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Today's News

  • 3 SCPS principals retiring

    Three principals have announced they will retire from Shelby County Public Schools at the end of the school year.

    District officials announced this week that Lynn Gottbrath of Wright Elementary, Anthony Hatchell of Collins High School and Christine Powell of East Middle School would retire. The Site-Based-Decision-Making Councils at those schools already have started meeting to hire replacements.

    Perhaps the surprise on that list is Hatchell, who returned to Shelby County three years ago to become the first principal at Collins High School.

  • Extra School day: April 28 or June 4?

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet Monday morning to decide how students will make up the one day they missed because of snow this year.

    The board will convene in a specially called meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the district's office, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Shelby County Public Schools used its one-call technology to poll parents Thursday, asking if they would prefer to  have school on Saturday, April 28, or Monday, June 4.

  • NCAA Final Four UK vs. UofL: Time to walk the talk

    The Cats and the Cards have touched down in New Orleans, but it seems Shelby County continues to be in the heart of the coverage of their showdown in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four.

    The trend started on Monday with USA Today, and then Wednesday came CBS-TV and Fox Sports.

    It seems like everyone wants to know what it's like living right-smack in the middle of the rivalry.

    On Wednesday afternoon at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, several red- and blue-clad fans mingled about waiting for CBS Sports to show up for filming.

  • Simons says: The pressure comes from the teams’ fans

    Matt Simons knows a thing or two about the rivalry between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.

    Simons, a standout 7-footer at Shelby County High School, went on to play for UofL in 1993-94 and 94-95, and his Cardinals teams played Kentucky twice, although they lost both.

    "It's an instate rivalry, and you know, as a player, what it means," he said. "You know from the fans that they feel the pressure, and that's where your pressure comes from. They want you to win so bad."

  • Ag Report: March 30, 2012

    Officials: Conditions ripe

    for West Nile outbreak

    Shelby County horse owners who have not updated the vaccinations for their horses against West Nile Virus might want to call their vets.

    That’s the advice of State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who issued a warning that weather conditions are ripe for an outbreak of West Nile.

  • Chamber officials predict bigger showcase this year

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual Community Showcase is coming up this weekend, and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, officials say.

    “We usually average about a thousand people who come out, but, of course, we’d like to see that number grow,” said Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Lawn mower company visits Shelbyville

    Al Laubach (center) of Shelbyville lets her twins, Lincoln (left) and Owen Laubach, take a pretend test spin on these Cub Cadet riding mowers on Tuesday because, “They will be mowing the grass one day.” The Laubachs visited the Cub Cadet Challenge held in the parking lot of Midland Center in Shelbyville. The company is touring the nation throughout April, stopping at Home Depot and Tractor Supply stories and inviting homeowners to test drive one of the 2012 new RZTs  (residential zero-turn rider) or a Series 1000 lawn-and-garden tractor.

  • Powers retires after 40 years in practice

    A local family doctor has retired after 40 years of practice.

    Dr. William Powers’ last day at his office was Thursday, but he will officially retire Sunday, when a reception is scheduled in his honor.

    Powers and his wife, Sondra, and their daughter, Sacha, moved to Shelbyville in November 1972, when he joined the medical practice of Dr. Ron Waldridge, who retired in July 2010.

    During his years of practice, Powers was an active member of the medical staff of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, serving as a past president and on various committees.

  • Business Briefcase: March 30, 2012

    Hunter Montell to campaign

    for congressional candidate

     

    Shelby County native J. Hunter Montell has joined the congressional campaign of Gary Moore, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the District 4 seat that will represent Shelby County next year.

    Montell will be serving as grassroots director for the campaign.

  • Morning sickness: $4 gas is coming fast to Shelby

    With gas prices in Shelby County threatening to mirror those in Louisville at record highs surpassing $4  per gallon, gas station owners and customers alike were showing concern on Thursday.

    “We are going to try not to go up, but this is a very competitive market, and if gas prices go up on the other end of town, say, then we probably will, too,” said Ruth Hodge, owner of It’s Convenient on East Main Street in Shelbyville.