Today's News

  • News briefs: Aug. 3, 2011

    Guthrie, Paul disagree
    on debt ceiling plan

    Kentucky lawmakers have mixed reviews on the $2.4 trillion debt-ceiling increase passed by Congress on Tuesday.
    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) voted for the legislation Monday, while U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said he wouldn’t vote on the deal when the Senate took up the issue. The Senate passed the increase at about noon Tuesday.

  • Accelerated enrollment for new academies

    The turnout for the new Accelerated Academy at both Collins and Shelby County high schools has been somewhat staggering.
    The administrative staff of both high schools and Shelby County Public Schools sat down Thursday with members of the Board of Education for an informal roundtable discussion to explain the new program.
    More than 115 students have met the criteria for the academy and 71 – 44 at Collins and 27 at SCHS – will take on the rigorous schedule starting in two weeks.

  • Jubilee Art Show winners



    1st: Rebecca Baker, Clear Creek Elementary; 2nd: Walker Hendren, Clear Creek Elementary; 3rd: Laura Carmack, Eminence Independent


    1st: Lexie Nation, Painted Stone Elementary; 2nd: Baylee Dean, Clear Creek Elementary; 3rd: Gabby Savage, Wright Elementary


    1st: Caleigh McKee, Eminence Independent; 2nd: Shelby Clayton, Eminence Independent; 3rd: Brianna Moore, Eminence Independent


  • Engagement: King-Williams

    Lister and Vick King of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley King, to Christopher Williams, son of Jim Williams of Shelbyville and Joan Watson of Louisville.

    King is a Shelby County High School graduate and attended LCC in Lexington and JCC in Louisville. She works as a medical assistant at First Choice Ankle and Foot Care.

    Williams attended the University of Louisville, received his associate of arts degree from the University of Phoenix and graduated from Eastern in Louisville. He works as a specialist at Lowe’s in Louisville.

  • 4 generations: McCray

    Four generations of the McCray family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (from left) Karla McCray Riddle, grandmother; John Truell McCray, great grandfather, holding Parker James Wiley; and Kayla Riddle Wiley, mother.

  • 5 generation: Riddle/Ford

    Four generations of the Riddle/Ford family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (seated from left) Bea Ford, great-great grandmother; Sue Ford Riddle, great grandmother, holding Parker James Wiley; (back row) James Allen Riddle Jr., grandfather; and Kayla Riddle Wiley, mother.

  • I'm one: Shyanna Claire Knight

    Shyanna Claire Knight celebrated her first birthday Aug. 12, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Martha Knight and Chris Knight, both of Danville.

    Grandparents are Penny Reynolds of Waddy, David Reynolds of Taylorsville, Wendy Knight and Dale Knight, both of Liberty. Great-grandparents are Stella Carris of Waddy, Marvine Crutcher and Thomas Crutcher, both of Liberty, and the late Wilmer G. Carris Sr.

  • Library receives funds

    Tom Flowers, vice chair of the conservation district, presents Pamela Federspiel, director of the Shelby County Public Library, with a check to purchase conservation books for the library’s collection. This books purchased with this check is on display at the library on the third floor.

  • Sheriff’s camp attendees

  • Titans tie for 10th-place

    It may not have been the start that the Collins boys’ golf team had wanted, but it was solid enough nonetheless against some of the state’s top teams.

    The Titans tied for 10th-place in the 13th annual, two-day, Flyer Classic. Collins carded a team score of a 25-over-par 305 (which also tied it for 10th) in Monday’s first round at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort. Then followed that up with a second day 30-over-par 318 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa in Lexington.