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Today's News

  • Historic opportunity for KY GOP

    Next weekend Kentucky Republicans will have the opportunity to be a part of history as the state hosts the first Republican presidential caucus.

  • James Gould vying for Senate seat

    With U.S. Senator Rand Paul focused on two different political offices, Lexington financial analyst James Gould is peering through the opened window of opportunity and eyeing Paul’s seat on the Senate.

    The 47-year-old Lexington native has little political experience, with an unsuccessful run for city council at the age of 21, but says he is eager to bring numerous important issues to the table.

    Gould said some of those issues include campaign finance reform and the military, noting suspected matters of contamination surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot.

  • Rand Paul to hold town hall Saturday

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will include Shelby County in his flurry of town hall meetings he is hosting across the state.

    Paul (R-Bowling Green) is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate, said he will wrap his town hall meetings Saturday at 3 p.m. in Shelbyville at Harvest Café, 524 Main Street.

  • Kayaking incident prompts water rescue

    Much like the weather Wednesday, a leisure activity for a group of young men quickly went from pleasant to unpleasant when they flipped a kayak– prompting the aid of emergency responders from two counties.

    Shelby County Fire and Rescue and Shelby County EMS were dispatched after 6 p.m. Wednesday in response to a water rescue at Rivals, off Haley Road on the Shelby/Spencer county line.

  • Annual Rotary auction is Saturday

     

    If you are seeking a little fun for a cause this weekend, heading to Claudia Sanders should be on your to-do-list. The Shelbyville Rotary Club will host its 16th annual auction and dinner tomorrow evening and it’s expected to be bigger and better than ever.

    “It has grown by leaps and bounds to the point now that we raise about twenty-five thousand dollars each year,” said K.C. Crahan, the newly appointed chairman.

  • Human rights to have 1st meeting

    The first meeting of the revamped Shelby County Human Rights Commission will be March 7, and officials say they hope to get things off to a great start.

    “Our primary goal at this point is to get everyone together, and provide the commissioners with the necessary information and resources thus allowing for a successful organization,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

  • Shelby County produces 2 Merit Finalists

    This year Shelby County has the honor of recognizing not one but two, National Merit Finalists.

    Raley Suter of Collins High School and Emma Saarinen of Shelbyville and a senior at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky in Bowling Green at Western Kentucky University, have advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • Bevin’s proposed budget slashes could harm JCTC and beyond.

    Addressing a deficit of more than $30 billion in Kentucky’s pension fund, Governor Matt Bevin proposed some budget cuts in his State of the Commonwealth budget address late last month that could be a major blow to public postsecondary institutions.

    If approved by the legislature, Bevin’s spending plan would cut funding to postsecondary institutions by 4.5 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year and by 9 percent for the biennium.

    While many see that as cuts at our major universities, it will hit home as well.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to review 2015-16 goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear an update on its progress toward the 2015-16 board goals when they meet Thursday at district’s office, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board members will hear from Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith about the district’s progress toward meeting the goals for the 2015-16 school year, which were set by the board last April.

  • Woven in history

    If you want to reminisce about the glory days of some of Shelby County’s prominent African-American athletes, then this year’s Community Tapestry is just the place to do that.