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Today's News

  • 2 lanes of I-64 near Simpsonville to be closed all day Thursday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that the left lane of Interstate 64 will be closed in both directions all day Thursday.

    The closure, between mile points 24.5 and 25.5, just west of Simpsonville, will allow crews to  be removing temporary barrier wall at the Connor Station overpass.

    These lane closures are scheduled for 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: March 29, 2012

    Adult softball sign-ups

  • Birth: Cook son

    Amy Nicolle and Charles Thomas Cook of Millersville, Mo. announce the birth of their second child, a son, on March 15, 2012 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He has been named Braxton Diesel Cook, born at 2:05 p.m. weighing seven pounds and 19.75 inches in length. He has an older sister.

    Grandparents are Roy and Robin White of Jackson, Mo., Chuck and Chrissy Cook of Shelbyville, Sharon Cook of Taylorsville.

  • Datebook: March 30, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Monday in the conference room at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Engagement: Brown-Steele

    J. Daron Brown of Covington and M. Charlene Brown of Erlanger announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura C. Brown of Erlanger, to Joel S. Steele of Shelbyville. He is the son of John Steele of Shelbyville and Kim Steele of Cincinnati. The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m., June 9, 2012, in Erlanger.

  • 100th birthday: Ruth Clemmons

    Ruth Marshall Clemmons will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 7, 2012. 

    Ruth. Born April 9, 1912, she worked in the Shelby County election polls for many years.  She is also known for wallpapering many houses and businesses in the Shelbyville area.

    Her wallpapering was halted at the age of 90, when her family took away her ladder, much to her dismay. She now resides at Crestview in Shelbyville.

  • 90th birthday: Thornton Ware

    Thornton Ware will celebrate his 90th birthday at 3-5 p.m. April 1 at the Bagdad Ruritan Club.

    He was a long-time mechanic at Zinc Auto Part and is a member of Beechridge Baptist Church. His children are June (Paul) Gilbert and Lois (Bobby) Tindall, both of Shelbyville; Donnetta (Jerold) Garland of Romulus, Mich.; and Rick (Faye) Ware of Lawrenceburg. All family and friends are invited. No presents please.

  • Wily pitching, Wiley hitting spark Rockets

    After close calls in its first two games the Shelby County softball team celebrated its first victory of the season last Thursday.

    The Rockets relied on a 10-hit attack, and a solid start on the mound from senior Danielle DeSilvey, to beat the Dragons, 5-3, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Shelby County (1-2 after the victory) lost to South Oldham last season, 13-3, when the Rockets went 5-19. This time around SCHS scored all the runs DeSilvey would need in a 4-run third inning.

  • UK vs. UofL: The ‘fever’ pitches its tent in Shelby

    Kentucky has long considered itself the center of the basketball universe and with good reason.

    When the universities of Kentucky and Louisville square off just after 6 p.m. Saturday during the Final Four in New Orleans, there will be a combined 24 Final Fours and nine national titles on the floor.

  • Schools’ new tab for turf: $239,855

    The Shelby County School Board committed to getting the multipurpose field at Collins High School in use by pledging Thursday to spend $239,855 to repair the drainage around the field and add lime stabilization beneath it.