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Today's News

  • The military career of Bob Matthews

    Shortly before Bob Matthews died last month, I sat down with him several times in the Crestview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, where he was living, and talked with him about his life in the Navy.

    This column reflects those conversations and other interviews with members of his family. I also added my own research.

    I had hoped that Bob would have had an opportunity to read it himself, but such was unfortunately not the case.

  • Bicyclist from Spencer dies after being hit by car

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  • EARLIER: Collins says ‘her’ high school looks ‘marvelous’

    Much like former Gov. Martha Layne Collins was a pioneer, she sees Shelby County’s new school that will carry her name in the same vein.

    “It’s a model,” she said after a guided tour on Monday.

    Collins was invited along as school board members are taking tours this week of the school.

  • Motorists injured in I-64 wreck

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    An early morning crash on Interstate 64 Tuesday morning resulted in at least two people being injured, officials say.

  • 'Dud' storm spares 'lucky' Shelby

    An ominous Tuesday morning -- with winds roaring and tornado sirens shrieking as the skies darkened from gray to indigo  and school children and residents scurrying for cover – quickly turned into a damp but quiet afternoon, much to the relief of many.

  • Most Shelby students higher in MAP

    The Shelby County Board of Education got its first look at the district's 2009-2010 MAP scores compared to the national averages at Thursday' board meeting.

     

    The Measures of Academic Progress test is given three times – in the fall, winter and spring – to students in second through 10th grade, and next year the district will add 11th grade as well.

     

  • EARLIER: Shelby man indicted for child porn

     A Shelby County man has been placed on house arrest after being indicted on charges of possessing child pornography. 

  • County concerned about rash of street sign thefts

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  • Rash of fires last week spark concern by fire departments

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  • Rogers, Hamilton buy bowling alley

    Bluegrass Bowling Center has new owners, but they're not sure if anyone will be rolling strikes anytime soon.

    Real estate magnate Larry Rogers and developer Donald Hamilton purchased the building on Midland Trail about two weeks ago at the Master Commissioners sale, but they haven't decided what to do with it yet.