Today's News

  • Birth: Elmore son

    Joey Elmore and Amy Banta of Bethlehem announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Feb. 3, 2012 at Central Baptist Hospital Lexington. He has been named Rylee Daniel Elmore. He weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.

    Grandparents are Joyce and Melvin Patterson of Harrisonville, Joseph Elmore of Louisville, and Mary Roberts of Bethlehem.

  • Closing the gap

    A midway celebration took place at Kingpin Bowling with the G.A.P. (Gaining Academic Progress) tutoring program participants from Clear Creek Elementary. For some children, it was their first experience at a bowling alley, so not only was it fun but educational as well. Helping with the event were athletes who serve as mentors at the school along with (back row at left) Teresa Roberson, Family Resource Center coordinator, who is pictured with Zaria Bailey, Andrew Chamblee, Michael Phillips and Cierra Goodloe.

  • Stories in rocks

    Jack Daugherty (from left), Makayla Marr and Nathalie Fernandez make some discoveries as Talented And Gifted science students in Susan Wolf’s class at Shelby County High School. They looked over a series of authentic fossils and typed them for classification. Using only the observed characteristics of the rocks, the students hypothesized where the fossils originated and what might have impacted their shape over time. Students also developed a grid to organize the bed of fossils presented to them.

  • Wedding: Maekita-Andrews

    Yoshino Maekita of Yokohama, Japan, and Jared Andrews of Riverside, Calif., were married April 2, 2012, in Riverside.

    Parents of the bride are Kayoko and Mitsuru Maekita. She attended Nihon University College of Arts in Japan.

    The groom is the son of Pam and Al Andrews. He is a graduate of Shelby County High School and graduated from the University of California School of Music in 2010.

    The couple resides in Riverside, Calif.

  • Engagement: Wolf-Feole

    Walter and Sarah Wolf of Center, N.D., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Wolf, to Ian Feole, both of Grand Forks, N.D. He is the son of John and Merrie Feole of Shelbyville.

    They are both graduates of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

    The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m. June 23, 2012, at St. Peter in Hannover, N.D.

  • Engagement: Liles-Kees

    Roch and Marlene Liles of South Portsmouth announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Liles, to Jack Kees of Shelbyville. He is the son of Frank and Judy Kees of Shelbyville.

    She will graduate in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in communication, journalism and business from Morehead State University.

    A June wedding is planned at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

  • Court report: April 9, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Jacob D. Conn, first-offense DUI and possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle – guilty – 2-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $763 fine and costs.

    Marceling Gomez Gonzales, alcohol intoxication in a public place and giving officer false name or address – guilty – 5-day sentence and $269 fine and costs.

  • Datebook: April 20, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • International play boosts Hicks’ confidence, toughness

    MANNHEIM, Germany – Darryl Hicks did not lack confidence in his game, but he said his experience of representing the United States at the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Tournament helped him gain more faith in his abilities and taught him he still can play tougher.

    Hicks, a Shelbyville resident and junior star at Trinity High School, was named to the U.S. team for this biennial world-wide tournament in Mannheim, Germany, where the Americans slumped to a seventh-place finish last week.

  • Denouncing the announcements

    These college announcements are getting ridiculous.

    Last Wednesday night’s televised decisions of highly coveted high school boys’ basketball players Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel just reinforced that to me.

    The ESPNU production that was the commitments of Muhammad to UCLA and Noel to the University of Kentucky wasn’t quite as bad as the LeBron James’ “Decision” show on ESPN back in July of 2010, but it wasn’t far off.