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Today's News

  • Engagement: Mahoney-Wood

    Rick and Lisa Mahoney of Eminence announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Renne Mahoney, to Michael Caleb Wood, son of David and Brenda Wood of Smithfield.

    Mahoney is a 2005 graduate of Henry County High School, a 2009 graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and she is currently pursuing a master’s in business administration at Xavier University in Cincinnati. She is employed with Procter and Gamble of Cincinnati.

  • Court report: June 1, 2011

  • Country Club asks city for Sunday liquor sales

    The Shelbyville Country Club is looking to expand the liquor license it just acquired in April.

    The club has requested the Shelbyville City Council to allow it to have sales on Sunday. The request will be heard at Thursday 6:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall.

    The country club representatives were not available for comment on Tuesday afternoon.

  • SCPS budget balanced – for a few minutes

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved a tentative budget at Thursday's meeting, but it's a budget that is far from what the final version will look like.

    In fact, immediately after passing a budget that balances at $58.2 million – down about 2.3 percent from the 2010-11 working budget but up about 1.5 percent from the 2009-10 actual budget – board members passed two separate measures that would add more than $800,000 in expenses.

  • Memo to smokers: Get your butts out of here

    An old colleague, basketball executive, author and many times Boston Marathoner Pat Williams, used to open speeches by saying:
    “I’m going to speak first to those of you who are smokers, in as much as you have less time to live than the rest of us.”

    And today I am addressing you smokers.

    But this isn’t a pray-for-you evangelism about the evils of inhaling the incineration of an unctuous weed whose fumes are so toxic that they do nothing but spread death through your body.

  • What we think: Our schools’ missed lessons

    This Saturday more than 400 seniors will gather for commencements at Shelby County and Collins high schools in celebrations of accomplishment defined by perseverance, commitment and pursuit of excellence.

    Many of them will have exceeded expectations and withstood obstacles great and small to achieve their levels of success. Some will have created a legacy for academic excellence that will stand for their rest of their lives. Others will be happy just to be there.

  • We congratulate: The teachings of Caterina Karas

    Something tells us this won’t be the last time we congratulate Caterina Karas for winning a state championship.

    Karas, a junior at Collins, in November captured the first state championship silver for the Titans’ new trophy case by running away with the cross-country championship, and on Thursday she added two more baubles by winning her events at the state track & field meet.

    Her victories in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs – that’s the metric mile and 2-mile runs – in one meet is a fabulous feat of feet.

  • Heroic teenager jumps in, saves boy

    A cool dip in a neighborhood creek to cool off could have ended in tragedy if not for the heroic actions of a Shelbyville teenager.

    Travis Keeling, 19, said he was just hanging out with his friends at Beshear’s Creek near Finchville around 7 p.m. Monday when he heard someone calling for help.

    “It was a woman, and she was yelling, ‘Somebody please came and help my kid!,’” Keeling said.

  • Now you can check out books online at Shelby County Public Library

    Using the Dewey Decimal System at the Shelby County Public Library won’t happen much anymore now that the library has upgraded to a new and more convenient online system.

    Customers now can submit an order online for a book at any time, and a library staff member will have it ready for pick up the following the morning, Library Director Pam Federspiel said.

    “The public wants more and more things they can do online,” she said. “It gives more functions for the public.”

  • Record heat is no hot fun

    Telephone lines were heating up along with temperatures Tuesday as local heating and air conditioning businesses took calls all day from people making appointments to make sure their units were ready for the sweltering heat that has Shelby County in a slow but steady boil.

    National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan said Monday’s temperatures tied a record in Shelby County, at 94 degrees, the hottest May 30 since 1937.