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Today's News

  • WICHE: So that was a whirlwind

    I saw the strangest thing the other day: a bona fide whirlwind?  I was taking water to the ewes and lambs midday, and I looked up to see this swarm of plant material – and whatever else was in it – swirl around a viburnum.  It was hot out and only the slightest breeze was apparent. 

    Because I was by myself, I had to comment to the sheep and the dogs, “Oh my gosh, look at that, that is so weird!” 

  • Anonymous donor provides outdoor movies for Simpsonville residents

    Simpsonville residents soon will be able to watch movies outdoors at the city’s park – for free, so to speak.

    The city commission approved unanimously at its meeting Tuesday to spend $25,899 to purchase a giant screen and audio/video projection system from Open Air Cinema.

    And the good news for that expense is that the cost is covered completely by an anonymous donation of $30,680.84 that the city’s parks department received in July.

  • News briefs: Aug. 8, 2012

    State retirees unhappy with new Medicare plan

    Public retirees on Medicare say the decision to privatize their supplemental health insurance coverage is premature and worry it could result in reduced benefits and denied claims down the road.
    The Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees voted, 5-3, Monday to sign with Humana for a Medicare Advantage plan starting next year. Since 2006, KRS has self-insured its members over age 65.

  • Dover Baptist Church turns 200: A place from the heart

    The pews were overflowing, the voices were overwhelming and the spirit was overpowering on Sunday when perhaps 150 gathered in the little white church to celebrate 200 years of Dover Baptist Church.

  • Locks of hair

  • I'm one: Gaetano Gray Geraci

    Gaetano Gray Geraci celebrated his first birthday Aug. 1, 2012.

    He is the son of Jenny (Gray) and Joseph Geraci of Louisville.

    Grandparents are Pam Gray and Bobby Gray, both of Shelbyville,  and Alfia Geraci of Harrodsburg and the late Gaetano  Geraci.

  • Engagement: Hedges-Flood

    Robert and Kim Arrington of Shelbyville and James Hedges of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, announce the engagementof their daughter, Ashley Hedges of Chicago, to Jon Flood of Chicago. He is the son of Jan Flood of Lake Zurich, Ill.

    She is a graduate of DePauw University and is a business development manager at Google. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University and a senior sales consultant at ITXchange in Chicago.

    The wedding will take place at Eminence Christian Church on Oct. 6, 2012.

  • Engagement: Ferrell-Finke

    Kenneth and Martha Ferrell of Waddy announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerri Ferrel,l to Matt Finke. He is the son of Mike and Sue Finke of Edgewood.

    She is a 2000 graduate of Shelby County High School, a 2004 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and is employed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital as a donor relations officer in special events.

  • Shelby County School Board: New school projects, college readiness up for discussion

    The Shelby County Board of Education will get the school year started with a busy agenda at Thursday’s meeting.

    The board will hear several reports, including an update on both the Northside and Southside new school projects.

    The board approved the submission of the Northside Early Childhood Center construction documents to the Kentucky Department of Education at its meeting July 26 but requested seeing a the exterior design again.

  • Shelby County schools fired up and ready to go

    Collins and Shelby County high school principals John Leeper and Eddie Oakley, respectively, got the district’s teachers fired up in the Collins gym Tuesday morning with a roller-coaster competition.

    Each principal led a side of the gym in roller-coaster-like movements, complete with cheers and screams, all getting them prepared for the opening day today, which will likely be filled with plenty of cheers and screams from students.