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Today's News

  • ‘Road rage’ cited in death on I-64

    Law enforcement officials continue to search for the cause of an accident on Interstate 64 that killed a Waddy man just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

    Matthew Hensley, 34, of Waddy was left dead at the scene after his 1998 Ford Explorer flipped several times and ejected him just east of Exit 32 in Shelbyville.

    According to witnesses, Hensley allegedly was engaged in a “road rage” altercation with another eastbound driver in a red pickup truck.

  • Births

    Thurman daughter
    Phil and Allison Thurman of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Sept. 20, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She has been named Mollie Grace Thurman. She was born at 4:47 p.m., weighing six pounds and three ounces and was 17.5 inches in length.
    Grandparents are Tim and Julia Higgins of Simpsonville, Chuck and Sue Thurman of Lawrenceburg.
    Great-grandparents are Marvin Highfill of Louisville, Arnold and Jeanette Thurman of Shelbyville, Fred and Nancy Herrington of Rehoboth Beach, Del.

  • Reunion: Waddy High School

    Alumni of Waddy High School gather Saturday in Waddy for their 50th reunion. This was the last class when the school was closed after spring 1960. Shelby County High School opened in the fall of 1960, and the old county schools were repurposed.

  • Reunion: SHS

  • Wedding: Thacker

    Kate and Josh Thacker were married Sept. 10, 2011 in Finchville.

    Parents of the bride are Mark Sexton and Molly O’Hara of Manhattan, Kan. The groom is the son of Denver and Wanda Thacker of Pikeville.

    Rev. Sharon Daily officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by Mark Sexton.

    Maid of honor was Annabelle Sexton of Manhattan, Kan., sister.

    Bridesmaids were Molly Sexton, sister, and Anna Brockson, best friend, both of Manhattan, Kan.

    Best man was Chris Aldridge of Louisville, friend.

  • Reunion: Price Family

    Those attending the Price reunion on Sept. 11 were Shirley and Paul Whitehouse; Steve Whitaker; Elizabeth Tipton; Robert and Doris Cissell; Shelby, Ella and Zander Shreffler; Owen and Sue Bond; Chrissy and Chris Hudson; Nick and Ben Tipton; Connie and Jerry Coleman; Jamie Coleman; Peggy and Bo Cook; Lester Price; Arthur Price; Troy, Della and Parker Price; Francis Ernspiker; Andrew and Linda Ernspiker; Vickie and Larry Quire; Renee Clark; Katie and Walt Turner; and John Temple and his daughter.

  • A casino conversation

    Julia Belcher and Jacob Waford listen as a classmate pretends to be either the sponsor of a bill, an opponent of the bill or a representative of the casino industry. Rep Brad Montell, led the lesson on how a bill becomes a law for West and East middle students heading to the Kentucky Youth Assembly. After the facts were presented and the arguments raised, West voted down the bill that would place slot machines at Kentucky race tracks.

  • Datebook: Oct. 12, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Elementary School.
    Shelbyville City Council will have a special called meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. after rescheduling last week’s meeting due to a conflict.
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.

  • Shelby County finishes 4th

    BOWLING GREEN – The Shelby County girls’ golf team had some frustrating moments individually at the 2011 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Championships, but collectively it turned out well for the Rockets.

    Shelby County finished fourth in the two-day event at the Bowling Green Country Club– its second-best state finish. The Rockets carded a collective 694 (118-over-par) thanks to a 348 in Friday’s first round and a 346 in Saturday’s final round.

  • Nakatani's kick lifts Titans over Mustangs

    Collins football coach Jerry Lucas was out-numbered.

    With the Titans trailing unbeaten North Oldham by one point, and facing a fourth-and-1 at the Mustangs’ 8-yard line late in Friday night’s de facto Class 4A, District 3 championship game, Lucas called a timeout to consult with his assistant coaches.

    He presented them with two options – 1. Try a field goal or 2. Go for the first down and eventually a touchdown.