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Today's News

  • Engagement: Floyd-Tucker

    Rickie and Kathy Floyd of Bagdad announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Ann Floyd of Bagdad, to James Andrew Tucker of Shelbyville. He is the son of David Tucker of Simpsonville and Glenna Tucker of La Grange.

    Floyd graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in applied science and technology and is employed by Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Louisville as a registered radiologic technologist. Tucker is co-owner of Twin J. Farms LLC in Shelbyville and employed by Trumbo Farms in Simpsonville.

  • Wedding: Phillips

    Donald and Missy Browning Phillips were married on June 9, 2012, at the Apple Patch Chapel in Crestwood.

    She works for Apple Patch in Crestwood and is the daughter of Mike and Aline Mounce of Cincinnati and the late D.L. Browning of Perry Park.

    He works for Stockyard Farm and Dairy in Louisville and is the son of Barbara Phillips of Shelbyville and Donald and Marty Phillips of New Castle.

    The double-ring ceremony was presided over by chaplin Bobby King.

  • 2012 Shelby County Fair

    Winners in the 18-24-month-old baby show at the Shelby County Fair were Brandon Shannon for the boys and Khloe Croudep for girls; 12-18-month, Jaxon Brewer, boys, and Sadie Reed, girls; 6-12-month, Aiden Roberts, boys, and Maiya Payton, girls. Photos were not available for the 6-12-month category.

  • Datebook: June 27, 2012

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.

  • Shelby County School Board: Superintendent will receive public review

    The Shelby County Board of Education will make its review of Superintendent James Neihof public at Thursday’s meeting.

    In accordance with state law, the board met with Neihof in closed session during its meeting on  June 14, discussing with him its preliminary evaluation.

    At this week’s meeting, which will be in the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville, the board will present those discussions to the public.

    Neihof, who was hired in 2008, has received very positive reviews in the past two years.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City, county will host event for home hazardous waste items

    The Shelbyville Public Works Department has earned a new grant that will allow it to take in household hazardous wastes.

    City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council during Thursday’s meeting that the grant, for which the city applied for in conjunction with the county, would create a scheduled opportunity for residents of the city and county to drop items off at Public Works, 787 Kentucky Street.

  • EARLIER: Developers say Simpsonville ‘best’ site for mall

    About 100 concerned – and some short-tempered – residents piled into the newly renovated Simpsonville Community Gym on Monday evening to hear new details and ask pointed questions about the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville, the outlet mall Horizon Group Properties is planning to build in the city.

  • What we think: Farm equipment must share, too

    Every planting and harvest season, when farm equipment is being moved so frequently from one field to another, from one property to another, there goes out a request to motorists to beware of the machinery and to share the road with care.

    We think that’s a good idea, to understand the needs of the agricultural corners of our community, to show patience and consideration.

    We also think that consideration should go both ways.

  • We congratulate: Blue-ribbon fair needs all our focus

    The 150th celebration of the Shelby County Fair has concluded, and we want to present the Shelby County A&M Association with a blue ribbon for this year’s event.

    Fair Board President Ray Tucker and his army of volunteers and mercenaries did their dead-level best to make this show the biggest and best and most customer friendly as they possibly could. Their effort was evident from the midway, to the tractor-pull site to special events.

  • MY WORD: There is another side to story of librarian's firing

    The award-winning youth librarian at the Shelby County Public Library, Sherry Bogard, was dismissed after an unfair board meeting held on June 19, 2012. At this board meeting, Mrs. Sherry, as she is called, was not permitted to state her case or make objections to the charges against her; all but one of the board voted to dismiss Mrs. Sherry based on speculation arising from a single viewpoint. The fact that there was not any kind of due process is among the more disturbing issues; however, there are others.