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Today's News

  • Sen. Rand Paul clarifies health-care comments

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul spent almost all of a 20-minute press conference at Stratton Center Monday clarifying his position on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which on Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled as constitutionally valid.

    Paul, a freshman Republican from Bowling Green, had come under criticism for saying after the decision that “just because a couple of people on the Supreme Court declare something to be constitutional does not make it so.”

  • WICHE: Tomatoes by the 4th of July

    Knock on wood, please, because I may jinx myself by declaring publicly that my tomatoes look awesome. It is the healthiest set of plants and fruit that I can ever remember, honestly.

    The plants are remarkably free of any pest problem, brown or yellowing leaf or rotting fruit. Most are heirloom varieties; they were fertilized once at planting with fish emulsion and immediately mulched with newspaper and pine straw.

  • 70th anniversary: Janet Burk and Leonard Wilson

    Janet Burk and Leonard Wilson of Shelbyville will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on July 4. The couple eloped in 1942, much to their parents’ dismay.

    They are the parents of Leonard B. Wilson, Gail Berry and Jane Carman, all of Shelbyville; and grandparents Hallie Carman.

  • Birth: Hudson son

    Chris and Chrissy Hudson of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on June 5, 2012, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He has been named Isaiah Michael Hudson.

    Grandparents are Owen and Sue Bond of Cropper, Lasca Kisslinger of Shelbyville, Betty Hudson of Shelbyville and the late Clarence "Clyde" McClain and John Hudson.

    Great-Grandparents are Robert and Elizabeth Tipton of Waddy and Corine Shouse of Shelbyville.

  • Engagement: Jeffries-Fairfax

    Rickie and Karen Jeffries of Mount Eden announce the wedding of their daughter, Cassie Jeffries, to Ronnie Fairfax. 

    He is the son of Roland and Virginia Fairfax of Louisville. 

    Jeffries is employed at Citizens Union Bank, and Fairfax is employed at Vivid Impact in Louisville.

    The couple will have a beach wedding on Aug. 6, 2012, in Panama City, Fla.

  • Library donation

    Scott Stalker (left), a board member of the Shelby County Conservation District, presents a check to Pam Federspiel, director of The Shelby County Public Library, to purchase conservation books to add to the library’s collection.

  • Reunion: SHS class of 1952

    The Shelbyville High School Class of 1952 celebrated its 60th reunion on May 22-23 at Butler State Park in Carrollton. Among those attending were (front row from left) Peggy Roberts Keel, Esther Jo Morris Long, Joyce Whitaker Thurman, Cecie Lawson Adams, Barbara Kay Coleman, JoAnn Bicksel Lancaster; and (back row) John Cinnamond, Bill Poole, John Long, Bill Catlett, Bob Holland, Harper Davis, Charles Aynes and Bob Baskett.

  • Datebook: July 6, 2012

    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.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Paying it forward

    When Andrea and George Cottrell received a van from Shelby County Community Charities last year, they knew they wouldn’t have it forever.

    And when Andrea Cottrell met Ava King, a 7-year-old at Clear Creek Elementary School who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, heart conditions and epilepsy, she said she knew where the van eventually would go.

  • Shelby County School Board: Neihof receives nearly outstanding evaluation

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved its 2012 evaluation of Superintendent James Neihof, for the third consecutive year giving Neihof an evaluation with an average rating of Excellent.

    The evaluation, which had been delivered in closed meeting on June 14 but were required to be approved in Thursday’s public meeting of the board, focused on 10 professional standards and considered the goals for the district agreed upon by Neihof and the board last year. The rating range is Unacceptable, Needs Improvement, Good, Excellent and Outstanding.