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Today's News

  • Adkins, Massie dominate District 4 primaries in Shelby

    Democrat William Adkins, a lawyer from Williamstown, and Republican Thomas Massie, the Lewis County judge-executive, ran away with the their respective races in Shelby County for the District 4 congressional seat.

    Adkins, running against the largely reclusive Greg Frank, took a resounding 68 percent of the 2,074 votes cast.

  • Court report: May 23, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Eved C. Cardona, first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

    Raymond B. Medley, possessing open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle and second-offense aggravator DUI – guilty – 28 days home incarceration program, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $913 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County softball falls to Spencer County in district tourney; Collins-Anderson County suspended by rain

    TAYLORSVILLE - The Shelby County softball team's season came to an end Monday evening as host Spencer County beat the Rockets 7-1 in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.

    The Bears (16-14) are scheduled to face the winner of the Collins-Anderson County semifinal at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the district final.

    The semi between the Titans and the Bearcats was suspended after one batter - Anderson's Anna Marie Hyatt grounded out - in the top of the first inning. It is slated to resume at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at Spencer County.

  • This bird is a tenant you will want to keep

    Everyone loves the Purple Martin and rightfully so.

    By the time the Europeans arrived in this great country, the Native Americans had already recognized the benefits of  having these birds as neighbors. The fact that Purple Martins, because of their aerial feeding habits, helped rid an area of pesky mosquitoes, flies and gnats was well known.

    The native tribes were already installing the first man-made bird houses by growing gourds, drying them out, cutting the proper entrance holes in each gourd and placing them high in dead trees or on tall poles.

  • On campus: May 18, 2012

    Tingle named to president's list at St. Catharine

    Greggory Tingle of Shelbyville was recently named to the president's list at St. Catharine College for the spring 2012 semester. The president's list includes all students who had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. For more information, visit  http://readabout.me/achievements/Greggory-Tingle-Named-to-Presidents-Lis....

     

    Campbellsville University graduates

  • Corpus Christi

    Students from Corpus Christi Academy were recognized for academic excellence on the National Latin Exam. James Zoeller (from left) received the magna cum laude award. Paul Cozzens received the maxima cum laude award. Josie Zoeller, Theresa Jaminet and Elijah Rock were each honored with a certificate of merit. Students from Corpus Christi Academy joined 148,000 students from across the United States and at least 11 other nations who took the exam.

  • Examining elephants

    How do you humans help elephants? How do they harm them? Those were the questions posed by Bridget Just in her fifth-grade class at Simpsonville Elementary. The children, including Jazmin Price, were reading a non-fiction article about a baby elephant and were annotating the text for such “ah ha” information as: “They stay as families for decades.”...“There were 10,000 elephants.”... “It would be hard to find a stranded baby elephant in 17,850 square miles.”

  • Upcoming school schedule

    District

    The Shelby County Public Schools’ test dates are:

    •Elementary – today (grades 3, 4, 5)

    •Middle – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, May 25 and 29

    •High – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, May 25 and 29 (grades 8, 10, 11)

    •High – through May 31 (AP, End-of-course)

  • EARLIER: 3 dead after SUV fails to merge lanes in Simpsonville

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate an accident on Interstate 64 early Saturday morning that left three members of an Indiana family dead and another hospitalized.

    Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said he pronounced  Gabriel Alva Chacon, 29, dead at the scene, and his wife, Regina K. Alva Chacon, 36, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville hospital. Her brother, Jamie Alva Chacon, 21, was also dead at the scene.

  • Shipley, Karas sisters win state titles

    Shelby County junior Zach Shipley won his first state championship, while sisters Caterina and Gabby Karas added to their total, Friday night at the Class AA State Track & Field Championships.

    Shipley held off several late surges to win the boys' 300-meter hurdles at the University of Louisville's Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park, while senior Caterina Karas captured the 800 and her seventh-grade sister Gabby won the 1,600. All three were top seeds in their respective events and both Karas sisters narrowly missed setting record times in their victories.