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Today's News

  • 101st birthday

    Edna Black Devers will celebrate her 101st birthday this weekend at the Masonic Home Shelbyville. Devers, who was born and has lived her entire life in Shelby County, will have a reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Garden Café. Friends are welcome. Devers has three children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and was recognized by Governor Steve Beshear with the Kentucky Colonel award.

  • Birthday: Celebrating the big 1-0-0

  • Engagement: Milroy-Hardin

    Michael and Ellen Muscara of Nicholasvilleannounce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda C. Milroy of Lawrenceburg, to Jeffrey S. Hardin of Lawrenceburg. He is the son of Kenneth and Berttye Hardin of Lawrenceburg.

    The wedding will take place at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 2012, at First Christian Church, 316 Ann St. in Frankfort.

  • Former governor attends signing

    Shelby County native and former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins (right) joined the group that produced Shelby County, Kentucky 2011 – A Living Historyat the Shelby County Public Library on July 11 for a signing event. With Collins are editorial contributor Ernestine Jennings; photographer Greg Biagi; co-publisher, Mae Peniston; and publisher William E. Matthews.

  • Datebook: July 18, 2012

    Public meetings
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.

  • Shaping up Shelby: An exercise group on a roll

    There are millions of ways to stay fit, trim and healthy and all include watching your diet and maintaining proper nutrition. However, there are very few exercises that are as accessible and easy on the body as bicycling.

  • EARLIER: Ousted Bogard to get belongings, but that’s the end

    When recently fired children’s librarian Sherry Bogard finally was given an opportunity to defend herself before Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Shelby County Public Library’s board of directors, the only thing she asked was that the rest of her belongings be returned.

    That appears to be all she is going to get.

  • Shelby County School Board: 3-year MAP analysis shows scores increasing

    Shelby County Public Schools is seeing some promising trends as it continues to compile more data from the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests.

    Lisa Smith, the district’s chief academic officer, presented a 3-year comparison to the school board during Thursday’s meeting.

  • Firefighter for a day

  • What we think: We will be watching finish of outlet race

    The probability that an outlet mall will be built at Simpsonville now seems to be virtually certain.

    There are formal plans to be specified and a lot of concrete to be poured, but the original proposal by the Horizon Group is well down the road to government approval.

    Add to that the stretch-run proposal by Trio Properties, and what we appear to be watching is strangely reminiscent of I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister rushing down the stretch, with the only question being which one will cross the finish line first.