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Today's News

  • Ryder Cup a winner - Local businesses have big week

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    Staff Sgt. James Marsh of Shelbyville raised the American flag at the opening ceremonies at the 37th Ryder Cup last Thursday.

    Shelbyville's proximity to Louisville enabled local businesses to benefit from the 37th Ryder Cup Golf Tournament concluded Sunday at Valhalla.

    Though no official numbers are available, local hotels and restaurants reported high-volume business during the tournament's weeklong run that may have left them feeling as much like winners as the United States team that upset the Europeans.

  • A heroic departure - Local National Guard heads to Iraq

    Sacrifice.

    Whether by risking their lives for another on the battlefield or by having to leave behind those they care about most, soldiers make many sacrifices that require courage.

    That's why there weren't enough seats in the Clay Street Baptist Church on Monday evening.

    A multitude of family and friends filed in to honor the men and women of the Shelbyville-based Kentucky Army National Guard's 1163rd Medical Company, which is being deployed to Iraq.

  • Thanks

    We want to thank everyone who participated in the benefit for Tom and Vicky wise. Words cannot express the appreciation that we have. From the donation of the facility, all of the individuals and businesses that donated food, money, and items for the auction and all of the volunteers working the fish fry, this would not have been possible without you. In our time of need, it is a wonderful feeling to know that there are so many people and businesses that are willing to lend a helping hand. That's what made this benefit so special. We were asking for help, and everyone we asked responded.

  • Dry spell resistance - Alternative water could head through Shelby

    Shelby County is one step closer to forming a Shelby-Franklin Regional Water Commission and developing a water pipeline that could provide water in times of need.

  • Nifty company settles in Shelby

    A Japanese company with an American name is making a name for itself in Shelby County.

    Nifco North America, Inc. opened a manufacturing facility on Hudson Boulevard in Hi Pointe Industrial Park this past spring. The company is a really big fish in Japan, being the country's principal manufacturer of industrial plastic parts and components, to capture a dominant 70 percent share of the market with an annual turnover of $1.1 billion.

  • Man sues after genital amputation

    A Waddy man and his wife are suing two doctors who they say amputated the man's penis without his consent.

    Phillip and Deborah Seaton filed a malpractice suit in Shelby County Circuit Court last week against Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort, who performed the surgery, and Dr. Oliver James of Shelbyville, who administered anesthetic to Seaton.

  • A hurricane in Shelby? Been there, done that

    So I'm sitting in the upstairs bedroom of my home two Sundays ago, getting ready for my first full day at work in Shelby County.

    I feel the building sort of shaking, the wall beside me vibrating, the wind whistling and, out the window, I see oak trees bending like palms.

    The wind had been blowing hard all morning, but this was ridiculous.

    My wife and I had been glued to the Weather Channel for several days, getting our fix of Hurricane Ike's battering of the Gulf Coast, so TV was tuned when we sprang from our bed to see to see what was the matter.

  • A crumbling American dream

    We seem these days to have too much government without any common-sense approach to correct anything.

    Both parties in Congress keep making laws that favor corporations, which don't hesitate to put money where it's to their benefit. Their own needs are met and executed in a way that leaves no possible way a man trying to start a small business has a chance.

  • 104 days, 2,100 miles

    Everybody thinks about just getting away.

    Maybe you want to sail the Caribbean, maybe you want to backpack through Europe, or maybe you want to hike the Appalachian Trail.

    Well, William Stewart might be able to give you a few pointers.

    Stewart, a 20-year-old native of Shelby County, returned last week from a 104-day hike that took him from Katahdin, Maine, to Springer Mountain, Ga., the full length of the Appalachian Trail.

    "I just wanted to step out of the fast-paced world," Stewart said. "I just wanted to get out and see what it's all about."

  • Rockets' trip to Johnson Central costly

    Last Thursday SCHS football coach Todd Shipley said he wasn't happy about going to Johnson Central for a last-minute replacement game on Friday night.

    He was probably less happy on the long bus ride home.

    Not only did the Rockets drop to 0-3 on the season in a 36-29 loss to the Golden Eagles, but Shelby County also lost Cody Bland to a broken leg on the opening kickoff and starting quarterback Branden Cresap to a severe knee injury in the third quarter.