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Today's News

  • Learn to earn: State report connects income/education levels

    Sixth place out of 120 ain't bad.

    According to Kentucky's 2008-10 County Profiles, only nine of the 120 counties in Kentucky have a median household income greater than the national average. Shelby County ranks sixth in Kentucky.

  • Promotion key to Recycling Center's growth

    Word of mouth has been the best advertisement when it comes to getting Shelby County residents to recycle.

    Shelby County Solid Waste Coordinator Russell Thomas credits promoting the Recycling Center's mission to the public for much of the increase in the county's 2007 recycling totals.

    "Getting the word out is important," Thomas said. "I think our efforts -- and it is a team effort -- in getting out in community and spreading the word has helped tremendously."

  • Putting truth to the test

    I haven't watched the TV show but I've seen the advertisements where a man appears to be hooked up to a lie detector machine and a game show host is asking him if he could cheat on his wife and no one would ever know, would he do it?

    Problem is, his wife and a rather large TV audience are all watching to see what his answer will be.

    Talk about being in the hotseat.

    I imagine most men would rather endure eating a plate of worms or at least swimming in less shark-infested waters.

  • Thanks for help

    The Shelby County Optimist Club would like to give thanks to those who helped with our annual Christmas dinner. Special thanks to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, the Sentinel-News, Kroger, donations from Kentucky Tent Rental, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Masters, Mr. and Mrs Bobby Mackey, Pauline Clements, Billy Jeffries and the late Ophelia Martin.

    With the help of over 40 volunteers and Optimist members, we were able to feed over 350 people.

    Jean Glore, president

    Shelby County Optimist Club

  • Rockets drop heartbreaker at Madison Central

    Down 10 points with about three minutes to go, the Rockets looked sunk Tuesday at Madison Central.

    But a furious Rockets' rally that culminated with Alex Matthews hitting a lay-in with two seconds to play left the game tied and the Rockets a new life in overtime.

    But Madison Central (15-11, No. 14 in The Courier-Journal's Litkenhous rankings) outscored Shelby 13-7 in the extra session, sending the Rockets (17-8) home with a 77-71 loss.

  • Simpsonville law would speed up nuisance enforcement

    The Simpsonville City Commission Wednesday passed an ordinance that would speed up the city's ability to deal with environmental nuisances.

    The ordinance amends a 1986 measure that required a letter to a homeowner followed by a certified letter before the city could take action to require a property to be mowed or cleaned up. The new rule allows the city to take action after it has informed the property owner by certified letter or by a personal visit.

    City public works director Brian Romine said the new rule would make his job easier.

  • Family court will stay put for time being

    Family Court Judge John David Myles will have to wait for the new judicial center to be built before he gets to move his office.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) had been in negotiations with New Mount Zion Church to lease the Mulberry Building at 7th and Main streets to renovate that building into office space and a courtroom. But renovating the space would be cost-prohibitive given that the court will be moving into the new judicial center when it is built.

  • Lady Rockets game time against Notre Dame Friday moved

    The Shelby County girls' basketball game scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, was rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, and the time has been moved up half an hour.

    The Lady Rockets will now face Notre Dame in the regular season finale Friday at 7 p.m. The JV game will begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • A dog's life

    "I love it. Absolutely love it!" is the sentiment Christine Swartz, of Shepherdsville, has of the SuperDog Sports Center in Simpsonville.

    She drives an hour at least once a week to get to the SuperDog Sports Center in Simpsonville to train her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Chase. The dog, a handsome male and show winner, participates in the center's classes to improve and maintain his show presentation.

  • Council repents 'sin tax'

    The Shelbyville City Council came to a consensus last Thursday night that they would move to rescind the five percent tax on local alcohol sales.

    After a workshop on Feb. 14 concerning the tax, five of the six council members said they were in favor of getting rid of the tax and giving the close to $50,000 that the tax has earned back to the businesses that sold the alcohol.

    During the workshop, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty told council members the city took in twice as much in alcohol taxes as it had anticipated.