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Today's News

  • Rough second makes for rough opener

    Shelby County, the defending 8th Region softball champs, had a rough start to their season Monday.

    However the Rockets’ 11-0 loss to visiting Boyle County was more encouraging than discouraging to Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable.

    “I saw a lot of improvement from our scrimmage,” said Cable, whose team scrimmaged Sacred Heart last Thursday. “As far as people knowing where they need to be and hitting our cutoffs, things like that.”

  • These books you can sink your teeth into

    Cookbooks are always a good source for food inspiration, but Collins High School teachers Beth Jones and Bethany Farmer suggested their students look a little deeper.

    Jones, the library media specialist, and Farmer, the family and consumer science teacher, banded together to have students from a culinary arts class work on an edible book show.

    “I get a newsletter from the library, and one month it had an article on edible book shows, so I talked to Mrs. Farmer, and we both though ‘Let’s do it,’” Jones said.

  • Graduation set for June 4 at the high schools’ gyms

    Seniors at Shelby County and Collins high schools now know when – and where – they will receive their diplomas.

    At the school board meeting March 10, the school calendar was adjusted to move the last day of school June 3, and now graduation will follow on June 4 at the schools’ gyms – ending many years of commencements at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    Shelby County High School will have graduation at 1 p.m., and Collins will follow at 7 p.m.

  • EARLIER: New Kroger Marketplace with lots of fanfare

    Kroger No. 39's grand opening on Wednesday was a smashing success, store officials said, with more than 1,400 shoppers coming out to check out the new store.

    Several items were given away, and the store had live entertainment from the Bluegrass band, Kentucky Blue.

    Excitement has been so high among Kroger employees this past week as they put the final touches on Shelbyville’s new Kroger Marketplace that you can see it in the air – literally.

  • What we think: Census figures show what we already knew

    By now you have read the description of the new statistical face of Shelby County as drawn by the 2010 census. We doubt you were surprised any more than we were about what this analysis discerned about our community.
    To understand that Shelby County has seen burgeoning growth in the past decade – 38 percent more residents than in 2000 – doesn’t require a degree in statistics or even a detailed market analysis.
    We’ve seen the growth just by driving around our communities.

  • House OKs compromise on Medicaid

    There may be good news on the horizon for the Medicaid impasse created two weeks ago when a heated squabble broke out in Frankfort, leaving a $166 million deficit in next year’s budget unresolved.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said Tuesday that a compromise bill passed the House very favorably, with only 4 nays against it, that he is very hopeful will be accepted by the Senate.

  • Waiting to watch the NCAA Tournament games

    Last Thursday afternoon, when everyone from Fulton to Flatwoods was mesmerized with the bouncing of a basketball in one place or another, there were two people I know who did their best to avoid that madness that tends to grip us in March.
    That would be my wife and me.
    Yes, on Thursday, the geniuses who program the NCAA Tournament chose to have the University of Louisville play Morehead State at 1:45 p.m. and Kentucky to square off with Princeton about 45 minutes later.

  • Silver Ring Thing returns to Shelby Christian Church

    For the second year in a row, Shelby Christian Church will host the Silver Ring Thing, a high-tech, two-and-a-half-hour stage performance that uses music, comedy, special effects, video and personal testimonies to promote sexual abstinence until marriage.

    The event, which is 7 to 9 p.m. today, is targeted toward young people, and the organization, The Silver Ring Thing, is a youth ministry founded in 1995 by Denny and Amy Pattyn in Yuma, Ariz., in response to escalating numbers of teen pregnancies in that area.

  • MY WORD: Sen. Paul has it right on education

    Ms. Zion’s letter (“Sen. Paul’s view on education,” letters, March 16) about Sen. Paul’s view of the Department of Education illustrates what has gone wrong with government in this country.
    Most people recognize that government has grown too large, over reached its constitutional authority and spent too much money. Yet a segment of our population still seems to believe that government is the answer to any and all problems.
    Those people criticize anyone who take a stand to change the current state of government.

  • Major mayoral memories

    When four former mayors of Shelbyville get together to talk about their heydays, there's bound to be some reminiscing, some joking and even some well-deserved boasting.

    There was all of that and more when Marshall Long, Neil Hackworth, Donald Cubert Sr. and David Eaton – men who bridged two decades at the helm of Shelby County’s  seat – gathered Thursday night as the “featured speakers” for a meeting of the Shelby County Historical Society.