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Today's News

  • Bulldogs come up short

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys’ basketball team ran out of gas in Saturday’s 53-43 home loss to Christian Academy-Lawrenceburg.

    The Bulldogs stayed close throughout the three quarters before Lawrenceburg pulled away in the fourth.

    “We just fell short late in the game,” Cornerstone Coach Darrick Briscoe said. “They hit some big shots down the stretch, and we got away from our game.”

  • Schools to offer H1N1 vaccines before winter break

    The long-awaited opportunity for Shelby County Public Schools students to be vaccinated against the H1N1 virus finally is becoming a reality.

    Consent forms are due today from parents who would like their children to receive those vaccinations. An informational packet and form were sent home Monday with students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

  • Shelby man shares his personal journey in new book

    Greg Jacobs said he had no intention of writing a book.

    But when he sat down at his computer this summer, his story poured out in 17 days.

    When Jacobs was finished, he had what he called a Christian-living book about the "knocks and bruises" he has experienced. He called it To be Continued...An Ordinary Man on an Extraordinary Journey.

    He self-published through Xulon Press in October and will be at the Shelby County Public Library for a book signing Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • What we think: New bypass date isn't convincing

    We were pleased to read last week that state transportation officials now believe the Shelbyville Bypass likely will be completed by Labor Day of 2010.

    We would not have believed that forecast if it had come from the project’s contractors, Kay And Kay Contracting. That company’s owner – Bill Robinson – told us in August that its work was about 80 percent complete.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 11, 2009

     Computer monitors available

    Triple S Planning & Zoning has two computer monitors it is willing to donate to a qualified nonprofit agency. The monitors are a 19-inch Relisys and a 15-ionch dwell. They are used but working. If you are interested, please contact Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke at Rlibke@shelbypz.com or at 633-1718.

     Ministry fundraiser

  • Woman seriously injured on Frankfort Road

    A Frankfort woman sustained life-threatening injuries Wednesday when she ran off the road and flipped her car on Frankfort Road.

    Clarice Burch, 46, was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, then air-lifted to the University of Louisville Medical Center after a single vehicle accident at about 4 p.m.

  • The ghosts of Christmas teach us about gifts we sometimes overlook

    On a cold, blowy, darkest of nights, I was awakened with a start by a presence in my room, not that of a child or a pet or even a Japanese beetle but of something the likes of which I’d never seen, sort of an eerie being that seemed to loom.

    He arrived not in Victorian bedclothes but in a work uniform with his name on his breast, his face creased with hard work and palms rough but strong, many muscles rippling in his chest.

  • Dairy farmers digging in their heels to survive low milk prices

    Guy Grubbs' cows are thirsty. It's nearly milking time, so this 55-year-old farmer lets his eager Holsteins through two gates to the water troughs.

    "I've milked cows all my life, and we've had some tough times, but I've never seen one this prolonged," said Grubbs, a third-generation dairyman.

  • EARLIER: ‘She always had a smile’

    Some will remember Ashley Ford for her abilities on the basketball court and her positive attitude, but her mother said she will miss her for something much more special – a really sweet smile.

    "You never saw her without a big smile on her face," Kim Hardin said Thursday. "Her smile would just light up the whole room."

  • Football: Rockets fare well in All-star game

    Although the East team lost, 40-20, in Saturday’s Greater Louisville Coaches Association East vs. West All-Star Football Game at Southern, Shelby County High School was well represented.

    Kicker Matt Nakatani was 2-for-2 on extra points and forced a fumble on a kickoff, but the West recovered it. Defensive lineman Justin Hampton had three tackles and one quarterback pressure, and offensive lineman Matt Axline did not allow a sack.