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Today's News

  • Engagement: Lawrence-Bordelon

    Robert Lawrence of Florida and Carol Gentry Lawrence of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jen Lawrence, to James Bordelon, both of Nebraska. He is the son of Dale and Tina McDonald of Mississippi.

    The wedding will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2012 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

  • Cornerstone first day of school

    Cornerstone Christian Academy started the 29th school year on Aug. 13.

  • CHS dance team

    The Collins High School dance team attended camp at Miami University in Ohio recently. Members received several superior ribbons and a bid to nationals in Florida, and five team members made the all-American team.

  • Birth: Reed son

    Jason and Rebecca Reed of Shelbyville announce the birth of their second child, a son, on July 24, 2012 at Norton Suburban Hospital, Louisville. He has been named Jackson Tyler Reed.

    He was born at 8:40 p.m., weighing 5 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He has a big brother, 2-year-old Joey.

    Grandparents are William and Carol Jackson of Smithfield, Glenn and Roxanne Reed of Louisville.

    Great-grandparent is Lela Jackson of Louisville.

  • Birth: Dempsey son

    Crystal and Daniel Dempsey of Shelbyville announce the birth of their second child, a son, on May 14, 2012, at Tri County Baptist Hospital. He has been named Daryn Jagger Dempsey.

    Grandparents are Danny Joe Dempsey of Shelbyville and Marty and Ellis Shouse of Frankfort.

    Great-grandparents are Betty Sue Shouse of Frankfort and James Bailey of Midway.

  • Datebook: August 13, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.

  • Rand Paul says Obama’s solution no way to fix health care

    “So he took a swig out of the bottle of whiskey, tucked the Bible under his arm and put the one-hundred dollar bill in his pocket, and his mother whispered to his father, ‘My goodness, he’s going to be a politician.’”

    That punch line got a crowd of about 85 people at Persimmon Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday in the mood for a short speech by Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, who spoke for about 15 minutes about health-care reform at the conclusion of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon.

  • Election 2012: Lineup is set for November

    The deadline for filing for the non-partisan races for this November’s election passed Tuesday, and the full slate is now set.

    Following the presidential election between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District race between Democrat Bill Adkins and Republican Thomas Massie.

    After that, there are a few local elections with a lot of candidates on Nov. 6.

  • Superintendent lays out ideas with tax levy in mind

    The Shelby County Board of Education will takes its annual look at the board’s tax rate at its meeting Aug. 23, which will be held at Collins High School at 7 p.m., but before board members do that Superintendent James Neihof wanted to give them something to think about.

  • EARLIER: Paragon Outlet partners with Trio for its mall project

    Just as Trio Property Management and Water Street Development are getting ready to discuss the development of a 400,000-square-foot outlet mall on an 82-acre site in south Simpsonville, the companies have announced a new partnership.

    On Tuesday they announced they have signed a contract with Paragon Outlet Partners LLC to develop the site.