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Today's News

  • News Briefs: April 30, 2010

     Collins High selected

    for engineering program

    Martha Layne Collins High School officially was selected for the Project Lead the Way program Wednesday.

    "We are fortunate to be among the schools selected. This was a major undertaking that will have a major academic impact on our students," said Anthony Hatchell, Collins' principal.

  • New summer program focuses on reading

    Shelby County Public Schools is refocusing its early education summer school program.

    The new program, called Rocket Reading Academy, focuses on first- and third-grade students  and will continue an emphasis on year-around instruction for students struggling with staying on grade level in reading.

    The program will take advantage of the district's Reading Recovery teachers and some of the proven Reading Recovery methods.

  • It's post time for a Derby party

    When 20 Thoroughbreds break from the gate Saturday evening in the 136th Kentucky Derby, there will be more than 100,000 crammed into Churchill Downs to glimpse their 2-minute dash. But hundreds of thousands more – including many in Shelby County – will watch with gatherings of family and friends in what has become the greatest extension of the race itself – the Derby Party. You may be headed to the track, attending a party or even planning one of our own.

  • Read this: Johnson top volunteer

    All of a sudden, David Johnson said he found himself without much to do.

    “I retired a little early from the Department of Corrections to help provide childcare for my grandchildren while my daughter went back to school,” he said. “When they went on to school, I found myself with some free time.”

  • City may consider KLC finance plan

    Shelbyville City Council is planning to hear a resolution to join the Kentucky League of Cities' new Interlocal Finance Corporation at Thursday’s meeting.

    But Mayor Tom Hardesty said on Tuesday that the resolution may be taken off the agenda.

  • Acclaimed Dunbar Coach Mike Sowers named SCHS girls basketball coach

  • We congratulate: Breast cancer survicor who set such an example

    Wasn’t the story of Lynn Whitehouse one of Shelby County’s feel-good stories of the year?

    Ms. Whitehouse is our neighbor who ran in the Derby Festival mini-marathon in 2009, found she had an aggressive form of breast cancer, was treated radically for it and came back to run the mini again two weeks ago.

    On Friday she participated in the walk of breast cancer survivors just before post time for the Kentucky Oaks, a celebration to raise awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the need for research in breast cancer.

  • Grayson grilled by small group

    Another of the candidates for the U.S. Senate seat Jim Bunning is vacating came through Shelby County last week.

    Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, a Republican, spoke Thursday night at the Stratton Center in a group of about 20 at a Republican gathering about his position on a variety of issues.

  • KLC asks council to join finance corporation

    The Kentucky League of Cities has proposed that Shelbyville be one of the first in the state to join the group's new Interlocal Finance Corporation.

    Garrett Drakeford, the director of financial services for KLC, previewed for the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday details of the agreement and invited the city  to join Williamstown as the two inaugural members.

  • Bailey named Collins baseball coach