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Today's News

  • Arts Briefs: Aug. 5, 2011

    Author/poet Norman

    at library on Thursday

    Author Gurney Norman, 2009-2010 Kentucky Poet Laureate, will be the featured guest at a presentation 6-7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library.

    Norman was instrumental in the founding of the Appalachian Poetry Project and the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. His first novel, Divine Right’s Trip,was published in the margins of the Last Whole Earth Catalog, which sold 2 million copies worldwide.

  • Brandon Brown leads by 6 shots heading into final round of Kentucky Open

    Shelbyville's Brandon Brown leads by six shots heading into the final round of the 2011 PowerBilt Kentucky Open. 

    Brown, last year's runner-up in the event, followed up his first-round 67 with a second-round 69 Wednesday to give him an 8-under-par 136 at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club. He leads first-round leader Blake Watts of New Albany and Louisville's Jesse Massie by six strokes going into Thursday's final round. All three of those players will tee off at 11:27 a.m. 

  • News briefs: Aug. 3, 2011

    Guthrie, Paul disagree
    on debt ceiling plan

    Kentucky lawmakers have mixed reviews on the $2.4 trillion debt-ceiling increase passed by Congress on Tuesday.
    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) voted for the legislation Monday, while U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said he wouldn’t vote on the deal when the Senate took up the issue. The Senate passed the increase at about noon Tuesday.

  • Accelerated enrollment for new academies

    The turnout for the new Accelerated Academy at both Collins and Shelby County high schools has been somewhat staggering.
    The administrative staff of both high schools and Shelby County Public Schools sat down Thursday with members of the Board of Education for an informal roundtable discussion to explain the new program.
    More than 115 students have met the criteria for the academy and 71 – 44 at Collins and 27 at SCHS – will take on the rigorous schedule starting in two weeks.

  • Jubilee Art Show winners

    2D

    K-3

    1st: Rebecca Baker, Clear Creek Elementary; 2nd: Walker Hendren, Clear Creek Elementary; 3rd: Laura Carmack, Eminence Independent

    4-5

    1st: Lexie Nation, Painted Stone Elementary; 2nd: Baylee Dean, Clear Creek Elementary; 3rd: Gabby Savage, Wright Elementary

    6-8

    1st: Caleigh McKee, Eminence Independent; 2nd: Shelby Clayton, Eminence Independent; 3rd: Brianna Moore, Eminence Independent

    9-12

  • Engagement: King-Williams

    Lister and Vick King of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley King, to Christopher Williams, son of Jim Williams of Shelbyville and Joan Watson of Louisville.

    King is a Shelby County High School graduate and attended LCC in Lexington and JCC in Louisville. She works as a medical assistant at First Choice Ankle and Foot Care.

    Williams attended the University of Louisville, received his associate of arts degree from the University of Phoenix and graduated from Eastern in Louisville. He works as a specialist at Lowe’s in Louisville.

  • 4 generations: McCray

    Four generations of the McCray family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (from left) Karla McCray Riddle, grandmother; John Truell McCray, great grandfather, holding Parker James Wiley; and Kayla Riddle Wiley, mother.

  • 5 generation: Riddle/Ford

    Four generations of the Riddle/Ford family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (seated from left) Bea Ford, great-great grandmother; Sue Ford Riddle, great grandmother, holding Parker James Wiley; (back row) James Allen Riddle Jr., grandfather; and Kayla Riddle Wiley, mother.

  • I'm one: Shyanna Claire Knight

    Shyanna Claire Knight celebrated her first birthday Aug. 12, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Martha Knight and Chris Knight, both of Danville.

    Grandparents are Penny Reynolds of Waddy, David Reynolds of Taylorsville, Wendy Knight and Dale Knight, both of Liberty. Great-grandparents are Stella Carris of Waddy, Marvine Crutcher and Thomas Crutcher, both of Liberty, and the late Wilmer G. Carris Sr.

  • Library receives funds

    Tom Flowers, vice chair of the conservation district, presents Pamela Federspiel, director of the Shelby County Public Library, with a check to purchase conservation books for the library’s collection. This books purchased with this check is on display at the library on the third floor.