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Today's News

  • Second-half verse, same as the first (2)

    LAWRENCEBURG – Collins’ second-half success against its cross-town rival continued Wednesday night.

    The Titans outscored Shelby County, 53-32, after intermission to beat the Rockets, 88-72, in the 30th District semifinals at Anderson County.

    It was Collins’ third victory over Shelby this season and its biggest, given that it moved the Titans into tonight’s district championship game against Anderson County and the 8th Region tournament next week.

  • Brotherly love inspires Troutman

    A little sibling rivalry helped Michael Troutman get back into the swimming pool.

    Troutman, a sophomore at Collins who was motivated by his older brother’s second-place finish at the state swim meet last year, jumped back into the water this fall after a more than 3-year absence.

    This weekend Troutman, who is qualified in four events, will try to rival his brother’s finish at the KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium. Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. today and tomorrow.

  • Langley: Proposed farm regulations ‘ridiculous’

    "The way I learned to farm was from following around my dad at five years old," said Doug Langley, a fifth-generation farmer. "I'd grab a shovel and go in the corn crib with my dad. Now, was that work or play? My dad would've probably said I was playing, but I thought it was work. And I was proud of it."

    With new regulations being proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor, a lot of that family farming learned by working closely with relatives could be lost.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Commissioners hedge OK of Roll Forming expansion

    The Triple S Planning Commission approved the request from Roll Forming Corp. to add almost 26,000 square feet of space to its existing aerospace facility with an additional requirement.

    Two property owners showed up for Tuesday's meeting at the Stratton Center, asking about the water flow for the drainage behind the building and what other measures would be taken.

  • Shelbyville tenants without power, water

    Apartments are going dark and faucets are running dry in several rental buildings in Shelbyville, and Fred Harrington is looking for some answers.

    Harrington has lived at 908 Main St. for about a year now, and he said he loves his home.

    "I'm not leaving, I've done to much work to my apartment, and this is the nicest place I've ever lived," he said. "I'm fighting to the end."

    Harrington sat on the porch of the home near downtown Shelbyville, which has been divided into seven apartments.

  • Senate says no to casinos

    There will be no vote by the public on casino gambling in Kentucky.

    The Senate on Thursday voted down Senate Bill 151, which would have placed a constitutional amendment before the public, with 21 voting against the measure and 16 for it.

    For a constitutional amendment to pass the Senate it needs three-fifths approval, which would be 23 in favor.

  • Ag Report: Feb. 24, 2012

    State to split $10 license donation

    among FFA, 4-H, Kentucky Proud

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined Kentucky 4-H and Kentucky FFA leaders to announce that proceeds from voluntary donations to the Agricultural Program Trust Fund would be divided equally among 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud.

  • NEW BUSINESS: Ad8autosports

    Address: 278 Haven Hill Road, Shelbyville

    Who we are: Ad8autosports is owned and operated by Craig and Mona Roberts. Craig Roberts brings 23 years of experience to Shelbyville to provide his upscale services to residents of Shelby and surrounding residents. His wife, Mona, will be manning the office. Davis Sutton is a skilled custom auto body/paint technician as well as window tinter. Delbert Cox will be in the facility to help with everyday tasks.

  • SOUDER: God is pro-life (and pro-choice)

    There’s an old joke in which an atheist scientist comes to God and says, "We've figured out how to create life without you."

    "OK, let me see you do it," God replies.

    As the atheist bends down to the ground and scoops up a handful of soil to begin his work, God stops him and says, “Oh, no you don't. Get your own dirt!"

    The point, of course, is that the first verse in the Bible (Genesis 1:1) is true: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 24, 2012

    Gas prices in Shelby County

    begin another sharp increase

    You probably have noticed those spiking gas prices again. They had reached $3.75 per gallon – a rise of about 25 cents – at Speedway on Midland Trail in Shelbyville as of Wednesday afternoon, and most fuel outlets tend to follow Speedway in price swings.