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Today's News

  • We are what we eat: Here's a way to change that

    Tomorrow’s Health and Fitness Fun Day at Clear Creek Park presents an opportunity for families to focus on one of the most important quality of life indicators – their health.

  • Former coach Creamer headed to hall of fame

    Legendary basketball coach and educator Tom Creamer will see his career come full-circle when he is inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame on May 15.

  • WICHE: Shade devices slow bolting of spring vegetables

    We usually don’t even consider breaking out the old window screens until July, but I just got in from strategically placing screens over my spinach, greens and Brussels’ sprouts.

    It has undoubtedly been a hot spring: upper 80s in April with little deficit in rain fall calls for some early shade!

    We are certainly used to protecting some of our plants from cold. Why not protect them a bit from heat?

  • State budget crisis may go on

    Gov. Steve Beshear hasn’t set a date for House and Senate members to return for a special session to finish the state’s budget for 2010-2012, and it doesn’t appear he will anytime soon.

    It’s unlikely that Beshear will announce a date before an agreement has been made, to avoid wasting taxpayers’ money.

  • News Briefs: April 16, 2010

     Last day to mail Census

    If you haven’t mailed in your 2010 census questionnaire, today’s your last chance. If you don’t have your form postmarked today, you likely will be visited by a door-to-door census taker in a nonresponse follow-up operation that begins May 1 and continues into July.

  • EARLIER: What we think: This deadly ramp must be repaired

    We knew the worst was going to happen sooner rather than later.

    We knew, tragically, that nothing would be done about the problem until it was brought to the forefront by damage to human flesh.

  • EARLIER: KY 55 yard sale taking no detour

    It can’t be a coincidence that at its beginning KY 55 intersects with U.S. 127.

    Now in its second year, the KY 55 yard sale aspires to one day attain the lofty status of the Highway 127 yard sale.

    With a Web site and Facebook page, 127 promotes its 654-mile sale with state-of-the-art videos and a countdown (112 days, 7 hours, 34 minutes and 55, 54, 53 seconds...), but the 55 sale just works its 147 miles behind the effort of Annie Eades and a few others involved with the Finchville Ruritan Club.

  • Surprised Pollett named state's official of the year

    Shelby County Magistrate Hubert Pollett was named Official of the Year by the Kentucky Magistrates And Commissioners Association at a prestigious ceremony Friday in Louisville.

    Pollett was nominated for the honor by fellow magistrate Tony Carriss, who cited many accomplishments during his career as a magistrate, as well as his personal contributions to the community.

  • East Shelby water tower closer

    A new water tank for the Clay Village/Peytona area is one step closer to becoming a reality after Shelby County Fiscal Court gave County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger the go ahead to apply for a grant for the project.

  • Collins joins Shelby as AdvanceKentucky school

    On Tuesday Martha Layne Collins High School was tabbed as one of 16 new schools that will join the AdvanceKentucky program, which implements Advance Placement teacher training and incentive programs.

    AdvanceKentucky is funded by a $13.2 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).

    "Being apart of the grant allows us to offer more AP classes to students and grow the program throughout the district," said Kerry Fannin, the district's assistant superintendent for student achievement.