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Today's News

  • EARLIER: New concept presented for new school

    The Shelby County School Board is considering a brand new concept for how it might use the new secondary school it is building west of Shelbyville.

    At a board meeting Thursday, Superintendent James Neihof outlined tentative plans and called for public hearings on a concept that would have two 5-year high schools in the county: one at Shelby County High School and the other on this new property.

  • 'Daniel Boone' to visit Shelbyville

    Daniel Boone always claimed he was innocent of the charges of treason brought against him after an Indian attack on Boonesborough in 1778.

    Thursday night the public will have an opportunity to judge for themselves the truth he maintained.

    Painted Stone Settlers will present "Daniel Boone" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center, when living historian Scott New will present Boone's life through a first-person portrayal.

  • Waddy to get some Love’s

    Conveniently located between Louisville and Lexington, the little town of Waddy is becoming quite the place for semi-trailer trucks to stop.

    Just north of I-64 in Waddy there's already a Flying J, readily available for truckers' needs, and now it appears there could soon be another one-stop option on the other side of the interstate.

  • SCHS boys win home meet

    The SCHS track-and-field teams finished up the home portion of their schedule with an all-comers meet Tuesday.

    The boys' squad took first place with 111 points, slipping past Lexington Christian by four points.

    The Lady Rockets finished fifth with 69.5 points. Bardstown took first with 146.5.

  • County officials hope stimulus dollars will help projects

    Leaders in Shelby County are hopeful that the $3.2 billion allotted to the state by President Obama’s stimulus package will provide dollars for several planned local projects.

    Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is spreading dollars to states to help develop economic recovery and preserve health care, education and other opportunities to create jobs.

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Wednesday announced his “Kentucky At Work” initiative to use those dollars during the next 28 months to help preserve jobs and grow the economy.

  • EARLIER: New school to be named after Martha Layne Collins

    Shelby County's new secondary school will be named for after former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins.

    The school board on Thursday night approved this honor for Collins, the only woman to be governor. She is a Bagdad native who graduated from Shelbyville and a former teacher.

    Collins became governor in 1983, serving one term, before getting involved in education reform and economic development by serving in various education-based roles. Since 1998, she has been executive scholar-in-residence at Georgetown College.

  • BBB blows lid off newest scams

    The BBB  has issued descriptions of the latest scams circulating around the country, including the newest one, the Economic Stimulus Bill Scam.

    BBB also issued warnings about some companies that have very unsatisfactory records.

  • EARLIER: FDA grants extension on dead-animal removal

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week granted a 60-day extension of its regulation requiring the removal of brain and spinal-cord tissue from cattle more than 30 months of age before they can be rendered for animal feed.

    The extension comes after Kentucky's Congressional delegation delivered a letter to the FDA asking for the reprieve.

    But the extension does not mean the rule will likely be rescinded, said Nate Hodson, a spokesperson for Congressman Brett Guthrie.

  • Local road projects funded to get going

    Though legislators spent much of the last session of the General Assembly finding ways to pinch pennies, they found enough cash in state coffers to fund several local road projects.

    For the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, the state has set aside $6.3 million to fund three highway projects here:

    • $4.4 million to buy rights of way and utility construction for the widening of Ky. 1848 (Buck Creek Road) from I-64 to U. S. 60.

    • $1 million for the design phase of widening Ky. 53 (Mount Eden Road) from I-64 to U. S. 60

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 3, 2009

    Steven D. Lear, 29, of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday on Midland Boulevard and charged with first-degree assault and alcohol intoxication.

    Gilda Ravelo, 55, of Louisville was arrested Tuesday at Boone Station Kroger and charged with theft by unlawful talking under $300.

    Edward D. Farmer, 18, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday on Main Street and charged with receiving stolen property over $300.

    Arcellius Palmer, 22, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday on Main Street and charged with receiving stolen property over $300.