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Today's News

  • Hero teacher helps save another child

    Already a hero and about to receive a national award for saving a child’s life last year, a preschool teacher in Shelbyville has done it again.

    Just before television cameras rolled Tuesday to record American Red Cross officials presenting Amy Wells with its Lifesaving Certificate of Merit Award, her boss at Jacob’s Ladder, Maria Jacobs, just happened to mention another heroic effort by Wells on Jan. 18, when another teacher was frantic to help a struggling toddler.

  • Packed house helps save animals

    It may not have been the cat’s meow, but it was close.

    Officials of animal rescue groups in Shelby County say they were very pleased with the turnout of their first joint fundraiser, a sold-out event at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Saturday night.

    “We are thrilled with the turnout,” said Nancy Guilliom, Humane Society volunteer coordinator. “We have 410 here tonight [Saturday]. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

  • County to upgrade mobile EKGs

    Shelby County’s Emergency Services would be able to modernize its cardiac care equipment to a remarkable degree by the end of the year, thanks to a recent Homeland Security Grant.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton told Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday morning that a $175,990 grant will enable the county to buy six 12-lead cardiac monitor and defibrillators.

    The machines, which  cost $30,000 each, will revolutionize his agency’s cardiac care, EMS Director Todd Early said.

  • Fire destroys home on Benson

    No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a home near Bagdad Sunday night, firefighters said.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said the fire broke out at 8562 Benson Pike at the home of Quentin Quire, who is also the owner of Quentin Quire Automotive on Seven Mile Pike.

    Quire was home at the time the fire broke out at around 9 p.m., Newton said.

    “He said he heard two loud pops that sounded like it came from the front porch, and when he went to the front of the house, he saw flames coming from the wall,” he said.

  • Commendation

    Sheba Tate, a senior at the Shelby County Education Center @ Cropper, was commended by the school board for turning in the $1,000 she found in the parking lot of a grocery store. In the presence her classmates, she was presented with a certificate on behalf of the board and Superintendent James Neihof, along with a copy of Twas The Night Before Christmas that was inscribed to her baby as a reminder of the honest act her mother performed.

  • Heads-on learning

    Clear Creek Elementary students and dads enjoyed a fun night at "Readin' & Writin' with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. The students and some dads composed their own "Kentucky Outdoor Story" and shared their stories with others in attendance.  The students enjoyed looking at native animal artifacts and enjoyed trying them on for size, like Thomas Hay.

  • Dance competition

    The 8th, 9th, and 10th Regional Dance Tournament was held at Collins High School on Jan. 29. The Shelby County High School dance team placed second in the category of hip hop. Spencer County won, beating out the Rockets by four points. The Dance Rockets received a bid to compete in the state dance team competition, which will be held on Feb. 26 at the Frankfort Convention Center.

  • SCHS, Collins students shine at drama festival

    Shelby County High School and Martha Layne Collins High School drama students were in the spotlight in the recent newsletter from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Students from both schools attended the Kentucky Theatre Festival, which is the state affiliate of American Association of Theatre in Education (AATE), in Danville in November. The High School One Act Play Festival this year brought 16 schools to Centre College.

  • PJ party at Simpsonville

    Families were invited to Simpsonville Elementary on the evening of Jan. 27 for "Pajama Party Reading Night." Ninety people attended and were served milk and cookies and heard story time while wearing their pajamas. Stories were read by Simpsonville library media specialist Karen Falkenstine and her husband, Jim.

  • Lane of I-64 eastbound closed today near Waddy

    One lane of Interstate 64 eastbound near Waddy will be closed today to allow for repairs.

    The state's Department of Highways says the plan calls for one eastbound lane to be closed at Mile Marker 40 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow for cross-drain repairs.

    The times of this work could vary based on conditions.