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  • Shelby County woman recognized as Master Farm Homemaker

    For the first time in more than 20 years, a Shelby County woman has been inducted in the Kentucky Master Farm Homemakers Guild.

    “It’s a big deal. It’s very exciting,” said Shelia Fawbush from the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office and a member of the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association.

    Hawkins, a farm homemaker, farmer’s market vendor and vice president and loan manager at Citizens Union Bank, was recognized and honored as the newest member to the guild at the state MFHG meeting last month in Bowling Green.

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    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is teaming with the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center for an opening night VIP preview from 6-9 p.m. on July 30, the evening before the facility opens to the general public.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Sewer rates won’t change

    The Simpsonville City Commission Tuesday again cited good, positive growth as the reason they were able to slow costs for residents.

    The commission voted unanimously to halt an automatic 2.5 percent annual increase to the sewer rates.

    “About three years ago you passed a sewer ordinance that states that the rates go up two-point-five percent each year,” City Administrator David Eaton told the commission. ‘The only way to stop that is for the commission to vote not to accept it.

  • Storm had bark but no bite

    Despite blinding lightning, booming thunder, scattered power outages and numerous funnel cloud sightings, Wednesday night’s storm was not serious, officials say.

    That’s because wind gusts “only” got up to 48 mph, and none of the funnel clouds turned out to be tornadoes, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Robert Szappanos.

  • Pageant title leads to stroll on the red carpet

    From red-hot wings to the red carpet, Marissa Raisor has come a long way from the Hooters on the river in Northern Kentucky.

    Since winning the Miss Hooters International pageant last July in Las Vegas, Raisor has traveled the world working for the popular chain restaurant.

    Since her crowning, she has thrown the first pitch at a Cincinnati Reds game, kicked a football in Times Square for the Super Bowl and been on the radio in Chicago. And she recently returned from helping open a new restaurant in Thailand.

  • County to receive $1.3 million in state Road Aid program

    Shelby County will receive more than $1.3 million from the state County Road Aid Program for the 2014-15 budget year.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s annual program will provide more than $500,000 more than last year.The money comes from the Kentucky State gasoline tax fund.

    Magistrates authorized Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger to enter into the agreement with the cabinet during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • 2 KU outages affect less than a dozen, should be fixed by noon

    About a dozen Shelby County residents lost power Thursday morning in what Kentucky Utitlities called a left over effect from Wednesday's storms.

    The two outages, one in Simpsonville and one in Shelbyville, each affect about locations, and the company said that power should be resolved by this afternoon.

  • Distillery will locate on north side of Guist Creek Lake

    Diageo, a global company with the distinction of being a world leader in distilled sprits, does not have a tasting room planned for its proposed facility on Benson Pike, but that could change if the county were to go wet, company officials say.

    "In the plans as they stand now, there is no visitor's center, but there is space for one should they decide to build one down the line," said Diageo spokesperson Kristen Crofoot.

  • Cemetery caretaker arrested on more charges of selling bogus plots

    A cemetery caretaker arrested in February for theft of cemetery property, and indicted in April on two felony charges in connection with that arrest, now has been arrested again on an additional four charges, police say.

    Gerald Kincaid Jr., 30, of Elmburg Road in Bagdad was arrested May 22 on one count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property, two counts of theft by deception more than $500 but less than $10,000 (including cold checks) and one count of theft (auto) $500 or more, but less than $10,000.

  • Seniors look forward, remember the past

    They left with sadness at leaving old friends, joy at being freed from the rigors of high school and excitement at the prospect of a whole new world opening up before them.

    But all of the high school seniors who graduated Saturday did so with one thing in common – pride in earning their diplomas.