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Today's News

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Jan. 18, 2012

    Wednesday, Jan. 18

    6 p.m.: High school swimming, Scott County at Collins, SCHS at FAC.

    Friday, Jan. 20

    6 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Oldham County at Collins.
    7 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Glasgow at Cornerstone Christian.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Shelby County at North Oldham.
    7:45 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Oldham County at Collins.

  • News briefs: Jan. 18, 2012

    Dramatic cuts expected

    in state’s 2-year budget

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was to address the General Assembly on Tuesday night with a message that is likely to detail spending cuts of 7 to 9 percent for the next 2-year state budget.

  • Shelby Prevention tries to plot path for its future

    Shelby Prevention has joined the ranks of organizations feeling the bite of the economic crunch.

    Board members met Friday for the first in a series of several sustainability workshops designed to find ways to make the organization self-sustaining in the event that funding becomes unavailable in the future, which is a distinct possibility, Director Elizabeth Pulliam said.

    At the workshop, held at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, Pulliam told several board members who had gathered that the 5-year Drug-Free Communities grant is coming to an end soon.

  • Shelby County has light damage from Tuesday’s storms

    Less than an hour after Shelby County’s new emergency management director was sworn in, the county’s severe weather sirens began wailing.

    No, it was not in honor of Paul Whitman’s new post that tornado warnings were issued around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

    The storms, which produced wind gusts as high as 85 miles per hour, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan, roared across Indiana and Jefferson County, damaging homes, overturning trucks on Interstate 265 and flattening trees.

  • Boil-water mandate is lifted

    Shelbyville Water Company officials lifted the boil-water advisory in downtown Shelbyville at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Officials said they had conducted tests on the water quality in the vicinity of 11th and Main Streets, where a water-main break on Friday had forced the advisory, and found it free of bacteria.

    The break, which had affected residents and traffic flow since Friday morning, was repaired as of late Friday night and traffic lanes reopened.

  • SCHMIDT: Healthy, stuck-on and cut-off relationships

    I consider a family or friend relationship to be healthy if it is mutually kind, respectful and honest. Giving uninvited criticism or advice is not respectful.

    More and more people are telling me they don't have any of these healthy relationships for exploring uncomfortable ideas. Think with me here about whether this is true in your life, and if so, why, and what you can do about it.

  • Woman jailed for animal abuse wants some of them returned

    NEW CASTLE – Terri L. Smith made her first court appearance Monday since being arraigned on 218 counts of second-degree animal abuse stemming from the Dec. 12 puppy mill/animal hoarding bust at her home in rural Campbellsburg.
    Judge Diana Wheeler gave Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod until Feb. 6 to respond to a request for discovery, filed by Smith’s attorney, George R. Carter, of Louisville, and scheduled the next pretrial hearing for Feb. 20.

  • WICHE: How to read your tea leaves

    We visited friends in Boulder, Colo., during the Christmas holidays and had an opportunity to visit the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company that is headquartered there. In fact, this one factory produces all of the company’s tea sold worldwide.

  • SOUDER: On the issue of bullying, Mother knows best

    I heard about a mom who was straightening up the family room when her 5-year-old son let out a blood-curdling scream. Almost immediately, he yelled downstairs, “Mom, Chelsea pulled my hair!”

    “She’s only 2-years-old,” his mom called back. “She doesn’t know that hurts you.”

    Suddenly she heard another scream, this time from the 2-year-old.

    Before she could ask what happened, the older brother yelled again, “She knows now!”

  • Mathematics award winner

    Madison Todd was recognized by the United State Achievement Academy as a national mathematics award winner. She was nominated by her seventh-grade teacher at East Middle School, Suzanne Guelda. The eighth-grader has been a member of T.A.G. since fifth grade, played basketball since the seventh grade and is a honor roll student. She is the daughter of Kiva and Mark Todd of Shelbyville and granddaughter of Mary Todd of Simpsonville.