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Today's News

  • Engagement: True-Lawson

    J. Guthrie and Jennifer True of Frankfort announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurel Whitney True, to Philip Coleman Lawson. He is the son of W. Henry and Susan C. Lawson of Pineville.

    True is a graduate of Western Hill High School and Transylvania University. She is in her third year at Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. She is the granddaughter of Laurel and Alice True of Peytona and the great-granddaughter of the late Guthrie and Mary Alice Stivers.

  • I'm one: Austin Poore

    Austin Poore celebrated his first birthday March 13, 2011.

    He is the son of Colby and Deana Poore of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Debbie and Eddie Williams and Cheryl and Ron Poore, all of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are Randy and Judy Williams of Simpsonville, John and Loretta Quire and Carlyn Fisher, all of Shelbyville.

  • I'm one: Sabra Nicole Richardson

    Sabra Nicole Richardson celebrated her first birthday March 12, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Jennifer L. Richardson and Mark Anthony Roberts, both of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Kathy and Bill Baker of Shelbyville and James Ritchey of Clay Village.

  • Page for Montell

    Shanshan Chi, an exchange student from China, was the page for state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) on Feb. 18 in Frankfort. She is staying with Charles and Diana Kramer of Shelbyville.

  • Court report: March 16, 2011

  • Schools doing OK vs. board’s goals

    Shelby County Public Schools showed overall good performance against the goals the school board set for its 2010-11 school year, but there also are some areas in which aggressive goals weren’t met.

    That was the assessment the board heard at its meeting Thursday night during a review of the goals, which center on the district’s 5 Main Things of Curriculum Alignment, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning Communities, Intervention and Enrichment.

  • School board OKs new summer plan

    The Shelby County School Board voted unanimously at Thursday’s meeting to fund an expanded summer school program.

    The district will now add intensive 1-month literacy programs in fifth, seventh and ninth grades to the programs installed last year for first and third grades.

    The district is working to build a curriculum based on the Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM), which administrators used for the younger grades in last year’s first revamped summer program.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County Public Schools to launch accelerated academies

    Members of the Shelby County Board of Education got a bit of a surprise Thursday night: an accidental preview of a new approach to educating the county’s highest achieving students.

    Kerry Fannin, the assistant superintendent for student achievement, was so excited during his presentation at the board’s meeting that he couldn’t sit on an announcement that had been scheduled for the meeting on March 24.

    "In two weeks I can't wait to present an accelerated academy for both high schools," he told the board.

  • Did your water bill fail to show up?

    Customers of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer may want to double check that they have paid their bills for March.

    The company has reported getting a lot of calls from customers who never received those bills.

    Enough so, in fact, that Manager Tom Doyle has checked into the matter.

    "We're not really sure what happened yet," he said. "We're confident that the number of bills we printed and the weight of the bills before mailing them matched up with what we normally do. From there, we don't know what happened."

  • What we think: School calendar shouldn’t be shorter

    Normally, we might congratulate the Shelby County Board of Education for finding a way to end the school year on time.

    That’s a goal every year, of course, but the annual recesses required by Mother Nature sometimes cause disruption, for which students – and their families – pay by attending classes, it seems, until Flag Day becomes part of the curriculum.