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Today's News

  • VAN STOCKUM: Joseph Hornsby -- An early Shelby Countian Part 1: Making it big in Williamsburg

    In 1797 or early 1798, a prominent Virginian departed Williamsburg and settled his family in Shelby County. He was Joseph Hornsby, who, in his few years in Kentucky, was to make a significant contribution to his new home.

    When he arrived in Shelby County, Kentucky had been a state only five years. According to the 1800 census, Shelbyville, with a population of 262, was the seventh-largest town, and Louisville had only 359 residents.

  • What we think: Being healthy is all individual

    We are breathing a lot easier knowing that Shelby County is considered the ninth-healthiest among our 120 counties. It’s nice to know that our standards for healthfulness and our pursuit of those standards are valued by outside observers.

    And we certainly share Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger’s goal of being No. 1 – what does Oldham County have that we don’t, except for more people? – and we encourage the aggressive pursuit of that lofty ranking.

  • Exercise trail is halfway home

    Construction on a youth nature trail already is in the works for Red Orchard Park, and a Shelby County man is continues to work to raise money to build an adult fitness trail next to it.

    Well-known civic booster Bridwell Terhune said the idea is to give parents and grandparents the opportunity to get some exercise while the kids are playing.

  • Collins falls to No. 1 Ballard softball team

    Ballard, the No. 1 team in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25, lived up to that lofty perch Tuesday, clobbering host Collins, 14-4, in a 6-inning game.

    The Bruins (11-0) made the most of their eight hits and also benefited from five errors by the Titans (6-6) to stay unbeaten.

  • SOUDER: A dramatic change of circumstances

    “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.’” (Matthew 28:5-6)

    Several years ago, the following letter was reportedly sent to a resident of Greenville County, S.C.: “Your food stamps will be stopped, effective March 1992, because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if your circumstances change.”

  • News briefs: April 6, 2012

    Shelby students advance

    in state history competition

    Six students from Shelby County were winners in the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2012 Kentucky History Day District 3 contest at the University of Louisville and advance to the state competition on April 28 in Frankfort.

    Nine schools, three counties and 70 students participated. The top three students in each category received a medal, while all finishers in the top five received recognition and will advance to the state competition.

  • Pleasureville resident to commission: Stop ‘Springer show’

    PLEASUREVILLE – Pleasureville City Commissioner Pam Bramblett was in the hot seat Monday night as residents and volunteer fire fighters released their frustration over recent meetings and letters to the editor.

    Former commission member Becky Edmondson opened the meeting with statements about recent meetings, coverage of those meetings and letters to the editor.

  • Move to the music

    Bodies were in motion and nutritious snacks were prepared and eaten by moms and students at Clear Creek Elementary during the “Healthy Choices with Mom” event. The Shelby County Extension Office provided nutritious food and recipes to be made and eaten by those attending while Jamie Shiver provided Zumba moves in the gym, where Bryana Hutchinson, Laura Vidourek and Manuel Sangabriel followed the instructions.

  • Focus on careers

  • On campus: April 6, 2012

    Distinguished scholar
    Brianna Ellis received the honor of a 2012 distinguished scholar from Bellarmine University. She is a senior at Shelby County High School and the daughter of Lauri Ellis and William Harvey of Shelbyville.