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Today's News

  • NEIHOF: State budget makes negative impact

    There is a new bandwagon to support public education. Seven organizations representing the full spectrum of elementary and secondary education in Kentucky have banded together to urge Gov. Steve Beshear and the General Assembly to reverse four years of state funding reductions to key services that support teaching and learning in the state’s public schools.

    Thank goodness. Public school officials cannot make the demand alone. Our voices for help need to be heard loud and clear, and the more people screaming the message, the more likely we will be heard.

  • Court report: Jan. 25, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Charles A. Nation, third-degree criminal trespassing – pleaded guilty – $144 costs and restitution.

    Julie A. Brooks, failure to wear seat belts and failure to produce insurance card – pleaded guilty – $218 fine and costs.

    Antonio D. Carney, non-support – pleaded guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for 2years and $144 costs.

  • Lane on I-64 westbound closed at Mile Marker 37 this morning

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that the right lane of westbound I-64 will be closed at mile point 37 in Shelby County. This lane closure is scheduled for today, Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. KYTC crews will be performing expansion joint repairs on a bridge at this location.

  • News briefs: Jan. 20, 2012

    State’s jobless rate (9.1)

    is lowest since December ‘08

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to a 3-year low of 9.1 percent in December 2011, according to a release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary December 2011 jobless rate, down from 9.4 percent in November 2011, is 1.2 percentage points below the 10.3 percent rate recorded for the state in December 2010.

  • Church news: January 20, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic church, come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

  • Right about trains

  • Warning, warning

    Elementary children across the county are being warned how to handle strangers. The Stranger Danger assembly programs, for example, chanted with students about “pants up, shoes tied so you can run from strangers.”

  • Shelby Prevention contest winners

    Maria Cozzens, a junior at Collins High School, was the winner of a Shelby Prevention brochure contest. She won a camera and a goody bag. Lindsey Ketcham, a sophomore at Collins, won second place and a goody bag. These brochures will be copied and available for the school’s staff to distribute to students. Judging was done by Elizabeth Pulliam, Shelby Prevention’s director.

  • Collins homecoming court

    Collins High School will crown a basketball homecoming queen on Friday in between the girls and boys basketball games against Oldham County. The games begin at 6 p.m. The senior queen candidates are (left, from front): Tiffany Broughton, Alex Colebank and Nettie Melanson; (right, from front) Jessica Rudolph, Katie Usher and Megan Wiedemann. The homecoming court members are (back row, from left): juniors Kadi Dobbs and Diana Nava; sophomores Nidia Mendez and Ellen Sparrow; and freshmen Lindy Bush and Eli Megibben.

  • On campus: January 20, 2012

    Freeman graduates from EKU
    Jack Charles Freeman graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He plans to attend graduate school at EKU. He is currently lives and works in Lexington. He was a graduate of Shelby County High School and is the son of Julie and Ken Freeman of Shelbyville.