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Today's News

  • Moore than enough

    Kim Moore warmed up for her try for 10 this past weekend at Weissinger Hills Golf Course.

    Moore, a 9-time defending United States National Amputee Ladies Champion who will go for 10 in a row in August, won the 19th annual Amputee Tournament Players Championship and the 56th annual Southern Amputee Golf Association Regional Championship. She carded a 2-day total of 7-over-par 151 at Weissinger Hills Golf Club to edge 16-year-old Evan Mathias by three strokes.

  • Thomas named to All-8th Region team

    Collins senior pitcher Jeneca Thomas was the lone representative from the county on the All-8th Region softball team, which was released this week.

    Thomas was joined on the 15-member team by two other players from the 30th District – Anderson County’s Bailey Curry and Spencer County’s Tara Sorrels.

  • News briefs, June 6, 2012

    Crawford leaves newspaper

    for new gig at WDRD-Ch. 41

     

    Shelby County native and second-generation journalist Eric Crawford is leaving his role as sports columnist at The Courier-Journalto join the staff of WDRB-Channel 41 in Louisville.

    Crawford, whose father, Shelby County resident Byron Crawford, was a news columnist at the paper for 29 years, and fellow sports columnist Rick Bozich announced the stunning move on Monday night.

  • Simpsonville's Batliner honored as Clerk of Clerks

    Maybe word about all that chili that Simpsonville City Clerk Debbie Batliner has cooked for Light Up Simpsonville celebrations has made its way around the state.

    Batliner’s all-day cooking has fed thousands of residents during the past decade, but that is only exemplary of the long and lavish list of accomplishments that earned her the 2012 Clerk of the Clerks award from the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association. The honor, presented in April, was announced last week by the KMCA.

  • Someday, graduates will find yesterday as important as tomorrow

    Most of the roughly 450 students who this week graduated from high schools in Shelby County – and in recent weeks peer institutions from around the world – likely perceive the passing of those diplomas as the metaphorical transformation from a 13-year trek through classrooms and textbooks to a lifetime of awesome and inspiring adventure.

  • What we think: We need answers in huge drug bust

    The case against Enrique Olvera-Landaverde continues to perplex us. In fact, we don’t know if there is a case against Mr. Olvera-Landaverde. This all reads to us like lawyers run amok in a John Grisham novel.

    If Mr. Olvera-Landaverde’s name does not ring familiar, you may recall that this is the man arrested when county and state police, operating on a tip from Mr. Olvera-Landaverde’s wife, raided his home near Southville in 2010 and collected nearly 800 pounds of marijuana and $60,000 in cash.

  • Cornerstone commencement

    Cornerstone Christian Academy graduated nine seniors on Saturday night. CCA Headmaster David Ladner and board chairman Ray Tucker pass out diplomas to class members (from left) Jessica Robles, Tara Watkins (valedictorian), Kiana Novin, Ben Risinger, Dustin Bennett, Justin Warren, Anna Joy Thompson, Hannah Lee and Stephen Price (salutatorian).

  • Democrats at state convention

  • Democrats at state convention

  • Engagement: Nation-Peach

    Jennifer Nicole Nation and Michael David Peach, both of Shelbyville announce their engagement.

    The couple will marry June 16, 2012, at Claudia Sanders.

    She is the daughter of Paula Cissell of Shelbyville and is a manager at Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville. He is the son of David and Jeanie Peach of Taylorsville and works for the Dr. Pepper Snapple group.

    The couple will live in Shelbyville.