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  • I-64 fatality claims one

    A Frankfort man died after a one-vehicle crash on I-64 Tuesday night.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that James Long, 62, died after he crashed at the 36 mile marker on I-64 at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

    Long, who was returning from Louisville, was not wearing a seatbelt, he said.

    Long was a longtime jockey in Kentucky and at one time was the only black jockey riding in the state.

    He ended his career in 2008, winning more than 300 races.

     

    He was the only occupant of his vehicle.

  • Equine event to be held at Metzgers

    If you’re in the mood to befriend a horse and help out a worthy cause at the same time, you might want to take in Help A Horse Day Sunday and Monday at Metzger’s Country Store in Simpsonville.

    The event will feature orphaned horses – a miniature named Lil’ Sebastian and foal, Dwight – brought in by the Kentucky Humane Society Equine program known as CARE (Connect, Assist, Rescue and Educate) helps horses, as well as cats.

  • Farmers taking freaky weather in stride

    Unusually warm temperatures have both backyard gardeners and farmers looking at crops early this year.

    The Kentucky Climate Summary for April 10 to April 16, a report compiled by several agencies, including the UK Ag Weather Center, extension agents, farmers, and the state and national departments of agriculture, reports that above normal temperatures remained in place throughout that period throughout the state, peaking Friday and Saturday with highs in the low to middle 80s for much of Kentucky, pushing the state to a fourth straight week of above normal temperatures.

  • Mother Nature eggs it up

    A beautiful sunny day, great weather, with lots of laughing children scrambling to find the most brightly colored Easter eggs made for a very enjoyable Easter/Earth Day event on Saturday.

    With the Easter Bunny and Mother Nature sharing the spotlight at Red Orchard Park on the same day this year, Earth Day and Bunny Day drew quite a crowd, he said.

  • Human remains undergoing forensic exam

    After trying unsuccessfully to identity human remains that were found in Waddy in January, investigators have turned to forensic experts for help.

    A human skull brought home by a dog in January and additional skeletal remains that were later found, have been turned over to the Forensic Anthropology Center in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee, said investigators.

  • Bypass back open after crash

    The Shelbyville Bypass opened back up at 4 p.m. after being shut down for nearly two hours due to a serious accident near La Grange Road.

    Three people were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, one was airflited and two were transported by ambulance, officials said.

    The person that was airlifted suffered serious injuries and the other two, minor injuries. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

  • New bill limits pain pills

    A bill that would drastically change the face of prescription pain pill usage in Kentucky was signed by Gov. Matt Bevin Monday.

    House Bill 333 will prohibit doctors from giving patients prescriptions for more than a three-day supply of a Schedule II controlled substance, which includes narcotics such as OxyContin, to treat pain as an acute medical condition.

  • Legislators share thoughts on 2017 session

    Area professionals from business, commercial, farming and more backgrounds filled the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office Wednesday morning to get a brief rundown on the 2017 legislation session from State Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and first-year State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville).

  • Heath, fitness and fun

    With warm sunny skies finally lingering in the forecast, there’s no better time to get over those winter blues and back into a healthy mindset.

    To kick start that energy burning mentality, community members are encouraged to stop by the Family Activity Center on April 22.

  • Larry Rogers named new MUW campaign chair

    Members of the Shelby County Metro United Way team say it is with great pleasure they announce Larry Rogers as their new campaign chair for 2017.

    Roberta Steutermann, senior regional community giving manager for Metro United Way, said she is so excited to work with Rogers at the helm of the campaign this year.

    “This year we really thought about who we wanted and everybody at the table all agreed that who we wanted was Larry Rogers,” she said, noting his connections and respect in the community run deep.