Today's News

  • Kathy Ranard: Shelby County's top employee for 2010

    Kathy Ranard, coordinator of Shelby County Clean Community, was selected as 2010 Fiscal Court Employee Of The Year at the county’s annual banquet held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.
    “Kathy is the coordinator for Shelby County’s Clean Community Program, and she works hard to ensure that our roadways are litter-free, administers beautification projects, and enforces litter and nuisance ordinances throughout the county,” said Magistrate Hubert Pollett, who presented the award.
    Ranard expressed her appreciation of receiving the award.

  • ‘Coach Mo’ tips off “Biggest Loser’

    Though many people made New Year's resolutions, most will fizzle by the end of the month.

    But Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church is offering a way to make sure that resolution lasts at least through February.

    On Saturday at 8 a.m. the church will kickoff a 12-week “Biggest Loser” program with an inspirational speech from Coach Mo, Louisville-native Mozziz Dewalt who in 2009 lost 130 pounds on the NBC TV show Biggest Loser.

  • Triple S to review 2nd extension for Catalpagreen

    The Triple S Planning Commission has a very short agenda for its monthly meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The agenda has just three topics, including a second extension of the preliminary plat for the Catalpagreen subdivision located east of Arlington Lane.

    Construction has started on one portion of the subdivision off of Discovery Lane directly across from Collins High School.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke had said earlier that he's not sure if this extension is required.

  • News Briefs: Jan.14. 2011

    Guthrie’s rep holds
    offices hours Monday
    Steve Miller, field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green), whose district includes Shelby County, will hold office hours in Shelby County 10-11 a.m. Monday at the Stratton Center located at 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.
    Miller will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. He will forward all comments to Guthrie.
    For further information or questions, call 270-842-9896.

  • Rolling Ridge elects officers

    The questions about leadership within the Rolling Ridge Homeowners Association appear to have new answers.
    At a meeting last week, homeowners elected officers ¬– Jason Phelps as president, Amy Glass, secretary, and Ben Shinabery, treasurer – to lead the creation of a new association for the development in Simpsonville, one of the county’s largest.
    That ends five years of leadership by Bruce Irvin, whose tenure had been marked by questions, accusations and issues of transparency about how the association was being run.

  • WICHE: From the pages of ‘The Old Farmers Almanac’

    So what does The Old Farmer’s Almanac say about 2011? Even if you don’t follow this sort of prognostication there are some interesting observations based in a little fact and a little myth.
    Here are a few of my favorites that may explain a bit more about nature as we enter into another year:

  • Joseph E. Burks: 1921 - 2011

    Sorrow touched the hearts of many in Shelby County on Tuesday with the loss of a man who was well-known not only as a local business man for half a century but also for his generosity and love for his community.

    Joseph E. Burks, 89, was the husband of 66 years of Mary Anderson Burks, and father to Joseph E. II, Carl David, Mark Athel, John Jay Crittenden (deceased) and Paul Morgan Burks and Bonnie Burks Gray.

  • News Briefs: Jan.12. 2011

    Meeting, fund established
    to help Pearsons rebuild

    Another organizational meeting to help the Pearson brothers get their home rebuilt will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Fire Station on Alpine Drive. The brothers' home on Henry Clay Street burned down late last month.
    An account has been set up at Commonwealth Bank & Trust in conjunction with Shelby Christian Church. Anyone wishing to donate to the fund can make checks payable to Shelby Christian Church with Pearson Brothers Fund in the memo line.

  • 50th anniversary: Willard

    Maurice and Jeanie Willard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 21, 2011. The couple were married in 1961 at the Eminence Baptist Church.

    They have three children, Scott Willard of Georgetown, Todd Willard of Louisville and Beth Lane of Rio Rancho, N.M. They have four grandchildren, Adam and Sam Willard of Louisville and Allison and Christian Lane of Rio Rancho, N.M.

    Maurice is retired from General Electric, and Jeanie retired from The Sentinel-News.

  • 60th anniversary: Bohannon

    Ardith and Ronald Bohannon will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Cropper Baptist Church C.L.C. building. All family and friends are invited. No gifts please.

    The Bohannon's are parents of two daughters, Susan Edington (Dan) of Madisonville and Rhonda Bohannon of Cincinnati. They have two grandchildren, Cassie and Johnathan Edington.