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Today's News

  • County gets grants for new equipment

     Thanks to two Homeland Security grants, law enforcement and emergency personnel in Shelby County will be getting much needed equipment.

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, Deputy Emergency Management Director Paul Whitman told magistrates that the grants would provide new personal protection equipment for Shelby Task Force, a local hazmat team, as well as for local police agencies.

  • Deck the halls -- and mantles, trees and banisters

    As Christmas approaches, people are finding many more ways to deck their halls than using boughs of holly.

    But sometimes they need a little help with ideas, and several businesses in Shelby County are positioned to help them out.

  • AT&T's 3G powers into Shelby

    AT&T officially celebrated its expanded 3G service in Shelby County on Tuesday with a Chamber of Commerce event at the store on Midland Trail.

    The 3G service provides faster data at faster speeds for customers with smart phones and computer air cards, which provide mobile broadband service.

    The upgrade had been a hot topic with AT&T customers for several years because the service has been available in Louisville and Frankfort, but when the service finally arrived in Shelby County, customers were thrilled.

  • SC Farm Bureau wins top awards

     

    That program the Shelby County Farm Bureau produced about ATV safety for students at Shelby County High School has been honored with a statewide award.

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau presented SCFB with top honors in its 2010 Safety Challenge Awards competition during its annual meeting last week in Louisville.

  • SOUDER: Milestones that we should hug and kiss before it’s too late

    Tuesday of this week marked the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Indeed, Dec. 7, 1941 has become, just as President Roosevelt proclaimed, “a date which will live in infamy.” Other dates and events are embedded into the fabric of our country as well: July 4, 1776. Nov. 22, 1963 (when JFK was assassinated). Jan. 28, 1986 (the day the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded). Sept. 11,2001.

  • Business Briefcase Dec. 3, 2010

     Shelbyville teen wins

    Kroger president’s award

    Devin Hayes,18, a Shelbyville resident and employee of the Kroger store in Shelbyville, was awarded the 2010 Kroger's Mid South President Award for Community Service at a lunch banquet held at Louisville's Masonic Homes' Club Olmsted. He is the youngest employee to be so honored.

  • A storyteller tells all

    Shelbyville resident and author Byron Crawford says he considers himself a good listener.

    He says he learned the art of listening while at his mother’s knee, in the tobacco barns, at the feedlots and fishing ponds of Lincoln County. He says he loved to listen to his parents’ friends tell stories.

    “I had great upbringing, and storytelling was a part of it,” Crawford says. “Some of the best storytellers I have ever met were the men and women I grew up listening to.

  • Collins girl top Spencer

    Two games into the season, and the Collins High School girls’ basketball team has all but clinched the No. 2 seeding in the 31st District.

    And after the Lady Titans’ 45-35 victory at Spencer County on Monday night, they’re now setting their sights on the top spot.

  • New Business: Caring Transitions of Shelby

    Mailing address:: 18 Village Plaza, No. 175, Shelbyville  

    Who we are: Our names are Ellen and Rick Fontaine. Ellen, a Kentucky native and Rick, having moved to Kentucky from his native Colorado more than 10 years ago, met, got married and have lived in Shelbyville for the past 5 years.

  • Former Shelby schools official honored by state

    The Kentucky Board of Education honored a former Shelby County Public Schools employee on Wednesday.

    Sally Sugg, who served as SCPS assistant superintendent for student achievement in 2007 and 2008, received the Kevin M. Noland Award, which recognizes a KDE employee for significant service to Kentucky's public schools and for providing inspiration for education,