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Today's News

  • Summer Break activities open to students

    Summer Break does not necessarily mean students have to take a break from learning. Shelby County Public Schools wants students to continue the educational process over the Summer Break so that everyone can return to school August 6 better prepared for continued academic progress. A number of enrichment activities are being offered for all students. Most are free of charge.

  • History events on tap

    Kids interested in history will have ample opportunity to enjoy themselves in the coming weeks.

    This summer the Shelby County Historical Society has planned three family history days and a three-day history camp for local children. Organizers hope the events will be both educational and fun.

    All of the events will take place at the Heritage Welcome Center near Seventh and Main Street in Shelbyville (beside the First Presbyterian Church) and are free to the public.

  • Lady Rockets fall in 9 innings to Anderson - Girls still advance to 8th Region Tournament

    A controversial call in the first inning led to extra innings and a 1-0 Anderson County win in Tuesday's 30th District Championship game.

    The Lady Rockets dropped a chance to win the school's fifth straight 30th District Title when Anderson scored one run in the top of the ninth and then used a double play to end Shelby County's title bid in the bottom of the inning.

    However, it was a play in the first inning, a botched call by the first base umpire, that had SCHS head coach Kelly Cable bothered after the game.

  • Thanks to Job Corps

    I serve as the project manager for the Shelby County Historical Society's project to identify and preserve the site of the Simpsonville Slaughter. This is the incident in which about 26 men of Co. E of the Fifth U.S. Colored Cavalry lost their lives in a skirmish with Confederate guerrillas near Simpsonville on January 25, 1865.

  • Lifebridge teaches kids humane animal treatment

    "Even though we're born with the ability to be compassionate and to empathize, to really put those words into action we have to be taught," said Teresa Bottom, chair of the board of Lifebridge for Animals.

    The organization is celebrating its first year of teaching children to be kind to animals and help control the animal population.

  • Schools may save $1 million on construction

    Because of lower-than-expected construction costs, the Shelby County Public School system estimates that it will save over $1 million on six upcoming building projects.

    District officials estimated they would be shelling out $3.2 million dollars this summer to complete the construction of several local projects. However, when the district received all of the construction bids on the projects, they came in at just over $2.1 million. That's a total estimated savings of $1.04 million.

  • Girls fall to Anderson 1-0 in 9 innings

    A controversial call and two extra innings cost the Lady Rockets the 30th District Championship Tuesday. Anderson County scored one run in the bottom of the ninth inning to get the 1-0 win.

    With two outs in the bottom of the first, the Lady Rockets had a chance to score early, but a curious call by the first base umpire killed the Lady Rockets' chance. The Anderson County first baseman dropped the ball on the throw, which would've allowed Dee Dee Davis to score from third, but the umpire ruled that the first baseman had control.

  • Memorial Day ceremony to be held Monday

    Next Monday, the nation will once again take time out to honor its veterans, a tradition that America has observed for 140 years.

    Memorial Day ceremonies will take place at Grove Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m., beginning with a welcome by Col. Roger C. Green Jr., Army (ret.), post commander of VFW Post 1179.

    After Jim Morris of Post 1179 delivers the invocation, the speaker will be Col. Ron Turner, an Iraqi war veteran and currently the chief of staff of the Kentucky National Guard.

    The placing of the wreath will follow his speech.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    May 22 -- 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.

    May 26 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

    Public can attend

    May 28 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

  • Relay celebrates fight against cancer

    "I can't believe I have my sunglasses on," said Susan Travis, as she opened the ceremony Friday night for the Relay for Life event held at Shelby County High School.

    The rain, that had fallen earlier that day, made the field too wet and campsites were moved to the SCHS back parking lot.

    "We've really been blessed," continued the chair of the Relay for Life committee in Shelby County, as she spoke of the 'can do, won't take no' attitude. "We have to celebrate, remember and fight back," she said about the cancer that people that night were fighting to find a cure.