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Today's News

  • 60th anniversary: Rev. William “Bill” and Lou George

    Rev. William “Bill” and Lou George will celebrate 60 years of marriage on May 25, 2016.

    He is a retired minister, having served in Henderson, Hyden, Stanton, London, and 23 years at Highland Baptist Church in Shelbyville, during his ministry. He enjoys spending time outdoors, raising and training beagles.

    She is a retired teacher, having taught in Jefferson, Leslie, Powell, Laurel and Shelby counties. She enjoys reading and crafts.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 8: Sgt. Hanneken kills Haitian rebel leader

    March 21, 1938

    Some recent quotations from Puller in his Small Wars Course –

    “It’s no more trouble to carry a rifle than it is a swagger stick.”

    “Don’t overload with provisions. When you run out of food turn back. Two days without food won’t hurt you.”

    “Get up with the leading element of your patrol. Your life is no more valuable to you than an enlisted man’s is to him.”

  • Achieving perfection

    When 229 seniors take the stage for graduation at Collins High School Saturday morning, there’s one student you can bet won’t be absent.

    It’s an extremely rare feat, but with a little bit of luck and a whole lot of drive, Anthony “Tony” Nichols has achieved perfect attendance, having never missed a single day of school since he started kindergarten 13 years ago.

    Shelby County Public Schools Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith said Nichols should be a role model.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Considers transitional housing

    The Shelbyville City Council heard a request from Dave Hamlin to send a zoning regulation change to the Triple S Planning Commission for their recommendation.

    Hamlin presented to the council a proposal to change the regulations in the Ag/Commercial district to allow for transitional housing to help curb the growing drug epidemic.

    “There are some that are trying to get well and to get in a better place and they are trying to get help,” Hamlin said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Students to share garden project

    Knowledge is blooming at Clear Creek Elementary thanks to the efforts of second grade teacher Dan Edelen. Focusing on persuasive writing, earlier this school year Edelen’s students wrote letters to Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent of operations, and Jon Swindler, facilities engineer, sharing why they needed an outdoor garden.

    Edelen said the students followed up with research and obtained more information before their request was approved. 

  • Joseph Ellison announced as new Collins’ Principal

    After more than a year of searching, the Collins High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council has selected Joseph Ellison III to take over as principal on July 1.

    Mike Clark, the former director of student services for the district, served as interim principal for the 2015-16 school year while awaiting their decision.

    Superintendent James Neihof shared his approval of the SBDM Council’s selection.

  • Still in place at distillery

    The new Bulleit Distillery on Benson Road in Shelby County can now start to live up to its name, as the still was put into place last week.

    That means that the end of the year will find Shelby County in production of bourbon, said officials at the distillery.

    “At the site, the distillery is still on track to be operational at the end of 2016,” said Mark Koenig, Kentucky Operations Director for the distillery.

  • Focusing on healthy children

    The staff at the Kosair children’s facility in Governor’s Square was happy to show visitors around at its open house Tuesday, taking the opportunity to spotlight the specific services the facility offers children.

  • Health department hosts fair

    If you’re looking to combine a healthy experience with a fun day, then the Fun Fest Health Fair on Saturday would be right down your alley.

    Hosted by the North Central Health District, the free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Shelby County Health Department at 615 11th St.

    There will be games and fun activities for kids and adults alike, including music, food, prizes and bounce houses.

  • Highway 53 project preparing to move forward