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Today's News

  • Simpsonville closes out an old loan

    A dusty loan paid off years ago resurfaced at the Simpsonville City Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    In 1975, Leggett & Platt Corp. borrowed $1.1 million from the city, which acted as an intermediary with a bank at the company's request. Such practices were common so companies could get better deals, such as lower interest rates. The political subdivision in the middle had nothing at stake.

  • Candlelight vigil for James Duckett draws large crowd

    The flickering lights of more than 100 candles filled the sanctuary of Rockbridge United Methodist Church with a soft glow Monday night.

    Each candle was held by someone who had come to remember James Duckett, 43, who was murdered a year ago.

    The church was filled with alternating sounds of weeping and laughter as family and friends shared memories of a man who everyone agreed had been a special individual.

  • County prepares for storm

    With snowstorms and a big storm front sweeping across the country and a prediction of heavy rain and high winds today in Shelby County, officials say they are concerned and prepared.

    "I just got off the phone with the National Weather Service, and although another Hurricane Ike is not expected, 2 inches of rain and high winds are expected now through Wednesday night,” Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said.

  • EARLIER: Lady Rockets shock South Oldham

    The SCHS girls’ basketball team wasn’t picked anywhere near the top of the 8th Region in the preseason, but teams should know not to sleep on the Lady Rockets (1-1).

    They topped consensus region preseason favorite South Oldham (0-2), 50-47, in overtime Friday behind a suffocating defensive effort.

    “I told the girls that if won that game, they’d be 1-0 because the loss at Carroll County was my fault,” SCHS Coach Phillip Conder said.

  • Fire departments won't be part of second Crusade

    During this season of giving, the WHAS Crusade for Children hopes to receive a little more from the public by holding an unprecedented second telethon to help with dropping investment earnings.

    This time along, though, fire departments, the backbone of the Crusade's fund-raising network, will not be asked to contribute their time and efforts.

    Traditionally, the annual Crusade radio/telethon is held only once a year, on the first full weekend in June.

  • KFB gathering will steer policy

    About a dozen Farm Bureau members will represent Shelby County at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Conference today through Saturday at Louisville's Galt House Hotel.

    This annual meeting is a time for fellowship and confronting the issues, said Larry Williams, Shelby County's Farm Bureau Secretary, but one of the biggest tasks of the conference is to set policy goals by which the Farm Bureau can lobby the state and federal governments.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 9, 2009

     Ag packages headed to Afghanistan

  • WiCHE: The history of our holiday greenery

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans, when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

    In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, during which they would decorate homes and temples, feast and revel in honor of their god Saturn.

  • AquaRockets host Woodford, Manual Saturday

    The SCHS swim team will welcome two of the state’s best teams to the Family Activity Center at 9 a.m. Saturday.

    Woodford County and Manual will hit the pool against the AquaRockets, but the meet was almost one better.

    Dunbar was originally slated to attend as well, but the Bulldogs pulled out just this week.

  • My Word: This is what it means to rob a small-business

    When you rob a small business – when you rob ME – you are doing more than just taking the cash necessary to acquire your fix.

    When you rob a small business you are, first and foremost, violating a sacred space. This shop is built on my dreams and, literally, on my blood, sweat and tears. This shop is my child. I have created it, grown it, nurtured and fed it. I love it. And you hurt it – which makes me angry and also hurts me.