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  • Almost all animals from puppy mill adopted

    EMINENCE – The 240 animals confiscated Dec. 12 from a puppy mill/hoarding situation on Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg have all found refuge with foster homes, veterinarians and animal rescue groups in the region, Henry

    County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt said.

    So far, the majority of the animals have survived. Two cats that were removed from the property died in transit; one was euthanatized after it tested positive for feline leukemia, a deadly, incurable and highly contagious disease.

  • News briefs: Dec. 28, 2011

    Guthrie sets ‘listening session’

    for Stratton Center next week

    State Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be returning to Shelby County next week to hear what you, his constituents in Congressional District 2, have on your minds.

    Guthrie will spend January visiting each of his 21 counties for what he calls “listening sessions.”

    That includes his stop at Stratton Center in Shelbyville at 5 p.m. Jan. 5.

  • EARLIER: KSP rams car to end 3-county chase

    A high-speed police chase through three counties Tuesday afternoon ended with a Franklin County woman stabbing herself and being forced off the road by police.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Hunter Martin said that when the call came in at about 2 p.m. about a female who was possibly suicidal and armed with a handgun, he just happened to be the one who spotted her vehicle.

    “I saw a car that matched that description, and I got behind her and started following her,” he said.

  • State road department says it's ready for snow

    Snow has arrived in Shelby County, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say their road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties are ready for the area’s first snowfall.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Tucker says goodbye after 16 years

    The Triple S Planning Commission ended its 2011 schedule by saying farewell to a longtime member.

    Commission Chair Gil Tucker banged the gavel for the final time at Tuesday’s meeting. John Wills, who was appointed by Shelby County Fiscal Court, to fill his spot starting next month.

    “I made up my mind on this about a year ago,” Tucker said. “It’s been a pleasure working with everybody, but I wouldn’t make it four more years.”

    Tucker received a plaque from staff and well wishes from the other commission members.

  • Optimist’s Christmas dinner is on injured list this season

    A long tradition of holiday service will be interrupted this year: The Shelby County Optimist Club won’t be having its annual Christmas Day dinner delivery.

    Some physical problems with some core members of the organizing group waylaid the event this year, but club officials promise it will return in 2012.

    “It was a timing issue for us,” Optimist member Lise Sageser said. “Some of the core people were physically down, and we just weren’t able to get it all together this year.

    “But we intend to do it next year.”

  • Churches adjust to the holiday

    Churches are gearing up for an event that doesn’t happen often – Christmas falling on Sunday.

    That hasn’t happened since 2005 and won’t again until 2016.

    But churches adjust their schedules to recognize that typical Sunday morning services – Sunday school, more than one worship service and other activities – don’t often mesh with how families like to spend Christmas morning.

    Kilen Gray, pastor of New Mount Zion Baptist says he’s just about as excited as you can get.

  • EARLIER: Beating victim found beside road is brain dead

    The woman beaten and left by the side of the road remains in a coma and needs a Christmas miracle if she is to survive, her friends and family say.

    Denisse Escareno remains in a coma at the University of Louisville, and her family is filled with despair over being told she is not expected to recover, her roommate, Melody Riddle, said Thursday.

    Riddle fought back tears as she talked about the girl who called her  “Mama.”

  • EARLIER: Parents of teen killed by police say they want answers

    The family of a Shelbyville teen shot and killed by police spoke publicly about the tragedy for the first time since it happened.

    Trey F. Williams, 18, a former Shelby County High School basketball player, was killed Nov. 19  inside his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court in Shelbyville during an altercation with two Shelbyville Police officers.

  • News briefs: Dec. 23, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    continues to move down

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate dropped a bit lower in November.

    The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported that Shelby had a 7.4 percent unemployment rate, .3 percent better than October. The rate also was significantly lower than the 8.5 percent recorded in November 2010.

    Shelby’s rate in October had been one of the 10 best in the state, but greater improvement in other counties pushed it out of that ranking by .2.