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Today's News

  • WICHE: The turnip tells the tale of a real Hallow’s Eve

    Pumpkins have been on sale for weeks, children have obsessed over their costumes, and somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.

  • March For Babies won't be held in Shelby

    There will be no March for Babies in Shelby County this year.

    This annual event, which had been scheduled for Oct. 3, fell through this year because of problems on the state level.

    The last couple of years, this event has raised $18,000 to $20,000, which supports programs in the community that help expecting mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies and supports research concerning ill or premature babies.

  • Grand Jury Indictments Oct. 9, 2009

    Anthony L. Green of 110 Fairview Dr. in Simpsonville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), tampering with physical evidence, operation of a motor vehicle by a person whose operator’s license has been suspended or revoked, failure to surrender license, failure to maintain insurance and failure to wear a seat belt.

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  • Acklin honored in top 24

    Clear Creek Elementary teacher Artavia Acklin was not among the nine semifinalists in consideration for the 2010 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, but she said she is excited and honored to be able to go to the capitol in Frankfort as one of 24 educators to be honored with 2010 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards.

  • EARLIER: Acklin receives Teacher Achievement Award

    Shelby County educators continue to rack up honors for their quality of work.

    Artavia Acklin, a third-grade teacher at Clear Creek Elementary, has been named by the Kentucky Department of Education as one of 24 winners of the 2010 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards and is a finalist to be named the state's teacher of the year.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 10: Legislator and land locator

    On Sept. 17, 1781, four days after the Long Run Massacre and three days after Floyd’s Defeat, Squire Boone and his family and that of the widow Hinton, were accompanied to Linn’s Station by the large body of militia that had come to their rescue.

  • Local tutoring program receives state award

    Hispanic students have found a friend in Shelbyville. And on Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education took notice, presenting the annual Dr. Samuel Robinson Award to Arriba Niños.

    The Arriba Niños (Upward Children) program was established by four Shelby County churches in 2003 to assistance Hispanic students with their schoolwork and to help with English Language Learning.

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDDATE: Judicial Center coming along well

    Anyone who travels up and down Main Street on a regular basis can't help but notice that construction on the new Judicial Center has really been coming along lately.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said the construction progress has been amazing when one considers how inclement the weather has been this year.

  • Big Blue Madness is the tent revival to end all tent revivals

    I have now been baptized into the rite of Big Blue basketball. It may not have been full immersion, but I have received a very steady sprinkling of UK’s holy water.

    For Friday night I watched that tent revival known as Big Blue Madness, and I felt the holy spirit of Adolph Rupp seize me with a ferocious grip. Had I actually been in Rupp Arena, I’m sure I would have responded to the alter call of  Rev. John Calipari. It seemed as if thousands did that even before the preaching.