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Today's News

  • Help for the library

    Commonwealth Bank and Trust makes a contribution to the Shelby County Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Belinda Nichols (left) and Cathy Wiegand of CB&T present a check to Children’s Librarian Sherry Bogard (second from left) and SCPL Director Pamela Federspiel

  • Kindle winner

    Pamela Federspiel (right), director of the Shelby County Public Library, presents a Kindle e-reader to Mary Nelson, whose name was drawn from among 146 entries during the celebration of National Library Week at SCPL.

  • Locks of Love

    Great clips collected locks of love during the month of April. Participants donated their locks of 10 inches or longer and received a free hair cut. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Hairdressers were (from left) Tina Poppleton, Laverne Sanford, Lou Ann Hawkins, Donna Taylor and Barbra Miller with Locks of Love donations.

  • Shopping on Highway 55

    The annual Highway 55 Yard Sale, with the hub being the Finchville Community Center in Finchville, endured a cold and rainy Saturday this past weekend, which was part of the event’s 4-day run. The sale, which stretches across the county and beyond, encourages others to set up sales, too. The First Christian Church, for instance, also had a community-wide yard sale that day. The turnout was brisk at Finchville.

  • Shelby County School board: Student tells board about time as McConnell’s page

    The Shelby County Board of Education was treated to an unusual presentation at Thursday’s meeting.

    Along with hearing from teachers and administration on instructional work and opportunities, the board members also heard a presentation from Shawn Allen Jr., a junior at Shelby County High School, about his time as a page for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).

  • Election 2012: Republicans continue to gain in registration

    Shelby County picked up an extra 680 voters this year.

    The deadline to register to vote in the May 22 Primary Election passed Monday, and Democrats still hold a lead on Republicans in the county, but the margin is ever-shrinking.

    According to the latest report from County Clerk Sue Carole Perry’s office, Republicans have increased their total voters by 511 from last year to 10,855 this year. The Republican Party surpassed 10,000 registered voters for the first time in 2010.

  • Shaping up Shelby: Seniors have joint commitment to exercise

    It’s difficult to catch Mary Spinks and Mae Bates in a stationary mode.

    These two best friends have been exercising together ever since meeting in an exercise class in 2005.

    “We met right here, at Body Recall,” Spinks said in a recent interview after a Shelby Shape Up class at the Shelby County Extension Office.

    “We were Morning Glories then, the group, I mean,” Bates said, breaking into laughter at the look on her friend’s face.

    After that introduction, the two decided to get serious about exercise.

  • Deadly I-64 ramp makes the cut

    Shelby County’s dangerous merge ramp at Exit 32 on Interstate 64 survived the final budget negotiations during the special legislative session in Frankfort.

    That’s the good news, because the county lost about $37 million to reallocations in the state’s road budget, leaving $14.57 million for replacement and expansion projects in the next two years.

  • Shelbyville City Council: County residents deter city’s meeting storm-water goals

    How the county is handling storm-water runoff is inhibiting what the city of Shelbyville does with its runoff.

    That was the report City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell delivered to the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night.

    Herrell was updating council members on the city’s MS4 system (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System), a network of ditches, culverts, streets, curbs and inlets that collects storm water and discharges it to creeks, streams, rivers, lakes, wetland and other bodies of water.

  • Election 2012: District 4 U.S. Congress: Thomas Massie

    Thomas Massie is looking to trade his job as Lewis County judge-executive, a position he has held since 2010, for the 4th Congressional District seat being vacated by a 4-term incumbent.

    Massie, an engineer, inventor and farmer, is a Republican who lives on a cattle farm in Lewis County with his wife of 18 years, Rhonda, and their four children, ages 8, 11, 14 and 16.