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Today's News

  • A pig in a bullpen: Family adopts orphan potbellied pig

    They named him Wilbur although the Sherrod family isn't sure if the potbellied pig someone dropped off near their home is a boy or girl.

    Whatever the sex, Wilbur likes apples and he really likes bread. And he isn't afraid of bulls.

    Wilbur was one of two potbellied pigs the Sherrod family found wandering their property a little over a week ago. Apparently they were castoffs from someone who didn't like the pigs' rooting - Wilbur wears a nose ring.

  • School menus - August 25-29

    Monday -- BBQ pork rib or pizza stick, corn on cob, green beans, pear, mandarin oranges or pineapple, milk

    B = Sausage biscuit or oatmeal

    Tuesday -- Hamburger or cheese-burger or chili dog, French fries, ketchup/mustard, lettuce/ tomato, salad dressing/ mayo, pickle/ onion, pear, mandarin oranges or pine-apple, milk (Simpsonville has Little Caesar's pizza

    B = Sausage pancake bites or breakfast bun

  • What's the motive?

    As all know, energy costs for fuels of every kind is high. It is so elevated that many who must commute to work are dipping into any reserves of cash and reducing such essentials as food items for their families. You would think that such situations would bring our Democratic majority of congressional members to action in order to combat this tragedy to their constituents. This does not appear to be the case! Instead, these misguided legislators divert any action taking place in congress to ineffective and laughable performances.

  • Waits named president of jailers association

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits has been elected president of the Kentucky Jailers Association (KJA) for the third time.

    That's quite an honor considering there are 74 jailers in Kentucky, said Marshall Long, executive director of the KJA.

    "He's one of the better jailers in the state," Long said. "He does an excellent job and he runs a good, tight ship. He works hard and he's well-respected by other jailers."

    Waits acknowledged that while heading up the association is indeed an honor, the position involves a lot of traveling back and forth to Frankfort.

  • Teacher choking student case under review

    County Attorney Hart Megibben is reviewing a case in which a local teacher is accused of choking a student during class.

    Local law enforcement and Child Protective Services are still investigating the case, which involves former West Middle School art teacher Catherine Lindsey and a female student. Lindsey has since resigned.

    Megibben said he is waiting until he has more information on the case before he makes a decision on how to proceed.

    The incident in question happened on May 5, 2008.

  • Thanks, Mitch! No thanks, Ted!

    I write to follow-up on Ted Igleheart's 624-word diatribe entitled "Thanks, Mitch" published August 13. While I loved the headline, I think he left a few things out.

    Thanks, Mitch, for your unfailing support of the men and women in uniform who are protecting our nation every day and night. What's sad and unprecedented is the mainstream media's biased and mostly inaccurate portrayal of our military.

  • Simpsonville approves zoning regs

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to adopt new zoning regulations for the 1-64 interchange.

    The new regulations, which affect the permitted uses for property adjacent to or near Exit 28, were created in order to specify what is, and what is not, allowed in that area.

    Included in the proposed regulations is a list of over 300 types of businesses that are permitted or excluded.

    Each of these types of businesses is labeled as permitted, conditionally permitted or not allowed.

  • Triple S approves Cropper telecom tower

    Cellular service may soon be improving in Cropper.

    At its Aug. 19 meeting, The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission approved an application from Powertel/Memphis, Inc. d/b/a T-Mobile USA, Inc. for a 300-foot self-support telecommunication tower on Robert and Judy Allen's farm at 6582 Cropper Rd.

    The tower's purpose is to transport data from Louisville to Eastern Kentucky. It will be capable of holding four cellular carriers, with T-Mobile being one of them, to provide better cellular service in the Cropper area.

  • Looking on from the back: Shuck leads Rockets, anchors defense

    With a new coach comes questions, but SCHS boys' soccer team's defense was never in doubt.

    "Bradley is just an awesome player," first year head coach B.J. Andriot said. "He has tremendous skill, and he's a leader on the field."

    Shuck anchors the Rockets' defense, using his long frame to clear balls in the air, and his speed to run down players that slip through the middle or on the wings.

  • Drugs, money seized in bust

    When deputies pulled over a car for running a stop sign on Woodfield Circle last Friday, they had no idea the traffic stop would lead to a drug bust.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said the incident began routinely enough, but that he and sheriff's deputy Eric Hettinger got suspicious when the passenger got out of the car and started walking away.

    "We called to him to come back and he did, and he was acting really nervous," Rice said. "That's when we started to suspect we had something more than just somebody running a stop sign."