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Today's News

  • Garden Eden

  • Collins’ military ball

    The second annual Collins High School Military Ball was held in the school’s cafeteria Saturday night with 125 in attendance. Parent volunteers organized the dinner, program and dance and served as chaperones. Former Gov. Martha Layne Collins spoke on leadership and encouraged those in attendance to "think big." The program was followed by a dance.

  • ‘One Step Ahead of Hitler’

    One Step Ahead of Hitler, written by Fred Gross, is his story of survival told in his words and in photographs of a journey beginning in Antwerp and ending with Gross’ family’s freedom in America. Gross presented his program at the Shelby County Public Library. Katherine Cleveland (left) pauses for a photo with Fred Gross as he autographs a book for her. Fred Gross (far left, back row) takes a moment from his program to have his photo taken with a Shelby County High School history class.

  • I'm one: Lucas Smith

    Lucas James Smith celebrated his first birthday April 3, 2012.

    He is the son of Ryan and Jessie Smith of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Rob and Janevera Rothenburger and Jim and Teresa Smith, all of Shelbyville.

  • Arbor day trees

    City of Shelbyville’s public works employees plant trees in honor of Arbor Day. They were (from left) Jennifer Herrell, city engineer; Tom McGinnis, tree board chairman; Cecilia Piccini, tree board secretary; Alyssa and Jessica Brown; and Peter Barber, urban forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

  • 55th Anniversary: Drew

    Wilma and Raymond Drew have been married for 55 years. The couple were married on April 19, 1957.

    They reside in Shelbyville and have four children, Rocky Drew of Bagdad, Greg Drew of Bethlehem, Trina Bentley of Shelbyville and Tim Drew of Frankfort; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Barnett named Shelby's top teacher

    After honoring the 11 nominees for Shelby County's 2012 WHAS ExCel Teacher of the Year Thursday, the school district showed a short video with students from the winner's class stating why that teacher is at the top.

    When the film began and Simpsonville fifth-grade teacher Sloane Barnett noticed it included students from her classroom, you could see the surprise on her face. And as it all started to wash over her, a little fist-pump and yes slipped out before she came forward to receive the bouquet of flowers and hear the applause from the crowd at Claudia Sanders.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville Outlet Mall: Developers to review comments on mall plan

    The company proposing to build an outlet mall just south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville will be given an opportunity by the Army Corps of Engineers to respond to letters of comment it received about the project.

    The Army Corps logged 45 letters of comment during the posted public notice for the 60-acre site, and Horizon Group Properties of Muskegon, Mich., may take until the end of July or longer to review them.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Diversity of leadership surpasses state, nation

    With five vacant principal positions to fill — including at least one at each of the elementary, middle and high school levels — Shelby County Public Schools officials say they hope to add some diversity to those ranks.

    And although Shelby County is at or better than the state averages for minority personnel in positions that work with students, it still lags the diversity of its student population.

    However, finding and hiring minority candidates is much easier said than done for school districts in Shelby County, Kentucky and the nation.

  • A young person’s perspective in indelible ink

    In a world in which vicious vitriol is the vanguard of criticism, a hundred words could not have been more troubling, not because of what was said but because of what wasn’t said, what was missed, because of the emotion behind the letters and punctuation marks that came together to form the paragraphs.

    Because they made my point and missed my point.