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Today's News

  • Time Warner now Shelby’s cable company

    If you watch TV or surf the Internet through cable, you have a new provider this week.
    Time Warner Cable announced Wednesday that it had completed its acquisition of Insight Communications.
    That means that Time Warner now will be the company that provides TV, high-speed Internet and voice services to about 760,000 customers throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana – including those in Shelby County.

  • Update: SCHS lockdown lifted except one room

    Shelby County High School has received the all clear from the Environmental Protection Agency to release nearly all the students after small vial of mercury in a thermostat was broken.

    The EPA is still holding and checking students in the classroom where the vial was broken.

    According to a release on the district’s Web site: “Some students are still being assessed by the EPA for exposure but no reports have been detected at this time.”

  • WICHE: Planting time almost here, and you can start indoors

    I am plotting and planning and placing orders for onion sets and seed potatoes and summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait!

    I have two trays of seedlings that I started about 2 weeks ago and have begun another round of kale, broccoli and Brussels sprouts in 3 more trays.

    My setup is not elaborate. It basically consists of a kit that includes a plastic dome that fits over a seed tray and pan.

  • Court report: Feb. 20, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Michael Barnett, alcohol intoxication in public place – plead guilty – 4-day sentence.

    Alice G. Moore, speeding 20 mph over limit, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – plead guilty – 40-day sentence and $678 fine and costs.

  • Datebook: February 29, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    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.

  • Walton Verona holds off Collins in girls' 8th Region Tournament

    LAWRENCEBURG – The Collins girls’ basketball team made two comebacks against defending champ Walton-Verona in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament on Tuesday night.
    The Titans’ third try wasn’t the charm, though, as the Bearcats held them off for a 52-42 victory at Anderson County.

  • Spencer, Anderson matching Shelby’s synthetic drug effort

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Spencer County Fiscal Court – much like its counterpart in Shelby County – is scheduled to hear the second reading of an ordinance that would ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana countywide.

    The ordinance passed unanimously on first reading last week.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court passed first reading of a nearly identical ordinance on Feb. 21. Casey County also has taken that step. Neither is a coincidence.

  • News briefs: Feb. 29, 2012

    Legislators now at odds

    on when to redraw districts

     

    The state House and Senate appear to be at odds on when to redraw legislative district lines. Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) told The Herald-Leaderin Lexington that the Senate would prefer to continue to tackle the contentious issue of redistricting before this legislative session ends April 15.

  • Troutman takes 8th in the 50 free

    LOUISVILLE – Michael Troutman capped off his comeback season with a medal.

    Troutman, a sophomore at Collins who returned to competitive swimming in the fall after a more than 3-year absence, finished eighth in the boys’ 50-yard freestyle final Saturday at the KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium. He also finished 14th in the 100 free.

  • Titans can’t hold big lead, fall in title tilt

    LAWRENCEBURG – Phillip Conder’s girls played more than 21 minutes of some of, if not their best, basketball of the season Friday night.

    It’s those final 10 minutes or so of the 30th District Tournament championship game, though, that he and his Titans would rather forget.

    That’s because host Anderson County outscored Collins, 26-7, during the final 10:43 to rally for 47-43 victory.