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Today's News

  • Schools on 2-hour delay

    Shelby County schools are operating on a 2-hour delay this morning after falling temperatures overnight caused slick spots on some roads.

    Shelby County received an inch plus of snow during Monday and Monday night, and as temps fell below freezing around 7 p.m., edges of roads began to ice.

    The school delay was announced around 5:30 a.m. Henry, Spencer, Franklin and Anderson county schools are all closed.

    Snow had covered eastern Shelby County for much of the day, but in the late afternoon and evening, it spread west from Shelbyville.

  • Salvation Army, Angel Tree helped 920 kids

    Bonnie Roberts received 48 cases of basketballs during the Christmas season. She isn’t even an equipment manager for any of the famed basketball teams in the area.
    She works part time at Commonwealth Bank, but she sure did put to use the 720 basketballs she received.
    Roberts is a board member and volunteer for the Shelbyville unit of the Salvation Army.
    For the past six years it has been her duty along with a various band of elves to make sure the Angel Tree program to provide Christmas for underprivileged kids goes off successfully.

  • This hawk is no red-shouldered ‘stepbird’

    The immatures of the Red-Shoulder Hawk are often misidentified as being Red-Tailed Hawks, unless you look closely with binoculars.
    But if you are fortunate enough to hear the rowdy, raucous call of the Red-Shouldered Hawk, then the identification comes easily.
    Its call has been described as a loud, far-carrying scream that sounds like a long drawn out “kee-yar, kee-yar, kee-yar,” a call that the Blue Jay can imitate to perfection.

  • Ag Report: Feb. 4, 2011

    USDA aid available
    for energy audits
    USDA announced an expansion of the initiative to help farmers and ranchers conduct energy audits and improve their overall energy efficiency. The initiative builds on the existing energy audit initiative to also help producers implement the energy conservation and efficiency recommendations that result from an energy audit.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 4, 2011

    Saddlebred association
    to appeal court ruling

    In a telephone meeting Tuesday, the board of directors of the American Saddlebred Horse Association voted unanimously to appeal a decision earlier this year by Fayette Circuit Court that would give open access to personal and confidential information of its members and staff.
    A group of members of the organization had taken the matter to court because they felt that ASHA had not been forthcoming with information.

  • Higgins new minister of music at Mount Zion

    Chad Higgins begins his service as the minister of music for the New Mount Zion Baptist Church of Shelbyville.

    He has served in various capacities in music ministry leadership for many churches in this region. He is the music coordinator for the Midwest Region of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (aka, The Thomas Dorsey Convention).

  • Court report: Feb. 4, 2011

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Angela B. Groves, no/expired registration plates and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security - guilty - $663 fine and costs.

    Christopher W. Locke, speeding 20 mph over limit, no operator's/moped license and first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance - guilty - 30-day sentence, serve eight days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $783 fine and costs.

  • Collection of canned foods

    Mrs. Vicky's 3- and 4-year-old classes collected canned goods to help the less fortunate during the holidays.

  • Donuts with Dad

    Fathers came to Simpsonville Elementary to have breakfast with their children during "Donuts with Dad."  The fathers and students had donuts, coffee and juice along with a presentation from Coleda Tackett of KYPIRC regarding "Father Involvement In Children's Education." The event was sponsored by the Simpsonville Family Resource Center and Title 1.

  • Church news: Feb. 4, 2011

    Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.