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Today's News

  • Rent or buy

    Daylen Hocker, Rita Gomez and Aaron Randolph had the tough task to determine whether to rent or buy a place to live – even though they are only eighth-graders. The students at Collins High School were working on a financial lesson in Stephanie Robinson’s class. All agreed that college is the answer to a good career. Rita talked about the importance of budgeting her money and getting a job, which Aaron said was the key in order to pay all the expenses associated with living. “It’s expensive to survive,” Daylen said.

  • Church news: May 25, 2012

    Allen Chapel

    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

     

    Annunciation

    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

     

    Bethel A.M.E.

  • Halls in top 10% of voting

    The Hall family still has hope to win a new van through Mobility Awareness Month.

    Margaret Hall’s 14-year-old son Glenn was born with a rare chromosomal disease, partial trisomy 6Q, that has left him confined to a wheelchair.

    Since she can’t afford a van, Hall entered her son’s story into a national contest in which the top three vote-getters will receive a fully-customized 2012 wheelchair-accessible van.

  • SCHS students net nearly $1 million

    Mired in state testing and final exams, Shelby County High School students and their families were able to take some time to celebrate on Wednesday.

    SCHS students reported 28 scholarships, totaling nearly $1 million, and more are expected to be divulged in the final week of school.

    About 75 students filled the front of the SCHS Theater and took turns being recognized for their hard work and preparation for the next stage of their lives.

  • Shelby couple raises Alpacas

    Ever wondered what the heck an alpaca is?

    If you visit Steve and Karen Kennedy’s alpaca farm, Perfect Timing Alpacas, off Rockbridge Road, you’ll find out.

    The Kennedy’s 13 alpacas, a domesticated species of South American camelid that resemble a small llama, gaze out of their large well-kept enclosure with a mixture of calmness and curiosity.

    “They each have their own unique personalities,” Karen Kennedy said.

    It was a credible statement.

  • 2 Shelby natives are honored by universities

    Two people, one a Shelbyville resident and one a former resident, have been recognized this spring by their respective universities, Darla Bailey at Baylor University and Ben Pollard at Purdue University.

    Bailey, a Shelbyville resident, was named Honorary Alumna of the Year at Baylor’s School of Social Work in Waco, Texas.

    Pollard, a former resident of Shelby County who now lives of Poway, Calif., received an honorary doctorate degree during spring commencement ceremonies at Purdue’s campus in West Lafayette, Ind.

  • EARLIIER: Case is back on in huge pot bust in Southville

    A man who was charged with the largest marijuana bust ever in Shelby County and inexplicably set free by federal authorities has been indicted again on those same charges.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 51, was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on April 18 for trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds.

  • Wayne Ward: 1921-2012

    Wayne Ward had acquired quite a long list of distinguished accomplishments when he passed away Wednesday at the age of 90 – minister to a president, confidant of the famous – but his most precious legacy is that of encouragement, his friends say.

    “What people will remember him best for hands down will be as an encourager,” said Jay Tigner, pastor of Finchville Baptist Church.

    Tigner, who calls Ward his greatest mentor, said he always made people feel like what gift they could bring to others really matter, and that meant a lot to people.

  • Memorial Day celebration set for Grove Hill

    The spirit of patriotism will abound again this year when Shelby County celebrates Memorial Day.

    Memorial Day festivities will begin at Grove Hill Cemetery with a walking tour that will start from the chapel at 9:30 a.m. and take in some monuments of those who served in the armed forces, will be hosted by Friends of Grove Hill. Some of those deceased veterans served in the Revolutionary War.

    After the tour, led by historian Mike Harrod, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1179 will conduct a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. at the chapel.

  • Business Briefcase: May 25, 2012

    Artisan cheese company

    launches new Web site

    A family cheese business that opened in Shelby County earlier this year is expanding its reach on the Web.

    HomeTown Farm and Creamery on Vigo Road has launched a new Web site at www.guernseycheese.vpweb.com.

    The company, owned by Tracy Curtsinger, her husband, Mark and their sons, has been marketing through local events but wants to step up the presence for its variety of cheeses.