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Today's News

  • City council meeting postponed until Monday

    Thursday’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council has been cancelled due to the approaching winter storm.

    “We just wanted to err on the side of safety,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

    The council will now 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.

  • Shelby schools dismissing early because of winter storm warning

    Shelby County Public Schools has announced a 2-hour early dismissal due to the inclement weather forecasted to hit the area this afternoon. The cancellation includes afternoon preschool and HeadStart classes.

    All after-school events also will be cancelled, as well as after-school childcare.

    Shelby County is part of a winter storm warning that has been issued for Thursday.

  • WICHE: The snow isn’t all bad, but watch out for the salt

    As I write, I am comforted by the snow that has accumulated on the boughs of my Nordmann fir and Serbian spruce. It is beautiful, yes, but more important the snow serves as an insulator against desiccating winds and frigid temperatures.
    We must not forget that evergreens, particularly broadleaf evergreens like rhododendrons and American hollies, lose a great deal of moisture through their leaves in the winter.
    Winter desiccation is not unusual, but the effects are magnified coming out of a season of drought.

  • Sewer problem In Simpsonville is fixed – mostly

    The sewer break that had caused problems in Simpsonville has been repaired – except for some property improvements.
    The break on the eastern end of the Rolling Ridge development had caused the city significant problems because it was a very difficult repair, spared only by the fact that the line was downhill, which meant no backup.

  • EARLIER: Trial in penis amputation case moved to August

    A jury trial in Shelby Circuit Court involving the case of a Shelby County man who said his penis was amputated without his consent has been rescheduled for August.

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set jury selection for Aug. 19 and opening arguments for Aug. 22 in the trial of Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, who is suing the surgeon who in 2008 amputated his penis.

  • News Briefs: Jan.19. 2011

    Snow forecast Thursday;
    parks offer sledding options

    With three to six inches of snow forecast for Thursday, Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation has two options for sled riders.
    Sledders can use the hill located at Clear Creek Park off Burks Branch Road. Enter through Gate 2 and proceed back to the Colonel Sanders Shelter and Amphitheatre on the left.  The hill is located behind these two structures.  Cars may park in the parking lots by the shelter.

  • Will Bancroft live or die if convicted?

    LAWRENCEBURG – The family of a Mount Eden woman brutally murdered in Anderson County last September has made it clear: They want the man charged with killing her to be executed.
    Even if Gary Bancroft were convicted in her death, his fate would be decided not only by a jury but also on a series of 15 factors set forth by state law.
    Called aggravating and mitigating circumstances, each offers legal language to help prosecutors determine if they should move forward with a death penalty or seek a sentence of up to life in prison.

  • 60th anniversary: Watson

    Robert E. and Eva Watson will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Jan. 19, 2011. The couple was married at the Graefenburg Christian Church by the groom father's, George W. Watson, who was the minister of the church for 14 years.

    The couple has four children, Kenneth of Greenville, Ind., Janice of Flatwood, Douglas of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kimberly of Cincinnati.

  • Birth: Jeffers

    Amy (Gill) and Jason Jeffers of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Nov. 11, 2010 at Baptist Hospital East. She has been named Noel Clare Jeffers.

    Grandparents are L. Leon & Judy Gill of Shelbyville and Clarence & Lois Jeffers of Louisville.

  • Birth: Mudd son

    Kara and Justin Mudd of Louisville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Dec. 17, 2010, at Norton Suburban Women's Pavilion. He has been named Grayson Lennox Mudd.

    Grandparents are Roger and Alisa Travis of Shelbyville and Donna and Pat Mudd of Springfield.

    Great grandparents are Pauline Travis and Robert Schneider of Shelby County, Frances Raypole of Louisville and Victor and Pauline Mudd of Lebanon.