Today's News

  • Armed forces

    Army Reserve Pvt. Caleb G. Nevarez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. The training encompassed 9 weeks.

    Nevarez is a 2010 graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • On campus: Shelby students graduate Miami

    Two Shelby County students have graduated from Miami University, a public university located in southwestern Ohio.

    Kenton Michael Comstock of Shelbyville received a bachelor of arts degree cum laude. He was also named to the dean’s list.

    Kelly Morgan Hill of Shelbyville received a bachelor of arts degree cum laude.

  • On campus: Shelby student on Belmont dean’s list

    Will Bradley Shuck made the dean’s list at Belmont University. He is a chemistry major and will be a senior. He had been a starter on defense at center back since the first game of his freshmen year on the soccer team. Students recognized on the dean’s list must carry a minimum 12-hour course load during the semester and achieve a quality-point average of 3.5 with no grade below C.

  • Local students help build Habitat for Humanity home in Louisville

    On July 14, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville at 2609 West Madison Street in the Russell neighborhood to celebrate construction of the organization's 377th home in the Louisville area.

    Local High school students from the Governor's Scholars Program constructed the home in four weeks. Established in 1983, the Governor's Scholars Program celebrated its 30th summer in Kentucky by partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build the home as a service project.

    Participating local students include:

  • Back to school schedule


    Aug. 7 – Opening day for staff

    Aug. 8 – First day for students

    Aug. 27 – First day for preschool

    Clear Creek

    Aug. 6 – Open house kindergarten through second grade, 5-5:45 p.m.

    Aug. 6 – Open House third grade through fifth grade, 6-6:45 p.m.

    East Middle

  • Wedding: Floyd-Wilson

    Sarah Elizabeth Floyd of Bagdad and Thomas Dwain Wilson of Camp Lejeune, N.C., were married July 3, 2012.

    Parents of the bride are Rickie and Kathy Floyd of Bagdad. The groom is the son of Kelly and Neva Wilson of La Grange.

    Buddy Berry officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Maid of honor was Holly Floyd of Finchville, sister of the bride.

    Bridesmaid was Amanda Wilson, sister of the groom.

    Best man was Nathan Jackson, of Camp Lejeune, N.C., friend of the groom.

  • Slip slidin’ away

    Liliana Diaz (left) and Willow Pilsen enjoyed slipping and sliding in a sea of bubbles at the Shelby County Public Library Splash and Dash event on July 12.

  • Engagement: Richardson-Bardis

    Billy and Heather Richardson of Bagdad announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Jo Richardson of Bagdad, to Jesse William Bardis of Pleasureville. He is the son of Phil and Pam Bardis of Pleasureville.

    The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 25, 2012, atCropper Baptist Church.

  • 60th anniversary: Gayle L. and Lois Milton Marston

    Gayle L. and Lois Milton Marston celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 18, 2012, during an event hosted by their four children, Barry L. Marston of Shelbyville, Pamela Marston Aldridge of Shelbyville, Michael K. Marston of Bagdad and Robert S. Marston of Borden, Ind. along with their respective spouses, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville

    The couple was married in 1952 at Graefenburg Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Pender.

    The Marstons reside in Shelby County and have seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

  • WICHE: Dividing plants improves health, bloom

    We have all asked the question: “Why hasn’t my plant bloomed?”

    Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc. In fact it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.