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Today's News

  • School board learns about Southside’s Tiger Trails, ROTC programs

    Although Shelby County Public Schools were out on Thursday, the school board was still in session that night.

    The board gathered at Southside Elementary School for its biweekly meeting and heard presentations about how that school is meeting the needs of its students.

    Kathy Woods, the ESL teacher, gave a presentation on a trip her students took to the Newport Aquarium in Northern Kentucky.

    The field trip was a “background educational experience” for the students, she said.

  • Helping in Haiti

    Shelby Countians have joined the rest of the state, as well as the entire country, in rallying to do what they can to help Haitian orphans.

    Several church groups as well as other organizations have journeyed to Haiti after the country was devastated by a recent earthquake.

    Mary Lou Madigan of Shelbyville said she was astonished and alarmed when her daughter, Lucy Madigan Armistead, called her to tell her she was in Haiti and had been there for a week.

  • EARLIER: Stores gearing up for Black Friday

    This year, merchants in Shelby County are hoping that Black Friday will be a red-letter day.

    Most are holding huge sales targeted for the launch of the Christmas shopping season, which officially gets under way today with a stampede of post-Thanksgiving bargain-hunters hitting the doors early and often in search of rare items and great prices.

    But how does recovering from a recession affect retailers' hopes for a profitable season of sales?

    Most in Shelby County are optimistic, because they say sales have slowly begun to pick up lately.

  • EARLIER: Stores gearing up for Black Friday

    This year, merchants in Shelby County are hoping that Black Friday will be a red-letter day.

    Most are holding huge sales targeted for the launch of the Christmas shopping season, which officially gets under way today with a stampede of post-Thanksgiving bargain-hunters hitting the doors early and often in search of rare items and great prices.

    But how does recovering from a recession affect retailers' hopes for a profitable season of sales?

    Most in Shelby County are optimistic, because they say sales have slowly begun to pick up lately.

  • Painted Stone brothers hit the stage for 'Nutcracker in a Nutshell'

    Painted Stone Elementary principal Michelle Shipley says students Jake and Ryan Waford are stars in the classroom and on stage.

    "They are awesome. They are terrific role models. They do everything you ask them to do. They’re always ‘yes, ma'am. no, ma"am.’ You'd want to have a whole class of them,” she said.

  • Schools to reopen Thursday

    Barring an unforeseen change in the weather and road conditions, Shelby County Public Schools will reopen Thursday.   Gary Kidwell, director of Student Accounting and Support Services, made the announcement just a few minutes ago.

  • EARLIER: Hotel sold at auction for less than $3 million

    The hotel formerly known as the Holiday Inn Express on Club House Drive in Shelbyville, now operating as the Ritz Inn and Suites, was sold at auction Thursday for just less than $3 million.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation had taken the hotel into receivership last month because its former owners, JMG Hospitality LLC, owed more than $2 million in defaulted loans and also had been delinquent on its property taxes.

  • Arts briefs: Feb. 12, 2010

    Theater auditions

  • New Business: DX3 Tattoo-N-Piercin

     Staff photo by Lisa King

    Cutlines:

    • Desiree Duffner works on a tattoo at DX3 Tattoo-N-Piercing on Robin Road.

    • His wife is the tattoo artist, and Kevin Duffner is in charge of body piercing.

     

    New business: DX3 Tattoo-N-Piercings

     

  • EARLIER: Students make anti-drug video

    Some Shelby County students soon will be starring in a video they made themselves, denouncing the drug culture and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Their mentor, Elizabeth Lafferty of Shelby Prevention, formerly the Shelby County Drug and Alcohol