Today's News

  • Birth: Ruther son

    Drew and Adriane Carlson Ruther of Oxford, Ohio, announce the birth of their second child, a son, on July 6, 2012. He has been named Sylvan Douglas Ruther.

    Grandparents are Doug and Cathy Carlson of Shelbyville, Bob and Diane Vierling and Mike and Marilyn Ruther, both of College Corner, Ohio. Great grandmothers are Vi Carlson of Hagerstown, Md., and Amy Fuss of Williamsport, Md.

  • Engagement: Ponce-Waits

    Alberto and Loretta Ponce of Radcliff announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffani Ponce of Radcliff, to Chris Waits of Shelbyville. He is the son of Darrell and Barbara Waits of Shelbyville.

    She is a graphic design student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and employed at Walmart.

    He is employed at Bluegrass Magic Gameshop and Walmart.

    The wedding will take place at 4 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2012, at her parents' home in Radcliff.

    Friends and family are invited.

  • Wedding: McClain-Coots

    Amanda McClain of Shelbyville and Mark Coots of Pleasureville were married Sept. 15, 2012, at Chandler Ridge in Bagdad.

    Parents of the bride are Ann Lear and Peewee McClain of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Jeanie McCarty and Joseph Yocum of Shelbyville.

    Morris Lyons officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her dad.

    Maid of honor was Kayla McClain of Shelbyville, the bride’s sister.

    Best man was Darrell Tipton of Shelbyville, the groom’s friend.

  • Reunion: Price

    Those attending the Price Reunion on Sept. 9 were Shirley and Paul Whitehouse; Veronica Stocksdale and daughter; Priscilla Crosier; Janice Durr; Robert and Elizabeth Tipton; Robert and Doris Cissell; Judy Tipton with Suzanne; Owen and Sue Bond; Chrissy Hudson with Isaiah; Nick Tipton; Ben Tipton; Connie and Jerry Coleman with Abby and Kayla Tingle; Peggy and Bo Cook; Lester Price; Troy Price; Francis Ernspiker; Renee Clark; Hollye Thompson with Blythe; Tony Ernspiker; Gary and Cindy Ernspiker; Katie and Walter Turner; and Donald Baxter.

  • Fun (and fundraising) in the sun

    On a sunny first day of fall, the second annual Gallrein Family Fundraiser on Saturday presented all sorts of activities to raise money for Operation Care, A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, the Shelby County Backpack Project and Open Door of Hope men’s shelter. Participants enjoyed the usual s such as the petting zoo, hay pyramid, hay rides and visits to the pumpkin patch, but they also took their shots with slingshots at their less favorite teams – or maybe a coach for one of them.

  • Datebook: Sept. 26, 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.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Triple S Planning Commission’s Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.

  • Shelby County School Board: Final 2012-13 budget to be reviewed

    The Shelby County Board of Education will take a look at the present, past and future at Thursday’s 7 p.m. meeting at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street.

    The board will look to approve the district’s working budget after setting the tax rate for the 2012-13 fiscal year at 71.5 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate and personal property tax, a 2.6 percent increase.

  • 2 Shelby teachers to vie for state’s best

    Two Shelby County teachers have received Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards and have the chance to earn state and national awards.

    Sloane Barnett, a fifth-grade teacher at Simpsonville Elementary, and Jennifer Cox, a language arts teacher at East Middle, are two of 24 teachers – eight at each level – recognized for the award, and they will go on to compete for the 2013 elementary and middle school Kentucky Teacher of Year awards and the overall Kentucky Teacher of the Year, which will be announced next month.

  • What we think: We don’t like Homecoming match

    On Friday night at Collins High School’s newly reopened turf field, the Titans will play host to rival Shelby County High School for the second time in their three years of existence.

    The first two games between these two have not been close, but this one looks on paper like it might be a real battle, indicative of a balancing of the playing field and the emergence of a true – if not simply geographic – rivalry. This should be a spectacle and a lot of fun for everyone.

    Except for one thing:

  • We congratulate: School board’s look at grades

    The Shelby County School Board has taken lot of constructive criticism recently about its actions relative to the tax assessments for this fiscal year. Some residents are asking hard questions about the decisions and the processes related to those assessments, and we will be watching this commentary unfold as it relates to the elections for the seats in three districts –  two contested –  this November.