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Today's News

  • NEIHOF: Here’s how to prepare for K-PREP

    We are preparing for the annual state assessments in May – but it’s out with the old and in with the new.

    The new state system is called Unbridled Learning: College/Career-Readiness for All. It takes into account all areas of a school’s work and even replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements because of a federal waiver. That means Shelby County Public Schools will have a single set of goals to meet.

    I am excited – and anxious – about the changes.

  • What we think: We have a generally worthless assembly

    Are you as sick as we are about these games that are played in Frankfort?

    Are you sick of politics overpowering decision-making? Are you with us and think the name of our legislative branch should be changed to the “Generally Worthless Assembly?”

    Because that’s what we have had for the past two months: a pretty – and petty – worthless assembly of lawmakers who could not do their jobs because they were being wagged by the political dogs.

  • Sometimes we can be green about life on a few acres

    A sympathy card is in the mail to Lisa Douglas.

    You may remember her, the wife of attorney Oliver Wendell Douglas, who was pulled against her will from her apartment on Park Avenue in New York City and moved to a farm in the middle of somewhere so her husband could pursue his true passion of farming.

    Lisa wasn’t happy about that decision, because the new digs were closer to henhouse than penthouse, if you get my drift. But she adapted.

  • Birth: Elmore son

    Joey Elmore and Amy Banta of Bethlehem announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Feb. 3, 2012 at Central Baptist Hospital Lexington. He has been named Rylee Daniel Elmore. He weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.

    Grandparents are Joyce and Melvin Patterson of Harrisonville, Joseph Elmore of Louisville, and Mary Roberts of Bethlehem.

  • Closing the gap

    A midway celebration took place at Kingpin Bowling with the G.A.P. (Gaining Academic Progress) tutoring program participants from Clear Creek Elementary. For some children, it was their first experience at a bowling alley, so not only was it fun but educational as well. Helping with the event were athletes who serve as mentors at the school along with (back row at left) Teresa Roberson, Family Resource Center coordinator, who is pictured with Zaria Bailey, Andrew Chamblee, Michael Phillips and Cierra Goodloe.

  • Stories in rocks

    Jack Daugherty (from left), Makayla Marr and Nathalie Fernandez make some discoveries as Talented And Gifted science students in Susan Wolf’s class at Shelby County High School. They looked over a series of authentic fossils and typed them for classification. Using only the observed characteristics of the rocks, the students hypothesized where the fossils originated and what might have impacted their shape over time. Students also developed a grid to organize the bed of fossils presented to them.

  • Wedding: Maekita-Andrews

    Yoshino Maekita of Yokohama, Japan, and Jared Andrews of Riverside, Calif., were married April 2, 2012, in Riverside.

    Parents of the bride are Kayoko and Mitsuru Maekita. She attended Nihon University College of Arts in Japan.

    The groom is the son of Pam and Al Andrews. He is a graduate of Shelby County High School and graduated from the University of California School of Music in 2010.

    The couple resides in Riverside, Calif.

  • Engagement: Wolf-Feole

    Walter and Sarah Wolf of Center, N.D., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Wolf, to Ian Feole, both of Grand Forks, N.D. He is the son of John and Merrie Feole of Shelbyville.

    They are both graduates of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

    The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m. June 23, 2012, at St. Peter in Hannover, N.D.

  • Engagement: Liles-Kees

    Roch and Marlene Liles of South Portsmouth announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Liles, to Jack Kees of Shelbyville. He is the son of Frank and Judy Kees of Shelbyville.

    She will graduate in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in communication, journalism and business from Morehead State University.

    A June wedding is planned at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

  • Court report: April 9, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Jacob D. Conn, first-offense DUI and possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle – guilty – 2-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $763 fine and costs.

    Marceling Gomez Gonzales, alcohol intoxication in a public place and giving officer false name or address – guilty – 5-day sentence and $269 fine and costs.