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  • Sheriff’s office, county clerk receive good audits

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the county clerk’s office have been shown to have excellent bookkeeping methods, the annual audit reports released from State Auditor Adam H. Edelen said.

    The reports found those offices to be in conformity with the state’s accounting standards and found nothing that state auditors considered to be weakness in their bookkeeping systems.

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong said the good report reflects on his staff.

  • Squire Boone Day fundraiser Saturday at Clear Creek Park

    The Squire Boone Committee is taking the next step in trying to raise the money for a statue to be placed at the eastern entrance to the city of Shelbyville.

    The committee will celebrate Squire Boone Day on Saturday at the Clear Creek Park amphitheater and Col. Sanders Pavilion.

    The daylong event will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a proclamation from Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty to establish the first Squire Boone Day, and entertainment will go throughout the day and into the night.

  • News briefs, June 15, 2012

    Bone marrow registration

    drive for Adisson Miles

    A bone marrow donation registration drive will be held Sunday to try to find a match for 7-month-oild Addison Miles.

    She’s the daughter of Daniel and Rachel Miles of Finchville, and she needs a transplant to overcome her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. So far, a match has not been found.

    The registration event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shelby Christian Church.

  • Shelbyville PD adds 2 officers

    The Shelbyville Police Department has hired two new police officers who will begin patrol duties immediately.

    Kelly Maloney and Brian Beeler were sworn in Thursday morning by District Judge Donna Dutton in the community room of the police station at Main and 3rd streets.

    “We’re always happy to swear in good officers, and it’s an especially good day to be able to swear in two at once,” she said, after the ceremony.

  • 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.