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Today's News

  • Election 2012: And now it’s on to Round 2 in November

    After having a higher voter turnout than expected in Shelby County – at 19 percent – political leaders in Shelby say they will soon be gearing up for the fall election.

    “We’ll start seeing some activity in the next couple of weeks because the state Democratic Convention is the first week in June,”  Shelby County Democratic Chair Fielding Ballard III said.

    “So I expect things will start hopping around that time.”

  • News briefs: May 25, 2012

    Ready for a hot weekend?
    Temperatures could reach record highs

     

    Memorial Day, long seen as the unofficial first day of summer, may feel like the middle of summer.

    Weather forecasters are saying we will face August-like temperatures this week, with highs on Saturday and Sunday ranging in some predictions as high as 96.

    Humidity is expected to be elevated, and overnight lows may not escape the 70s.

  • Cook's quick takes

    Thoughts I’ve had while breathing into a paper bag ever since Tuesday’s 30th District Tournament baseball semifinal between Collins and Shelby County:

     

  • Dugle moves football front and Centre

    Collins senior Darian Dugle signed last week to play football for Centre College, during a ceremony in the high school’s library.

    Dugle was a standout running back for the Titans in their first two seasons.

    “He was lights out the past two years,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said.

  • Roettger: ‘We have the capability’

    The 30th District Tournament final had just ended Wednesday night when a woman in the stands exhorted the Shelby County baseball team.

    “Let’s go, boys, start over on Monday,” she called after Anderson County’s 7-1 victory over the Rockets in the final at Collins High School.

  • Case of Ks stops Rockets

    There have been Ks throughout the Shelby County baseball team’s lineup all season.

    Wednesday night, though, there were Ks of a different kind.

  • Real Estate deeds: May 25, 2012

    April 2-4

    Rodney W. and Donna Laswell to Frank T. and Meyrose Hensley, Lot 87, Fairway Crossing, Sec. 2, $241,000

    Gary H. and Nancy H. Clark to Jerry L. and Janet M. Sutherland, 3.78 acres on Busey Road, $58,500

    Matthew R. and Emily L. Cecil to Wendy and Dustin Cody Johnson, Lot 2, Hunting Hills, $145,000

    David H. and Gwen A. Lister to Matt Cave, Lot 95, Persimmon Ridge, Phase IV, $397,000

    Walter M. Klicker to Lora Janine Klicker, Lot 34, Meadowbrook No. 1, $107,500

  • Shelby's unemployment plummets in April

    Shelby County’s unemployment statistics took another significant surge downward in April to 5.8 percent, the second-lowest rate in the state.

    That figure declined from 7 percent in March and, more significantly, 2.7 percent from the 8.5 percent rate of April 2011.

    Only Woodford County (5.1 percent) had a lower rate in April, but, among neighboring counties, both Spencer and Trimble counties has more precipitous drops. Spencer fell to from 10.1 in April 2011 and 8.0 in March to 6.5, and Trimble was down 10.5/9.2 to 7.6.

  • WICHE: The unseen heroes of the garden

    Have you ever considered the nematode? I appreciate the beneficial insects that help keep the garden in balance, but there are good things at work that go unseen.

    I recently released who knows how many in and around my vegetable garden in hopes that they will finally take care of my most annoying vegetable pest: the flea beetle.

  • News briefs: May 23, 2012

    Senior awards nights

    begin tonight at SCHS

    With graduation just around the corner, residents are invited to help celebrate the success of the seniors at both schools senior awards night.

    Shelby County High School's ceremony will be at the school's theater tonight at 6:30, and Collins High School's ceremony will be in next Wednesday at 7 p.m. in school's theater.