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Today's News

  • SCHS football homecoming court

    Shelby County High School named its football homecoming court this week. Seniors (seated, from left) Meranda Caswell, Ariana Jones, Heather Kirby, Samantha Orange, Abby Siegel and Brianna Taniges will vie for the crown, which will be awarded during halftime of the Rockets game against Henry County on Friday. The rest of the court is (standing, from left): freshmen Abby Wills and Sydney Wright, sophomores Sarah Durham and Cali Mills and juniors Kristyna Garrett and Kate Schaeffer.

  • Engagement: Jaggers-Hancock

    John and Elly Jaggers of Cropper announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Dawne Jaggers. to Brennen White Hancock. He is the son of Carrol Hancock of La Grange and Cindy and Bruce Dunaway of Bethlehem.

    She is a 2005 Shelby County High School graduate and a 2007 graduate from The Hair Design School. She owns Inspirations Salon in Shelbyville.

    He is a 2007 graduate of Henry County High School and attended college and is employed at Kentucky Utilities.

  • 60th anniversary: Paul and Anna Harvey

    Paul and Anna Harvey have been married for 60 years. The couple were childhood sweethearts and married on Sept. 9, 1952.

    They have resided in Henry and Shelby counties for the past 50 years.

    He is currently pastor at Crossroads Lighthouse Church, where he has served for more than 33 years. 

    They have two children, Wanda Satterly and Paula Armstrong, both of Shelby County; four grandchildren, Chrystal White, Renee Satterly, Keith Armstrong and Denise Heiner; and nine great grandchildren. 

  • Datebook: Sept. 12, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    The Simpsonville City Commission will have a public hearing for its 2012 property tax rate at 8:15 a.m. Friday. There will be a special called meeting of the commission at 8:30 a.m. Friday.  Both meetings are at Simpsonville City Hall on old Veechdale Road.
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.

  • Shelby County School Board: Eligibility requirements to be reviewed

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday will receive a somewhat-long-awaited presentation on the district’s policy for extracurricular activities.

    First requested by board member Sam Hinkle as a report on academic requirements for athletic eligibility, board member Brenda Jackson had asked that it be expanded to eligibility requirements for all activities.

    “I don’t know why it should be limited to sports,” she asked.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City approves new fire truck

    The Shelbyville City Council committed to purchasing a new pumper fire truck for the city’s fire department with a unanimous approval during Thursday’s meeting at city hall.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard “Tiger” Tucker presented the council with the bids and the recommendation to accept the bid from Ferrara Fire Apparatus.

    The custom-built pumper truck meets the city’s specifications, and “it’s similar to another pumper truck we have,” he said.

  • JCTC develops ‘green’ concepts

    Students at Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Shelby Campus are not only getting a degree, they are also learning about ways to help both the environment and their wallets.

    JCTC’s Sustainability Program, initiated last fall in Jefferson County, was put into effect in Shelbyville this spring, said Pamela Dumm, manager of business operations.

    “Last November, we started with single stream [recycling], and we rolled it out to our Shelbyville campus in May,” she said.

  • Sometimes silence is the answer

    If you are old enough to remember watching Green Acres, you likely will recall how Oliver Wendell Douglas had to climb a pole outside his bedroom wall – which slid open, conveniently – to place a call through Sam Drucker in Hooterville that would be relayed to his neighbors or beyond.

  • Our trials have evolved

    The practice of trial by jury can be traced back to the year 1215, when King John of England signed the Magna Carter (with a sword to his throat), granting many freedoms, including a trial by jury of one’s peers.

    The jury trial existed before that, but jurors were hand picked by the king.

    Pre-existing forms of justice in England included trial by combat in the year 1086, where the winner was considered in the right. Participants could also hire someone to fight for them.

  • Shelby saves big money by avoiding trials

    When Phillip Seaton lost his case against his surgeon in Shelby County Circuit Court last summer, the decision was somewhat of a rarity: It was made by a jury.

    In the past five years, only 35 jury trials have been conducted in circuit and district courts in Shelby County, according to statistics provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts – an average of three to five trials per court system – with a peak of five in district court in 2007.