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Today's News

  • News briefs: Sept. 16, 2011

    Webb Road closed for

    repairs for up to 2 weeks

    Webb Road was closed beginning Thursday so county road workers can install a box culvert, according to Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry.

    Henry said two different detours have been set up for residents who live on Webb Road, which connects U.S. 60 to KY 362 (Aiken Road) west of Simpsonville.

    Those with addresses through the 790 block should use U.S. 60, and those with addresses of 912 and greater should travel north to Aiken Road.

  • Datebook: Sept. 16, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

    This week
    Eastern Star

  • Monument restoration training and workshop

  • 9/11 reflections

    Students in Sloane Barnett’s class at Simpsonville Elementary wrote what strategies they used while following along in the text the teacher read about a first-person account of the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center. After she leaned down to listen to Jaden Outten, she had him report to the class that he focused on retelling because he “needed to gain meaning and I used a prediction to make a guess so I would keep on reading for when ‘that moment’ comes I have been waiting for.”

  • Readers’ theater

  • Shelby student chosen for blog

    Tatiana Rathke, a junior from Shelbyville, has been selected as one of six upperclassmen to blog about her experience at Bellarmine University. Rathke, a visual communication major, is spending the year abroad in Amsterdam, so she's blogging about her time there.

  • Folsom, Ribenboim named National Merit semifinalists

    Matthew K. Folsom and Erica L. Ribenboim, seniors at Collins High School, were among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

    They have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring.

  • Shelby students are part of Centre’s largest enrollment

    Shelby County students are part of Centre College's largest-ever first-year class and largest overall enrollment. Academically, more than half were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes, and their average ACT score is nearly 29. Both represent the strongest new-student profile of any Kentucky college or university.

    Those from Shelby County are:

    John Ruble of Bagdad is the son of Wes and Ann Ruble of Bagdad and is a graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • Big planner

    Sydnee Pyles shows off the poster she made to predict her future. Sydnee, a third-grader at Heritage Elementary, joined classmates in making BIG Goals after reading “I Got Big Plans.” Her steps to success are: now, read a lot; five years, study hard as a Shelby County Rocket; 10 years, attend nursing school; 20 years, work at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

  • Church news: Sept. 16, 2011

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.