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Today's News

  • Schooled with the tools

    Though it’s a given that people go to college in hopes of landing good jobs after graduation, students in the Machine Tool Technology program at Jefferson Community & Technical College often get a jump on strong-paying careers long before a sheepskin is placed in their hands.

    Against a backdrop of high unemployment in Kentucky and across the nation, the JCTC program at the Shelbyville campus has for years been placing students with a variety of industries in the region, an

  • Roundup: Tennis, baseball, track & field

     

    Girls tennis prepares for regional

    The Rockets (17-3) have wrapped up regular season play this week. Monday, Shelby lost, 4-1, to North Oldham. Paige Kregor was the lone singles winner winning her third-seed match 6-1, 6-2 .

    In singles, Ellie Watts lost 6-3, 6-1, and Micah Broughton lost 6-1, 6-1. In doubles, Emma Turner and Keira Lopez lost 6-2, 6-2, and Patty Dempsey and Jennifer Hormell lost 6-0, 6-2.

  • Director Farmer: This show is funny

    During Any Number Can Die four ingenious murders take place in an island mansion as a pair of elderly detectives set to work on their first case.

    It’s a hilarious take-off on the Who Done It? Mystery plays of the late 1920s, complete with sliding panels, robed figures, the cryptic poem and the ever popular storm.

  • Magistrate District 4: Ray Gunn

    Political newcomer Ray Gunn is running for magistrate in District 4.

    Gunn, a Democrat and Vietnam veteran, is retired from the excavating business after 45 years, the last 30 of which he operated his own business, Ray Gunn Excavating, LLC.

  • Constable District 4: Charles Lee Davis III

    Charles Lee Davis III is running for constable in Shelby County’s District 4.

    Davis, a Democrat, is a life-long resident of Shelby County, with a family that dates back five generations in the county.

  • What we think: Attacking dog shouldn't be loose

    If you read the account on the front page of today’s newspaper about a dog running from a house and severely biting a 2-year-old girl, you probably were as horrified as we were.

    But were you as equally horrified to read that the dog remained in its home, quarantined by game officials rather than taken into custody?

    Yes, we understand that this is within the limits of the law, but we are at a loss to understand why this would be appropriate.

  • One more week to campaign

    With less than a week to go before the Primary Election, Shelby County candidates say they are  on the campaign trail hard and fast and will be up until voting on May 18.

    For example, John Lewis, a Democratic magisterial candidate in District 4, said he is still going door to door, as are many others.

  • Shelby horses around with Thoroughbreds

    There’s no Timely Tip this year.

    The Shelby County-bred horse won the Arkansas and Ohio derbies and ran a game 15th in the 1954 Kentucky Derby. But Timely Tip did clip heels with eventual winner Determined at the start.

    There’s no Saigon Warrior, although maybe that’s a good thing.

  • Women’s health event returns next week

    Down the elevator, through a long hall and three doors, in the bowels of Shelbyville Jewish Hospital is the nerve center for the preparations of the Women’s Wellness Affair.

    Committee members are busily checking in silent auction items and completing the details for the event, which will be Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.  

  • Road or mountain biker? Try the hybrid: cyclocross