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Today's News

  • ‘Levisa’s Fury:’ A musical based on a tragedy

    Levisa’s Fury, written by Mike Smith of Shelbyville, is a musical about a girl who is a fan of University of Kentucky basketball who becomes embroiled in a school bus crash and an abduction. It will conclude Friay and Saturday at the A. L. Birch Amphitheater in Clear Creek Park. It stars Smith’s granddaughter, Katie Hisle, and is directed Kathi E. B. Ellis. Veteran Shelbyville thespian Lynne McReynolds Chenault of Shelbyville is the musical director.

  • Thanks for the memories
  • News Briefs: Aug. 20, 2010

     Unemployment below 10 percent

  • EARLIER: Singers for Life

     What do the words “Life Singers” mean to longtime Shelby Countians?

    “A ton of happy memories,” to businessman John Shannon.

    “An awesome experience,” to restaurateur Bobby Andriot.

    “A fun thing to do,” to Judge John David Myles.

  • A trip to the falls is special time in a special place

    That sneaky look that sometimes crosses my darling wife’s face at odd moments greeted me Saturday afternoon, just after I had returned from an errand. You probably know a similar look. Under some circumstances, it can freeze you, and under others, it can melt your heart.

    This was a melting moment.

    “We’re going on an adventure,” she said.

  • Sports Digest: Aug. 25, 2010

    Boys golf: Showdown Thursday

    Collins and Shelby County tuned up for Thursday’s 5 p.m. showdown at Weissinger Hills with dual matches on Monday.

    Collins defeated host Franklin County, 161-167, in a 9-hole match at Juniper Hills on Monday. The Titans were led by junior Conor Doyle, who shot 1-over-par 36, The JV team also won, 171-201, behind freshman Michael Troutman, who shot 38.

  • Collins gets first win in first game

    One game, one win.

    That's all it took for the Collins football team to get this first historical season underway. The Titans never trailed in a 48-16 whipping of visiting Sheldon Clark.

    In fact, the Titans came out of the gates so fast, that after winning the coin toss, they forced Sheldon Clark into a fourth-and-13 situation,and then scored on their very first offensive play.

    Quarterback Branden Cresap hit Tavis Elzy for a 49-yard TD on the first offensive play in team history.

  • Craig’s charges surpass $100,000

    Kelly Craig, a 6-year employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishing, was arraigned Monday on theft charges that total well more than $100,000.

    Craig turned herself in on Friday after being indicted Wednesday on five felony charges of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 in connection with embezzling money from her employer.

  • Florence Van Stockum Chapter 5: Coming to America

    One day in early 1918, Florence, while serving with the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF) at Fowlmere, Cambrideshire, England, cycled out to nearby Duxford Air Field, then being used by the American Expeditionary Force.

    Here she came across Sergeant Anton W. Van Stockum, a native of Holland, also cycling, who, after emigrating to the United States, had volunteered for the U. S. Army Air Corps.

  • County to discuss City Center at workshop

    The proposal to build City Center, a convention and entertainment space for downtown Shelbyville will get a review Tuesday evening from Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    Leon Mooneyhan, the man behind the project, is asking the county to contribute $12,500 toward a feasibility study of the project, and he hopes that the workshop, which will be at 6 p.m. at Stratton Center, will be well-attended by the public.