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  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Feb. 9, 2011

     

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  • We congratulate: Those who have taken center stage

    People who have spent a lot of time in Shelby County are finding their places on stage these days – and it’s center stage, at that.

    First there was Jennifer Lawrence, whose family owns a business in Shelby County, being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress at the ripe old age of 20 for her role in the acclaimed Winter’s Bone.

    Then there is Brandi Neelly, who learned a lot of her singing in Shelby County, advancing on American Idol. She’s all of 16.

  • Some of these people need to be committed

    There’s a canyon-sized gap in our high school curriculum that has become overwhelmingly obvious: Some of our children don’t know the meaning of the words “commit” or “commitment.”

    We speak, of course, of those elite among our students who have displayed such athletic prowess that they are a human commodity for our nation’s colleges and universities.

  • EARLIER: Sidewalk debate: Both sides moving

    The Shelbyville City Council heard the blueprint for its much-debated plan to require property owners to repair their sidewalks this spring.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty asked Public Works Director/City Engineer Jennifer Herrell to explain the plan to the council at Thursday's meeting. Herrell said her schedule would follow last year's set date of April 1.

  • Event raises cash help for families

    Just two weeks shy of her first birthday, Jayda Allen was the guest of honor at the Tres Chic event Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    The group raised nearly $16,000 last year to provide a private room for Shelby Countians at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, and though the final totals are not yet available for this year, attendance was at 175, putting the group's goal of $10,000 firmly within reach.

  • They light our paths

    February is Black History Month, when both the historical and contemporary contributions of African-Americans are celebrated and illuminated. Shelby County has had many such contributors, and today we highlight the lives of three who are active in our society, helping others, setting examples and leading forward the next generation of Shelby Countians. Here are their stories.

    KILEN GRAY

    ‘Your ministry must flow out of your heart’

  • Schools on 2-hour delay

    Shelby County schools are operating on a 2-hour delay this morning after falling temperatures overnight caused slick spots on some roads.

    Shelby County received an inch plus of snow during Monday and Monday night, and as temps fell below freezing around 7 p.m., edges of roads began to ice.

    The school delay was announced around 5:30 a.m. Henry, Spencer, Franklin and Anderson county schools are all closed.

    Snow had covered eastern Shelby County for much of the day, but in the late afternoon and evening, it spread west from Shelbyville.

  • Salvation Army, Angel Tree helped 920 kids

    Bonnie Roberts received 48 cases of basketballs during the Christmas season. She isn’t even an equipment manager for any of the famed basketball teams in the area.
    She works part time at Commonwealth Bank, but she sure did put to use the 720 basketballs she received.
    Roberts is a board member and volunteer for the Shelbyville unit of the Salvation Army.
    For the past six years it has been her duty along with a various band of elves to make sure the Angel Tree program to provide Christmas for underprivileged kids goes off successfully.

  • This hawk is no red-shouldered ‘stepbird’

    The immatures of the Red-Shoulder Hawk are often misidentified as being Red-Tailed Hawks, unless you look closely with binoculars.
    But if you are fortunate enough to hear the rowdy, raucous call of the Red-Shouldered Hawk, then the identification comes easily.
    Its call has been described as a loud, far-carrying scream that sounds like a long drawn out “kee-yar, kee-yar, kee-yar,” a call that the Blue Jay can imitate to perfection.

  • Ag Report: Feb. 4, 2011

    USDA aid available
    for energy audits
    USDA announced an expansion of the initiative to help farmers and ranchers conduct energy audits and improve their overall energy efficiency. The initiative builds on the existing energy audit initiative to also help producers implement the energy conservation and efficiency recommendations that result from an energy audit.