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Today's News

  • County judge lifts burn ban

    After more than two months, Shelby County residents finally have the go ahead to burn debris outside.

    On Friday, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger issued an executive order to lift the burn ban, which had been in effect throughout the county since September 13.

    Rothenburger cites lower temperatures and higher humidity levels coupled with adequate rainfall as determining factors in this decision, because these things have lessened the probability of large uncontrollable fires. 

  • Former Waddy woman killed in interstate crash

     

  • We congratulate: School officials for Casey event

    After months of decision-making and planning, the Shelby County School Board got it right with the way it handled the dedication of the new Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Such events are christenings, bottle-breaking sorts of affairs. Often the dignitaries are unfamiliar to those attending and thus unimportant in the scheme of things.

  • Swimming: Two teams = one

    Despite a few noticeable differences, there really isn’t much of a contrast between the Collins and Shelby County high school swim teams.

    “The warmups, swimsuits and swim caps are different colors, but other than that, I treat it as one team. I don’t differentiate between one or the other,” said Jean Paul LaVertu, the coach of both teams.

  • What we think: As our new leaders, you have to think 'right'

    To our newly elected leaders:

    Congratulations on assuming your new responsibilities of working for one of the most important bosses of your life: your neighbors.

  • Space heater fire heavily damages home in Finchville

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    A house in Finchville sustained heavy damage Monday night from a blaze started by a space heater.

  • Some Atmos customers remain without gas

    Atmos Energy said Monday afternoon that as of 60 to 80 homes in Shelby County remain without gas this morning after enduring frigid overnight temperatures without gas to heat their homes.

    An emergency shelter was set up at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville to handle the 750 residents who had no alternative against temperatures that dipped to 15 degrees overnight.

  • His roots are planted on the farm

    John Kalmey has been farming all his life, and as it turns out, a life in agriculture runs in his family - well, for at least the past 360 years or so.

    Kalmeys have owned farms all over Jefferson and Shelby counties, including part of what is now Louisville International Airport. John Kalmey lives on a dairy farm on Zaring Mill Road, as he has for 61 years and where he raised his family.

    He's 86 now, and Kalmey's friends Clarence Miller and Brig. Gen. Ron Van Stockum had been telling him he needed to get moving if he wanted to see his family's heritage.

  • What we think: Shelby Energy adds light to questions

    We have seen in recent weeks some small streaks of light shining through what has been recently a troubling veneer of opacity generated by Shelby Energy Cooperative.

    We have listened and watched during these past months as members of the cooperative have raised a lengthy list of questions that sometimes have gone unanswered, sometimes drawn incomplete responses and, in almost every occasion, taken long periods of time to receive.

  • We congratulate: Centenary's steps to help Puckett

    We think it’s a wonderful thing that the folks at Centenary United Methodist Church want to do for Duanne Puckett – again.

    They are raising money to buy her a new van, and we don’t think anyone deserves the assistance more than Ms. Puckett, because in her story is inspiration for all of us.