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Today's News

  • SOUDER: The coming criminalization of Christianity: The Censorship of Hate

    Do you remember when “hate” meant “hate?”  When I was a kid, my sisters and I weren’t even allowed to say the word hate, especially if it pertained to another person.  Hate was considered such a strong word that it had, we were told, a very limited place in polite conversation.   
    My mother’s wisdom notwithstanding, have you noticed that during the past few years, and especially in the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Tucson, it seems everyone is talking about hate?

  • Restaurant defaced by spray paint

    The Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in locating the person who defaced a local business with spray paint.

  • Quintin Biagi Sr.: 1927 - 2011

    Quintin Biagi was a man with a vision, and to witness that, all you have to do is glance around Shelby County.

    Those who best knew Biagi, a well-known architect, who passed away Tuesday at age 83, remember his gentle, humble nature and his love for his family.

    But even those who did not know him personally have seen his contributions to the community.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 21, 2011

    Mount Eden author
    honored by pet groups
    Paula Sparrow of Mount Eden, author of Kentucky Living's Creature Comforts, has been awarded the 2011 Media Advocacy award from Pet Groups United, an organization representing animal welfare and rescue groups from Kentucky and southern Indiana.
    The award is given to a person who uses the media (print, television, Internet) to educate the public about animal rescue.

  • Ag Report: Jan. 21, 2011

    Winter CoverAll Dairy Series
    to stop in Shelby County

    A stop in Shelby County is part of this year’s Winter CoverAll Dairy Series, sponsored by the Kentucky Dairy Development Council and Alltech, which got under way Thursday in Lincoln County and will tour around the state for a half-dozen sessions.
    Shelby County will be the final stop on the tour, with a session scheduled for Feb. 24 at the Shelby County Extension Office.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 21. 2011

    City Council
    meeting rescheduled

    Thursday's meeting of the Shelbyville City Council has been postponed because of the winter storm.
    "We just wanted to err on the side of safety," Mayor Tom Hardesty said.
    The council now will have a special called meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
    On the agenda is a request from Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer for a rate increase of 3.85 percent and a presentation of the 2009-2010 audit.

    Masonic Home postpones celebration

  • Cresap commits to Lindsey Wilson

    Branden Cresap quarterbacked the Collins football program to a memorable first season.

    Now he will try to help another program follow up on its fine first season.

    Cresap committed this week to play next fall for Lindsey Wilson College, which recently completed its inaugural season in NAIA, going 5-6.

    “It’s a school on the rise,” Cresap said. “It’s exciting to go build something there. It’s a lot like coming to Collins. It felt like the right fit for me.”

  • Side roads, streets extremely slick

    Primary arteries in Shelby County -- such as Interstate 64 and U.S. 60 -- were free of snow and featuerd only small patches of ice on Friday morning, but the same couldn't be said for streets and side roads.

    With about three inches of snow on the ground and temperatures plummeting to near single digits, road crews were trying to break through solid ice with a dose of salt and some serious scraping.

    Shelby County Public Schools canceled classes mid-evening on Thursday, the fifth lost day this school year.

  • Thieves new target: Cities’ sewer grates

    Thieves have been working under the cover of darkness to steal sewer grates from city streets.
    Ten were stolen recently from industrial parks in Simpsonville, and two more were taken in Shelbyville.
    The thefts in Simpsonville were reported Tuesday when Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton received a phone call. The grates were taken after businesses had closed for the day.
    “We had no idea,” he said. “We went out there and put cones out, because it could be dangerous for cars with open holes.

  • Stallion auction sign-up shows Saddlebred business improving

    Wendy Johnson of Copper Coin Farm in Simpsonville says the economy is “starting to make a pretty good turn in the Saddlebred community.”
    That is good news for the organizers of the annual All American Cup Stallion Review and Auction, a daylong event that begins at 7 a.m., Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville.
    There will be three tour buses to transport potential bidders to Sunrise Stables in Versailles and Alliance Stud and Copper Coin farms in Simpsonville.
    “Attendance is up from last year,” Johnson says.