commonwealth's college system could harm higher education and stall system-wide reform efforts.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Jan. 17 -- 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.

    Jan. 24 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend