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  • Shelby County Fair

    2008 Fair Scenes

  • Shelby County 2008 Fair Scenes

    2008 Shelby County Fair Scenes

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Jorge Salazar of Eastwood, Ky. and Octavio Salazar of Simpsonville, were indicted on trafficking in marijuana complicity (Class C felony) and tampering with physical evidence complicity (Class D felony).

    Steven Murphy of Waddy was indicted for six counts of assault III (Class D felony).

    Ivan Farmer of La Grange, Ky. was charged by Shelby Circuit Court with unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities (Class D felony).

  • Simpsonville to say no to sex in the city

    Adult entertainment shops will likely soon be banned near the interstate in Simpsonville.

    During a public hearing Tuesday, Triple S Planning and Zoning commissioners listened to comments from opponents of adult entertainment stores being allowed to set up shop near the Simpsonville exit off of I-64 and were sympathetic to their cause.

    Triple S called the hearing to discuss changes to Simpsonville's zoning regulations.

  • Ranch a haven for troubled kids, horses

    Gracie, Jake and Abraham may only sound like names given to horses, but at one local ranch these names represent joy and healing in the lives of children.

    Children are able to play and socialize with the horses, play games on the ranch's perimeters and eventually learn to ride the horses.

    At the ranch children are paired with rescued horses of varying breeds, many from neglected and abusive backgrounds, and almost all of the ranch's horses have been donated. Each new horse is given a new name, symbolizing a fresh start at life.

  • School officials concerned over grad rates

    Out of the 177 school districts in the state, Shelby County ranked near the bottom of the barrel for graduation rates for the 2006-07 school year.

    According to data released by the Kentucky Department of Education, Shelby County's graduation rates lagged behind the rest of the state by close to 3 percent. The district's graduation rate of 80.99 percent gave them the 29th worst rating in the state.

  • Free soybean meal to go to farmers

    It's not too often that folks can get something free with no strings attached, but next week, local farmers will be treated to just that.

    Soybean meal -- 50 tons of it -- was spilled during a Norfolk Southern train derailment near Waddy in March. That accident happened at about 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning, when nine cars jumped the track and overturned. Four of them were hopper cars loaded with the meal. Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger elected to have the meal taken into storage for farmers rather than have it taken to a landfill for disposal.

  • Jackson to help review CATS test

    A member of the Shelby County Board of Education has been appointed to a task force that will scrutinize the state's testing system.

    Brenda Jackson, the current school board chairperson, is one of 22 state education, legislative, and civic leaders who have been charged with the task of reviewing the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) and giving recommendations for improvements.

  • Scenes from the 2008 Shelby County Fair

  • Pension reforms on tap for special session

    Sen. Gary Tapp and Rep. Brad Montell have received the call from the governor to head back to Frankfort in order to pull a patch job on the state's failing pension plan.

    With the fiscal year winding down, the legislature will have to move fast.

    Gov. Steve Beshear issued the call for a special session at a press conference yesterday afternoon. The only item on the session's agenda is addressing the $26.6 billion shortfall in the state's pension fund.

    The legislature will go into session Monday, June 23.