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Today's News

  • News briefs: July 27, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment rises

    but still fourth-best in state

    Shelby County’s unemployment rose a half of  a percentage point from May, to 6.7 percent, but that remains the fourth-best rate in the state.

    Shelby had posted 6.2 percent in May, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  

    Despite the increase, Shelby County’s rate was well below the 8.6 percent posted in June of 2011.

  • Post 37 strikes out (20 times) against Ashland

    A University of Kentucky assistant baseball coach was at Clear Creek Park on Wednesday night to watch an American Legion district tournament game.

    And Logan Salow gave his best pitch for a grant-in-aid offer.

  • Countdown to Cards vs. Cats

    SIMPSONVILLE – Forty-five days before their teams meet on the football field, Joker Phillips and Charlie Strong met up in Shelby County.

    The respective coaches of the universities of Kentucky and Louisville came together at the Cardinal Club clubhouse for the annual Governor’s Cup luncheon and golf tournament. The event is the tee-off/kickoff to the Governor’s Cup game between the Wildcats and Cardinals.

  • Sharks swimming 7th in state long-course

    Several Shelby Sharks swam well at the 12 & under Kentucky Long Course State Championships at the University of Louisville last weekend.“We had forty-eight best times, six team records broken, sixteen top-sixteen finishes and seventeen top eight finishes,” Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said. “We are currently in seventh place overall.”

  • HOLLAND: Are your beneficiary designations up to date?

    When was the last time you reviewed your beneficiary designations for life insurance policies and retirement accounts? Very likely, the answer is “never.” But you should review them periodically.

    Various life events can signal a need to review and possibly change your beneficiary designations. Consider whether any of the following events have occurred since you named your beneficiaries.

  • Shelby farmer growing his Henry County market for sustainable foods

    CAMPBELLSBURG – Capstone Produce in Campbellsburg was the provider for the recent Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, and for its owner, Cropper farmer David Neville, this is another step toward bringing locally produced sustainable agriculture into the mainstream conversation.

  • On campus: July 27, 2012

    Casey Page graduated with his Master of Arts degree in teaching from the University of Louisville, college of education in May. He is the son of Marty and Rachael Page of Finchville.

  • On campus: July 27, 2012

    Sarah Lohr graduated from Western Kentucky University in May, magna cum laude, and received her Bachelor of Science in communication disorder. She will attend graduate school at the University of Louisville in the fall to pursue her Master of Science degree in communicative disorder. She is the daughter of Raymond and Vicki Lohr.

  • Court report: July 27, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Miranda Marie Hanes, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. – guilty – $544 fine and costs.

    Alec Ryan Hamler, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. – guilty – eight-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • Datebook: July 25, 2012

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.