Today's News

  • The Ring proves big thing for teens, parents

    Picture a dark, theater-like room, loud rock music blaring, with huge video screens flashing bright images on the stage, and each one of the crowd of 700 young people wearing a headset glowing florescent green in the dark.
    Sound like a new take on an ultra modern 3-D movie?
    Try a high-tech version of  a birds and bees discussion with the emphasis on sexual abstinence targeted toward teens and young adults. 

  • Community Showcase pushes shopping in Shelby County

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is going to try to give you a gentle nudge with its annual Community Showcase.
    If you attend this 10th annual event Saturday at Shelby County High School, you’ll notice right away that the idea would be for you to use Shelby County businesses for all your shopping needs.
    “We have adopted a theme of iShopShelby for this year and going forward, trying to keep the focus on shopping local for all your needs, goods and services,” Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Executive Directory Shelley Goodwin said.

  • WICHE: A first-time gardener’s guide to how to plan a vegetable plot

    A first-time gardener’s guide to how to plan a vegetable plot

    If you have never had a vegetable garden before, this year is the year to do it. Grocery prices are encouragement enough. But gas prices are high, and grain reserves low so food prices won’t be coming down anytime soon.
    Plus, growing your own provides a degree of satisfaction that is hard to come by otherwise.

  • More info on plane crash victims with Shelby connection

    The victims of a small plane crash in California have been identified as members of the Laban Jackson family of Shelby County. Katie Jackson Morrison, the daughter of Laban and Carol Jackson of Lexington, died along with her son Wyatt, 6, and daughter Hannah, 5, in a crash near Barstow, Calif. Morrison is the niece of Carolyn Jackson Walters of Shelby County. To read more, go to http://www.sierrasun.com/article/20110321/NEWS/110329991/1066&ParentProf...

  • You can see – maybe – this heron soon

    Photo by Horace Brown
    The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron lives in hideaway places in Kentucky.

    The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron winters from Central Florida, the Gulf Coast and lower California, and it arrives in Kentucky in late March.
    But you may not see them right away.
    This is a very secretive wading bird that is found along secluded streams. It is far from being nocturnal and often seems as active by day as any other heron.

  • Forgive? Why? Who? What? When? – and really, how?

    I believe the No. 1 killer of mental and relational health is the refusal to go through the learning experience of emotional pain. And if the most costly discomfort we refuse is withdrawal pains from toxic chemicals, habits and relationships, I believe the next biggest mental health buzz kill is the ever so common refusal to forgive others and oneself.
    I just have to take a stab here at trying to reduce just a little bit this colossal waste of serenity.
    Forgiveness is a private act. It may never include an “I forgive you” talk.

  • BIRTH: Calvert son

    Jenna Faye Clemons and James Bradley Calvert both of Shelbyville announce the birth of their son, on Feb. 25, 2011 at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named James Lucas Calvert. He was born at 1:25 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches tall.

    Grandparents are Eddie and Joyce Singer of Shelbyville, Donald Osborne of Carrollton, Danny and Chris Calvert of Simpsonville, Bill and Michele Clements of Shelbyville, Sue and Tommy Newton of Waddy and the late Virgil Clemons.

  • BIRTH: Guagenti son

    Andrew Daniel and Alena Guagenti of Shelbyville announce the birth of their son on Jan. 22, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East. He has been named Gabriel Theodore Guagenti. He was born at 5:11 p.m., weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches talll. He has an older sister, Eden who is 1-year-old and 3-year-old brother Isaac.

    Grandparents are Theodore J. and Ana Stransky of Newburgh, Ind., Andrew V. and Nancy Guagenti of Bardstown. Great-Grandparents are Andrew and Charmenz Guagenti of Newburgh, Ind.

  • I'm one: David Thor Melanson III

    David Thor Melanson III celebrated his first birthday March 2, 2011. He is the son of Hanna Kathleen Warford and David Thor Melanson Jr. of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Ricky and Karen Warford of Shelbyville and David and Jan Melanson of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are John and Anna Ruth Dutton, Don and Kathleen Riley, Bill Warford of Shelbyville and Marjorie M. Melanson of Glouchester Mass., the late Richard C. Melanson, Theresa Reed of Goffstown, N.H.,  and the late George Reed.

  • I'm one: Robert Lee Wood III

    Robert Lee Wood III celebrated his first birthday March 21, 2011.

    He is the son of Robbie and Lea Ann Wood of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Bobby and Shirley Wood of Shelbyville and Danny "Kac" and Beverly Newton of Bagdad. Great-grandparents are Garnett and Betty Newton of Bagdad, Sarah Stamper of Shelbyville, the late Arvin "Shorty" and Catherine Wood, and Sam and Rose Bryant.