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Today's News

  • News Briefs: Dec. 9, 2009

     Ag packages headed to Afghanistan

  • WiCHE: The history of our holiday greenery

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans, when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

    In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, during which they would decorate homes and temples, feast and revel in honor of their god Saturn.

  • AquaRockets host Woodford, Manual Saturday

    The SCHS swim team will welcome two of the state’s best teams to the Family Activity Center at 9 a.m. Saturday.

    Woodford County and Manual will hit the pool against the AquaRockets, but the meet was almost one better.

    Dunbar was originally slated to attend as well, but the Bulldogs pulled out just this week.

  • My Word: This is what it means to rob a small-business

    When you rob a small business – when you rob ME – you are doing more than just taking the cash necessary to acquire your fix.

    When you rob a small business you are, first and foremost, violating a sacred space. This shop is built on my dreams and, literally, on my blood, sweat and tears. This shop is my child. I have created it, grown it, nurtured and fed it. I love it. And you hurt it – which makes me angry and also hurts me.

  • Christmas parade set for Saturday

    Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, as the guest of honor in the Shelbyville Christmas parade.

    The big guy will be riding in a Shelby County fire truck at the rear of the parade, in order to keep an eye out to see who's being naughty or nice.

    The parade will start out from Village Plaza at 10 a.m., heading toward the downtown area.

    When it reaches the Shelby County Fairgrounds, the floats will join in.

  • No so silent nights on this radio

    With painful sighs of food-fatigue and turkey-induced naps finally fading into memory, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And if you've turned your radio to Lite 106.9 WVEZ recently, you know it's starting to sound like it, too.

    "It's always pleasant to hear the Christmas music," said 106.9 Air Talent Tracy Bond Bird. "It's just nice when you're able to play that. It gets you in the mood."

  • No so silent nights on this radio

    With painful sighs of food-fatigue and turkey-induced naps finally fading into memory, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And if you've turned your radio to Lite 106.9 WVEZ recently, you know it's starting to sound like it, too.

    "It's always pleasant to hear the Christmas music," said 106.9 Air Talent Tracy Bond Bird. "It's just nice when you're able to play that. It gets you in the mood."

  • EARLIER: What we think: Harley deal isn't necessarily done

    If you have been following closely in Shelby County’s recruitment of Harley-Davidson, you most likely found last week’s headlines slammed on the brakes of our emotional ride.

    But please don’t let go of the handlebars. No matter what Gov. Steve Beshear says, we don’t see anyone locally giving up on making this deal.

  • The making of a cereal killer -- nature or nurture?

    Psychologists have long debated the root causes of our behaviors. There are some who say that our actions are primarily the result of the genes we have inherited from our parents, while others contend that they are mostly the result of our environment and the way we are raised.

    This is often stated as Nature vs. Nurture.

  • EARLIER: What we think: Harley-Davidson deal gives us a shot of hope

    Though the idea that Harley-Davidson may build a large plant in Shelby County to replace its operations in southern Pennsylvania is for now just that – an idea – those of us who live in Shelby are feeling a jolt of excitement that such a respected, stable company is considering our proud homeland for a new facility.

    With unemployment hitting 11 percent statewide, many of the employed losing salary and benefits, with dozens of houses falling to foreclosure and many others sitting unoccupied, this ne