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Today's News

  • Dying on diesel

    Until five months ago, Miguel Medina made a decent living as an independent truck driver. The job gave him the freedom to set his own schedule and be his own boss.

    The downside, Medina said, was having to pay for fuel out of his own pocket. Late last year, as rising diesel prices devastated his profit margins, Medina said he had to quit his contracting business and seek employment with a trucking company.

  • Bus driver sues school district

    A former Shelby County school bus driver is suing the school system for wrongful termination.

    Karen Butts of Bagdad, filed suit against the Shelby County Public School system on April 30 - almost a year after her contract was not renewed.

    According to the suit, Butts' termination came after her bus was involved in a one-vehicle accident in February of last year.

    In the complaint, Butts defends her driving record and her response to the accident.

  • Sunday liquor sales back on the table

    The county will once again tackle the issue of Sunday liquor sales.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will hear public comment at the Stratton Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13.

    At the court's May 6 meeting, magistrates passed a first reading on an ordinance that would allow Sunday liquor sales by the glass at restaurants and golf courses which seat at least 100 people or derive a minimum of 70 percent of sales from food.

  • 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.