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Today's News

  • Datebook: Aug. 3, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • 23rd Shelbyville Horse Show: New event gets kids involved at the show

    The Shelbyville Horse Show has a little surprise in order for its 23rd edition, which gets under way tonight at the Shelby County Fairgrounds

    The show organizers have added a new class that will go off at 6:30 on Saturday night, and it’s open to the public.

    “”We’ve added a stickhorse class,” show manager R.H. Bennett said. “We had some parents and grandparents come to us and ask about it, and we thought it’d be a lot of fun. It’s for children, of course.”

  • Horse show’s party atmosphere in for a change

    Those that attend the Shelbyville Horse Show for the party atmosphere instead of the horses will be in for a change this year.

    The exclusive Horesmen’s Club ticket no long includes an open bar, which was deemed inappropriate by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. All non-alcoholic drinks will remain free within the club until the final class of the night.

  • Shelby County School Board: AP students may get a pass on MAP

    The Shelby County Board of Education had several discussions that looked toward the future of Shelby County education during Thursday’s meeting at the board offices.

    As the district’s staff has worked to put together college readiness standards from elementary school to graduating seniors, the district has been looking for several ways to make sure students are reaching those benchmarks.

    One tool they use is the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests, and another is through ACT scores.

  • Mason retires after 13 years as head of Shelbyville Housing Authority

    If home is where the heart is, then Bill Mason will be leaving a big chunk of his behind following his retirement Tuesday after more than a decade of heading up the Shelbyville Housing Authority.

    To Mason, who has been its executive director of that agency for the past 13 years, the position has not been so much a job as a mission.

  • EARLIER: Judicial center fence issue not cooling down

    A fence being built around a huge air-conditioning unit at the Shelby County Judicial center to the tune of $109,197 has raised a great deal of questions about how that project is funded, how the decision was reached to fund it and what would happen to the money if it were not used in that capacity.

  • What we think: Building fence is injudicious decision

    A lot of you apparently want to vent about the 13-foot screen being built around the air-conditioning unit outside the Shelby County Judicial Center, and we don’t blame you.

  • We congratulate: Rousing jubilee to open festivities

    The 23rd Shelbyville Horse Show steps off tonight, and there will be some pressure on its organizers. Because like any great opening act, the jubilee that proceeds the competition to rev us up for the show was powerful this year.

    The Shelby Development Corporation organizes this 3-day preliminary every year, but we can’t imagine any festival having been more successful than the one completed this past Saturday with a rousing evening on Main Street.

  • This is a 200th birthday for the soul

    In 1812, on a couple of acres of northwestern Shelby County, members of Dover Baptist Church first assembled and discussed heavenly guidance in the prairies of what was then the nation’s western environs. Kentucky was only 20 years a state, and the congregation surely must have prayed for divine intervention in its growth and the safety of its settlers.

    This Sunday, that 200th birthday will be celebrated at Dover, and a lot of folks I know will be there – most notably, I predict, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. They are always there.

  • SCHS girls open with good finishes

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team opened its season with a pair of solid showings.

    The Rockets finished fourth at the Nelson County Invitational on Saturday and took second Monday, led by medalist Madison Thomas, in the Henry County Invitational.