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Today's News

  • MY WORD: Budget cuts hollowing out court system

    As chief justice, I find it disheartening that I can no longer assure you that the courts in Kentucky will be open when you need them. For the first time in modern history, we will have to close every courthouse in the state to balance the Judicial Branch budget.

  • 50th anniversary: Sam and Nancy Kovach

    Sam and Nancy Kovach will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3, 2012.

    They were married on that date in 1962 at the First Presbyterian Church in Shawneetown, Ill. Both attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from Morehead State University.

    They have one son, Sam, who is married to Sherri, and two grandchildren, Simon and Shelbi, all of Shelbyville.

  • Blankets for children

    Crescent Place Assisted Living teams up with Becky Jew, project manager of Project Linus, to make blankets for Shelby County children. Displaying one of the blankets were (back row from left) Goldie Strong, Ann McAnear, Margaret Wilborn, Bobbye McCarthy; and (front row) Mary Jane Smith and Carolyn Warner.

  • Engagement: Fleming-Tindle

    Judy Fleming of Shelbyville and Randall Fleming of Mims, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Ashley Fleming, to Darrell Ray Tindle Jr. He is the son of Darrell Tindle of Shelbyville and the late Lori Tindle.

    She is employed by the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in Shelbyville, and he is employed by Dana Corporation in Louisville.

    The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2012, on a private farm.

    The couple will reside in Shelbyville.

  • 5 generations: Wilson

    Five generations of the Wilson family gathered recently for a photograph. Jenny Mae Wilson (front row) of Louisville, the great-great grandmother, is 100 years old, and with her are (back row, from left) Frieda Bohannon, grandmother, Elizabeth Williams, great grandmother, and Chandra Roberts, holding her son, James “Mekhi” Allen, all of Shelbyville.

  • Birth: Higgins daughter

    Amber Green and Edward Higgins Jr. of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on June 22, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. She has been named Kylee Marie Higgins.

    Grandparents are Robert and Beth Green and Edward and Florenia Higgins, all of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are Robert and Betty Carter and Robert and Joyce Green, all of Shelbyville, the late Arite May and Lee White and Sarah Higgins and James Higgins.

  • Datebook: Aug. 3, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • 23rd Shelbyville Horse Show: New event gets kids involved at the show

    The Shelbyville Horse Show has a little surprise in order for its 23rd edition, which gets under way tonight at the Shelby County Fairgrounds

    The show organizers have added a new class that will go off at 6:30 on Saturday night, and it’s open to the public.

    “”We’ve added a stickhorse class,” show manager R.H. Bennett said. “We had some parents and grandparents come to us and ask about it, and we thought it’d be a lot of fun. It’s for children, of course.”

  • Horse show’s party atmosphere in for a change

    Those that attend the Shelbyville Horse Show for the party atmosphere instead of the horses will be in for a change this year.

    The exclusive Horesmen’s Club ticket no long includes an open bar, which was deemed inappropriate by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. All non-alcoholic drinks will remain free within the club until the final class of the night.

  • Shelby County School Board: AP students may get a pass on MAP

    The Shelby County Board of Education had several discussions that looked toward the future of Shelby County education during Thursday’s meeting at the board offices.

    As the district’s staff has worked to put together college readiness standards from elementary school to graduating seniors, the district has been looking for several ways to make sure students are reaching those benchmarks.

    One tool they use is the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests, and another is through ACT scores.