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Today's News

  • Cornerstone’s ACT scores blow away other schools

    Cornerstone Christian Academy released its ACT scores Monday, and the school raced past the state averages for juniors in the 2010-2011 school year.

    Cornerstone's composite score was a 25, more than 6 points higher than the state and Shelby County Public School's averages, and four points higher than the national average.

    Cornerstone's scores across the board were much higher than state and county averages, and higher than the benchmarks set for admission to the state-supported postsecondary education institutions in Kentucky.

  • Vintage Voodoo: Making musical magic

    The name Vintage Voodoo invokes old-world charm in New Orleans, back alleys and dark streets.

    But the Shelbyville-based band - consisting of guitarist Michael Whisman, lead singer Rick Willard, drummer Patrick Jacobs, guitarist Bobby Hardaway and bassist Greg Viergutz, the only member not from Shelbyville - said that's not quite the case.

    "Vintage Magic just didn't sound right. There's really nothing voodoo about us, but it's vintage because we're all old," Whisman said laughing.

  • Trial for Irotas owners postponed

    A federal trial for two Finchville residents charged with stealing nearly a half-million dollars from employees’ retirement funds from their former company in Shelbyville has been postponed.

    The trial, which was set to begin Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Frankfort, was delayed so that a competency evaluation could be done on William Kiser.

    William Kiser, 73, and Mary Sue Kiser, 70, owners of the now-closed Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, were indicted June 9 on federal embezzlement charges.

  • 2nd person charged in shooting death

    A second person has now been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Shelbyville man who was murdered in Frankfort last fall.

    On Monday, the Franklin County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Marquis A. Sims, 38, of Detroit with murder for intentionally causing the death of Obie Murphy on Sept. 13, 2010.

  • Shelby County new teachers for 2011-12

    Other new teachers, as of Aug. 15:
    Clear Creek Elementary: Erin Bradd and Carolyn Slone; Shelby County Education Center at Cropper: Anthony Arnold, Chris Ballard and Kathy Lilly; Area Technology Center: Nanette Urschel and Cassidy Cocanougher; District: Judy Mallory, Mary Mitchell, JoDee Scissors and Jamie Yates
     

  • Road warmer

    Miles Megibben put the finishing touches on his vehicle that would be tested on his Road Warmer invention as part of the Talented And Gifted Camp June 27-30 at Heritage Elementary. The fifth-grader at Simpsonville Elementary described how repeated layers of asphalt and metal heating plate “10 miles below the surface” are topped with concrete to “interlock with the earth.” Once “frozen precipitation falls,” and lands on the road, the metal plates are switched on, to “ melts and is absorb [the precipitaiton], thus preventing wrecks.”

  • Reading roundup

    One of the more popular sessions in any elementary school is when time is set aside for “read-aloud” by the teacher. Simpsonville teacher Mignon Wheeler had a captive audience the last week of school and expects the same engagement after school resumes Wednesday.

  • Artists in waiting

    Children whose artwork was submitted for judging in the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee Youth Art Show waited with their parents and family members to see if their name was called as a winner. It was open to grades K-12 with first, second and third-place ribbons and cash prizes provided by AT&T. The artwork will be displayed this school year at the Shelby County Board of Education Central Office, 1155 West Main, unless a parent wants to pick it up.

  • Wedding: Eppehimer

    Chelsea and Sam Eppehimer were married Sunday, June 12, 2011.

    Parents of the bride are Dale and Rhonda Jones of Simpsonville. The groom is the son of Bill and Lori Eppehimer of Simpsonville.

    Steve Boyd officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Honor attendant was Katie Reese of Simpsonville, cousin of the bride.

    Bridesmaids were Ashley Boyd, Ashley Standafer, Ashley Glassner and Abby Thurman.

    Best man was Bill Eppehimer of Simpsonville.

  • Family reunion: Perkins

    Several 4-generations of the Kemper/Perkins family reunion gathered at the home of Wanda Kemper Perkins (seated fourth from left) and Bill Perkins (standing third from left, front row) on Aug. 6, 2011, in Shelbyville.