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Today's News

  • Touch of the Irish

    McKinley’s employees are gearing up for their second annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration Thursday, which will include Irish food, music and prizes. “We’re the only Irish restaurant in town, so we want to have fun, and we want our customers to also,” said Teresa McKinley (middle). Joining her are (from left) Barbara Rogers, Skip McKinley, Susan Everage and Tracy Gibson. Customers wearing green will earn a chance for a free Irish treat. 

  • Engagement: Hollensead-Knabel

    Paul and Dr. Sandra Hollensead of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Celeste Michelle Hollensead of Louisville, to Andrew Edward Knabel of Louisville. He is the son of Edward and Linda Knabel of Louisville.

    Hollensead graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor's degree in biology and is currently a first-year student at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

    Knabel is a graduate of the University of Louisville and received a bachelor's degree in sports administration.

  • Engagement: Hollensead-Knabel

    Paul and Dr. Sandra Hollensead of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Celeste Michelle Hollensead of Louisville, to Andrew Edward Knabel of Louisville. He is the son of Edward and Linda Knabel of Louisville.

    Hollensead graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor's degree in biology and is currently a first-year student at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

    Knabel is a graduate of the University of Louisville and received a bachelor's degree in sports administration.

  • 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.