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Today's News

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Flyers top Collins, 42-13

    Franklin County completed the county sweep Friday, topping Collins 42-13 just one week after winning at Shelby County.

  • VAN STOCKUM: The early years of a centenarian, Part 6; Working in a Shelby Countian’s Longview lumber mill

    While enrolled in the University of Washington in Seattle, I would spend summer vacations at home with my parents in Longview, Wash. There, I was able to find employment in the huge lumber mill of Robert Alexander Long, who was born and raised on a Shelby County farm.

    A lumber puller

    Mr. Hamilton, the foreman of the planer mill, was pleased to hire young college men, who were eager to perform the strenuous work of pulling finished lumber off the chains. We would work harder, secure in the knowledge that we would not be doing such hard work all our lives.

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    On Tuesday, Susan Barkley, the district’s chief finance officer, presented to the Shelby County Board of Education the 2018-2019 Working Budget and said the receipts exceed expenditures by $205,556.

    “That is a structurally balanced budget,” Barkley said.

    Most of the revenue from the budget comes from local property tax revenues at 55 percent, while the state provides 43 percent of the general fund revenue.

  • MY WORD/Suart Sanders, KHS History Advocate: Communities, historic sites, focus on diversity, inclusion

    Civil Rights activist Marcus Garvey once said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

    Were Garvey alive today, he would likely commend the efforts of several Kentucky communities that are allowing those roots to flourish.

    From Russellville to Lexington and points beyond, our communities are telling more diverse stories about our past, even when that history is difficult.

  • GUEST EDITORIAL: Scale of addiction is a local, global concern

    We have commented several times recently about the paradox of low labor force participation by men of prime working age despite a booming economy in which thousands of good jobs go wanting.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the overall participation rate is the lowest in 40 years. The percentage of working-age men (ages 25-54) who do not work is double what it was in the 1970s. In fact, the U.S. nonparticipation rate for this demographic is second highest in the developed world, behind only Israel.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council to amend ordinances

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council will consider amendments to two ordinances.

    The first is in relation to code enforcement and existing structures and the second pertains to the code enforcement board.

    Shelbyville City Administrator Fred Rogers said the amendments were just a formality to stay in regulation with state law.

  • Scaring up some fun

     As we flipped our calendars to October on Monday, decorations suddenly filled front porches and candy and costume isles invaded our stores.

    Despite its one-day designation on the calendar, Halloween has clearly become an entire season of its own.

    And why not? 

    All Hallows’ Eve is a holiday that can be appreciated by all– whether you’re into cute costumes and not-so-scary movies or you prefer horror costumes and gore flicks.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Human Rights Commission presents to Simpsonville

     The Human Rights Commission made its final stop Monday night, presenting its revised ordinance to the Simpsonville City Commission.

    The ordinance, which has already gone before the Shelbyville City Council and Shelby County Fiscal Court, would dramatically expand the scope of the county’s current ordinance, adding several protected groups to the original, which mainly worked for religious, social and racial harmony.

  • Kentucky Changers to return to Shelby

     For Bob Perkins, the first time Kentucky Changers came through Shelby County was excellent, but the program could not serve every need in the region.

    “We couldn’t get to everybody,” Perkins said. “At the beginning, we had over a hundred applications. At the end, we could only help those specific seventeen people.”

    But, Perkins said, when the program comes back to town in 2019, those people would get another shot at getting the help they need.

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