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Today's News

  • Services follow the light

    A soft blanket of snow drifting down outside while the soft glow of candlelight casts a warm amber glow upon a scene of reverent beauty inside a church on Christmas Eve has engendered some of the most special holiday memories.

    And in Shelby County, as in most communities, the opportunity to build a memory to last is ever abundant, often with more than one candlelight service within the same church.

    Services are spread throughout the evening and from church to church with start times ranging between 5 and 11 p.m.

  • Spirit of giving

    Last week, an organization that provides funding for many Shelby County charities made an appeal to one of its biggest supporters to keep up the good work.

    Roberta Steutermann,Senior Regional Community Giving Manager for Metro United Way in Oldham, Shelby and Bullitt counties, spoke to Martinrea employees at the plant’s cafeteria where they were having their annual Christmas lunch.

  • Putnam trial moved to February

    A jury trial for Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the police department, has been moved to February.

    Putnam’s trial date had been set for Jan. 17, but at his pretrial conference Monday that date was pushed to Feb. 1.

  • Candy architects fill FAC

    A combination of holiday spirit and a sugar rush had the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park flush with Christmas cheer on Friday.

    The gingerbread house decorating party at the Waldridge Center was a smashing success, with more than 100 kids in attendance, along with parents or grandparents as well as a number of siblings, cousins or friends.

  • SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: School calendar has big changes

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved Thursday an entirely new calendar format for the district for the 2017-18 school year, which includes longer breaks but earlier start times.

    After careful consideration, the district’s calendar committee’s formulated three calendars to present to the community for their input and voting.

  • MY WORD: Big Picture providing big opportunity

    I opened the E-mail with an almost, “oh, no” feeling.

    After all, it was the Sunday morning after Thanksgiving, and if a parent was emailing a teacher and I was copied, chances are someone was angry.

    I was wrong. Yet at first, I didn’t know it.

    She began with how things had gone so wrong for so many years. Her words dripped with sadness and regret. I felt it.

  • Chugging into the night

    With apologies to Clement Moore:

    Twas midnight on Christmas, and all through the land.

    The party was roaring, there was plenty of bourbon on hand.

    The children were restless, Christmas dancing in their heads.

    There was so much noise, they barely could stay in their beds.

    And I in my best Eddie Bauer and Mom in her new rabbit wrap

    Were just sitting in our corner, asking our server for a nightcap.

    When outside by the parking lot, we heard a big ol’ noise.

  • Area Christmas Eve services

    Several Shelby County churches will have Christmas Eve services, including:

    Centenary United Methodist

    5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

    Church of the Annunciation

    Mass at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

    Elmburg Baptist Church

    11 p.m.

    Finchville Baptist

    5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

    First Baptist Shelbyville

    5 p.m.

    First Christian Shelbyville

    11 p.m.

  • Titans win opener at Warren East tourney

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team turned to its bench for a 9-point win in the opening round of the Warren East Holiday Hoops Classic Monday afternoon.

    Guard Jeian Hayes and forward Mary-Clare Megibben each had serious impacts as reserves on both ends of the floor in the Titans’ 53-44 win over Cumberland County.

    Hayes led the team with 19 points, including an 11-point first half on 3-4 shooting.

  • Shelby County picks up first win of season

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team finally overcame its six-game losing streak on Monday night, routing North Bullitt 67-43 in the opening round of the Mike Miller Classic at Spencer County High School.

    The Rockets (1-6) offense was more efficient than it had been up to this point in the season, getting easy buckets in the paint to open up outside shots.