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  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 6, 2010

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  • New program helping kids learn, grow

    Keeping kids off the street and occupied in a controlled environment is no easy task.

    And getting them off the street and getting them to learn during the summer is something every community struggles with.

    But Norris Beckley has had some success helping area kids this summer, and he's hoping to build off of it.

  • Simpsonville filling 2 openings in parks

    The Simpsonville Parks Department is looking for a couple of part-time employees and is  moving quickly to hire them.


    Commissioner Cary Vowels said at the city commission’s meeting on Tuesday that he had interviewed candidates for parks director and an administrative assistant, both part-time jobs.


    Denise Miller, the parks director for the past three-plus years, has given notice of her intention to leave as parks director sometime after the Simpsonville Fall Festival, which is Sept. 11.


  • First Person: Pearcy's determined to win go-cart series

    Daniel Pearcy, 12, has been making a name for himself racing in the Junior Sportsman division of the RFR Cars Indy Karting Series in Indiana. An incoming seventh-grader at West Middle School, Pearcy has been racing go-carts for two seasons. He is currently in third place in the series, about 10 points off second place and with a couple more races to go in the season.

    Pearcy races under the Howe Pearcy Racing Team, a subsidiary of Jim Howe Motorsports out of Columbus, Ind. Practice time is only before a race.

  • Hospital sidewalk construction to begin next week

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  • News Briefs: Aug. 4, 2010

    Council meeting canceled Shelbyville City Council has scheduled its regularly scheduled meeting for Thursday night. The next scheduled session would be Aug. 19. In the meantime the council will conduct a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss Shelbyville Downtown Districts.

  • Bowling center to close July 31

    Bluegrass Bowling Center is down to its final frame,

    Shelbyville’s bowling alley for the past 10.5 years, the center will close officially on July 31, owner Pam Kiser said.

    The property had been for sale and under foreclosure proceedings by Republic Bank since May, and it remained open longer than Kiser and her husband, Mike, had expected.

  • SOUDER: It’s a small world after all

    I have previously listed in this column what I consider the two most important truths in the universe: 1) There is a God, and 2) You’re not Him.

    Today I would like to offer this corollary truth: God is BIG, and we are small.

    Many have undertaken to explain exactly how big God is. One old preacher said it this way, “God is so big He bumps into Himself.”

    That’s pretty big.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show Results, Aug. 4, 2010

    Class: 5-Gaited Amateur

    1. Break On Through, Bernice Cornette Living Trust, Laura Michelle Dozer-Elliot

    2. Lynn Williams, Golden Creek Farm, Mary Gaylord McClean

    3. CH Callaway's Banner Headline, Janet Kellett, Janet Kellett

    4. Don't Ask Me, Pleasant View Farm, Kelsey Price

    5. Thunderstorm Warning, Martha Pope, Lauren Pope

    Class: 3-Gaited Park Open

    1. Imperiaptor, Laurel Nelson, Mitch Clark

    2. Kalarama Shiraz, Drew Taylor Hewitt, Clark Clouse

    3. Harlem Divine, Luci Nouwens, Sam Stafford

  • 14-year-old all-stars are Babe Ruth state runners-up

    Shelby mounted rally after rally Monday night against South Lexington, but Lexington stayed one-run ahead of Shelby and stopped two bases-loaded attempts to win the East Kentucky Babe Ruth Championship, 10-9, at the Shelby County High School Sports Complex.


    Shelby would have had to defeat Lexington twice Monday to advance to the regional tournament.


    “I thought we showed a lot of heart,” Coach J.R. Wiley said. “Sometimes you just run out of innings. They had one more big hit than we did.”