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Today's News

  • Ag Report: May 20, 2011

    Shelby farmers eligible

    for federal disaster loans

    Shelby County is among those slated as contiguous to the 14 in Kentucky declared federal disaster areas, and its farm families are eligible to qualify for FSA EM loans.

    President Obama declared disaster areas because of damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred starting April 26. They included Oldham County.

  • WICHE: How to deal with carpenter bees and ants

    The carpenter bees are doing a number on our house! We perfectly fit the profile of a desirable place to lay your eggs for this rather docile bee, and they are busy around the frame of the garage as I write. I do have a plan.

    Carpenter bees are essentially harmless. The male, who hovers about, has no stinger. The female tunnels and lays her eggs. When she does come out, you would have to handle her for her to sting.

    I’ve never been stung by one and they sort of become acquaintances, because they are always there hovering about.

  • Kregor rallies into final, state berth

    FRANKFORT – Collins freshman Paige Kregor was content to make it to the 8th Region girls’ tennis quarterfinals…until she learned she could make it to State if she advanced to the semifinals.

    Of course she didn’t find that out until she was already down a set to North Oldham sixth-grader Maddie Waits in Tuesday morning’s quarterfinals at Western Hills.

    No worries.

  • Titans sandwich rout of Oldham in big week

    The Collins baseball team continued its recent hot hitting, while also continuing to run roughshod over the 8th Region, during its past three games.

    The Titans (17-4) topped DeSales on Friday night, Oldham County on Saturday morning and Louisville Southern on Monday night.

    Collins is now 7-0 against 8th Region opponents.

     

    Collins 8, DeSales 6

  • Rockets rebound, rally impressively

    The Shelby County baseball team bounced back from a lopsided loss to its cross-town rival – and a recent skid – by producing one of its biggest comebacks of the season.

    The Rockets rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to beat visiting Western Hills, 14-12, this past Thursday – one night after falling, 15-3, to Collins, their sixth loss in their previous seven games.

  • SCHS trims North Oldham; Collins faces district finale

    The Shelby County softball team celebrated its fourth victory of the season Monday night.

    After a strong showing in the Boyle County Invitational, the Collins softball team had a rougher go-round this past weekend in the Crusade for Children Tournament.

    The Rockets (4-14) rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to beat host North Oldham, 5-2.

  • Shelby Industries owes $5,000 in discharge fines

    A special called meeting of the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission Friday morning resulted in Shelby Industries owing almost $5,000 in fines.

    Shelby Industries had requested the meeting in hopes of reducing the already levied fines for discharging levels of zinc well over the allowed limits.

  • Parents signing contracts for summer school effort

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said preparations for summer school have been taking up a lot of time.

    He told the school board at its meeting Thursday that principals have been dealing face-to-face with families to achieve signed contracts with parents for summer school participation.

  • Shelbyville City Council to hear annexation request from Rubles

    The Shelbyville City Council finally will get a first reading on annexation of about 70 acres that sits just northwest of the Shelbyville Bypass and south of Harrington Mill Road at Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at city hall.

    The property, owned by Tom Ruble and his brother, Shelby County Magistrate Allen Ruble, is part of the Interlocal Agreement between the city and Shelby County, so the city does not have to ask the county before annexation. The Rubles requested the annexation last month.

  • Board chooses firm to design new schools

    The Shelby County Board of Education finally settled on an architect for the district's two new building projects.

    K. Norman Berry Associates has been selected to serve as the architect for both the new school on the Southside location and the new early childhood center at the Northside location.