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Today's News

  • Lee Meriwether Part 1: Rich details about an author whose book was for the ‘cheap’

    At a critical juncture in his young life, Lee Meriwether, wrote a painful letter, dated Feb. 23, 1885, to his revered father. “Dear Father,” he wrote “From various reasons I have decided to give up going to New Orleans; another trip I have determined upon however and I fear it will be against your advice and wishes. I have made up my mind to take my long talked of trip to Europe this summer & defer my Law studies until next September.”

  • News briefs: Oct. 19, 2011

    Sherman Minton repairs

    to take 135 work days

  • Wedding: Warncke

    Shelley Diane and David Isaac Warncke were married June 4, 2011 at the Hurstbourne Country Club outside at the alter area.

    Parents of the bride are Robert and Marcia Biagi of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Rich and Karen Warncke of Freehold, NJ.

    Robert Mueller officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Robert Biagi.

    Maid-of-honor was Laura Biagi of New York City (formerly of Shelbyville), sister of the bride.

  • Reunion: Clark family

  • SHS class of 1951

  • Birth: Price son

    Heather and Ryan Price of Shelbyville announce the birth of their fourth child, a son, on Sept. 27, 2011 at Baptist East. He has been named Kingston Levi Price.

    Grandparents are Lynn and Jim Price of Shelbyville, Loretta Longley of Shelbyville, Beverly Greenwell of Frankfort and the late Richard Greenwell.

    Great-grandparent is Marjorie Price of Shelbyville.

  • MAP results show ‘deflating’ trends

    Members of the Shelby County Board of Education heard good and bad news in the reports about the results from its two key standardized testing programs that were delivered during Thursday’s meeting at Heritage Elementary.

    News about the statewide KCCT test, reported last week, was almost all positive because each school and the district’s 2011 test results bested their own 3-year averages and state results.

    But this fall’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing came with mixed results.

  • Shelby County School Board: Martin, Zepeda are student reps

    The Shelby County School Board welcomed its two new student reps at Thursday’s meeting: Gwen Martin from Shelby County High School and Ashley Zepeda from Collins.

    Martin is a senior at SCHS with a 4.6-weighted grade-point average. She’s is the former junior class president and Technology Student Association vice president and treasurer. She now serves on the student council and is a Governor’s Scholar, along with a four-year member of Beta Club and several other activities.

  • Shooting gallery offers self-protection shooters course

    What happens when you come home and see a window busted out, maybe a door slightly ajar or something out of place?

    Of course, you call the police, but unless you live on Main Street in Shelbyville, between 5th and 3rd streets, it's going to take a few minutes for help to arrive.

    If you are a registered gun owner, especially one certified to carry a weapon, you may be inclined to investigate on our own.

  • MY WORD: Standing up for the cause of Souder

    In response to Linda Allewalt's letter (“Souder’s divisive tones,” Sept. 28), criticizing the writings of columnist Chuck Souder, like Ms. Allewalt, I generally don't respond after I've read a bunch of gibberish. I just toss the paper on the sofa, shake my head and go out and mow some grass. However, there was something about this particular letter that finally tipped the proverbial scales for me. It struck a chord in my soul so vividly that I knew I could no longer stand on the sidelines and be silent. For that, I thank Ms. Allewalt.