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Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Council annexes Zaxby’s lot

    In a brief meeting Thursday, the Shelbyvill City Council covered a light agenda, which included the annexation of property into the city limits. The board voted unanimously, with board members Mike Zoeller and Shane Suttor absent, to annex into Shelbyville a .975-acre tract of property on the south side of U.S. 60, west of Shelbyville city limits, where the existing Zaxby’s restaurant is located.

  • Invasion of the Pokemon snatchers

    In a time when the nation is harshly divided by politics, protests and violence, there’s a game out there pulling communities back together.

    “I think that’s a great part about it, that it encourages people to get out and explore and socialize,” said Phillip Kisling referring to the phone app game, Pokemon GO.  “I feel like it gives everyone a common connection for a moment.”

  • Teachers teaching teachers

    An unusual mix of Stormtroopers and teachers from across the state invaded the Blair Center at Southside Elementary School for a Star Wars themed EdCamp Kentucky.

    What organizers coined an “unconference,” EdCamp is a nationwide event in which attendees are encouraged to attend and bring ideas for sessions they would like to facilitate.  There is no official format because sessions are created as attendees arrive.

  • 50th anniversary: Nelia Hartlage and Bob Roush

    Nelia Hartlage and Bob Roush were married on Aug. 20, 1966, at St James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown.

    They have two sons, Forrest and Pete; and two grandchildren, Alison and Aaron. 

    They will celebrate with family at Virginia Beach.

  • 90th birthday: Josette Roush

    Josette Roush will turn 90 on Sept. 12. She was born on Sept. 12, 1926 in Cherbourg, France.

    She was an elementary school teacher and spent much of her senior years helping others.

    She has two sons, Bob (Nelia) and Pat (Debbie); three grandsons, Forrest (Andrea), Pete and Chris (Jessie); and three great grandchildren, Alison, Claire and Aaron.

  • Boy Scout Troop 270

    Boy Scout Troop 270 installed two benches and a table set at the Shelby County Public Library.

  • Waddy High reunion

    The Waddy High School class of 1958 reunion was held on June 18. Attending were (back row from left) Rodger Brown, Don Searcy, Bobby Hill, Rebecca (Phillips) Tinsley, Glenna (White) Stivers, Martha (Brooks) Wilson, Ruby (Pullium) Ruble, Doug Witt, Johnny Miller, Robert Spencer and Joe Robertson; (front row) Judy (Rice) Vest, Joann (Cook) Bain, Delores (Rucker) Proffitt, Alma Faye (Temple) Bentley, Vivian (Jennings) Landers, Janice (Tiller) Davenport and Mary Jo (Smith) Brooks.

  • Lemonade for a cause

    These four young girls held a lemonade stand at a recent yard sale collecting money for Habitat for Humanity, not for themselves. The girls were three sister and a cousin (from left) Millie, Polly, Makenzie and Daisy Sowder. 3 sisters and a cousin.

  • Welker-Wu wedding

    Daniel Benjamin Welker and Emma Wu (Wu Ya) were united in marriage on Saturday, June 18.

    The groom is the son of Vance and Trina Welker of Shelbyville.  The bride is the daughter of Wu Guihua and Ma Youchun of Luoyang, Henan, China.

    The wedding took place at The Fisherman’s Church in Xincheng, Henan, China. Pastor Yang Shulin officiated, with Lu Weibing assisting and Huang Xiaozhou translating.

  • Slowing down in Simpsonville

    Simpsonville officials are very pleased with the new, wider Buck Creek Road except for one thing—it’s giving too many motorists an attitude like Sammy Hager.

    "We're working on the speed limit; we've heard from some people on that," City Administrator David Eaton told the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting Thursday night.

    Eaton said residents have been calling to complain that the 35-mile per hour speed limit on Buck Creek Road from U.S. to the I-64 interchange is too slow.