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Today's News

  • Cynthiana: Shelby's hot new band

    The raw, powerful sound of Southern Rock pounds out from the metal barn about a half a mile off Eminence Pike.

    The music rips through the cold barn behind kerosene heaters that slowly warm the space that the band Cynthiana shares with several cars and trucks, an airplane and the rest of the junk that fills garages across America.

    In just a few months, the music has transformed the garage into a makeshift rehearsal place.

  • WICHE: Spring weed control starts now

    My friend Dee Dee keeps asking me about the best way to eradicate the creeping Charlie that has invaded her back yard. She is reluctant to use synthetic herbicides, or “poisons” as she puts. I can relate because I feel the same way.

    However, controlling certain weeds otherwise takes some serious planning and commitment during the entire season.

  • News Briefs: March 24, 2010

    Shelby schools place in cup competition

  • Board begins setting goals for 2010-11 school year

    With new guidelines and strategies still on the way and CATS testing on the way out, the goals that the Shelby County Board of Education sets for the upcoming school year could be even more important than usual.

  • Business Briefcase March 19, 2010

     AFB announces moves

    American Founders Bank announced a series of personnel changes:

    Miranda Phillips has been promoted to assistant vice president/mortgage originator.  She is responsible for handling mortgage applications at all AFB locations.

  • TENNIS: Boys, girls teams look to start strong

    Boys

    With four returning players and a new No. 1 singles player, the boys tennis team looks to improve on 2009's 6-8 record. They also hope to advance beyond the second round of regionals.

    Spanish exchange student Antonio Soler Timenez has played tennis since age 8 and was eagerly welcomed by his Rocket teammates. He could make a run at the regional championship.

  • School board to set goals, daycare program Thursday

    At its meeting on March 11, the Shelby County Board of Education held a working session to discuss and learn more about the proposed Board Goals for the 2010-2011 school year.

    At Thursday’s meeting, the board will decide if the goals presented by Superintendent James Neihof are solid enough. The board  also will discuss and vote on the district’s after-school care program for next year.

    Neihof’s goals follow the district’s 5 Main Things program of Curriculum, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning Community, Intervention and Enrichment.

  • Here's the dirt on new data center

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  • Farm Bureau will host State Senate candidates

    The Shelby County Farm Bureau will kick off the local political season Tuesday.

    The Farm Bureau will welcome the four candidates running for the 20th District Senate seat, occupied by the retiring Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville), at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The district covers Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

  • Wade stepping down at CUB

     

    Citizens Union Bank announced today that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, will retire from that position and as a member of the bank's board of directors, effective Friday.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.