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  • Large crowd attends librarian’s reading at Clear Creek Park

    Sherry Bogard was back to doing what she loves on Wednesday – reading to children, just not at the library.

    Bogard, who was fired last week by the Shelby County Public Library, where in 2011 she was named the top children’s librarian in the state, looked around at the huge crowd of more than 100 children and nearly as many adults and smiled.

    “Yes, I see a lot of people here from my program at the library, and I really appreciate their support so much,” she said, a tear or two mingling with her smile.

  • Rand Paul to visit Shelby on Monday

    Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be making a couple of stops in Shelby County on Monday.

    His schedule will include an afternoon press briefing at the Stratton Center and an evening speaking engagement with Shelby County Farm Bureau members.

    Jennifer Decker, field representative for Paul in nine counties, said he will be holding a press briefing at the Stratton Center from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to give the media the chance to speak with him about topics of interest.

  • News briefs: June 27, 2012

    Get ready for temps

    in 100s by Thursday


    Forget that cool and wonderful summer day you enjoyed on Tuesday.

    Shelby County Emergency Management officials sent out an alert Tuesday afternoon as the National Weather Service has forecast temperatures to surpass 100 by Thursday.

    In fact, old man summer is about to pull a one-two-three punch on Kentucky, with high temps expected to extend until Monday and make an already bad drought situation worse.

  • Shelby County School Board: Superintendent will receive public review

    The Shelby County Board of Education will make its review of Superintendent James Neihof public at Thursday’s meeting.

    In accordance with state law, the board met with Neihof in closed session during its meeting on  June 14, discussing with him its preliminary evaluation.

    At this week’s meeting, which will be in the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville, the board will present those discussions to the public.

    Neihof, who was hired in 2008, has received very positive reviews in the past two years.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City, county will host event for home hazardous waste items

    The Shelbyville Public Works Department has earned a new grant that will allow it to take in household hazardous wastes.

    City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council during Thursday’s meeting that the grant, for which the city applied for in conjunction with the county, would create a scheduled opportunity for residents of the city and county to drop items off at Public Works, 787 Kentucky Street.

  • EARLIER: Developers say Simpsonville ‘best’ site for mall

    About 100 concerned – and some short-tempered – residents piled into the newly renovated Simpsonville Community Gym on Monday evening to hear new details and ask pointed questions about the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville, the outlet mall Horizon Group Properties is planning to build in the city.

  • 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.