Today's News

  • Shelby County's workforce expands, but there are problems

    Shelby County is blessed with a buzzing beehive of industry for a community its size. More than 60 companies have set up shop here to produce goods, a number that is the envy of larger cities and counties struggling to find jobs for its residents.

    Unemployment rates here are less than 7 percent, below state and national averages of 8.5 percent and higher. And local companies are hiring, having added upwards to 800 jobs in the past 18 months or so.

  • Shelby County School Board to study athletes' grade requirements for eligibility

    Concerns about grades of high school student athletes has prompted the formation of a committee to study the issue.

    When the topic was raised at the meeting of the Shelby County School Board on Thursday night, board member Brenda Jackson said she was concerned that student athletes are allowed to participate in sports as long as they have a “D” average.

    “I question letting athletes play with a ‘D’ as a passing grade,” she said.

  • 1953 Waddy High School reunion

    The Waddy High School Class of 1953 celebrated with a reunion on Aug. 24 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Class members attending were (front row from left) Jean Casey Jesse, Helen Miller Davis, Mary Dean Cook Phifer (in front on floor), Joyce Robinson Brumley, Shirley Watts Temple, Bobby Glass; (second row) Peggy Perry Richardson, Mary Jane Kays Bolin, Edna Mae Perry, Edith Pearl Wilson Webb, Jimmy Rice, Claudine Rogers Catlett, Jimmy Brown, Charles Edward Masters, Wally Jamison and J.W. Watts.

  • 1952 Waddy High School reunion

    The Waddy High School Class of 1952 reunion was held Aug. 11 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Class members attending were (front row from left) Colleen Burke Nelson, Lois Milton Marston, Betty Cook Nethery, Maxine Rucker Shouse and Barbara Derringer Tennill; (back row) Billy Gene Carpenter, Bobby Shouse, Tommy Webb, Mitchell Nethery, Alma Foster Lacefield, Dove Rogers Quire and Donnie Tennill.

  • Engagement: Smith-Popp

    Chris and Cheryl Smith of Taylorsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Marie Smith of Taylorsville, to Joshua Andrew Popp of Shelbyville. He is the son of Don and Debbye Burk of Shelbyville.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Spencer County High School.

    He is 2001 graduate of Shelby County High School.

    The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2012, at the Jackson family farm.

  • Engagement: Glass-Akers

    Larry and Janet Glass of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Leigh, to John “Sam” Akers.

    He is the son of Judith Akers of Shepherdsville and the late Earl Akers, and he is the father of Seth and Evan Akers.

    She is employed with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, fisheries division.

    He is employed with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, engineering division.

    A wedding is planned for next year.

  • Birth: Drawbaugh son

    Sophie and Olivia Drawbaugh announce the birth of their brother, Dathan Robert Drawbaugh, born Aug. 17, 2012, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds and was 18 1/2 inches long.

    Parents are Ricky and Jessi Drawbaugh, Pleasureville.

    Grandparents are Clyde and Brenda Sholar of Pleasureville and Ricky and Nancy Drawbaugh of Shelbyville.

    Great-Grandparents are Thomas and Lillian Easley and Freeman and Dorothy Lyons, all of Pleasureville and Homer and Janice Clem of Athens, Alabama.

  • 60th anniversary: Pat and Jim Edwards

    Jim and Pat Edwards of Eminence celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 21 at Crescent Place Assisted Living. They have three children, Bruce Edwards of Shelbyville, Beverly Smith of Lexington and Jeff Edwards of Louisville.

  • 7th anniversary: Torrey and Bethany Smith

    Torrey and Bethany Smith of Shelbyville have been married for 7 years. The couple were married Sept. 24, 2005, in Chillicothe, Ohio.

    He is the son of Judy and W.A. Smith of Shelbyville.

    She is the daughter of Jerry and Lyn Komlos of Chillicothe, Ohio.

    They have two children, Presley Lane and Ella Kate.

  • Datebook: Sept. 20, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. every third Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.