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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Shelby family fights to have disabled boy brought home

    Robin Ritter swallowed back tears as she as recalled a recent visit with her severely disabled step-grandson in a state psychiatric hospital, from which she is trying to bring him home.

    “He didn’t want us to leave,” she said. “He wanted to go to the window to wave [at her husband in the parking lot]. We miss him so very much. It’s just horrible.”

    Robin and Steve Ritter of Pleasureville said they never wanted to relinquish custody of 11-year-old Dustin Splittgerber, a child they have been caring for since he was a toddler.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports July 13, 2011

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    Betzaida D. Navarijo, 21, of 202 Meadow Ridge Apartments in Simpsonville was arrested April 3 on Shelbyville Road and charged with no operator’s license, failure to produce an insurance card, no registration receipt and failure to wear a seatbelt.

  • Our space program has a new goal: Staying home

    As these characters meekly appear on a computer screen, three men and a woman are flying above us in the space shuttle Atlantis, the last planned human voyage into space for perhaps this generation.

    A program that has since President Kennedy’s manifest address in 1961 explored beyond the horizons, developed medical, technological and economic solutions that benefited mankind, that brought reality to the myths of our youth, could be left to dust.

  • MY WORD: The shooting of Gen. Denhardt is one of Shelby's biggest stories

    Henry H. Denhardt, a former adjutant general and a lieutenant governor of Kentucky, was charged in 1936 for the murder of his girlfriend, Verna Garr Taylor of Henry County.

    A trial took place in Henry County on April 20, 1937. More than 1,000 people gathered for the trial, with entertainment and refreshments being offered on the courthouse lawn.

    It ended in a hung jury, and a retrial was scheduled on Sept. 21, 1937.

  • EARLIER: Post office to Mount Eden: Don’t get your hopes up

    MOUNT EDEN – Residents came out in full force Thursday night in an effort to keep their post office from closing later this year.

    Hoping there is strength in numbers, about 200 residents of the Mount Eden area and officials filled the fellowship hall of Mount Moriah Baptist Church seeking answers from United States Postal Service representatives.

    The postal representatives on hand said Thursday’s crowd was the largest they have seen from about 40 such meetings this year.

  • 'Voices'

    Parents and teachers gathered from all around the county March 8 to enjoy an evening of "Voices," the theme that was interpreted differently by Talented And Gifted (TAG) dance and drama students from both middle and both high schools in the county.

  • Furman University dean’s list

    A local student included on the dean’s list at Furman University includes Landri Tripp, daughter of Beth Philip Tripp. Furman's dean's list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.

  • Moore gets McKendree degree

    Graduates of McKendree University’s Louisville and Radcliff campuses received their diplomas at commencement exercises June 11 at the Highview Baptist Church East Campus. Among those was Shirley K. Moore of Simpsonville, who received a degree in business administration.

  • Shelby students honored Miami

    Stephen Thomas Hewlett of Shelbyville and Jessica Lindsey Schaper of Simpsonville received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Miami University. Schaper graduated cum laude. Hewlett, Schaper and Kelly Morgan Hill of Shelbyville made the dean’s list.

  • On campus: Garner graduates from Denison

    Colin George Garner of Simpsonville was among the graduates awarded at Denison University's 170th commencement held May 15. He earned a bachelor of arts degree with a double major in east Asian studies and economics. He was the recipient of the Alumni Award and studied abroad for a semester with the Shanghai Program in China.