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Today's News

  • We congratulate: Local people who serve others

    The report about how Shelby County’s nonprofit organizations are doing financially is an incomplete story. Yes, donations are down and need is up, but what the dollar figures from tax returns don’t show is the human investment in helping others. You can’t quantify how hands, hearts and hopes come together to improve a situation for someone who needs their help. So many of you are giving so much and having nothing but a pat on the back and your own inner satisfaction to show for it.

  • Rockets fall late at Bullitt East

    The SCHS baseball team got timely hitting, including some deep shots, but couldn’t pull off the upset in a 10-6 loss at No. 11 Bullitt East Monday.

    Three times the Rockets (12-8) tied the score, only to see the Chargers (16-6) go back ahead.

  • Two named Master Conservationists

    Kevin Skelton was also named Master Conservationist at the Soil Conservation District meeting. With Skelton were his wife, Lynn and daughters Kristi (back left) and Amanda. The Skeltons farm in the Jacksonville area.

  • Shelby soccer player going to KCU

    First-year Kentucky Christian University women's soccer coach Al Serhal knew what he was looking for in a player.

    "Coaching girls is different, but when you get a girl that's very competitive - a little bit nasty - with a good head on her shoulders, that's what I want."

    Well Serhal got his first one Thursday in the SCHS library, when Olivia Sanders signed on to play at KCU.

  • Author lectures on Ireland

    Local author Viki Pidgeon received a warm welcome at the Shelby County Library on Thursday night when she gave a talk on Ireland.

    Pidgeon is the recipient of an IPPY Award, from independent book publishers, for her cookbook, Ireland's Comfort Food, which she published in 2007.

    Pidgeon, who has dual citizenship, both American and Irish, brought along some Irish food, prepared using recipes, from her book, to  share with her audience.

    She also had copies of her book on hand, and it was easy to see why she earned her Ippy.

  • SCHS runner headed to Campbellsville

    When Jonathan Pernell signed on to run cross-country and track for Campbellsville University last Friday, it became clear his transition wouldn’t be too tough.

    Pernell’s 4.02 grade-point average shows he can handle the classroom change, and he’ll be coming in with a host of other freshmen.

    “They’re kind of building their program right now, so they’re recruiting 10 or 12 guys to come in next year,” he said. “I think all of us should be able to step in and help out right away.”

  • Shelby charities lagging state

    A new report on the status of Kentucky’s nonprofit sector shows just how much agencies in Shelby County are struggling.

    The data, compiled by the University of Kentucky through 2006, shows Shelby County ranks 81st among 120 counties in non-profit distributions, with $5,963,908, and the county is one of 40 that actually have more expenses than assets ($5,289,022).

    The report is based on organizations that claim federal tax-exempt status through 501c(3) status. This includes hospital chains, colleges and universities and other large foundations.

  • Triple S approves new Kroger plans

    Triple S Planning and Zoning approved a development plan for a new Kroger Marketplace grocery store to be placed in Hi-Point Shopping Center at Boone Station Rd. and Willamsburg Rd. in Shelbyville. The building will be around 123,000 sq. ft. -- 30,000 sq. ft. larger than the similar store in Middletown -- and will include both a drive-thru pharmacy and a gas station.

    The commission also approved an amended development plan to add 9,214 sq feet on to the current Humana Data Facility on Citizens Boulevard in Simpsonville.

  • Educators see cool high-tech tools

    There were plenty of oohs and aahhs heard all over the room this week at a technology fair in Shelbyville.

    The fair, put on Wednesday and Thursday by Creative Image Technologies at its facilities on Breighton Circle, was planned to allow educational leaders from across Kentucky see the cool new tools available to them.

    This was his company's first such fair, and it was so successful that there are plans to try to make it an annual event, said Jim Porter, director of sales and marketing.

  • SCHS track battles weather, preps for stretch run

    The SHCS track teams fought through cold rain and wind Tuesday for a small home all-comers meet.

    Both the Rockets and Lady Rockets used some runners in different events, seeing how they responded and using the meet more as a practice to prepare for the last three meets of the season.

    "We're just trying to shore things up over this week and next to see what we can do through the end of the season," SCHS Coach George Cottrell said.