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Today's News

  • Fireworks sales may be exploding

    You can expect a lot more sis, boom and pop with your 4th of July celebration this year.

    During the 2011 session Kentucky legislators passed a law that allows the purchase and use of fireworks that shoot into the air, opening the door for fireworks stands to sell mortars, bottle rockets and roman candles and more.

    "We've always had good stuff, but we were really able to broaden what we sell this year," said Chris Yount, who runs the Tennessee Ted's fireworks stand on Midland Trail.

  • SOUDER: Don’t know much about history

    This weekend, most of you will no doubt be celebrating our nation’s independence. Perhaps you will go on a picnic, watch a parade, or take in a fireworks show. Unfortunately, according to the Department of Education’s “National Report Card” released last week, several of us will not know the reason for the all the festivities.

  • Essay contest winner

    “I’m writing about my Papa because he is my inspiration. When I see my Papa, I smile just like when he sees me, he smiles...” That is how Livia Thompson began an essay she wrote as part of the AARP/Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Grandparent of the Year contest. The fifth-grader at Painted Stone Elementary won the Shelby County contest and the 5th District contest. She read her essay at the Shelby County Retired Teachers Association banquet June 9 when she was also presented awards.

  • Baby sitter training

    The American Red Cross and Clear Creek Family Resource Center collaborated to get a group of Shelby County students certified to baby sit through 9-hours of training in a three day period. The trainer, Vicki Ledford, covered everything from leadership, the business of babysitting, safety, child development, feeding, and what to do in case of an emergency.

  • Morehead State University 2011 spring graduates

    The list of graduates for the 2011 Spring Commencement exercises at Morehead State University includes Lora Mullins from Shelbyville, bachelor of social work degree; and Kevin Luken from Simpsonville, bachelor of music degree. Visit www.moreheadstate.edu/aspireto learn much more about MSU's mission, vision, and values.

  • Tomorrow’s leaders serve today through 1:8 experience; local students among those serving

    Shelbyville natives Rachel Shannon and Kelsie Witham are among 55 members of the Kentucky Baptist Collegiate Ministries serving in  this summer with the 1:8 Leadership Experience.

    Initiated in 2008 with a group of 19 students, the 1:8 Leadership Experience has equipped students to serve as short-term missionaries in Louisville, McDowell, Denver, San Francisco, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and countries in Europe and Asia. Of the 75 previous 1:8 participants, 26 have taken steps toward full-time Christian service.

  • Stephanie Jarvis receives bachelor of arts degree

  • Bellarmine University dean's list

    Bellarmine University has named the dean's list students for the spring 2011 semester. The dean's list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following local residents were named to the dean's list:

  • Don’t know much about history

    This weekend, most of you will no doubt be celebrating our nation’s independence. Perhaps you will go on a picnic, watch a parade, or take in a fireworks show. Unfortunately, according to the Department of Education’s “National Report Card” released last week, several of us will not know the reason for the all the festivities.

  • 2010 Crime Report Part 2: More traffic citations = more DUI arrests

    A highway construction project may have turned into a dead end for hundreds of drivers who passed through Shelby County in 2010.

    Statistics compiled by the police agencies that serve the county show that drunken driving arrests rose precipitously – about 20 percent – from 2009.

    And these same agencies report another alarming trend: Despite an overall decline in drug cases, the county appeared to be moving ahead of the state in the number of  prescription drug cases it was handling.