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  • Finals for horses, finishes with big show at Shelby County Fair

    The Shelbyville Horse Show ended with a flourish Saturday night with an appearance by several past presidents of the Shelby County A&M Board and a presentation of a state grant.
    The show itself was an exceptional one, said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, president of the horse show.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court; Budget balanced for end of year

    Shelby County Fiscal Court moved around a lot of money at a special meeting Tuesday morning to close its books on one fiscal year in preparation for the next.

     “This is something we do every year the last week in June because the new fiscal year begins July 1,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

    The county’s general fund was increased by $596,600 to account for shortfalls in various budget areas.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show results

    ASB Ladies 5-Gaited

    1.Turquoise, Carl Fischer, Charlotte Kurtz

     

    ASB Adult Show Pleasure Driving

    1. With a Friend, Happy Valley Stable, Inc., Marion Hutcheson

    2. CH Callaway’s Halley’s Comet, Split Decision, LLC., Christine Broder

    3. Double or Nuttin’, Tri Color Ventures, Priscilla Marconi

    4. CH Heir to a Star, Sharla Deuschle, Sharla Deuschle

    5. Harlem’s Nightcap, D.E.S.P. Saddlebreds, Dan Hall

     

  • EARLIER: Dead couple hadn’t been seen for weeks

    Mail was piled outside an apartment door that held a late-rent note, and apparently no one had seen the residents for weeks, so it wasn’t until a foul odor drew authorities inside that a quiet couple was found dead in Simpsonville.

    That discovery on Friday afternoon stunned neighbors on the short, dead-end street where David McGee, 53, and his wife, Donna, 42, had lived for 14 years.

  • State grant funds fixes at fairgrounds

    Some facilities at the Shelby County Fairgrounds are set for an upgrade courtesy of a state grant that provides support for local agricultural fairs.

    Ray Tucker, chair for the Shelby County A&M Association, the entity that owns the fairgrounds, said the $100,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture would pay for improvements to the grandstands, restrooms and floral hall.

  • News briefs, June 22, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    holds at state’s 3rd-lowest

     

    Shelby County posted the state’s third-best unemployment rate – 6.1 percent – for May 2012, continuing a positive trend in the county.

  • Horse show is off to a familiar start

    A familiar and now venerable face stole the show Wednesday on opening night of the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Don Harris, who for decades dominated the sport from his training operations in Simpsonville before moving to Cox’s Creek, was the winner in the Junior 3-Gaited Park class.

    Harris, who is 81, won aboard Nut A Chance in his only mount of the night.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Breighton Park can make plans for a new office building

    A past precedent set the stage for an unenthusiastic, 5-1, approval from the Triple S Planning Commission at Tuesday’s meeting.

    The request was for amending two lots in Breighton Business Center into three lots.

    The commission peppered presenter Kerry Magan with questions about whether or not the developers would be back several times with similar requests to make smaller lots in the development.

  • Tuning up for final weekend at Shelby County Fair

    This year’s fair has not been short on musical entertainment, and bands on for tonight and Saturday are sure to please, officials say.

    Ray Tucker, chairman of the fair board, said feedback from the public about the new musical events added this year has been very favorable.

    “People have been really excited, because not only are these very good bands, but also they are all local,” he said. “And it’s such a good mix: country on Wednesday, rock on Thursday and Friday and Bluegrass on Saturday.”

  • EARLIER: First glimpse at outlet plans

    Officials of Horizon Group Properties, one of the groups planning to build an outlet mall in Simpsonville, are giving the public a peek at their plans.

    An informal meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Simpsonville city gym will give officials the opportunity to explain the company’s plans for the so-called Outlet Shoppes of Louisville and allow the public the opportunity to ask questions about those plans.