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Today's News

  • Church news: June 15, 2012

    Allen Chapel

    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

     

    Annunciation

    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

     

    Bethel A.M.E.

  • Shelby County fair 2012

    The Miss Shelby County Preteen Contest is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    Contestants must be 8 years old by July 1 and not have reached their 13th birthdays by Oct. 31. Five finalists will be chosen, from which a winner and first runner-up will be chosen from the standpoint of beauty, poise and personality.

  • 2012 Shelby County Fair

    Ten Shelby County girls will compete in the Miss Shelby County Teen pageant at the fair Tuesday. The winner will compete in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant. The contestants, 13- to 16-years-old who all attend Shelby County High School, are judged on beauty, poise and personality.

  • SOUDER: Father’s Day is just like Mother’s Day, except smaller presents

    As I hope you are aware, this Sunday is Father’s Day. For whatever reason, as the title of today’s column suggests, Father’s Day seems to play second fiddle to Mother’s Day.

    Perhaps it is because, in many instances, moms play a bigger role in the child-rearing process. I once read an article describing differences between moms and dads, and one of the areas it highlighted was the knowledge about their children.

  • Shelby County native continues novel ideas

    When Shelby County native Drew Howell released his first book, Expendable Assets, he said more books would follow.

    He hasn’t let readers down on that promise, recently releasing Irish Pennant and promising even more books will be published.

  • Ag Report: June 15, 2012

    5 Shelby students win

    Farm Bureau scholarships

    Callie Anderson, a senior at Collins High School, Hannah George, Rachel White and Gwen Martin, all seniors at Shelby County High School, and Tyler Bitzer, a student at the University of Kentucky, each have won 2012 college scholarships from Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Civic clubs play a key role in supporting Shelby County Fair

    The Shelby County Fair’s role as a marketing tool for agricultural interests goes back to its creation in the 19th century, and many other businesses and services ever since increasingly have dotted the fairgrounds to avail themselves of  the community.

    But a couple of key pieces of the environment at the fairgrounds each spring and summer are the members of volunteer organizations who are there simply to help others.

  • Business Q&A: Max Heath

  • Business Briefcase: June 15, 2012

    May unemployment rises

    from April but is down for ‘11

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in May 2012 from a revised 8.3 percent in April 2012, marking the 10th consecutive month of jobless rate decline, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The preliminary May 2012 jobless rate was 1.4 percentage points below the 9.6 percent rate recorded for the state in May 2011.

  • Things for kids to do in Shelby this summer

    Kids in Shelby County are now into their 10-week vacations from school, but their parents still have to work, with maybe a week or some days off here and there.

    Working parents count on the hours that students are in classrooms to consume a lot of those work hours, but in the summer, there is a scramble to keep those kids busy.

    And in Shelby County, there are numerous programs designed to keep keeping children and teens busy and parents worry free.