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Today's News

  • 50th anniversary: Jerry Mac and Vivian Gordon

    Jerry Mac and Vivian Gordon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month. 

    They were married Feb. 24, 1962, at Salem Baptist Church in Southville, by the Rev. Wendall Roman. They have lived on Pea Ridge Road all of their married life. They have two children, Angela Gordon Forsythe of Paris and Jerry Todd (Doris) Gordon of Waddy. Jerry and Vivian also have three grandsons, Garrard Forsythe and Ty and Trentin Gordon.

    A family celebration is planned this month.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Ordinance banning cleaning animals in public gets 1st OK

    After a few complaints from city residents, the Shelbyville City Council has passed the first reading of an amendment to an ordinance that puts some restrictions on cleaning dead animals at home.

  • Shelby County School Board: Status of new schools up for review

    New projects will dominate the discussion during Thursday’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting at West Middle School.

    The board, which meets at 7 p.m., will get reports from architectural firm K. Norman Berry Associates on the status of the new Southside Elementary School and the first look at conceptual drawings for the Northside Early Childhood Center to be built on the location of the former Northside Elementary School.

    The last time the architects presented anything on the projects was the public workshop on the Southside project.

  • City of Shelbyville: State says annexation of Rubles’ property already done

    The City of Shelbyville and the Kentucky Secretary of State's office seem to have some communication problems.

    According to the state of Kentucky, the property at the southwest corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom's Way, the 72-acre property owned by Allen and Tom Ruble, is already a part of the city.

    "It appears the city assigned the same ordinance number to two different areas," said Kandie Adkinson, with the secretary of state's office. "The Ruble tract was received and filed by our office in June 2011."

  • Legislative districts on hold

    Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Tuesday that House Bill I, which redefined new legislative districts in Kentucky – including those of state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) – is unconstitutional.

    Shepherd’s ruling came down shortly before 4 p.m., a day after a 4-hour court hearing.

    House Republicans had requested a temporary injunction to extend the candidate filing deadline for state legislative candidates so the GOP could try to overturn the legislative election districts.

  • Ducks Unlimited event raises $14,400; Tres Chic more than $25,000

    A crowd of about 150 turned out for the Ducks Unlimited Banquet at Friday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, raising $14,400 for the organization.

    That figure was slightly higher than last year’s total of $14,259.

    About $4,000 came from ticket sales and the rest from silent auction proceeds.

    Chris Cottongim, chairperson of Ducks Unlimited, said the proceeds would go to promote conservation of wetlands where ducks make their homes.

  • 2 remain hospitalized in bypass collsion

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate a 2-vehicle injury accident involving an off-duty state trooper that closed a portion of the Shelbyville Bypass for several hours Monday night.

    All three occupants of a 2002 Kia Rio, driven by Helen Waits, 52, of Shelbyville, were hospitalized, and two them remain so.

    The Kentucky State Police Trooper, Todd Maggard, was not injured.

  • Heart healthy event held at extension office

    After proclaiming Friday to be “Wear Red Day,” Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty glanced around at the sea of red, pink and mauve-clad women at a luncheon.
     

    “Wow, I thought the Cardinals were playing today when I first came in here,” he said, as the crowd laughed.

    The event, Go Red for Women, was held at the Shelby County Extension Office in recognition of American Heart month in February.

  • Sports Digest: Feb. 3, 2012

    Spalding signs with Lindsey Wilson
    National signing Day was fairly quiet locally Wednesday in Shelby County.
    The only signing that has been reported involving one of the county’s two high schools as Jalen Spalding of Collins signing to play football at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.
    An official ceremony at the school will be take place at a later date.
    Also in other signing news, Collins senior Jared Redmon will sign to play golf at St. Catherine College during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in the school library.

  • Girls' basketball: Nelson County's Drake proves too tall of an order for Collins High School

    he Collins girls’ basketball team had a tall order Tuesday night – trying to stop Nelson County center Cierra Drake.
    In the end Drake, a 6-foot-3 junior, proved too much for the Titans, scoring a game-high 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Cardinals of the 5th Region to a 76-46 victory over host Collins.

    “That’s the best player we’ve played all year,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. “She’s the best big girl in the state I’ve seen.”