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Today's News

  • Get involved with your local newspaper - here's how

    Not long ago, we had a guy call with a complaint about something he wanted to get in (or kept out, I can't remember which) the newspaper. That happens often, but the reason he cited for his demand was a little unusual: "I pay taxes too," he said.

  • Reduce methane gas

    Former vice president, AL Gore, in his book "An Inconvenient Truth", tells us about the causes and effects of global warming and what we can do about it.

    The number-1 cause of global warming being industrial pollution and the number-2 cause being auto emissions.

  • Minnis carries Rockets over Fern Creek

    The SCHS baseball team was gunning for a 7-0 record in the region, but they will have to settle for a perfect 6-0. The Rockets' game at Simon Kenton Wednesday was called in the fourth due to the weather.

    The Rockets were trailing 4-3, but had the tying run on second with no outs.

    Shelby did get a game finished on Tuesday, a 2-1 win over Fern Creek.

    The Rockets were trailing 1-0 when Coty Minnis hammered a shot to left-center in the fourth, clearing the scoreboard and the netting behind the fence to give the Rockets the lead.

  • School lunch menu May 12-23

    Each school will have its own separate menu during the last month of school. Call the Board of Education 633-2375 or check the Web site at shelby.k12.ky.us for school menus. Elementary schools will still have menus available. May 30 will be the last day of school. No school on Tuesday, May 20, election day; and Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day

    Mealpay/Plus for school meals is improved - The online payment system for parents to access cafeteria accounts is "new and improved," according to Mealpay/Plus program contacts.

  • A time for vines

    The winds blew strong on the ridge above the Ferenc Vegh house and barn on Hempridge Road. That makes the hill a good place for grapes.

    "We'll see frost down in the valley but not very often up here on the hill," Vegh said at a ceremony Wednesday inaugurating a vineyard he plans to establish on his south Shelby County farm.

  • Kiosk offers information

    The Visitor's Center/Heritage Center on Main Street now sports an attractive new kiosk which displays upcoming local events of interest around the community.

  • Miller resigns

    Shelbyville City Council member Mike Miller handed the mayor his letter of resignation from his elected post May 8 after the council meeting ended.

    The resignation is necessary due to Miller's plans to move into a newly-built home on his family's farm just outside the city limits.

    He will finish out the month before his resignation is effective.

    In his letter, Miller said he has enjoyed serving the citizens of the city and working with the council.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury indictments

    On April 23, the grand jury indicted:

    Christopher E. Cole of West Lafayette, Ind., for trafficking in a controlled substance(schedule III Hydrocodone); trafficking in marijuana; trafficking in a controlled substance (Schedule IV Xanax); carrying a concealed deadly weapon; possession of drug paraphernalia; and speeding.

    Jason J. Bolin of Taylorsville, Ky., for flagrant nonsupport.

    Daniel L. Searcy of Louisville, for DUI fourth offense; operating on a suspended license; possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

  • Fire up that engine

    Shelbyville Fire and Rescue showed off the newest addition to the city's safety repertoire at the May 1 Shelbyville City Council meeting. Fire Chief Willard Tucker said the 2008 Ferrara Intruder 22 upgrades the fire department's capabilities, and as a result the city's safety.

  • Good people in Shelbyville

    After my last letter was printed regarding my disappointment concerning local dentists failing to show me any concern and work with me on a payment plan for a filling I received a couple of calls from folks in the Shelbyville area.