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Today's News

  • If you build it, Tree Swallows will come

    I first encountered this beautiful little bird nesting in the mid-1970s along the northern boundary of Lake Shelby, in abandoned woodpecker cavities.

    I was so excited that Tree Swallows were expanding their nesting range southward to include Shelby County and Kentucky.

    Then, one spring, I found an unknowing park’s employee chain-sawing down these woodpecker cavities. Whether it was tree branches or tree trunks didn’t seem to matter.

    I guess this was being done because they were partially void of sap.

  • No one injured in I-64 accident

    No one was injured in a single-vehicle accident on I-64 Thursday morning that caused a traffic back up for several hours.

    The accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. and clogged the westbound lane until lunchtime, as only one lane was open to traffic.

  • Building Permits: May 6, 2011

    Nicholas Martinaz, 1736 Cherry Lane, storage building, 130 square feet, $50.

    O’Brien Ford, 720 Mount Eden Road, temporary tent, 200 square feet, $0.

    Diana and Phillip Donovan, 254 Graefenburg Road, house, 2,258 square feet, $90,000

    Little Caesars, 197 Boone Station Road, temporary banner, 30 square feet, $50.

    Laura and Anthony Fletcher, 28 North Country Drive, deck, 392 square feet, $7,200.

    Charles and Karen Murphy, 36 Braxton Court, garage, 832 square feet, $95

  • News Briefs: May 6, 2011

    Hornback named to committee
    overseeing tobacco settlement

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) has been appointed by his colleagues to serve as co-chair of the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.
    This committee reviews matters pertaining to the Agricultural Development Board, including requests to the board for grants and loans.  It also oversees investments that will assist farmers and the administrative, financial, and programmatic activities of the board.

  • No one injured in wild wreck on I-64

    No one was injured in a tumbling, single-vehicle accident on I-64 Thursday morning that caused a traffic backup for several hours.

    The accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. and clogged the westbound lane between Exit 32 and 35 until noon because only one lane was open to traffic.

  • Datebook: May 6, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

    The principal and students decorated the walkway with chalk on Sunday night for the teachers at Painted Stone in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. The theme was "a walk of fame."

  • SCHS announces 'Student/Citizen of the Month' for March

  • Key high school dates

    Shelby County High School

    May 31 - Senior final exams periods 2, 4, 6

    May 31 - Senior awards night 6:30 pm SCHS Theatre

    June 1 - Senior final exams periods 3, 5, 7

    June 2 - Senior final exam period 1

    June 3 - Senior breakfast 8:30 am SCHS Cafeteria; graduation practice in gym following breakfast; (receive cap and gown after practice)

  • Honor rolls: Painted Stone Elementary

    Third nine weeks

    Third grade

    Akayriya Boyd, Zachary Creque, Garret Johnson, Emily McGrady, Rayah Ross, Johnny, Velasquez, Andrew Willgruber, Jeffrey Criag, Jr., Dayion McKnight, Grace Melton, Christian Morales, Jorge Nava, Harley Tinney, Kenia Alvares, Bianca Galicia, Ehtan Gerber, Hannah Holland, Warren Jackson, Makenzie Maggard, Susie Perez, Darien Sheets, Irma Avila, Jaxson Boles, Jacoby Evans, Andrew Lee, Jovanna Montes, Jackson Peyton, Dafne Rios, Maitland Robinson