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  • Shooting for the moon: 1 landing, 1 near miss

    Remember in It’s A Wonderful Life when George Bailey says he’s going to “lasso the moon”? It gave us a sobriquet for what later became the cliché “reaching for the stars.”

    Well, on Monday, we could celebrate two men who did reach for the stars, one of whom did lasso the moon in a manner of speaking and another who just missed.

    One gave us a moment to study the past and what it has meant to the present and our future.

  • Post 37 loses opener of district tourney

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball squad dropped a close game in the opening round of the American Legion District Tournament Tuesday, falling to Danville, 5-4.

    Post 37 was scheduled to play the loser of Oldham and Danville on Thursday at 6 p.m., weather permitting.

    Coach Jim Wiley said he knew Danville would be a tough challenge because that team already had beaten Post 37 earlier in the season, but it was the pressure of playing them again in tournament play that got the better of his team.

  • 13-year-old all-stars come up just short

    Playing in its second game Monday, Shelby County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars nearly made the comeback of the State Tournament in St. Matthews.

    But a 7-2 loss sent South Lexington on to the Regional Tournament in Indiana.

    After falling, 13-1, in five innings to South Lexington in the championship game of the winners’ bracket just the day before, Shelby was set to face the reigning champs again in the title game Monday.

  • School board votes to seek bids for Collins athletic fields

    The Shelby County Board of Education voted Thursday to seek bids for the athletic facilities for the new Martha Layne Collins High School.

    The base package of $4.6 million includes a multipurpose stadium for football, soccer and track, as well as game fields for baseball and softball. Alternates (upgrades), which could be added after the board sees the final cost, could bring the total to $6.5 million.

  • Jr. Legion squad 2nd at state

    The American Legion Post 37 team takes on their State Tournament this week, the Jr. Legion team finished up last weekend in Ashland as state runners-up, matching last year’s finish.

    “We were up-and-down throughout the season, but the guys really came together,” Coach Bart Roettger said.

    Though most Jr. Legion teams can draw from several areas, Shelby County’s team is only players from Shelby County.

  • Whos Who 2009

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  • Datebook July 22, 2009

    This week

    Library event

    The Wrap-Up Party! outdoor festival for the summer reading program is 10 a.m. until noon today at the Shelby County Public Library. The event is on the front lawn of the library. There will be games and snacks. Reading logs for the Shelby County Public Library summer reading program are due before July 31.

    Kids day

    Youth groups with children kindergarten age through eighth grade are given

  • EARLIER: Shelby man killed in I-64 crash

    A Shelby County man was killed Thursday when he crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer, police say.

    A Kentucky State Police report said that Robert Hite III, 58, of Shelbyville, was killed in the accident that happened at about 3 p.m. in Franklin County.

    Police say Hite was traveling eastbound on Interstate 64, when he came upon an accident at about the 48-mile marker.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 27, 2009

    Billy Bryant of 488 Cedarmore Road in Bagdad was indicted for third-degree sodomy.

    Bruce A. Boerner of 1741 Robin in Shelbyville was indicted for third-degree assault, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading police second-degree, fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Mathew J. Hornback of 5824 Vigo Road in Bagdad was indicted for first-degree bail jumping.

    Larry E. Farmer of 3361 LaGrange Road in Smithfield was indicted for second-degree burglary.

     

  • EARLIER: City sets date for public input session for East End study

    The Shelbyville City Council has set dates to gather public input on the study it is doing on the East End of Shelbyville, 4th Street all the way to Mount Eden Road.

    The first meeting will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, with a follow-up meeting on recommendations to be held on Sept. 8.