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  • News Briefs: Feb, 19, 2009


    Guthrie’s field rep in Shelby

  • What we think: Shelby County lost 2 great contributors

    This was a sad week for Shelby County, because we lost two people who had devoted so many years to improving the lives of our young people.

    Mary Simmons and Mitch Bailey served in different ways, but their impacts were felt by generations of students who needed a little additional inspiration.

    Ms. Simmons devoted herself to the Dorman Center, where students with special needs of all types were given a chance to be loved and to learn.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Jon Swindler

    After regaining his seat on the Shelbyville City Council in the last election, Jon Swindler, who also served in 2004, has filed for re-election.

    A lifetime Shelbyville resident, Swindler said the city needs to be ready to grow.

    “I believe the city needs to be welcoming to any opportunity for job growth and do all it can to attract companies that provide good-paying jobs with clean industry,” he said.

    With the city in strong financial shape now, Swindler said it’s important that it remain stable for the citizens.

  • Holiday Savings Guide

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  • What we think: Wills' sentence difficult to grasp

    Call us perplexed about the decision Friday of Senior Judge Steve Mershon to let admitted thief Jody Wills off with less of a sentence than we had expected.

    Call us perplexed because Ms. Wills admitted to the 37 counts against her and accepted the state’s offer of a 10-year sentence rather than risk going to jail for decades.

    Call us perplexed as to why she gets to spend 9 months in the Shelby County Detention Center on work release.

    Call us perplexed that her accepted, 10-year sentence was reduced to those terms plus 5 years of probation.

  • Rockets fall 63-62 at St. Xavier

    LOUISVILLE -- St. Xavier edged Shelby County 63-62 Friday, the Rockets' first loss since Jan. 12, nine games ago.

    Shelby led through the first quarter, then piled on turnovers in the second quarter, as St. Xavier brought the game to a tie at 28 going into halftime. The Rockets and Tigers traded turnovers in the third quarter. Cache Tomlinson hit a three to put Shelby up 41-36, their largest lead since the first quarter.

    But the Tigers answered with a 8-0 run to close the third quarter with a 44-41 lead.

  • 2010 Calendar

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  • Lady Rockets trump Frankfort 64-31

    The Lady Rockets finished their regular season with a 64-31 win against visiting Frankfort (10-17) Thursday. It was also a sentimental evening as four players -- Hannah Stucker, Marissa Raisor, Dee Dee Davis and Taylor Shaw -- were honored for senior night.

    Shelby County (12-14) never trailed in the game, which began with two 3-pointers from Davis and one by Leeara Cardwell before the Lady Panthers hit a bucket. Davis finished with five 3s.

  • The thought of spring training can melt that yucky white stuff

    Here’s an upfront promise: There will be no use today of that four-letter S-word. Not a chance.

    And I mean the one that rhymes with grow.

    I can avow that because of a phone call I received from an old buddy in Florida the other day, a call that warmed my heart, brought sunshine to my foreboding sky and probably melted a little of that white precipitation beneath my feet.

  • EARLIER: WMS 7th-graders finish in top 16 in state