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Today's News

  • Datebook - June 5, 2019

    This Week

     

    2019 History Camp

  • Shannon, Pack, announce engagements

    Summer Elayne Shannon announces her engagement to Aaron Michael Pack. The groom's parents are Allen and Bonita Pack of Alexandria and the bride's parents are John and Lesley Shannon of Shelbyville. The couple will be married June 8 at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

  • JHS joins effort to fight opioid epidemic

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, is joining forces with hospitals across Kentucky in an attempt to end opioid abuse in the commonwealth.

    The Kentucky Hospital Association is partnering with the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services and are working together to reduce opioid prescriptions and improve safe opioid use throughout the state.

  • JHS Men’s Health Fair is June 8

    Men don’t think it will happen to them.

    But health problems can fell the strongest of men.

    The Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Men’s Health Fair is 8 a.m. to noon June 8 at the hospital and will offer men in the area free screenings for several common conditions.

    Screenings include lab work for cholesterol, glucose and PSA, a urologist exam and screenings for stroke, blood pressure, skin cancer, vision, podiatry and sleep apnea.

  • HorseSensing combines soft, hard skills

    Veterans with PTSD or addiction, former inmates and at-risk youth – Dr. Sally Broder, husband, David Broder, and their friends and colleagues want to help.

    Sally Broder, a psychologist, and David Broder, an addiction treatment specialist, formed HorseSensing in California in 2009. Its primary purpose, to help veterans with PTSD and social isolation by using horses as a therapeutic tool.

    With the exception of treatment centers and individual client therapy, the Broders tackled this project for a decade free of charge to veterans.

  • Magic of the race

     People participate in all kinds of events for their birthday. Some have a big party, others want to be surrounded by family, and some want to try something they have never done before, checking another box on the bucket list.

    Shelby County native Amanda Kaiser-Jones set a goal to hit before turning the big 4-0.

    To run 40 half marathons before her birthday on June 23rd. As of May 27 in the Grand Run half marathon in Westfield, Ind., she completed her goal.

  • North Oldham grabs 8th Region title from Rockets

     The Shelby County baseball team’s postseason “Cowboy” run came to an end Tuesday night as it fell 12-8 to the North Oldham Mustangs in the 8th Region championship game.

    “It was fun because they are a bunch of cowboys,” head coach Erik Phelps said. “They are really tough, hard nosed kids that really enjoy working hard. We compete for twenty-one outs, no matter what the score they keep bringing it.”

    Though a loss, the Rockets showed no quit going toe-to-toe with the Mustangs for seven innings.

  • New classes to help inmates better themselves

    Jeremy Harrell of Shelby County is mainly known for his work with veterans, but he has recently tried his hand at something new. 

    The Veterans Club founder has begun working with inmates in jails around the state, as a separate project disconnected from Veterans Club and his usual work.

    “I also believe it’s very important to serve the community as a whole,” Harrell said. “Whether that’s veterans or civilians, that doesn’t really matter.”

  • EV road trip launches in Shelby County

     Shelby Energy and Diageo got a taste of a possible future earlier this week when an EV road trip made a stop at their facilities.

    According to Kevin Osbourn, a spokesman for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperative, the stop was the last in a road trip that took an electric car all around the state to showcase the benefits of driving electric vehicles.

    “We call it the Great EV Road Trip,” Osbourn said. “This was the third one we did.”

  • Our fear of missing out makes us miss out

    By Jerry Cappel

    I think I am getting old. More and more things I remember about my youth are totally absent from the worlds of not just children or teens around me, but 30-something adults as well.

    Rotary phones, transistor radios and carburetors on cars are among these things.

    Another of these things is what I remember as "blue laws."