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Today's News

  • Kentucky’s little queen

    A fourth grade Painted Stone Elementary student is preparing to take the national stage in Orlando this summer to compete for Little Miss United States.

    With less than two years of pageant experience under her belt, 10-year-old Tayan Stansfield was recently crowned Little Miss Kentucky United States and already holds the title of Junior Miss TOPS with the Miss KY/Miss America Scholarship Organizations.

  • New bill limits pain pills

    A bill that would drastically change the face of prescription pain pill usage in Kentucky was signed by Gov. Matt Bevin Monday.

    House Bill 333 will prohibit doctors from giving patients prescriptions for more than a three-day supply of a Schedule II controlled substance, which includes narcotics such as OxyContin, to treat pain as an acute medical condition.

  • Larry Rogers named new MUW campaign chair

    Members of the Shelby County Metro United Way team say it is with great pleasure they announce Larry Rogers as their new campaign chair for 2017.

    Roberta Steutermann, senior regional community giving manager for Metro United Way, said she is so excited to work with Rogers at the helm of the campaign this year.

    “This year we really thought about who we wanted and everybody at the table all agreed that who we wanted was Larry Rogers,” she said, noting his connections and respect in the community run deep.

  • Heath, fitness and fun

    With warm sunny skies finally lingering in the forecast, there’s no better time to get over those winter blues and back into a healthy mindset.

    To kick start that energy burning mentality, community members are encouraged to stop by the Family Activity Center on April 22.

  • Shelby woman on United flight blames supervisor for incident

    Thanks to the power of social media and smart phones, news has quickly spanned the globe regarding a passenger that was forcibly and violently removed from a flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday for refusing to voluntarily give up his seat. 

    If you’ve seen the disturbing footage, you’ve likely heard the screams of David Dao as several officers yanked him from his seat, followed by the cries of another passenger, Mary Myers, in his defense. 

  • Matthews to be inducted in Journalism Hall of Fame

     

    Described as “a patriarch of publishing in Shelby County and Kentucky,” William “Bill” Matthews will now forever be embedded as a leader in the journalism community following his induction in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame later this month.

    The award honors those who have made significant contributions in Kentucky to the profession of journalism.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to consider new board goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education will convene for its first meeting of the month this week, this time at host school Wright Elementary, at 500 Rocket Lane. 

    The meeting, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, will open with a presentation from the school followed by the board’s consideration for approval the 2017-18 board goals.  Last month, Chief Academic Officer Susan Dugle laid the groundwork for the new goals through a presentation that demonstrated how each new goal would continue to align with the district’s Strategic Leadership Plan Components.

  • Collins student receives prestigious Purdue scholarship

    When it comes to college applications, Collins senior Chris Embry has hit the jackpot.

    “There’s no way to put into words, but it’s a feeling almost like winning the lottery,” Embry said of the overwhelming excitement he experienced when he opened an e-mail informing that he had been selected to receive the Beering Scholarship with Purdue University.

    As one of just eight recipients of the prestigious scholarship, Embry will have little concern for college debts or expenses for quite some time.

  • Shelbyville is 4th healthiest in Kentucky

    Shelby County once again finds itself as one of the healthiest counties in the state.

    For the second year in a row Shelby County has been ranked the 4th healthiest county in Kentucky in the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Shelby has remained near the top after making a substantial jump from 2012, when the county came in 9th place, following a rising trend, coming in 12th in 2011 and 22nd in 2010.

  • Shelby farmer earns top honors in corn growing

    Once again this year, a Shelby County farmer has paced the state in corn production.

    Kevin Smith of Shelby County was honored in March at the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest in St. Louis that recognizes farmers from across the country for exceptional efforts.

    Smith placed first in the state of Kentucky in the No-Till, Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 253 bushels per acre.