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Today's News

  • EARLIER: U.S. 60-KY 55: A vexing intersection

    Three weeks have passed since the Shelbyville Bypass opened, and already problems are surfacing with issues relating to the newly paved road.
    Residents have written letters to the newspaper, and businesses are speaking out about what problems they see surrounding the intersection west of Shelbyville where the bypass joins KY 55 and U.S. 60.
    Although people have voiced concerns about a number of things, two problems are uppermost in their minds about what they believe needs to be changed about the intersection.

  • Deadly fire trend draws focus to prevention

    The headlines this holiday season too often have been about sorrow, not joy.
    House fires have been blazing rampantly, leaving four families in Shelby County homeless in December, two of them within a week of Christmas. Two more homes were destroyed around Thanksgiving, another a few weeks before that.

  • MY WORD: About the sale, closing of Diagnostic Imaging

    I want to let the community know what really went on with the closing of Diagnostic Imaging Shelbyville.
    First of all, I would like you to know that I was employed by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville full time from approximately August 1994 to November 2006 and am very proud of that.
    My last position there was in the Radiology Department as radiology clerk/dark room assistant. I took pride in my job and made sure that all avenues were taken to make sure that the patients were treated in a manner in which I would want to be treated.

  • 5 generation: Sanford

    5-generations of the Sanford family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (on floor) Noel Sanford and her daughter, Abagail Sanford; (second row) Ryan Sanford, holding his daughter, Mary, Lorene Mahoney, holding her great-great grandson Gabriel Jackson, grandfather Billy Sanford; and (back row) Amber Jackson and Joyce Sanford, great-grandmother.

  • Wedding: McNeal

    Mandi and Vince McNeal were married on Oct. 17 in the garden of the Bodley Bullock House in Lexington.

    Mandi McNeal is the daughter of Dee Lisa Willard of Shelbyville and Willie Willard of Waddy.

    The groom is the son of Teresa Schmidt of Oldham County.

    Wedding music was provided by Forrest and Emily Coleman, who sang "The Love I Found in You" and "This Day." Sound was provided by Luke Wisely.

  • What we think: Our community goals for 2011

    As we set forth on the second decade of the second millennium, Shelby County, nearly two decades into its second century, has a significant opportunity to carve important steps in the path to its future.
    These won’t be huge leaps that cover a lot of ground, but these will be important baby steps on a determined and ineffable course that must be developed if Shelby County is to be all it can by  2092 or 2052 or even 2012.

  • Datebook: January 7, 2011

    Public meetings

    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room

    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the new Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

  • EARLIER: Finally, a true Shelby Countian

    Though my return to Shelby County occurred more than two years ago, its final stride perhaps is taking place right now, my feet sinking so deep into the bluegrass culture and manure-laced soil that there can be no denying that my immersion is complete.
    Our family is acquiring a horse.
    If that doesn’t take a boy raised on the cow paths behind a herd of Holsteins and project him squarely into our county as it is today, then what else possibly could be required?

  • News Briefs: Jan. 5. 2011

    Program scholarships available
    for Alzheimer’s patients

    A grant from the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) is once again enabling the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter to offer 15 scholarships for enrollment into its Medic Alert + Safe Return program to residents in Shelby and other surrounding counties.

  • She runs the Rockets

    When a basketball player has a great game, sometimes it’s said that he or she did everything but deliver water to their teammates.

    In the case of Shelby County senior Brittany Robinson, it’s the other way around. She does everything but score points for the Rockets’ girls’ basketball team.

    “We don’t have any all-state players right now, but we have an all-state manager,” first-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

    Robinson is in her fourth year as a student manager for the Rockets.