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Today's News

  • 2 events celebrate Black History Month

    It looks like Shelby County waited until the very last minute to celebrate Black History Month – but that could be changing.

    February is designated each year as a time to for communities to focus on African-American history, but in Shelby County that never has had great traction.

    There are two upcoming events: a heritage dinner Sunday morning at New Mount Zion Baptist Church and an educational forum at Bethel AME Church on Thursday – March 1.

  • March calendar

    District wide

    Friday – Odyssey of the Mind competition Corbin

    Friday – STLP Robotics Competition Henry County Middle School.

    March 5 – Parent teacher conferences

    March 6 – Shelby County parent training groups give practical and helpful advice to help strengthen parents. Free child care (all ages!) Free dinner! Free door prizes! Dorman Center, 719 Burks Branch Road. 6-7:30 p.m. Building Character in Your Child...

    March 8 – School Board at Southside 7 p.m.

  • ELECTION 2012: U.S. Congress District 4: Brian Oerther

    LA GRANGE – A La Grange resident is entering the race for the 4th District U.S. congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Geoff Davis.

    Brian Oerther, 41, a conservative Republican who teaches math for Jefferson County public Schools, is one of seven Republicans and two Democrats who have filed for the position.

    Republicans are filing for the election after Davis, a four-term Republican congressman, announced Dec. 15 he will not run again in 2012. He said he wants to devote more time to his family.

  • Tornadoes, bad storms possible today along I-64 corridor

    Thursday's spring-like temperatures in the 60s could also bring spring-like thunderstorms and tornadoes - particularly along the state's Interstate 64 corridor.

    It will be windy Thursday across most of Kentucky with guests of 20 to 30 mph possible. The culprit is an area of low pressure approaching from the west. Thunderstorms are possible.

    The National Weather Service office in Louisville said severe thunderstorms are possible from Louisville to Frankfort to Lexington to Winchester - particularly from 4 to 10 p.m. EST.

  • Shelbyville City Council: New ordinance restricts field-dressing in city

    The Shelbyville city ordinance designed to keep the field dressing and cleaning of dead animals out of sight of neighbors was passed on at Thursday's meeting, although not unanimously and not again without question.

    Shane Suttor was the lone vote against the ordinance, which passed, 4-1. Council member Alan Matthews was not present for the meeting.

    Council member Mike Zoeller again asked what the city could do to advertise the change.

  • WICHE: Witch hazels already in bloom

    Gardeners get anxious this time of the year. Warm one day, cold the next, the sun coaxes open a little patch of crocus by the path, or we catch sight of an old landscape filled with waves of blooming white snow drops.

    This year the show is sure to come early, and the forsythia are not the first to bloom, despite this oft-cited sign of spring! There are other early bloomers to keep us occupied until spring truly arrives.

  • Armed forces news: Mark Owen Cissell

    Mark Owen Cissell received his promotion to major in the Army National Guard in a ceremony on Feb. 10 at the Galt House in Louisville. With 19 years of total service, Cissell is a field artillery officer in the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion in Harrodsburg and lives in Versailles. He is the son of Robert and Doris Cissell and grandson of Robert and Elizabeth Tipton.

  • Armed forces news: Bruce Gentry

  • 93rd birthday: Robert Tipton

    Robert Owen Tipton was born on Feb. 5, 1912, and celebrated his 93 birthday at his home in Waddy.

    Elizabeth Price Tipton, his wife of 68 years, and four generations of family and friends were there to help him celebrate. Robert and Elizabeth have five daughters: Doris (Robert) Cissell, Judy Tipton, Sue (Owen) Bond, Connie (Jerry) Coleman and Peggy (Lonnie) Cook; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • Homemakers’ tips

    Rosa Jones (from left) Carol Stine, Priscilla Renfro, Janice Chandler, Sue Ruble and Ann Mullins demonstrate how to decorate Valentine cupcakes during a recent meeting of the Simpsonville Homemakers. Hat decoration will be the topic of a meeting March 13 for the Shelby County Homemakers Spring Fashion Show. For more information, call the Shelby County Extension at 633-4593.