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Today's News

  • Ag Report: June 8, 2012

    Brookshier departs extension

    for governor’s ag policy board

    Tammy Brookshier has left her role as ag programs coordinator/CAIP administrator for Shelby County to join the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy in Frankfort as a programs coordinator.

    Brookshier had worked at the Shelby County Extension Office for the past 5-plus years and oversaw the distribution of ag development funds to enterprises in the county, and her interaction with the governor’s ag office led to the new position.

  • Graffiti spray painted on 3 schools

    An investigation is under way into several incidences of vandalism that occurred Monday night at three Shelby County schools.

    Shelby County school officials said that the vandalism occurred in the form of graffiti at East Middle, Shelby County High School and the Education Center @ Cropper, which were spray painted with curse words, racial slurs and phallic symbols.

    Duanne Puckett, public relations coordinator for SCPS, said the district’s maintenance department has cleaned up the vandalism at the sites.

  • WICHE: Spinosad is a new weapon among natural insecticides

    After the heat-wave in late May the blueberries ripened like wildfire, the Colorado potato beetle larva peppered the Pontiac potato patch and the cabbage worms nearly devoured my kale.

    I would pick and squish and drown, but so much was happening at once I needed a little assistance.

    As you know, I do not use chemical pesticides in the vegetable garden. I will reach for a bio-insecticide if I must, however.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville officially limits fireworks to July 3-4

    If you live in Simpsonville and are planning to celebrate Independence Day in an explosive way, you have a new schedule to follow.

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Tuesday gave final, unanimous approval – Commissioner Vicky Wise was absent – to an ordinance that restricts the use of fireworks in the city to July 3 and July 4.

    Those dates could be adjusted if the city determines the legal holiday would be celebrated on July 5, but otherwise residents have a 2-day window.

  • Titans tuning up for next season with tough summer

    To say that Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither has scheduled ambitiously for his team this summer would be an understatement.

    A major one.

  • Brandon Brown earns spot in PGA Tour event

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown will play in his first PGA Tour event - the Reno-Tahoe Open - in early August.

  • Brown is PGA Tour-bound

    Lloyd Brown was shopping for the best airfares out west on Monday.

    That’s because he’ll be heading to Reno, Nev., in early August to watch his son, Brandon, play in his first PGA Tour event – the Reno-Tahoe Open.

  • 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.