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Today's News

  • Missed shots leave Titans ill after close losses

    Thursday night’s game was enough to make Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder sick.

    Laken Grey’s banked-in, 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Danville a 55-54 victory over the Titans and Conder, who became so physically ill late in the game that he had to leave the floor for a few moments.

    Ironically Conder came down with a case of the flu during the fourth quarter, when his team lost a 16-point lead. The Admirals outscored Collins, 26-9, in the final 8 minutes after the Titans had led, 45-29, after three quarters.

  • How can schools deal with lower state funding?

    As the Shelby County Board of Education recently has wrestled with budget issues, both statewide and its own, its members reached out Monday to their local legislative representation.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Annexation on bypass takes a new turn

    The Shelbyville City Council this Thursday finally will return to the re-annexation of the 70-plus acres on Harrington Mill Road and Freedom's Way.

    The city had annexed the property, which is owned by Allen and Tom Ruble, in May under the Interlocal Agreement with Shelby County, which gives the city the right to annex agreed upon property around the bypass if requested by the owner.

    However, questions arose about the legality of the annexation because it did not border any other city property.

  • Shelby's mild, mild winter is no record

    January may have roared in with a dusting of snow on the second, but it sure has whimpered out.

    Even thermometers were doing double takes on Tuesday as temperatures reached near record highs in the mid-60s. Blooms and bulbs were bursting forth, and golf courses have been plenty busy.

    This is winter? Sure doesn’t feel like it.

  • Shaping Up Shelby: Seniors try different paths to fitness

    Dance instructor Bob Devers changes the CD in the stereo, and about 20 people line up and start dancing to the Fat Joe and Nelly hit "Get It Poppin'."

    Not a song you would expect to hear in a line-dancing class.

    It's not just rap music, but pop, country and oldies tunes fill the space reserved for the class at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville on Friday evenings.

    One of the participants, Alma Clark, said she has been line dancing for 20 years.

    "I just love it," Clark said.

  • What we think: Recyled idea works better

    The saga involving Midwest Metals’ desire to open a facility in Shelby County seems to be on the road to an appropriate conclusion, which leaves us to ponder why there was such an unnecessary detour along the way.

    Midwest Metals, the recycling company, earned approval from the Triple S Board of Appeals on Thursday night to construct its collection complex on Windhurst Way, basically across the street from the acreage set aside for the new Shelby County Convenience Center adjacent to the Shelby County Industrial Park.

  • We congratulate: Shawn Allen’s U.S. Senate role

    Shawn Allen Jr., a junior at Shelby County High School, has spent these past few months getting to understand a process that most of us in the senior classes of life only barely can grasp.

    Mr. Allen since September has been a page for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell as part of the Senate Page School program.

  • MY WORD: Why attack those health-care professionals who are trying to help?

    The price of a full-page ad in a local county paper costs an average exceeding $500. The Kentucky Medical Association has placed ads regarding “Identify Medical Doctors” in many local papers statewide. The total money spent by this organization on their recent smear campaign targeting non-medically degreed health-care providers probably totals thousands.

  • News briefs: Feb. 1, 2012

    Shelbyville resident admits ethics

    violations with ag department

    Shelbyville resident Danita Fentress-Laird, former director of personnel and budget for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, has admitted that she violated the state’s ethics code by using her position for personal gain.

    In an agreement with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, Fentress-Laird said that she used her position to create a full-time position for herself as an assistant director of her own division.

  • Here are a few points to debate

    Unless you are a devotee of the man himself, you probably had to giggle a bit as I did when I heard Newt Gingrich say recently that he wanted to be nominated for president and challenge Barack Obama to a series of 3-hour, Lincoln-Douglas-style debates on the issues facing our country.

    Unless I miss my guess: Honest Abe, the founding Republican, and Short Steve got off a good guffaw from the Great Peanut Gallery in the sky as well.