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Today's News

  • School menus - Jan. 28-Feb. 1

    Monday -- Sloppy Joes on bun or ham and cheese sandwich, salad dressing/ mayo/mustard, baked potato, broccoli w/cheese, apple, mandarin oranges or pears, milk

    B = Cinnamon French toast or uncrustable

    Tuesday -- Cheese or pepperoni pizza or cheese and crackers, corn, broccoli Normandy, apple, mandarin oranges or pears, milk

    B = Ham and biscuit or grilled cheese

    Wednesday -- Turkey or pork chop, mashed potatoes, green beans, brown gravy, roll w/margarine, apple, mandarin oranges or pears, milk. Wright has Domino's pizza

  • Business rolls in for local company

    A local manufacturing company has recently changed its name and relocated in order to keep up with the amount of business that is rolling in.

    Scott Dixon, co-owner of Bluegrass Roller Service, said the company needed to double its manufacturing space in order to keep up with customer demands.

    Formerly Meisner Roller Co., the company outgrew its facility on Pearce Industrial Road and moved to a 20,000 foot facility on Brook Industrial Road last October - at which time the company also changed its name.

  • SCHS gets ready for homecoming

    In order to get students pumped up for next weeks homecoming game, teachers and administrators at Shelby County High School will hold spirit week next week.

    Along with a week of events, the school is selling homecoming "Gold Rush" T-shirts for $5.

    The boys and girls basketball homecoming games will be against Oldham County next Friday night at 6 p.m.

    Monday -- "Dress like your future career day"

  • Steel workers, foundry at stalemate

    Union workers at a local aluminum foundry have been on and then off the picket line over the last eight months and still do not have a contract with their employer.

    And with a string of failed contract negotiations between the Untied Steel Workers and the Ohio Valley Aluminum Company, it is uncertain what will bring the two sides to a contract agreement.

    Kevin Baird, president of the USW local 1693, said the two sticking points are wage increases and union security and dues check off.

  • MLK service packs St. John U.M.C.

    A large crowd showed up Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Memorial Service sponsored by the Greater Shelby County Ministerial Coalition.

    More than a hundred people packed the St. John U. M. C. to hear the "I have a Dream" message and be reminded that the holiday should be seen as, "A day on, not a day off." The Rev. Robert Marshall opened the ceremony that included messages and prayers from the Revs. Ron Holder, Kilen Gray, Tobias Pace and Don Burley.

    The Rev. Alvin Goodwin of Louisville delivered the main message.

  • Rockets pull away from South Oldham

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team pulled away from South Oldham Saturday in the fourth quarter of a 69-58 win with a dominating performance free-throw line.

    The Rockets (13-3)hit 15 of 18 free throws in the final four minutes of play to extend the lead into double digits and hold off a South Oldham (13-7) squad that hit nine three-pointers in the game.

  • County increases mileage rate

    With current gas prices, four cents can make a difference.

    If you work for the county and there's no government-owned vehicle available for you to drive to an assignment, then you have to drive your own vehicle.

    When that happens, you will now be reimbursed for 48.5 cents per mile now instead of the previous rate of 44.5 cents, or 4 cents more.

    Fiscal court approved the rate hike at its regular Tuesday morning meeting.

  • Simpsonville woman takes first at Augusta Futurity

    In the first run of her first Augusta Futurity finals appearance, Libby Bowman proved to be unbeatable.

    Bowman and San Tule Uno marked a score of 221 to win the $100,000 Amateur for 5-6-Year-Olds category of The Augusta Futurity by six points Sunday, Jan. 20, at James Brown Arena. The Augusta Futurity is the largest cutting horse event east of the Mississippi River and runs through Saturday, Jan. 26.

    "It's been very fun," she said. "It's wonderful to win here at Augusta."

  • Deadbeat dads still skirt system

    Dieshell Crittendon said she is tired of hearing the same old story when it comes to the state's effort to make the father of her son pay his child support.

    "I've been dealing with this for 13 years," Crittendon said. "I'm to the point where it seems useless."

    She said the father of her 13-year-old son has been in and out of court for years and even spent time incarcerated for failing to pay his child support.

    "The only time I get money is if he decides to send something in," Crittendon said.

  • Simpsonville F. D. opens third station

    Cheaper insurance rates go hand-in-hand with a faster fire response.

    That means the residents who live off Ky. 148 near Equestrian Estates should not only feel a little safer these days if a fire breaks out, but they should also notice a difference in their insurance bills.

    Simpsonville Fire Chief Walter Jones said although it has taken about four years for the project to go from idea to completion, it took less than a year for the actual construction process of the new station to be completed.