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Today's News

  • Engagement: Jeffries-Fairfax

    Rickie and Karen Jeffries of Mount Eden announce the wedding of their daughter, Cassie Jeffries, to Ronnie Fairfax. 

    He is the son of Roland and Virginia Fairfax of Louisville. 

    Jeffries is employed at Citizens Union Bank, and Fairfax is employed at Vivid Impact in Louisville.

    The couple will have a beach wedding on Aug. 6, 2012, in Panama City, Fla.

  • Library donation

    Scott Stalker (left), a board member of the Shelby County Conservation District, presents a check to Pam Federspiel, director of The Shelby County Public Library, to purchase conservation books to add to the library’s collection.

  • Reunion: SHS class of 1952

    The Shelbyville High School Class of 1952 celebrated its 60th reunion on May 22-23 at Butler State Park in Carrollton. Among those attending were (front row from left) Peggy Roberts Keel, Esther Jo Morris Long, Joyce Whitaker Thurman, Cecie Lawson Adams, Barbara Kay Coleman, JoAnn Bicksel Lancaster; and (back row) John Cinnamond, Bill Poole, John Long, Bill Catlett, Bob Holland, Harper Davis, Charles Aynes and Bob Baskett.

  • Datebook: July 6, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Paying it forward

    When Andrea and George Cottrell received a van from Shelby County Community Charities last year, they knew they wouldn’t have it forever.

    And when Andrea Cottrell met Ava King, a 7-year-old at Clear Creek Elementary School who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, heart conditions and epilepsy, she said she knew where the van eventually would go.

  • Shelby County School Board: Neihof receives nearly outstanding evaluation

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved its 2012 evaluation of Superintendent James Neihof, for the third consecutive year giving Neihof an evaluation with an average rating of Excellent.

    The evaluation, which had been delivered in closed meeting on June 14 but were required to be approved in Thursday’s public meeting of the board, focused on 10 professional standards and considered the goals for the district agreed upon by Neihof and the board last year. The rating range is Unacceptable, Needs Improvement, Good, Excellent and Outstanding.

  • Red, White and BBQ

  • Some hot tips on your fireworks use

    Shelby County will get 4th of July celebrations started Wednesday morning with a parade in Mount Eden and then end the holiday with fireworks that evening at Clear Creek Park, but others will opt to celebrate at home.

    However, remember to use some common sense and make sure you’re following the local ordinances.

  • A piece of fiction that makes you proud of the fact

    Maybe this happens in your profession or in some aspect of your life: a moment when you want to stand up before the world and say how proud you are of what you do.

    That’s how I feel today – oddly not because of some magnanimous piece of journalism but because of an hour or two of pure fiction.

  • What we think: Health-care law deserves its chance

    Thursday was perhaps the most important day this century for Americans. The Supreme Court’s affirmation of President Obama’s sweeping health-care reform will have far-reaching impacts on all our lives, possibly even helping to save some of them.

    But we believe history will tell us that the days – even the hours – following that momentous announcement will prove even more significant.