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Today's News

  • Manica on a mission

    Even after a season in which he was named first-team all-district and all-state honorable mention, Shelby County’s Malik Manica is not satisfied with where he is as a player. The Hocking College commit says that he believes he should have made one of the all-state teams.

  • Horses brought Ryan to Shelby

    Here in horse country it’s not unusual to walk into a cold, dark, damp barn to do an interview.

    I’ve probably done a few hundred interviews taking notes while trying to keep my pen from shaking too much. Any of you that have seen my notebooks know my penmanship doesn’t need any more issues.

  • Flag Day meeting
  • Emerging artist in ‘Les Miserables’
  • Datebook: June 29, 2016

    This week
    Foundation partnership grants deadline
    The deadline for 2017 grant application for the Shelby County Community Foundation Partnership Grants Fund is 4 p.m. Thursday. The application forms may be downloaded from the Foundation Web site: Shelbyccf.org. Questions may be directed to J. Howard Griffith, 502-633-2763 or E-mail jhg66@gmail.com.
    Lego club at the library

  • Canvasback is fast, big and delicious

    The Canvasback is uncommon to fairly common during migration, a rare to uncommon winter resident, extremely rare in the summer, recorded chiefly west of the Cumberland Plateau and is usually found on the larger lakes and rivers.

    A late spring sighting date is June 5 and an early autumn date is Sept. 3. My accompanying photograph depicts a male on the left and a female on the right.

  • Community joins forces for workforce development

    All three government entities in Shelby County have joined with Shelby County Public Schools and local industry leaders to commit to funding a position for a workforce development coordinator to recruit and train high school students for local employment.

  • Damp start can’t slow show

    Despite a wet start, competition at the 2016 Shelby County Fair Horse Show was not impeded by the weather Wednesday night, and the show went off without a hitch, organizers said.

    “I was very pleased with it, we had a lot of horses turn out to show,” said R.H. Bennett, co-manager of the show, along with his brother, Edward “Hoppy” Bennett. “The weather kind of gave us a wet start early on, but it finally turned out nice, and we had a great [opening night].”

    The show, which runs through Saturday, had 20 classes on Wednesday.

  • Cyber groceries

    Some older folks who remember phoning in an order to the grocery and then going to pick it up in years past, may notice a similarity in Kroger’s new shopping service.

    The only difference is, instead of phoning in your order, you do it online, said Brandee Flynn, E-commerce manager for Kroger.

  • Wiley grabs 1st PGA Jr. tourney title

    Shelbyville’s Faith Wiley took first place in the girls’ 16-18 year old division of the Kentucky PGA Jr. Tour Summer Series Tournament on June 15, earning her a spot in Kentucky PGA Jr. Tour Championship in July.

    Wiley, a rising junior at Shelby County High School, shot an impressive 84 during her round at the Weissinger Hills Golf Course in Shelbyville, finishing three strokes ahead of second place.