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  • Simpsonville shooting suspect still at large

    A shooting suspect that police have been pursuing since Sunday afternoon remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

    The search is continuing for James Anthony Watkins who is wanted in the shooting of a Hispanic man who was shot twice Sunday morning at an apartment complex in Simpsonville.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said the man, whose name has not been released, is recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital and is in stable condition.

    Armstrong said the motive for the shooting is not clear at this time.

  • News briefs: Aug. 3, 2012

    Kentucky is introducing

    more secure driver’s license

    Kentucky begins a transition to a new driver’s license this month that, while similar in appearance to current licenses, contains security features for greater protection of privacy and resistance to tampering.

  • All courts closed on Monday in Shelby and statewide

    The Shelby County Judicial Center will be locked up and dark on Monday, Kentucky’s first mandated furlough day for judicial employees.

    This is the first of three such days – Sept. 4 and Oct. 15 are the others – in which all judicial employees except exempted elected officials will remain home and not be paid as part of an effort to balance the Judicial Branch’s budget after the General Assembly reduced its total available funds by $25.2 million.

  • New school year to bring a few changes

    As students try to stuff in late nights, parties and few more trips to the pool during the final five days of summer vacation, the Shelby County Public Schools employees are hard at work getting everything ready for teachers to report on Tuesday and students on Wednesday.

  • 23rd Annual Shelbyville Horse Show: Show has tough start but finishes very strong

    A spill and a bit less swill got the 23rd Annual Shelbyville Horse Show got off to a somewhat rough start Wednesday night that was followed by a big finish.

    High temperatures and changes in the refreshment policy for guests seemed to contribute to a smaller-than-usual crowd early in the evening, but the show itself started off with a bang.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show results

    Results from the Shelbyville Horse Show

    Listed: Horse, owner, rider

    Class: 5-Gaited Amateur

    1. Zombie Stomp, Golden Creek Farm, Mary Gaylord McClean

    2. Limebank King of Clubs, Janet Kellett, Janet Kellett

    3. Epic Hero, Martin Gueldner, Martin Gueldner

    4. Callaway's Already Gone, Gina Greg &/or crews

    5. Eldorado's Gossip Girl, Brittany Balagna, Brittany Balagna

    Class: 3-Gaited Park Open

  • EARLIER: Ex-librarian bids tearful farewell to children

    With tears glistening in her eyes, former children’s librarian Sherry Bogard said farewell to “her kids,” hugging as many of the crowd of 50 children as she could Wednesday at her last story time session at Clear Creek Park.

    Bogard has been conducting a story time hour at the park each Wednesday since late June, when she was fired from the Shelby County Public Library in late June.

  • Bridge repair to close Benson Road to school traffic

    If you live in the northeastern corner of Shelby County and your students usually drive or take a bus to school via Benson Road, you better begin planning alternative routes and a slightly different schedule.

    The bridge replacement project in the Hatton community along Benson, which was to be concluded by Aug. 1, now won’t get under way until Monday, meaning the road soon will be closed to through traffic for some of the first few weeks of school.

  • News briefs: Aug. 1, 2012

    I-64 eastbound lane near Simpsonville to be closed today

    The right eastbound lane of Interstate 64 at the Connor Station Road overpass in Shelby County, about three miles west of Simpsonville, will be closed today for repairs to the bridge. The work is scheduled to be closed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

    You can dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information.

  • 23rd Shelbyville Horse Show: New event gets kids involved at the show

    The Shelbyville Horse Show has a little surprise in order for its 23rd edition, which gets under way tonight at the Shelby County Fairgrounds

    The show organizers have added a new class that will go off at 6:30 on Saturday night, and it’s open to the public.

    “”We’ve added a stickhorse class,” show manager R.H. Bennett said. “We had some parents and grandparents come to us and ask about it, and we thought it’d be a lot of fun. It’s for children, of course.”