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Today's News

  • WICHE: No-till philosophy easy on the soil

    One of the most anticipated rites of spring is dusting off the tiller and heading out to the vegetable garden for a little soil play. It is one of those things you can’t plan for, though.

    It becomes a waiting game because we can’t do it if the soil is too wet, we don’t want to do it if it is too cold, and we only have the time to do it when the weekend rolls around.

    Well, what would you say if I told you that you were off the hook when it comes to spring tilling?

  • News briefs: April 18, 2012

    Hosparus recruiting

    volunteers, sets training
    Hosparus needs volunteers in Shelby and surrounding counties and will host a free volunteer training at 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 at Hosparus’ Shelbyville office, 540 Main St.

    To pre-register, contact Denise Stemm at 502-719-4153 or dstemm@hosparus.org by April 24.  Those unable to attend on April 27 are encouraged to contact Stemm about future training dates.

  • Shelby motorcycle club rallies community to help member’s family

    Stacey Babb’s son, Alex, is 5 years old. When he was about 6 months old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and went through surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

    While the cancer seemed to be gone, her medical bills were overwhelming. She was unable to work, and her husband, Tim, had to work from home to care for her and her son.

  • EARLIER: White pride group has links to Shelby County

    The member of a white pride group planning a rally in Frankfort this weekend manages a business in Shelby County and used that business’s address to file for a permit with the state.

    The group, the National Socialist Movement, based in Detroit, gives 703 3rd St. in Shelbyville as the address for one of its Kentucky chapters.

    That’s the address of Bob's Hay Barn.

    The NSM’s contact there is listed on the permit filed with the state is Sandra Coy, manager of the business.

  • 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.