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Today's News

  • EARLIER: McDonalds franchisee: ‘Would you like a career with that?’

    When McDonald’s kicks off its National Hiring Day on April 19, stores across the country will be looking to recruit close to 50,000 friendly, smiling faces looking to enter the workforce.

    But those who apply could be putting themselves in line for more than they thought beneath the famed Golden Arches.

    For instance, Rick Peter will be hiring more than 70 new employees across his three stores he owns in Shelby County and his stores in Taylorsville and Shepherdsville. And Peter has a history of employees working their way up the ladder.

  • Shelbyville woman sets a new example for civic pride

    The city of Shelbyville has done studies to plan for controlled growth and ways to beautify the East End of town and he 7th Street corridor.

    But instead of waiting for a city study, Carolyne Slaton-Knox is trying to use good ol’ civic pride.

    Slaton-Knox has lived on the 800 block of 10th Street for six years, and she’s trying to get the area organized for a beautification project.

  • Event focuses on women’s wellness

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville will welcome women from all over the region Tuesday for its sixth annual Women’s Wellness Affair.

    The event, which will be from 5 p.m. to 8:30 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, gives women the chance to get several tests done in one place and enjoy a ladies only evening.

    Dr. Carolyn Burns of Louisville Pathology is the keynote speaker, and she is scheduled to focus on the growing risk of anemia and how it can affect healthcare choices women.

  • Church calendar: April 8, 2011

    Annunciation

    A fish fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. today and April 15. Good food at a good price. All proceeds will go to scholarships and the building fund. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Business Briefcase: April 8, 2011

    Job-seeking classes at extension office

    The Shelby County Extension is offering a class to help job seekers prepare for that process.

  • New business: Insulation To Go

    Address: 1136 Frankfort Road

     

    Who we are:  Mike Roberts, who has been in the insulation business for 36 years in Shelby and surrounding counties, is opening a new outlet in eastern Shelby County.

     

  • EARLIER: The final rites of new memorial for Civil War skirmish

    A question that burst from the pages of a 19th century diary will arrive at a fully developed, star-spangled answer on Sunday afternoon.

    That’s when the memorial for the “Skirmish Near Simpsonville” will be dedicated and end a 4-year journey of discovery for a Shelby County native who,  with lot of help, made it all happen.

    The site along U.S. 60, just west of Simpsonville, stands as a permanent memorial to the 22 members of the 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry who died there on Jan. 25, 1865, in an ambush by Confederate guerillas.

  • Ag Report: April 8, 2011

    Sign-up time is here

    for CSA food program

  • County to purchase box to keep its asphalt hot

    Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry seems to have lot to be excited about these days.

    Not only are long snowy nights spent on his cot at the road department over for a while (hopefully), but he also has a new salt barn under construction and, even better, he just received permission night to buy a new “hot box.”

    You might ask what a hot box is.

    Magistrates did at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • News Briefs: April 8, 2011

    School board calls

    special meetings

    The Shelby County Board of Education has added two special called meetings for next week.

    The board will meet at the district’s central office in closed session on Tuesday to discuss legal matters and for the private portion of the review of Superintendent James Neihof.