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Today's News

  • 3 charities share $41,000 in grants

     

    Officials at three local non-profit organizations in Shelby County are excited about some additional funding they received recently from Metro United Way.

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Operation Care’s Mercy Medical Clinic and Centro Latino received $41,000 among them.

  • Winter weather causes mild havoc in Shelby

    Some winter weather that blew into town Tuesday night caused a mild disruption in Shelby County; schools were called off and a tractor trailer slid off the road on the interstate.

    No details are available yet on the accident, which happened shortly before midnight on I-64 east bound at the 34 mile marker.

    Emergency Management Agency officials say there have been no power outages  that they are aware of.

  • WICHE: Controlling insects on indoor plants

    Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron? Are there little scabs on the under side of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed that your plants just look a little lack luster.
    Well, we can blame some plant puniness on being a tropical houseplant indoors in Kentuckiana during the winter.
    Low levels of humidity and low levels of light trigger a response in plants that slows them down for the winter. They shed foliage and basically standby until the environment turns more favorable.

  • The ‘Twinkie Diet’ isn’t about simply what you eat

    If you think you have to stop eating junk food to lose a ton of weight – this is going to shock you.
    Here is why:  According to a CNN article, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, lost 27 pounds in 10 weeks on his “Twinkie Diet.”
    What’s the “Twinkie Diet?”  For 10 weeks, Mark ate a Twinkie every 3 hours instead of meals.

  • Datebook: Jan. 26, 2011

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p,m. Tuesday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 26, 2011

    Kentucky unemployment
    highest rate since May

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate increased to 10.3 percent in December 2010 from a revised 10.2 percent in November 2010, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The December 2010 jobless rate is .3 of a percentage point lower than the 10.6 percent rate recorded in December 2009  but is the highest rate since May 2010, when it was 10.4 percent.

  • ‘Chesty’ Puller Part I: The Marines’ greatest hero

    In columns about my 30 years service in the regular U. S. Marine Corps, I have occasionally mentioned a unique and memorable individual, one not lost in the crowd of his associates, but separate and apart, known in the service as a “character.”
    The first of this breed that I met in the corps was Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller

  • Titans toss away their shot at Oldham

    The Collins boys’ basketball team couldn’t overcome some early carelessness at Oldham County on Saturday night.

    The Titans turned the ball over at key moments in the first half, before rallying in the fourth quarter, but fell short in the end, 60-56, in an 8th Region battle.

  • No offense, Rockets played well

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team ran its offense well Monday night, just not well enough.

    The Rockets fell to 8th Region rival Gallatin County, 68-23, at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    The Wildcats (10-7) led, 23-2, at the end of the first quarter and 41-9 at intermission against Shelby County (0-15) in its penultimate home game of the season.

  • Rockets get close but can’t finish

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team was seconds away from its second victory of the season Saturday night.

    However the Rockets were left to ask “What if?” after North Laurel beat them, 51-49, in the Al Prewitt Classic at Henry Clay.

    “It was one of those, ‘If [we do this],’ ‘If [we don’t do that],’ games,” Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said. “It makes ‘if’ the longest word in the dictionary.”