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Today's News

  • Easter celebrations

    Bagdad Baptist
    Easter Sunday services will be: 8:30, early service; 9, breakfast; 10, Sunday school; 10:45, Easter service. The youth will have a fundraiser dinner theater 6-8 p.m. on April 30 performing the play Virgil’s First Easter while serving dinner.  The youth are accepting donations and selling tickets. For tickets, call 502- 747-8933.  
    Beechridge

  • WICHE: Raised beds in the garden are a good way to go

    One dilemma facing many aspiring vegetable gardeners is sub-prime soil, shall we say.

    Compacted, clayey soil is not uncommon in Kentuckiana, but it is especially common in newer developments. One way to off-set the problem is to employ a system of raised beds.

    Raised beds are practical for many reasons, and they are not just for the clay-challenged!

    They are practical because you do not have to till, dig, double dig or battle clay in a raised bed. The soil has been added by you, so it is as good as you want it to be.

  • News Briefs: April 6, 2011

    New poll shows that state’s

    uninsured numbers declining

    A new poll conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky says that the number of Kentuckians without insurance is declining.

    The group’s most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll showed that about one out of four adults (ages 18-64) – 26 percent – were uninsured in 2010, which is down from 33 percent in 2009 and on pace with 2008.

  • Birth: Myers son

    Paul Dean Myers II and Lynn Sherrall Farris of Shelbyville announce the birth of their fifth child, a son, on March 15, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East. He has been named Quincey Exavier Myers. He was born at 11:23 a.m. weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces, 191/2 inches long. His siblings are Jayson G. Myers, 10; Lyndashia Farris, 6; Jaslyn Hatton, 5; and Bobby Joe Hatton, 4.

    Grandparents are Diana Farris of Shelbyville, and Cindy and Ron Harris of Bagdad. Great-grandparents are Dorothy Farris of Shelbyville and Patricia and George Reitzel of Florida.

  • Shelby County athletes in college

    Here’s a quick look at how some of the top former high school athletes in the area are now faring in the college spring sports seasons.

     

  • Sports Digest

    Collins girls win 1st tennis match

    The Collins girls’ tennis team won its first match of the season, defeating host Anderson County, 4-1, Thursday afternoon.

    The Titans (1-5) captured all three singles matches as well as their match at No. 2 doubles against a Bearcats team that was missing a few regular varsity players because of a school trip.

    At No. 1 singles senior Ellie Watts won a pro set, 8-0, against Cassie Flora, and Paige Kregor and Keira Lopez won by the same score at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively.

  • The University of Kentucky's Top 10 men's basketball teams of the last 30 years not to win a national championship

    The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team’s Final Four drought ended this past weekend, but the Wildcats’ national championship drought (and in this state it’s a drought) did not. So while adding to the program’s legacy in one way, these Cats added to it in another way too. With that in mind here’s a quick look at our picks for UK’s Top 10 teams of the last 30 years not to win a national championship.

     

    1. 2009-10

    Record:35-3.

  • Solid pitching boosts Titans to 4-1 start

    For the Collins baseball team two out of three wasn’t bad Saturday. In fact it was good enough.

    The Titans improved to 4-1 on the young season with a 3-2 victory at North Bullitt.

    “Right now, we’re usually doing two out of three things well,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “One game we’ll hit and pitch well. Another game we’ll hit and field well. We’re just trying to get all three phases together.”

  • Rockets take the wood to 2 foes, fall in semis

    The Shelby County baseball team took to the wood pretty good this past weekend.

    The Rockets went 2-1 in the Jim Dougherty Memorial Tournament at Bellevue, an event in which the teams used wooden bats.

    Shelby County (7-3) won its first two games before falling to fellow 8th Region team Walton-Verona on Sunday morning in the tournament semifinals.

     

    SCHS 12, Silver Grove 1 (5 inn.)

    The Rockets ran over the Big Trains (0-6 at that point) in their first game Saturday morning, pounding out 13 hits.

  • 2 new ways you can help

    The Shelbyville Citizen’s Advisory Board is diving headfirst in to a couple of projects its members believe will benefit the city.

    The board, which was organized by Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte a little more than five years ago, is organizing a coat drive and will have a bike rodeo in May.

    It may seem like an odd time of the year to have a coat and blanket drive, but board member Ann Morris described it as kind of a spring-cleaning for winter.