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Today's News

  • MY WORD: The shooting of Gen. Denhardt is one of Shelby's biggest stories

    Henry H. Denhardt, a former adjutant general and a lieutenant governor of Kentucky, was charged in 1936 for the murder of his girlfriend, Verna Garr Taylor of Henry County.

    A trial took place in Henry County on April 20, 1937. More than 1,000 people gathered for the trial, with entertainment and refreshments being offered on the courthouse lawn.

    It ended in a hung jury, and a retrial was scheduled on Sept. 21, 1937.

  • EARLIER: Post office to Mount Eden: Don’t get your hopes up

    MOUNT EDEN – Residents came out in full force Thursday night in an effort to keep their post office from closing later this year.

    Hoping there is strength in numbers, about 200 residents of the Mount Eden area and officials filled the fellowship hall of Mount Moriah Baptist Church seeking answers from United States Postal Service representatives.

    The postal representatives on hand said Thursday’s crowd was the largest they have seen from about 40 such meetings this year.

  • 'Voices'

    Parents and teachers gathered from all around the county March 8 to enjoy an evening of "Voices," the theme that was interpreted differently by Talented And Gifted (TAG) dance and drama students from both middle and both high schools in the county.

  • Furman University dean’s list

    A local student included on the dean’s list at Furman University includes Landri Tripp, daughter of Beth Philip Tripp. Furman's dean's list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.

  • Moore gets McKendree degree

    Graduates of McKendree University’s Louisville and Radcliff campuses received their diplomas at commencement exercises June 11 at the Highview Baptist Church East Campus. Among those was Shirley K. Moore of Simpsonville, who received a degree in business administration.

  • Shelby students honored Miami

    Stephen Thomas Hewlett of Shelbyville and Jessica Lindsey Schaper of Simpsonville received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Miami University. Schaper graduated cum laude. Hewlett, Schaper and Kelly Morgan Hill of Shelbyville made the dean’s list.

  • On campus: Garner graduates from Denison

    Colin George Garner of Simpsonville was among the graduates awarded at Denison University's 170th commencement held May 15. He earned a bachelor of arts degree with a double major in east Asian studies and economics. He was the recipient of the Alumni Award and studied abroad for a semester with the Shanghai Program in China.

  • Rotary Club offers loans for education

    The Shelbyville Rotary Club is offering loans to Shelby County students for college and vocational school. The loans bear interest at 1 percent while in school and 3 percent during repayment. To apply, call Sherman Riggs at 633-5220.

  • Shelby students attend gifted camp

    Shelby County residents Lindy Bush and Steven Waurio were among the 200 to attend the Center for Gifted Studies’ 29th annual summer camp for academically talented students at Western Kentucky University. SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.

  • Beware severe heat today

    Very hot and humid conditions will dominate Kentucky's weather today. The National Weather Service predicts heat index values will reach over 110 degrees west of Interstate 65 for a few hours this afternoon.

    East of I-65, expect the highest heat index values to range from 100 to 109 degrees.

    If spending time outdoors today, remember to drink plenty of water if you plan to be outdoors and try to reschedule outdoor activities for the morning or late evening, the NWS said.