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Today's News

  • MY WORD: Could we agree on posting these Four Commandments?

    During the past several decades, we have had a number of court rulings:

    §       School-sponsored prayer or Bible reading.

    §       Removal of creches from public property.

    §       Ending the Pledge of Allegiance as mandatory.

    §       Removal of the Ten Commandments from public property.

  • MY WORD: 10 reasons why the commandments should come down

    I wholeheartedly support Linda Allewalt in her efforts concerning removal of the Ten Commandments from the walls of Shelbyville’s government buildings (“Ten Commandments must come down,” April 20).

    I don't understand the reluctance in taking it down – unless it's a daily reminder to the religious government employees who might forget? Let's go through the list itself as it

    might apply to a government building:

  • EARLIER: Accused murder Gary Bancroft indicted as persistent felony offender

    LAWRENCEBURG ­– The man suspected of slicing his girlfriend’s throat and stuffing her body into a trash bag last fall was indicted Wednesday as a persistent felony offender, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Gary Bancroft is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Frances Renee Mobley, who was found dead at Bancroft’s residence last September.

  • SCHS students honored at board meeting

    School board members were treated to student video presentations at Thursday night’s board meeting at Central Office.

    Three Shelby County High School students, Michaela Stoudemire, Matthew Perry and Sarah Durham, were presented awards of recognition after the audience watched their presentations.

    Shelby County High School teachers Julie Webb and Kathy Wrightson introduced the presentations, describing them as digital storytelling by the students as part of the TAG (Talented and Gifted) Program, using photos accompanied by music.

  • News Briefs: April 27, 2011

    Triple S sets public hearing to review 7th Street corridor

    The Triple S Planning Commission has received the Shelbyville 7th Street Corridor Plan from the City Solutions Center and will be holding a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. May 17.

  • Superintendent evaluated as ‘excellent’

    Usually it’s the student who gets a report card, but last week it was the superintendent’s turn.

    For the second year in a row, James Neihof scored an “excellent” on the Shelby County Board  of Education’s annual superintendent’s evaluation, which was submitted at the board’s meeting Thursday night.

  • Overnight storms spare Shelby

    Some dangerous overnight storms dumped rain and brought high winds to Shelby County, but residents awoke to a welcome and startingly bright sunshine for the first time in more than a week.

    Several potentially dangerous formations passed over the county in the night, and so far there have been no reports of damage.

    Skies cleared early, and though there is a chance for more storms today and tonight, conditions should be favorable until at least Monday.

  • Former Spencer County Judge-Exec gets home incarceration for DUI

    Former Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins was ordered to undergo 10 days of home incarceration after being found guilty of DUI after a jury trial in Shelby County District Court Thursday.

    Jenkins’s trial was ordered moved from Spencer County in November by Special Judge Jerry Crosby II, who ordered the case moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think the case could be argued fairly in Spencer.

  • Sports Digest: April 22, 2011

    Collins slams Dragonswith 4 home runs

    The Collins baseball team’s bats broke out in a big way Tuesday night.

    The Titans pounded out 14 hits, including four home runs, as they slammed host South Oldham 12-1 in five innings.

    "The bats came alive," said Collins Coach Roy Bailey, whose team entered that game with a .289 batting average and no homers on the young season. "Our entire lineup swung the bats very aggressively. It seemed like when the first guys started hitting it became contagious."

  • Athlete of the Week: Ariel Lane

    Diminutive Ariel Lane stands tall on the campus at Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    The 5-foot senior was a standout on the court this past fall for the Bulldogs’ volleyball team and also excels in the classroom as well as the hallways.