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  • EARLIER: Matthews, Pilcher named valedictorian, salutatorian

    Shelby County High School's tennis team had a good year on the courts, and two of its members have had a great year – or four great years, rather – in the classroom.

    David Baxter Matthews and Kayla Pilcher, both varsity tennis players, were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2009.

    Matthews finished the year with a 5.375 weighted grade-point average, and Pilcher earned a 5.313.

  • EARLIER: Anderson wins Pflughaupt, Doyle scholarships

    Shelby County High School seniors got their way through college paved with hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money given out at the school's awards ceremony at First Baptist Church on Tuesday.

    Lindsey Anderson captured two of the night's biggest awards: the $20,000 Eugene and Margery Pflughaupt scholarship award and the $5,000 Rannie Doyle Memorial scholarship.

  • Comprehensive Plan could be up for vote Tuesday

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission is not yet sure whether it’ll vote on the most stirring item on the agenda.

    The 2010 - 2030 Shelby County Comprehensive Plan Statement of Goals and Objectives was recently up for discussion at a public hearing on May 26.

    Attendees’ primary objections to the plan were based on the belief that not enough was in the goals and objectives to maintain Shelby County's agriculture and keep it from being overrun with residential, commercial, or industrial development.

  • Men's Health Fair this weekend

    The 8th annual Men's Health Fair offers free and simple health screenings and laboratory tests for guys who sometimes don't take the time.

    The health fair, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, is a one-stop health maintenance/diagnostic tool for the community.

    "Men put off going to the doctor," JHS spokesperson Holly Husband said.

  • Glassware collectors show and sale

    Glassware lovers have an opportunity to add to their collections this weekend in Shelbyville.

    The Society of Moon and Star Glassware Collectors will hold its national convention, show and sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The Moon and Star glassware is a style of patterned glass with indented "stars" against a round "moon" background.

    The glassware is made in different colors including amber, clear, Vaseline, and blue.

  • EARLIER: Shelby shelters 1st to be 'no kill'

    Shelby County animal rescue officials say their facilities are the first in Kentucky to be totally "no kill."

    The county will complete one year of required no-kill performance on Wednesday, having put down only eight feral cats, sick animals and aggressive dogs and achieving a 90 percent adoption.

    A facility must not euthanize more than 10 percent of the animals it collects to qualify as "no kill."

  • Burial for twins set for Friday

    A woman from Simpsonville is recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital after a car crash last week took the lives of her unborn daughters.

    Jennifer Smothers, 20, is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

    Her twin girls, Jenna Darlene and Jessi Robin Smothers, will be buried Friday at 2 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville woman loses twins in car crash

    Mount Washington Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a tragic Wednesday afternoon accident that may have resulted in the death of unborn twins.

    The accident on KY-44 East involved pregnant mother Jennifer E. Smothers, 20, of Simpsonville. She sustained serious injuries, according to Mount Washington fire officials.

    The driver of the other vehicle involved was Melissa D. Caudill, 40, of Mount Washington. She sustained serious injuries but was later released from the University of Louisville Hospital, according to Mount Washington Police.

  • Update: Man struck by lightning dies

    A man who was struck by lightning last week has died.

    Brian Larsh was struck by lightning last Wednesday while waiting for a ride home from his job at Shelby Industries on McDaniels Drive.

    He was in critical condition at Jewish Hospital in Louisville until Friday, when he passed away, said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

    No visitation will be held, Allen said, but he plans to have a memorial service for Larsh at the plant.

  • EARLIER: Man struck by lightning at work

    Though still in critical condition Thursday, a Shelbyville man is still alive because of some heroic action on the part of his co-workers.

    When Brian Larsh, 50, was struck by lightning at his workplace on Wednesday, his friends rushed to his aid.

    Larsh was struck around lunchtime, while standing under a tree at Shelby Industries, said Wayne Allen, vice president of the company.