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  • Some tips on preparing, handling horses in winter

    Preparing horses for the arrival of winter involves many of the same tasks done for humans: Drag out the winter clothes, check to see if heater is working, guard against frozen pipes, stock the pantry and make sure shots are up to date for the cold-and-flu season.

    The first forecast of possible snow is signaling the imminent arrival of winter, and horse operations are scrambling to get the local equine population under wraps.

  • Craig now facing harsher sentence

    Because she didn’t comply with an agreement to reimburse some of the thousands of dollars she admitted stealing from her former employer, Kelly Craig now faces a stiffer sentence.

    Craig, 45, a former long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings in Shelbyville, had pleaded guilty in October to the original five charges for which she was indicted – theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.

  • News briefs: Nov. 30, 2011

    Plenty of rain scheduled

    to change into first snow

     

    This year is among the wettest on record throughout the state, and Shelby Countians were forecast to awaken today to perhaps a light dusting of the season’s first snow.

  • Man agrees to 12 years for pizza store robbery

    A Shelbyville man who was charged with the attempted murder of a deputy in 2009 has now pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery.

    Jesse Andrew Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road pleaded guilty Monday in connection with the robbery last year of Papa John’s Pizza in Shelbyville.

    “He pleaded guilty to that yesterday, and took a twelve-year sentence,” Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said.

  • I-64 work could finish tonight

    If the weather would just dry up and warm up a bit, all lanes on the Interstate 64 widening project will be open for business.

    That’s the word from officials at the state Transportation Cabinet, who hoped to have the six lanes between Simpsonville and the Jefferson County line open for business by today.

    But the more than 6 inches of rain and some crisp cold temperatures have halted the project for most of the past week and left some gaps in the final details.

  • Police urge people not to fall victim to holiday crime

    With all the happiness and good cheer surrounding the holidays, it’s sometimes hard to remember that criminals are doing their Christmas shopping too – and your house could be on their list.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Luke VanHoose recalled a case he worked in Pikeville several years ago, when he and some other officers searched the home of a teen suspected to have been involved in numerous burglaries around Christmastime.

  • Christmas At Claudia's returns - sort of

    The economy has finally caught up with Santa Claus.

    After serving nearly 2,200 people in its sixth year last year, Christmas at Claudia's will have to scale back for 2011.

    "This year we won't be able to provide dinner because of the recession," said Louise Riley, the manager at Claudia Sanders and organizer of the event. "The restaurant has just had a really tough year."

    But, Riley said the event would not be cancelled, because of a last-minute meeting.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 25, 2011

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in October, one of the lowest rates in recent memory and one of the 10 best among Kentucky’s counties.

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between October 2010 and October 2011, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported.

  • EARLIER: Shelby stores are ready for Black Friday shoppers

    Stores spend months deciding which products to target as big sellers for the holiday shopping season.

    But despite all of the plotting and planning, it is the consumer that ultimately chooses what is hot and what is not.

    “The economy makes it difficult,” said Patti Wilson of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries in Shelbyville. “What might be hot one day, the next day you might not sell a piece of it. But if you have something people want, and they feel strong about it, they are going to buy it regardless.”

  • EARLIER: Large crowd attends Williams’ funeral

    Wednesday dawned gray and gloomy, as if the sun itself stood at half-mast for a community in mourning for a young man whose life was cut tragically short.

    A long funeral procession wound slowly from Shelby Christian Church onto U.S. 60 shortly before 4:30 p.m., amid a light, misting rain, bearing 18-year-old Trey F. Williams to his rest.

    A large crowd of perhaps 200 or more had turned out to pay their last respects to the teen who was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in an altercation with Shelbyville police at his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court.