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Today's News

  • SHS class of 1951

  • Birth: Price son

    Heather and Ryan Price of Shelbyville announce the birth of their fourth child, a son, on Sept. 27, 2011 at Baptist East. He has been named Kingston Levi Price.

    Grandparents are Lynn and Jim Price of Shelbyville, Loretta Longley of Shelbyville, Beverly Greenwell of Frankfort and the late Richard Greenwell.

    Great-grandparent is Marjorie Price of Shelbyville.

  • MAP results show ‘deflating’ trends

    Members of the Shelby County Board of Education heard good and bad news in the reports about the results from its two key standardized testing programs that were delivered during Thursday’s meeting at Heritage Elementary.

    News about the statewide KCCT test, reported last week, was almost all positive because each school and the district’s 2011 test results bested their own 3-year averages and state results.

    But this fall’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing came with mixed results.

  • Shelby County School Board: Martin, Zepeda are student reps

    The Shelby County School Board welcomed its two new student reps at Thursday’s meeting: Gwen Martin from Shelby County High School and Ashley Zepeda from Collins.

    Martin is a senior at SCHS with a 4.6-weighted grade-point average. She’s is the former junior class president and Technology Student Association vice president and treasurer. She now serves on the student council and is a Governor’s Scholar, along with a four-year member of Beta Club and several other activities.

  • Shooting gallery offers self-protection shooters course

    What happens when you come home and see a window busted out, maybe a door slightly ajar or something out of place?

    Of course, you call the police, but unless you live on Main Street in Shelbyville, between 5th and 3rd streets, it's going to take a few minutes for help to arrive.

    If you are a registered gun owner, especially one certified to carry a weapon, you may be inclined to investigate on our own.

  • MY WORD: Standing up for the cause of Souder

    In response to Linda Allewalt's letter (“Souder’s divisive tones,” Sept. 28), criticizing the writings of columnist Chuck Souder, like Ms. Allewalt, I generally don't respond after I've read a bunch of gibberish. I just toss the paper on the sofa, shake my head and go out and mow some grass. However, there was something about this particular letter that finally tipped the proverbial scales for me. It struck a chord in my soul so vividly that I knew I could no longer stand on the sidelines and be silent. For that, I thank Ms. Allewalt.

  • MY WORD: Fire prevention is a shared responsibility

    As many of you know, October is Fire Safety Month. It is a time that the fire service puts forth a little extra effort to get information out to the public to hopefully prevent a tragic loss of life or large loss of property.

    A fire can be a horrible event.  It is a phenomenon worthy of the fear and  respect it receives. October 8, 1871, is the date that spawned the need for  fire safety awareness.

  • I-64 shut down by 2 crashes

    A crash on Interstate 64 Thursday night shut down the highway in both directions.

    The accident caused such a traffic tie-up because it involved two semi-tractor trailers and a pickup truck that crashed on both sides of interstate at the same time at the 35th mile marker, which is near the Mount Eden Road exit.

    One person was airlifted to a Louisville hospital, and a second person was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Oct. 19, 2011

    Robbery

    Dustin F. Pavey, 32, of an unknown address was arrested at 110 Beechwood Ave. and charged with second-degree robbery (strong arm), two counts of third-degree criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

     

    Public intoxication

    Alejandro Ramirez, 21, of an unknown address was arrested Oct. 6 on Midland Boulevard and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

  • ELECTION: Abramson renews Shelby acquaintances

    Jerry Abramson, former longtime mayor of Louisville, now running for lieutenant governor on the Democratic ticket, stopped in a couple of downtown businesses Monday in a meet-and-greet capacity.

    Abramson, accompanied by his wife, Madeline, and political director Chad Aull, visited with patrons in McKinley’s Deli and Fat Tony’s Restaurant around lunchtime.

    “It was wonderful to see him come in here; he was very well-received,” Teresa McKinley said.

    Fat Tony’s owner, Tony Almeida, echoed those sentiments.