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Today's News

  • To answer many questions, we have to connect the dots

    I read recently about a census taker who went up to a farmhouse in a rural area and knocked at the door. When a woman came to the door, he asked her how many children she had and their ages. 

    The woman replied, "Let’s see now.  There's the twins, Sally and Billy, they're thirty-two.  There’s the twins, Seth and Beth, they're twenty-six.  And there’s the twins, Penny and Jenny, they're twenty-four. "

  • Datebook, June 17, 2009

    Public meetings

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

    This week

    Library event

    Magician Mark Comley will perform 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. today as part of the Shelby County Public Library summer reading program. For information, call the library, 633-3803, for information.

    Girl Scout benefit

  • What we think: Study of East end is a nice beginning

    The City of Shelbyville’s plan to do an extensive study about its East end is an appropriate step toward fulfilling the city’s potential as a destination for both residents and visitors.

    This most historic area, somewhat preserved in the blocks from 2nd and 3rd Streets between Main and Washington, has an unexploited opportunity to become the eastern gateway into a thriving and eclectic downtown.

    And the timing for this new study could not be more appropriate.

  • EARIER: Some words of wisdom for graduates

      This weekend, more than 300 young people will move through the portal of learning from high school to beyond.

    Some will continue their educations, some will enter the public or private business worlds, some will start new families and some will enlist in the defense of our country.

  • StateTournament boasts 8 Top 25 teams

    With five of the top six teams in the state and 11 of the top 30, it’s no secret that the State Softball Tournament, starting Friday at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, is a tough field.

    But balanced it doesn't seem to be.

    The top half of the bracket is spilling over with ranked teams -- No. 1 Christian County, No. 5 Mercy, No. 6 Allen County Scottsville, No. 20 Franklin County, No. 22 Garrard County, No. 29 Ashland Blazer and No 30 Shelby County.

  • Lady Rockets rally for district title

  • Police take money from inside woman

     

    Two women and a man are lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with theft of money from a local man's wallet, which police said one of the accused hid in a body cavity.

    Shelbyville Police said in its report that once at the detention center, Christi Michele Robbins "pulled a large sum of cash money from inside her vagina," which allegedly was money taken from the victim's wallet.

    Robbins, 46, along with Lisa Darlene Downey, 36, and Dennis Earl Dempsey, 50, all of Shelbyville, are charged with theft by unlawful taking.

  • Bearcats top Rockets for district title

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  • County updates building inspection codes

    Shelby County is about to move more deeply into inspecting commercial buildings.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court approved Tuesday the first reading of an ordinance to update the codebook for building inspections and allow county inspectors to evaluate those buildings. In the past, state inspectors were called in.

    Tony Kelley, Shelby County Level 1 Building Inspector, said that he recently has been certified to do commercial building inspections as well as residential but that the county's code book had to be updated to allow him to do so.

  • Sharks cranking out records

    The Shelby Sharks swim team completed the first two long-course meets of the summer season with outstanding results.

    The Sharks set 17 team records and added 30 Long Course State qualifying times.

    Coach Jeremiah Heath praised his team's work ethic.

    "Some of the best accomplishments I'm seeing right now are the desire to do better and the understanding of how to become better," he said.