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Today's News

  • News briefs: July 1, 2011

    Smithfield Road to be
    closed for 3 days

    The continuing repairs to railroad crossings in Shelby County by RJ Corman Corp. will include Smithfield Road (KY 53) in Shelbyville.
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announced that repairs to the crossing between Seminole and Cherokee drives would require the road to be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Friday.
    Motorists are advised to follow detour signs via U.S. 60 and KY 55 (Freedom’s Way).

  • Cool on the ice

    The temperatures will reach near 90 degrees on this cloudless day, but inside the Iceland Sports Complex, it's cold, very cold.

    It's teeth-chattering cold in fact.

    But that’s where you could find 11-year-old Bethany Perkins on Wednesday morning with her big-time figure skating dreams in tow.

    "I want to be in the Olympics," Perkins, a resident of Simpsonville, said with her braced smile.

    When?

    "Two thousand eighteen," she said.

  • Post 37 loses four straight games

    The script has flipped for the Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team.

    The Post won its first five games of the season by a combined score of 48-12. However, it has dropped its past four by a combined score of 42-14.

  • SCHS rifle team just misses its triple crown

    The Shelby County Rifle Team missed its own type of triple bull’s-eye, but just barely.

    The team, which won the 2011 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships in late March, won the Junior Olympic National Air Rifle Championship and finished second in the NRA National Air Rifle Championship during the past week. 

    In the Junior Olympic Championship, Connor Davis placed first overall with a score of 4,685. Meanwhile at the national championship, team member Heather Kirby was victorious with an identical score.

  • The fireworks will blast off Monday

    4th of July

    fireworks

    When:5:30 p.m., Monday

    Where:Lake Shelby at Clear Creek Park, Shelbyville

    Other stuff:Bouncies, music by Leo & Moonlighters, food

    Admission:$3 per person

    Questions:Call 502-633-5059 before 5 p.m. Monday

    It’s back to the 4th of July this year for the Independence Day celebration in Shelby County.

  • 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.