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  • 2-part benefit to help old clinic, ‘new’ shelter

    Saturday will be dedicated from daylight until nearly midnight to fundraisers that will benefit two Operation Care facilities, one of which you may know – Mercy Medical – and one whose name may be totally new – Omega House.

    These fundraisers, consisting of a 5-kilometer run downtown in the morning and a gala dinner and dance at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in the evening, will be the beginning of a tradition, said Jeff Johnson, director of Operation Care, who last year replaced the retired Judy Roberts.

  • EARLIER: Garbage talks advance to rates, billing

    As soon as a joint meeting between Shelbyville and Shelby County officials convened Wednesday night to discuss potential curbside trash collection for residents, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty got right to the point.

    "We want curbside pickup, and we feel like a single system for the city and the county in a two-tiered system would be the best approach," Hardesty said.

  • UofL's Slaughter: More history to be made

    Shelbyville’s Antonita Slaughter made history Tuesday night – becoming the first woman from the county to play in a NCAA Division I national championship basketball game.

    If she has her way, she will do it again next year but with a different result.

  • News Digest: April 12, 2013

    ‘Lincoln’ fundraiser for Odyssey tonight

    West Middle School Presidential Leadership and Odyssey of the Mind today will present the movie Lincoln and accompanying activities, beginning at 5 p.m. in the West Middle cafeteria. The event is a fundraiser for the school’s teams that will participate in the international Odyssey competition next month in Michigan.

  • Motorcyclist dies in accident in Simpsonville

    A Crestwood man was killed Wednesday night in a single vehicle accident in Simpsonville, police say.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Kendra Wilson, assistant public affairs officer for Post 12, said that Steven A. Ball, 40, was traveling east on Aiken Road at 7:50 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve in the 6000 block.

    He lost control of his 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, striking a road sign.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that Ball, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene of the accident.

  • Shelby County School Board: District to honor Teacher of the Year

    Shelby County Public Schools will announce its 2013 Teacher of the Year during a reception Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    The ceremony will also honor the nominated teachers from each school in the district. They are:

    Jennifer Gilbert, Clear Creek Elementary

    Katrina Stapleton, Heritage Elementary

    Kim Crick, Painted Stone Elementary

    Katie Strange, Simpsonville Elementary

    Jamie Mezin, Southside Elementary

    Rachel Metzger, Wright Elementary

    Tracy Miller, East Middle

  • More volunteers needed for Touched Twice Clinic

    Shelby’s 4th annual Touched Twice clinic coming up this Saturday not only provides free services of all kinds from medical and nutritional to clothing and grooming needs, but does it all with caring and compassion.

    But this year, the clinic, to be held at First Baptist Church on Midland Trail as usual, is facing a shortfall of volunteers, a situation that could hurt the personal service that people have come to depend on, clinic officials say.

    “What we need most this year are guest shepherds, said Clinic Coordinator Susan Bryant.

  • The Final 4 – at last – is the best of all

    ATLANTA – Here is what you find during a Final 4: equal parts Mardi Gras, Derby infield and Times Square, mixed with an overture of basketball and warmed slightly by the fervor that only well-funded and sometimes well-oiled fans can generate.

    Here is what you will not find during a Final 4: calm and apathy.

  • News Digest: April 7, 2013

    County, city officials meet tonight about garbage

    Leaders of Shelby County and Shelbyville will get together again Wednesday to discuss ways they can work together to create a curbside trash/recycling pickup plan for all the county’s residents. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Tulip Room at Shelbyville City Hall on Washington Street.

  • Shelby magistrate journeys to see UofL's Final 4 victory

    ATLANTA – Tony Carriss’ first trip to a Final Four was a memorable one.

    Carriss, a Shelby County Magistrate, and a University of Louisville graduate, got to see the Cardinals’ men’s basketball team claim its third national championship in person Monday night.

    Carriss made the drive down from Shelbyville to Atlanta with his son, Ryan, to see the Cards beat Michigan, 82-76, in the Georgia Dome for their first title in 27 years.