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  • Shelby County Parks board launches foundation

    “I am just so excited and proud to be a part of all this; well, I just can’t say enough about how outstanding our parks are here.”

    Those words of exuberance came from Terry Kay, a newly chosen chair of a newly formed foundation designed to procure grants and funding for Shelby County Parks and Recreation.

  • New charges in on-again big pot case

    A man who was charged with the largest marijuana bust ever in Shelby County and mysteriously set free by federal authorities is now back behind bars.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 51, who was re-indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on April 18 for trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds, was arrested at his home in Southville last week.

    That’s the same residence that was raided in April 2010 by sheriff’s deputies, who found 800 pounds of marijuana and $63,000 in cash but did not find Olvera-Landaverde, who had fled to Texas.

  • Fair’s Ferris wheel is a big deal First day of the fair goes smoothly

    Hot weather and the Shelby County Fair go together like cotton candy and snow cones, you might say, and there were plenty of each to go around when the fair opened on Thursday.

    In fact, anything cold to drink was sure to be a big hit, said Laine Kephart, treasurer of the Kiwanis Club, as she was preparing huge quantities of ice tea at the club’s booth around 3 p.m., when temperatures were in the mid-80s. They are expected to push 90 today.

    “What do you think, Ross, do we need more?” she asked Ross Webb, chair of the Kiwanis booth.

  • News briefs, June 13, 2012

    County clerk’s office earns

    grant to restore will books

     

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry has received a $14,250 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • EARLIER: Donor drive for 7-month old set for Sunday at Shelby Christian

    She’s only 7 months old, but already Addison Miles has touched the hearts of hundreds of people she doesn’t even know as she clings to life in her battle with leukemia, her survival likely hinging on finding a suitable but so far elusive donor for a bone marrow transplant.

    So moved by her story have been some Shelby Countians that they have banded together to organize a bone marrow donor drive for the child, which will be Sunday at Shelby Christian Church.

  • Fair to begin Thursday, celebrating milestone anniversary

    The Shelby County Fair is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year – which may seem odd to historians, given the fact is that the fair actually is 170 years old.

    Organizers just don’t count 20 of those years.

    The first Shelby County Fair was held Oct. 1, 1842, when a group of farmers got together for livestock shows, but it wasn’t until after 16 of those fairs had been held, until 1858, when the Shelby County A&M Association was created to run the fair, that organizers say its history really began.

  • 150th Shelby County Fair: 10-day run gets off to special start

    Where in all of Shelby County will you find excitement, music, food, amusement park rides and top-notch entertainment?

    At the fair, of course.

    The Shelby County Fair, always a popular event, has a lot of surprises in store this year, some of them new additions that officials say they hope will be permanent and others to recognize the fair’s 150th anniversary.

    The fair will kick off Thursday morning at 9 with a dairy show at 9, and a pedal tractor pull will take place at 5 p.m.

  • Shelby County School Board: Collins High to receive Energy Star award

    The Shelby County Board of Education will present an Energy Star Award to Collins High School at its meeting Thursday night.

    The school will join East Middle School as the two Shelby County Schools that have met state ratings for energy conservation.

    Duanne Puckett, public relations coordinator for the school board, said these schools have been able to meet the requirements to be so awarded because of several factors, including geothermal technology, passive lighting and just being energy conscious in general.

  • Attorney general says Shelbyville's sidewalk ordinance is legal

    The city of Shelbyville now can move with full confidence in its legal pursuit of property owners who have sidewalks that are in disrepair.

  • Beloved 'coach' gets his last ‘breakdown’

    Shelby County said goodbye, but not farewell, to one of its beloved sons Saturday.

    George Cottrell, a former athlete and long-time coach at Shelby County High School, was laid to rest after his 15-month-plus battle with ALS.

    However the ceremony, held at Shelby County’s Mike Casey Gymnasium, was more of a celebration of Cottrell’s life and a send-off for the man who succumbed to the neurodegenerative disease June 5 at the age of 46.