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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Datebook: June 6, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Collins, Heritage get new principals

    Shelby County Public Schools added two new principals to the ranks this week, with J.J. Black leaving Painted Stone to take over at Heritage and John Leeper being hired from Carroll County High School lead Collins High School.

    As principal at Carroll County, Leeper saw the school become one of 40 Bronze Medal Schools, as recognized in U.S. News and World Reportmagazine.

    But he won’t stop there with his new school.

  • With last step, Shelby’s seniors ready to take on the world

    Nearly 450 seniors took the first step toward their futures Saturday as Collins, Cornerstone and Shelby County schools held their graduation ceremonies.

    But these students seem more than ready to meet the challenges of the world, not to mention college, considering 237 SCHS seniors, 187 Collins seniors and 9 Cornerstone seniors earned about $3 million in scholarships, grants and awards.

    Amid the popping flashes, the crying parents and cheering friends and siblings was the admittance, and sometimes reluctance, of the upcoming change for these seniors.