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Today's News

  • Free dental clinic to open - Back to school screenings this Saturday

    A free dental clinic will open this Saturday with a back-to-school screening for children from low-income families.

    The clinic, which is run by Operation Care, will help address dental health, what many local leaders consider one of the most pressing issues in the community.

    Judy Roberts, executive director of Operation Care, said the clinic has been in the planning stages for over three years.

    She said the years of planning and preparation will pay off when the clinic starts helping the people in the community who daily suffer because of a lack of dental treatment.

  • Summer in the wild

    The difference between being lost in the woods and simply having an adventure often comes down to having the right equipment and the right training.

    The equipment can be bought easily enough, but the know-how has to be learned from a book or taught by people like local outdoorsmen Joe Franzen and Bryce Stella.

    During the school year, Franzen and Stella help their students at West Middle School get an education in the subjects such as world history and science, subject they most certainly will need to master to survive in high school and college.

  • Post 37 goes 2-2 in UK tournament

    American Legion Post 37 lost the first two games in the Big Blue Invitational tournament over the weekend but came back to take the second two.

    "There was all good competition in the tournament," coach Jim Wiley said. "We could have won all four or lost all four, but we should have won one more game."

    Post 37 lost to Next Level Baseball out of Louisville in the first game, 8-7. Wiley said the team "made some mistakes and they beat us in the last inning."

    The team also lost to Ashland, 8-5, in the second game.

  • Coleman's legacy remembered

    More than 200 people came to Calvary Cemetery in Shelbyville last Friday afternoon to honor the life of the Rev. Louis Coleman.

    Coleman, who died on July 5 of a seizure attack, was one of the loudest voices for equal rights here locally and across the state.

    Although Coleman was from Louisville, he led a church here locally and developed a love for Shelby County. Through decades of service in the community, he has left a legacy.

    Brenda Jackson, Shelby County School Board chair, said Coleman's dedication and service are an example to follow for future generations.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    July 17 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    July 24 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

  • Appointment leads to battle (on court)

    At the fiscal court meeting Tuesday, magistrates appointed a new paramedic/administrative major to Emergency Services -- a position that has been surrounded by controversy over the hiring process.

    When the opening for the position was announced in May, two fiscal court magistrates, Cordy Armstrong and Allen Ruble, had allegedly stated at a public meeting that a particular employee be fired and another should be hired to provide funding for the deputy EMS director's position.

  • Local All-stars have tough weekend

    Despite valiant efforts against some of the best teams in the state, Shelby County's All-star teams failed to advance out of district play over the weekend.

    The Shelby 9-year-old All-star team finished second to Scott County. Shelby beat Spencer County in the first game but lost to Scott in the second. Shelby revived in the third to beat Henry County but lost again to Scott County in the district final, 11-2.

    Nine-year-old team coach Troy Kuhl said his team performed well despite the second place finish.

  • Put God first

    I read the article on the girl who said a prayer at the SCHS graduation saying we need God and we need prayer. How can anyone say anything against this?

    We claim to be a Christian country. In surveys almost 70 percent of Americans will tell you that they are Christians, although that's not the truth. If it were, a lot of things we allow in this country would not be tolerated.

    Prayer is not a religious activity; it is a form of worship. God says in First Thessolonians pray without ceasing. Jesus taught others how to pray.

  • Schools to have interim principals

    Two local schools will have interim principals at their helm next school year.

    Late last month, Gary Kidwell and Lisa Smith, former principals at Shelby County High School and Painted Stone Elementary School respectively, left their posts to take jobs with the school district's central office.

    Due to the short period of time between the principals leaving the schools and the start of the school year, interim principals will have to be appointed for next school year.

  • Shelby County hosts 12-year-old All-Stars tournament

    The 12-year-old Eastern Kentucky Cal Ripken State Tournament kicks off tonight in Shelbyville.

    The double-elimination tournament starts at 5 at Clear Creek Park with the first game between Johnson County and Fern Creek. Nine teams from the eastern region of the state will play here.

    The Shelby County 12-year-olds play in the second game tonight - at 7 p.m. They face Jessamine County. The winner of that game will play Saturday, July 19 at 1 p.m. The loser of the Jessamine-Shelby game plays Friday, July 18 at 5 p.m.