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Today's News

  • WICHE: Some plants like it wet

    There are some plants that demand good drainage: taxus, coreopsis, gaillardia and penstemon, to name a few.

    I have lost them all because they were poorly sited in the garden but now that I know where water is slow to drain I now where to plant those trees, shrubs and perennials that like wet environments.

    There is an up side to poor drainage for some plants. Just be sure that water is available when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver.

  • Court report: May 25, 2011

  • Datebook: May 27, 2011

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • Datebook: May 25, 2011

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    This week
    Kiwanis Club

  • Brown bags another victory

    This past weekend was one full of creature comforts for Brandon Brown.

    He got to sleep in his own bed, spend a little time around friends and family and play on a golf course that “felt like home” to him.

    And Brown, a native of Shelbyville, made the most of the familiar surroundings, carding an 18-under-par 270 at Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club in Georgetown to capture the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour’s Cherry Blossom Classic by one stroke.

  • 90th birthday: Josephine Haggard Hawkins

    Josephine Haggard Hawkins was born June 1, 1921, in Clark County to Jesse (J.W.) Haggard and Lucien Haggard.

    She was married to James Hawkins on May 2, 1942, and they were married 56 years. She has been a longtime homemaker, member of the Finchville Baptist Church and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her children are Delores Brooks of Simpsonville, Judy Floyd of Shelbyville and Wayne Hawkins of Finchville.

  • Births: Kirts son

    Jake and Megan Kirts of Louisville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on March 23, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital Louisville. He has been named Thatcher Aiden Kirts.

    Grandparents are Randy and Becky Kirts and Greg and Marian Biagi, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Noble and Frances Roberts of Shelbyville, Virginia Stoner of Columbus, Ind., Russell and Retna Kirts of Columbus, Ind. and the late Richard Stoner.

  • Engagement: Fenwick-Long

    Michael and Judy Fenwick of Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Fenwick of Shelbyville, to Wesley Long of Shelbyville. He is the son of Glenn and Orissa Long of Shelbyville.

    Fenwick is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School and is a social service aide for the state.

    Long is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and is a tech for Northwood Machine.

    The wedding will take place at 3:30 p.m. June 4, 2011, at Duncan Memorial in Floydsburg.

  • Kerr retires

    A retirement reception for Linda Kerr, adventure club preschool director at Simpsonville Baptist Church, is at 2-4 p.m. June 5. Friends, family and former students are greatly encouraged to attend to help celebrate her many years of service to our children.

  • Collins’ Karas goes for a triple crown

    Triple crowns are hard to come by.

    It's been 33 years since Thoroughbred racing has produced a Triple Crown winner and 44 years since major-league baseball has had one.

    Collins junior Caterina Karas will go for her own triple crown Thursday in the Class 2A 2011 KHSAA State Track & Field Championships, which begins at 1 p.m., at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park on the campus of the University of Louisville.