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Today's News

  • Wright parents worried about knives at school

    Parents of students at Wright Elementary continue to be alarmed over two letters sent home in three days about three incidents involving knives being found on school property.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said the district received several calls from parents with concerns, and he is ensuring parents that "additional precautions are and will continue to be taken to make sure students remain safe."

  • One lane of I-64 eastbound at KY 53 to be closed tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces temporary closure of the left lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at the KY 53 underpass (mile point 35.1).  This lane closure is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Wednesday and will allow for barrier wall repairs.  

  • The story of Lee Meriwether Part 2: The consummate storyteller’s last tales

    Lee Meriwether had risen to fame in 1886, when, at the age of 23, he published his first book, A Tramp Trip: How to See Europe on Fifty Cents a Day, which became an instant bestseller.

    When visiting his young cousin at the American Soldiers and Sailors Club in Paris in 1918, he had quoted Kentucky-born Marquise Susanne Henning de Charette, my late wife’s mother, as follows: “Maybe the law says I am French, but I say I am an American and always shall be.”

  • News briefs: Nov. 2, 2011

    Former ATC teacher is

    new principal in Marion

    Tony Webb, who lives in Anderson County, taught for 14 years at the Shelby County Area Technology Center, and he's now the new principal at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    Having taught everything from business to basic computer classes to AP macro and micro economics, Webb jumped at the opportunity to lead a school.

  • Governor candidate Q&As

    These responses were collected by the Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville.

     

    Name, Age, City of Residence: Steven L. Beshear; 67; Clark County

     

    Office you are seeking: Governor

     

    Biographical Information:

     

  • Simpsonville ‘skirmish’ wins historical award

    The team of volunteers from Shelby County who created the memorial site for African-American soldiers slain near Simpsonville is making a bit of its own history.

    Representatives from the group will be in Frankfort next week to accept the award for Volunteer Organization or Group of the Year from the Kentucky Historical Society.

    The presentation will be in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the House chamber on the second floor in the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.

  • 65th anniversary: Lisby

    Kenneth and Mary Casey Lisby of Waddy have been married for 65 years. The couple were married on Nov. 1, 1946, in Middlesboro by the Rev. Orvin Sauder.

    They are the parents of Douglas Lisby. They celebrated with the family

  • Armed force news: Smith promotion

    Matthew Smith of Bagdad was promoted to captain in the United States Marine Corps. Smith recently returned from a 7-month deployment to the Middle East and is the Scout Sniper Platoon Commander for Battalion Landing Team 1/1. He lives in Orange County in California with his wife, Marci.

    Smith is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2007 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He is the son of Greg and Mary Ann Smith of Bagdad.

  • Backpack project

    SCHS head coach Todd Shipley and Rocket football players pack food bags for the Shelby County Backpack Project. The Shelby County Backpack Project feeds hundreds of Shelby County students each week. To make donations drop off items at the Shelby County Board of Education, 1155 West Main Street. Items include a weekly menu of Vienna sausage, soup or Chef Boyardee, Pop-Tart, cereal bowl, cereal bar, fruit cup, snacks (peanut-butter crackers, chips, rice-crispy treat, pudding).

  • SCCT Fall Fantasy

    Shelby County Community Theatre presented The Fall Fantasy, its annual fundraiser, on Saturday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. All proceeds from the dinner/dance and auction go to benefit the theater.