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Today's News

  • Report says Shelby trails state's college-bound student rate

    Shelby County is right on average with the state in producing college-going students, according to a report released on the class of 2010.

    The Kentucky P-20 Data Collaborative, a coalition of educational groups, released last week the Kentucky High School Feedback Report for College-Going Students in the class of 2010.

    It showed that of the 427 students graduating from Shelby County Public Schools in 2010, 60.2 percent went on to college, with 61.6 percent going on from Shelby County High School.

  • Governor kills hospital merger involving JHS

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear delivered a blow to the proposed hospital merger involving Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare, University Hospital in Louisville and Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns the Lexington-area's St. Joseph Health System.

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare also owns Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • What we think: Here are our community goals for 2012

    It’s the time of year when we as individuals pause to organize our thoughts going forward, circle some dates on our calendar and prepare goals for where we want to be at the end of December. Some of us call these resolutions, but those tend to be tied to regiments that don’t really fit our lives and evaporate before the ground thaws.

  • Your dream is my nightmare

    Those of you who consider what happened on Saturday to be a dream game are, well, dreaming.
    You know who you are, wearing either red or blue and yelling like a banshee at that basketball cum football game you watched.
    Yes, Kentucky vs. Louisville – to let winners go first – was for decades a dream for fans of both schools, but except for the winning part, Saturday was something more akin to a nightmare for those who most wanted to see it played.
    To put it simply, sports fans, this was pure ugly.

  • Important stories from 2011: Repairs for I-64 ramp haven’t been finalized

    Just because the calendar flipped over into a new year doesn’t mean that critical items facing Shelby County automatically got a fresh start.

    In fact, there are several significant items that have carried over into 2012, most notably the state’s plan to repair the dangerous eastbound acceleration lane from KY 55 onto Interstate 64.

  • Simpsonville horse up for top honors

    SIMPSONVILLE– A few years ago,  on a fairly concealed farm off Webb Road in Simpsonville, a young colt was learning the how to compete in the graceful arenas of the American Saddlebreds.

    No one could predict his invincible 5-gaited run. No one knew he would become a World’s Champion of Champions. And certainly no one envisioned his rise this month to an even more elite circle in the equine world.

  • Shaping up Shelby, an occasional series: A weight-loss inspiration

    Mary Ellen Hulker is not the woman she once was.

    And she’s glad.

    Hulker, 37, a mother of two, has lost half her body weight within a year’s time, shrinking from 317 pounds to 168.

    Her goal is to get to 130.

    Hulker underwent a lap-band procedure in December 2010, and she says she still marvels at the way her life has changed in just one short year.

  • Court report: January 4, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Cholo Barrientos, fourth-degree assault domestic violence minor injury – plead guilty – 120-day sentence, serve 60 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $143 costs.

    Tristan R. Hall, first-offense aggravator DUI – plead guilty – 8 days home incarceration program, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $727 fine and costs.

  • News briefs: Dec. 30, 2011

    Taylorsville’s emergency

    E-mail alert back in action

    Nixle, the alert service used to provide Taylorsville residents with text message and E-mail alerts in emergency situations, is back in action. Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis sent a message to former subscribers a couple of weeks ago to let them know the service was back in use.

    “Taylorsville Police are back on line with Nixle,” the alert said. “We will try to keep you updated on community events. Tell your friends to register.”

  • Church news: December 30, 2011

    Holiday services, schedules
    For information about special services on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, see the Holiday Datebook.

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.