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Today's News

  • Collins hosting tourney for the cure

    Collins softball coach Jim Axline coaches a girls' sport, so it only seemed right to the first-year head coach to put together this weekend's Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament at Collins.

    "We played in one when I was at Shelby County," said Axline a former assistant coach with the Rockets. "I liked the idea, and plus we're playing a female sport. Chances are one of the girls I coach will be affected by it."

  • Luci Center to add sensory riding trails

    The Luci Center's indoor and outdoor riding rings are great places for the center to focus its therapeutic riding and hippotherapy services, but the center is looking for more.

    But this year the Luci Center is planning to add a sensory integration trail.

    The center, which opened in 1988, works with children and adults with disabilities through horse riding and related activities.

    As a member of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, the Luci Center uses several different techniques to help riders.

  • Tech school, JCTC working to manufacture new jobs

    Jefferson Community and Technology College and the Shelby County Area Technology Center are looking for a few good students - good students who are ready for good-paying jobs.

    With some prodding from the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, JCTC has its new Industrial Maintenance program off the ground this year, but the only problem is not many people know about it.

    The same goes for the Area Technology Center, where the program missed a year and is currently being revamped.

  • EARLIER: Shelby native is jumping at the chance to compete at Rolex event

    The last time Hannah Sue Burnett rode in an event so close to home, things didn't turn out like she'd hoped.

    That was at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2007, when, at the age of 20, Burnett, a native of Finchville, saddled up against some of the best in the world and finished 23rd.

    "I was so nervous. I just wanted to finish," she said.

    Now 24, Burnett is making her return to Lexington this weekend for one of eventing's biggest competitions, and she said she's and hoping for something much bigger.

  • McDonald’s adds 26 in Shelby after blitz

    The National Hiring Day that McDonald’s held April 19 had an impact in Shelby and surrounding counties.

    Representatives of Rick Peter, who owns three stores in Shelby County – two in Shelbyville and one in Waddy – reported a solid turnout on the one-day application bonanza held by the restaurant chain.

    To reiterate, McDonald’s was looking to fill 50,000 jobs nationally, and it’s “job fair” drew millions of applicants for jobs ranging from cash register attendant to management.

  • EARLIER: Tornado tragedy touches families

    The horror of the tornadoes that ravaged the south Wednesday unfolded for all of us on TV screens, in news reports, on video posted on the Web and from narrated live reports streamed from various locations.

    Even as we in Shelby County were enduring threats and sirens to alert us of possible storms of our own, we watched perhaps the worst such catastrophe in history blow across the hills and plains of Mississippi, Alabama, into Georgia and beyond.

  • Shelby man says he has established his own 'kingdom'

    Late one recent afternoon, a cadre of Kentucky State Police troopers and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies gathered in Todds Point. They donned their protective vests and planned their strategy.
    Their assignment: serve a warrant to a resident charged with driving without a valid license.
    Yes, KSP rallied officers from two police units as a precaution in serving this warrant.
    But officers say they had their reasons to be concerned, because they weren’t serving this warrant to just an ordinary scofflaw.

  • News Briefs: April 29, 2011

    KIPDA seeks candidates
    for Medicare aid program

    The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) has announced open enrollment for a community outreach program covering qualified Medicare beneficiaries under the “Extra Help with Prescription Drug Costs.”
    The program, covering subsidies for Medicare Part D, is administered by the Social Security Administration using new 2011 Federal higher income levels.

  • Shelby's Earth Day celebration to dedicate new center

    Where can you find eagles, scorpions, elk and even a Madagascar hissing cockroach all in the same place?
    Well, it’s not Noah’s Ark, although some would say the water level is just about right.
    Rather, it’s the Earth Day Celebration at Red Orchard Park on Saturday.
    Although Earth Day was officially recognized last Friday, Shelby County Parks and Recreation is holding its festivities this week,  and Director Clay Cottongim said it promises to be the best since the observance began four years ago.

  • Collins-Shelby County baseball game postponed until May 11

    Tonight's baseball game between Collins and Shelby County, which was scheduled for 7 p.m., has been postponed due to wet field conditions.

    It will be made up May 11 at Shelby County.