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Today's News

  • Birth: Wannemacher son

    Kevin and Kimberly Wannemacher of Wichita Falls, Texas, announce the birth of their third child, a son, on April 5, 2012. He has been named Lucas Andrew.

    Grandparents are Keith and Rita Hall of Shelbyville, Lori Janusko of Louisville and Denny and Pat Wannemacher of Troy Ohio.

    Great-grandparents are Robert and Joyce Green and Carla and Kathleen Hall, all of Shelbyville.

  • Birth: Fussenegger daughter

    Katie of Joe Fussenegger of Simpsonville announce the birth of their first child, Sophie Elizabeth, on March 19, 2012. She was born at 1:08 a.m. at Baptist Hospital East 7.12 pounds and 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Sharon and Dale Kramer of Simpsonville, and Patty and Oscar Fussenegger of Florence. Great-grandparents are Charles and Diana Kramer of Simpsonville, John and Teresa Franklin of Louisville, Foster and Nell Doolin of Glasgow and Anne Atkins of Hopkinsville.

  • Court report: May 14, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Jonathan K. Hardy, first-degree criminal mischief – dismissed without prejudice.

    Alfonso Jaimes-Alaniz, first-offense DUI, no operator's/moped license and failure to produce insurance card – plead guilty – 30-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $1,078 fine and costs.

  • Kregor begins play in state on Thursday

    Collins sophomore Paige Kregor, the 8th Region runner-up, will play Sacred Heart’s Caroline Walter on Thursday morning in the first round of the girls’ 2012 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament.

    Kregor, who lost to South Oldham sixth-grader Stephanie Pitts in last Thursday’s 8th Region final, will face Walter, who is one of the eight No. 9-seeded players, at 8 a.m. at Shillito Park in Lexington.

     

    BASEBALL: Collins goes 2-1 in Franklin

  • Couch is ‘grand slam hire’

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  • Election 2012: Presidential race leaves gap atop primary ballot

    When Kentucky’s primary election rolls around on Tuesday, many of you may wonder if there’s any reason to go vote at all.

    With 38 states having already held their primary elections, Kentucky is largely left out of the presidential discussion.

    Of the four Republicans on the presidential ballot in Kentucky, even a vote for front-runner Mitt Romney won’t mean much.

    Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have pulled out of the race for the Republican nomination, and Ron Paul announced Monday that he is effectively suspending his campaign.

  • Shelby County School Board: Land acquisitions allow district to complete sites

    The Shelby County Board of Education wrapped up a short meeting Thursday after approving the ability to purchase of three parcels of land and the gift of another parcel.

    The purchased property consisted of two areas that will encompass part of the new access road to the Southside project and another parcel at 208 8th Street to finish the acquisition of land for the Early Childhood Center at the former Northside Elementary School.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City’s stormwater runoff requirements to get updated

    Fresh on the heels of her department’s upgrade to its facility, City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell will present an amended ordinance to the Shelbyville City Council at Thursday’s meeting.

    The ordinance is a requirement of the Kentucky Division of Water, and updates the city’s requirements for the control of construction site stormwater runoff.

    Herrell said this amendment would remove much of the technical data, instead moving that into a manual.

  • MY WORD: Outlet mall would bring problems

    The editorial (“Outlet mall plan will test us all,” May 9) in The Sentinel-News (Shelby County’s local paper) about the proposed outlet mall in Simpsonville (The Outlet Shoppes of Louisville) already seems to support this development as “progress” and implores: “We have to avoid the tragedy of lost opportunity.” How is progress and opportunity defined by building this outlet mall?

  • MY WORD: Special idea from special sisters

    Kate Schaefer has won awards in art. Claire Schaefer has won awards in dance and beauty contests.

    They wish every student had the same opportunities, especially since Claire remembers only one time seeing children with special needs competing in a contest in which she participated.

    Their wish has come true because of their own efforts.

    These two sisters have worked out arrangements with the Shelby County Fair Board to have an art contest and a Miss Sensational Pageant for students identified with disabilities.