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Today's News

  • This bird’s name is well-deserved

    This is one of my favorite birds, and the major reason because it is well known in the bird world as the "King of Song."

    It is the very best of the mockers and can duplicate the songs of at least 30 different bird species in rapid succession. Each phrase of the songs can be repeated two to six times, but it is usually three times.

    Add to this a variety of sounds from whistles to barks, and you may even hear the tinkling sound of a piano or the sound of a squeaky hinge.

  • Shelby County Fair 2012 schedule

    Thursday June 14

    9 a.m.     District dairy show

    5 p.m.     Pedal tractor pull weigh In; Pedal pull will start following weigh in

    6 p.m.     Miss Sensational Shelby County Fair; art showcase and reception following pageant

    6 p.m.     Carnival rides open

  • Shelby County Fair 2012

    20 contestants from Shelby and Jefferson counties will compete Thursday in the Miss Sensational pageant during the Shelby County Fair. The purpose of this pageant is to raise public awareness of people with disabilities. As a unified pageant each contestant will be partnered with a local teen to help foster integration. Each contestant will be judged on appearance, stage presence and personality on stage. The attire will be a choice of Sunday dress, skirt, pants, etc.

     

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  • Church news: June 8, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Speer visits Cornerstone

  • Support for Reading Reindeer

    Delaney (left) and Reilly Boone cart box after box of books – almost 700 books – they collected for the Reading Reindeer child literacy program. The sophomore and freshman at Collins High School sponsored the book drive as a community service project for Y Corps through the YMCA. Reilly said it’s important to volunteer because “you should give your time, talent and treasures.”

  • EARLIER: Dueling outlet mall plans: 2nd outlet mall proposal pops up for Simpsonville

    The idea of an outlet mall just south of I-64 on Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville has raised a lot of questions and concerns. Now those questions could double.

    Trio Property Managing Partner Stuart Flowers said his group is under contract to sell about 83 acres south of I-64 and east of Buck Creek Road to Water Street Development, a company based in Columbus, Ohio, that has plans to build an outlet mall of between 340,000 and 500,000 square feet.

  • EARLIER: Dueling outlet mall plans: Corps still ‘pretty far removed’ from any decision on outlet site

    As word emerged that Horizon Group Properties will have competition for an outlet mall in Simpsonville and the city’s commission moved to annex parcels adjacent to its proposed site, there has been no response from the Army Corps of Engineers about whether the project could move forward.

  • Collins teams leads 4 at Odyssey world finals

    Shelby County Public Schools sent four teams to the Odyssey of the Mind World 2012 World Finals at Iowa State University in Ames last month.

    Competing against teams from all over the world in different creative problem-solving categories, the teams from the county fared very well.

    Collins High School’s squad competing in the To Be or Not To Be problem had the highest finish among those from the county, placing 15th in the high school division.

  • Not everyone in Shelby wants I'll Have Another to win Triple Crown

    Excitement is high in Shelby County that a Triple Crown winner could emerge from the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday – but it’s not a hope shared by everyone.

    Two feed companies based in Shelby County, for instance, may be partial to a couple of horses other than Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another.

    Bagdad Roller Mills has been supplying feed for Optimizer, who will leave the starting gate from the No. 10 post position under morning-line odds of 30-1 after poor finishes in the Derby and Preakness.