Today's News

  • Wedding: Nation

    Joyce Elainia King and Kenneth Wayne Nation were married May 21, 2011, at Pleasureville Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are General and Darlene Morgan of Frankfort. The groom is the son William and Roselee Nation of Shelbyville.

    Jerry Anderson officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father. Honor attendant was Brittany Herrell of Frankfort, daughter of the bride.

    Best men were Wayne and Austin Nation of Shelbyville, sons of the groom.

  • Shelbyville street party winners

    The winner of the 2011 Downtown Planter contest was Shelbyville Antique Market. During the street party concert on Saturday, winners of gift certificates in a drawing were  Martha Rodgers, first place, Nancy Cook, second place, and Ron Wilson, third place.

  • NEIHOF: Success stories in teaching students to read

    Why spend $160,000 on summer school? Is it worth that much money? Yes.

    However, if you don’t believe me, ask Kara or Dakota.

    These elementary children attended the 4-week session last summer and have reaped the benefit this school year as a second-grader and fourth-grader, respectively.

    What benefit? The ability to read.

  • Irotas owners charged with theft

    Two Finchville residents are up on federal charges of embezzling nearly half a million dollars in employee benefits from a company they owned in Shelbyville.

    Officials from the Office of the United States Attorney say that William Kiser, 73, and Mary Sue Kiser, 70, owners of the now-closed Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, were indicted Thursday in federal court for conspiring to defraud the United States and embezzling from an employee benefit fund.

  • ‘Just making sure he’s healthy’

    Men, in particular, skillfully evade the doctor and making moves toward good health until something bad happens, said Mitch McClain, a member of the organizing committee for the annual Men’s Health Fair.

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Saturday host its Men’s Health Fair for the 11th consecutive year, offering screenings that included prostate exams, blood work, oral cancer screening and skin cancer screening.

  • Stuff your Dad said

    Whether it’s the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia, Dia del Pare in Andorra, Festa del Papáin Italy or Ziua Tatalui in Romania, the world recognizes Father’s Day.

    You can celebrate it bundled up on Feb. 23 in Russia or as a rite of spring on May 8 in Tonga. Maybe you prefer our summer cookouts on the third Sunday in June (it’s the 19th this year) or would rather opt for a nice autumn day in Luxembourg on the first Sunday in October.

    But whatever the day, don’t forget your vader, pére, padre or pai.

  • Gallery anniversary celebration is success

    A successful and joyous anniversary party last Saturday reminded a local artist how much people care for the arts in Shelbyville.

    Shelby Artists on Main co-founder Linda Powell said the “anniversary was a smash.”

    “The people in attendance seemed very pleased,” she said. Past supporters of the gallery who came were surprised by the obvious improvements.”

    About 75 people stopped by to celebrate the now nonprofit gallery’s anniversary, but Powell said there isn’t a tally yet on how many raffle tickets were sold.

  • Operation Care expands its reach

    After relocating to a new building several times the size of its former home, Operation Care will have a fundraiser this week to cover the costs of that move and continue serving the Shelby County community.

    Judy Roberts, executive director of Operation Care, said the new location on Main Street in Shelbyville allows her organization to expand all of its programs.

  • Shelby schools' year-end test results: Good progress

    Shelby County students – particularly elementary students – have shown some positive progress in areas of reading and math during the past school year.

    That was the news delivered Thursday to the Shelby County School Board from the third and final MAP assessment tests of the year.

  • Neihof’s report: Good finish

    Shelby County Schools Superintendent James Neihof wrapped up the 2010-2011 school year on a positive note during last Thursday’s school board meeting.

    He spoke about teachers’ plans for the summer school curriculum, and that they planned to focus heavily on reading and literacy.

    He also reminded everyone that a traffic light was expected to be installed at the entrance to Collins High School at Discovery Boulevard soon, though he did not have an exact date.