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Today's News

  • Stivers new principal at West Middle

    Lorri Stivers, a longtime resident of Shelby County, is going to get to work closer to home this fall: On Monday, she was named the new principal at West Middle School.

    And Brenda King, a veteran educator from Eastern Kentucky, was named the special education coordinator for Shelby County Public Schools.

  • Foreclosures continue to rise in Shelby

    Foreclosures are continuing to increase dramatically in Shelby County, and Shelby County Fiscal Court is partnering with a non-profit agency to help curtail that trend.

    Through nearly six months of 2009, foreclosures in Shelby County total 114, which is rapidly approaching the 142 recorded in 2008 and almost equal to the 120 in 2007.

    Todd Davis, master commissioner for Shelby Circuit Court, reported those numbers for court-ordered "judgments and orders to sell."

  • Camp teaches kids about Civil War

    School may be out for the summer, but that didn't stop some children from learning more about the Civil War this week.

    About 45 elementary-aged children attended the history camp Tuesday through Thursday, said Sharon Hackworth, an organizer of the event. This is the second year for the camp, which was  sponsored by the Shelby County Historical Society.

    Students saw and participated in reenactments of events from the 1860s, made crafts and interviewed people from the Civil War era, Hackworth said.

  • Fair's economic report: fair

    The bleachers nearly were packed with fans of the big tractors that pulled their loads down the stretch, sending a plume of thick black smoke into the air as they barreled to the finish line Saturday night. Big crowds are good news for the Shelby County A & M Association, commonly known as the fair board, which operates the fairgrounds.

  • Finchville woman honored for online course at U of L

    When you're good at what you do, it doesn't take long for others to take notice.

    Wanda Lott Collins of Finchville is a tenured associate professor at the University of Louisville, where she has for the past six years taught in the Kent School of Social Work.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on stolen utility trailer

    Crime Stoppers needs information about the theft of a utility trailer taken on June 21, between 2 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the 100 block of Baker Drive.

    The red, 6x12-foot trailer is an orange 2009 "Bad Boy," and there was a 60-inch, zero-turn mower on the trailer.

    The trailer had a lock securing the trailer tongue, which the thief managed to remove.

  • EARLIER: Session will tackle budget shortfall, slots

    Gov. Steve Beshear has called the General Assembly into special session next week, and legislators will be asked to do some fixing: fix a budget shortfall, fix the state's horse industry, fix bridges and fix the state's programs and incentives for attracting businesses.

    The Governor's office is estimating a budget deficit of nearly $1 billion, which he will propose to repair, at least in part, with just more than $700 million in federal stimulus dollars. The rest of the “fix” will come from budget cuts.

  • News briefs: July 1, 2009

     Holiday closings

    Some local offices and businesses have changed schedules because of the Independence Day, holiday.

    The changed times are: U.S. Post offices: Closed Saturday. Shelby County Court House and Annex: Closed Friday. Shelbyville City Hall: Closed Friday. Simpsonville Town Hall: closed Friday.

    Banks: Citizens Union, American Founders, Chase, U.S. and Republic banks, closed Saturday; State Farm Bank, closed Friday and Saturday.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 4: The establishment of Boonesborough

     

    In mid-March, 1775, Richard Henderson, formerly a North Carolina judge, representing himself and the other partners of the newly formed Transylvania Company, signed a treaty with the Cherokees at Sycamore Shoals, near present-day Elizabethton, Tenn., giving his  company title of sorts to a large unoccupied territory north of the Tennessee River that presently constitutes the southern half of Kentucky.

  • House passes slots; Senate says no

    Gov. Steve Beshear's proposal to allow video slot machines in the state's racetracks appears to be a bad bet to make it through this special session of the General Assembly.

    Though the House narrowly approved the measure, the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee voted Monday against sending it to the floor for a vote. State Sen. Gary Tapp, a member of the committee, was one of the Republicans voting against the House bill.