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Today's News

  • 4 generation: Wiley

    Four generations of the Wiley family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (from left) Gayle Wiley Jr., grandfather; Buelah “Nanny” Wiley, great grandmother, holding Parker James Wiley; and Timothy Gayle Wiley, father.

  • 90th birthday: Lucy Long

    Lucy Long turned 90 years old on July 5, 2011. She celebrated on July 3, 2011 with 29 members of her family to have a cake and ice cream social at the Masonic Home where she resides; and on July 5, 2011, her three daughters, Dale White, Brenda Wayne and Evelyn Jones had lunch with her.

  • Library book sale

    President of the Friends of the Library, Kathleen Stringfield (right), and volunteer Ralph Dunbar look at some of the books that will be offered at the book sale Aug. 17-20 at the library. Donations of hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, artwork and educational games are needed for the sale, which raises funds to help with programming and equipment. Books may be taken to the community room downstairs at the library.

  • Post 37 is hurt but it’s not dead

    For the American Legion Shelbyville Post 37 baseball team, it has been a summer that could turn a coach’s hair white.

    Just ask Jim Wiley.

    His team won its first five games, lost its next six as injuries and illness hampered the team and bounced back to win three in a row later, only to drop a doubleheader to end the regular season and lose its district tournament opener to Oldham County.

    But with its collective back against the wall, Post 37 won three lose-an-your-season-is-over games in a row before falling in the district final.

  • Sharks find hot water means some cool times

    The Shelby Sharks beat plenty of good competition and plenty of heat this past weekend.

    The Sharks, the United States Swimming swim team, had a strong showing at the 13 & over 2011 Kentucky Long Course State Championship in Elizabethtown.

  • Deep, talented Titans should be way above par

    It’s been a very successful summer for members of the Collins boys’ golf team.

    Now Coach Mike Griffin is hoping the Titans can keep that momentum going heading into the fall season, which begins Monday in the Flyer Classic.

    “I hope it carries over,” he said.

    One thing that will definitely carry over from last year to this year is almost all of last year’s team. The Titans have 10 players on this year’s squad, and nine of those are back from last season.

  • EARLIER: USPS doesn’t stamp or cancel Mount Eden

    The announcement made by the United States Postal Service on Tuesday morning put nearly 3,700 more outlets in danger of closing, but it didn't clear things up at all for the branch in Mount Eden.

    That office, located at 232 Van Buren Road, was not identified by the USPS in the first list of closings earlier this year, and it again was not included on Tuesday's list of 131 facilities in Kentucky that will be studied to determine customer needs.

  • Jennifer Lawrence: I knew her before she was BIG

    Being broken up with by your girlfriend in elementary school is always a traumatic event, especially when she bluntly tells you that you would go better with her cousin, whom you don’t even really know at the time.

    That’s how I met Jen, my friend Carrie Miller’s cousin, when I was about 10.

    If I could sum her up in one word, it would simply be funny…with awkward as a close second. She was a lanky, tall tomboy with the most outrageous personality ever.

  • You have to keep your cool during hot fun in the summertime

    Last week, while most of you were basting like a Thanksgiving turkey waiting for the oven that was about to surround you at midweek, I decided to do something really snide and snarky and sneak north for a few days, to Minnesota.

    And you know what happened: I had to wipe that smile right off my face, as my mother often told me to do.

    My first tip came when I ran into Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden in a convenience store. He asked if I was handling the heat, and I told him I was headed to Viking country.

  • What we think: Caution is key in zoning change for recycling plant

    The Triple S Planning Commission acted with great uncertainty in its borderline OK last week for Midwest Metals to build a recycling center on Kentucky Street near Red Orchard Park.

    The concept was approved, 4-3, on Commission Chair Gil Tucker’s tiebreaking vote.

    For the record, Commissioners Scott Merchant, Jake Smith and Larry Stewart supported a zone change from light industrial to heavy industrial, and Commissioners Quintin Biagi Jr., Dudley Bottom and Ed Rudolph opposed. And we thank all of them for their care and diligence with this matter.