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Today's News

  • 3 Babe Ruth teams playing in state

    All three teams from Shelby County advanced to this week's Babe Ruth State Tournaments.

     

    Two of them – the 13-year-olds and the 15s – played their way in by winning their district titles, the 15s by sweeping two games in the final.

     

    The 14-year-olds are the hosts of their tourney, which gets under way today at the Shelby County High School Sports Complex on Burks Branch Road.

     

  • House purchase pushes Simpsonville over budget

    The City of Simpsonville completed its 2009-10 fiscal year with a budget shortfall of just more than $77,000, which city commissioners will absorb through state-required budget amendments.

    Commissioners reviewed those figures during a brief presentation from Finance Commissioner Cary Vowels during their regular meeting Wednesday morning.

  • A credit-card thief with a generous streak

    You could call him the Philanthropic Thief the Benevolent Bandit or even the Kindhearted Crook, but whatever you call him, don't call him frivolous.

    Torrey Smith said when he noticed one of his credit cards was missing a couple of weeks ago, , he wasn't too worried

    "I had no idea where it was, and I was about to cancel it, but wanted to buy an airline ticket first," he said. "So, I thought, well I'll wait."

  • EARIER: Jubilee comes this weekend

    Eilene Collins has all her ducks in a row for this year’s Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

  • Business Briefcase July 23, 2010

     Bottom promoted at Landmark

  • News Briefs: July 28, 2010

     JCTC tuition to rise

  • The man with the power wants to reduce it

    With six school districts to cover, Sherman Adams will be burning the midnight oil. But don't worry, as the new Energy Manager for the districts, Adams will be sure to turn the lights off when he leaves.

    His office will be at Shelby County's Public School's central office, but Adams will also split his time among the Henry County, Trimble County, Anchorage, Eminence and Frankfort school districts.

    "But since Shelby County is the largest district, it will get about 60 percent of my time," Adams said.

  • What we think: Wade v. CUB is unneeded diversion

    The news for Citizens Union Bank seems more dark today, and we fear that darkness might be obscuring a very key process for all of us.

    In the wake of what seemed an announcement to celebrate – the naming of two willing new chairs for CUB’s boards – came the discordant drop of a lawsuit from former CEO Billie Wade.

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  • WICHE: Crape myrtles are high-summer bloomers

    We should use more crape myrtles in Kentuckiana. They are not just for more warm, temperate climes. In fact, there are a great many that go unbothered by an average winter in our parts.

    There is often a lull in the garden at this time. Our early-summer blooms are fading, and our late-summer garden has yet to pop.

    But the crape myrtle can provide a colorful bridge between the two.