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Today's News

  • Shelby rebounds with win

    The Shelby County Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-star baseball team bounced back from its first round loss in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament.

    Shelby County, which lost its opening game, 15-3, to South Lexington, beat Campbellsville, 12-5, Tuesday night in a losers’ bracket game at Shillito Park in Lexington.

    Shelby met Somerset on Thursday night in an elimination game.

  • Legion strikes down Danville

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball coach Jim Wiley is hoping his team caught lightning in a bottle Wednesday night.

    Post 37 downed Danville, 5-2, in 4½ innings in a game that was called in the bottom of the fifth inning because of lightning at Clear Creek Park in the team’s penultimate game of the regular season.

  • Wiley qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur after tying for 10 at Kentucky Open

    It’s been a big week for Candice Wiley.

  • Acklin transfers to Simpsonville

    Artavia Marshall Acklin was at Southside Elementary as a student, as a teacher, as an instructional coach. Now she is leaving “home” to become assistant principal at Simpsonville Elementary and she is excited. A former Shelby County/ExCEL Teacher of the Year, Acklin has a strong literacy background. She led a workshop recently at Kentucky State University for secondary teachers to model the strong engagement components so familiar in an elementary setting. She said, “I have an intense love for curriculum and instruction.”

  • New assistant principal

  • Jones leaves classroom

    A 1988 graduate of Shelby County High School, Donna Jones knows what it is like to be the only African American in a class setting. A new assistant principal at Collins High School, Jones wants every student to know it is “cool to excel” and she wants parents to impress the importance of learning as well. The former eighth-grade social studies teacher talked about her plans to motivate students and encourage parents while students worked on Credit Recovery courses in the school library.

  • Church news: July 20, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • EARLIER: Triple S Planning Commission: Outlet mall decision will come in August

    After the Triple S Planning Commission tabled its vote on the zone change request for the proposed outlet mall on the west side of Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville south of Interstate 64, Horizon Group officials were left undeterred.

    “There was a lot of information presented tonight and a lot of comments, so we respect the commission’s decision to take their time and evaluate it,” said Tom Rumptz, Horizon’s senior vice president in charge of the development. “But we’ll continue to move forward with the development process.”

  • Shelby’s special districts shine under state’s spotlight

    By the end of the year, State Auditor Adam Edelen has said he plans to have a complete database of all the special taxing districts across the state – and Shelby County may help give him a good start in that effort.

    According to Edelen’s office, there could be as many as 1,800 special districts in Kentucky, and many could be operating outside of the eye of the public.

  • Reaching out a helping hand to Andriot family

    She has been battling a rare form of cancer for nearly two years now. The treatments have kept her from work, and her bills are piling up.

    And now some members of the community want to reach out and lift some of those troubles from her shoulders.

    Jamie Wieczorek Andriot, 29, has had two surgeries to remove cancerous tumors resulting from a condition known as carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma, a tumor of the parotid, or salivary, gland.