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  • Board sets conditions for horse arena

    The Triple S Board of Adjustment and Appeals set down nine conditions along with the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) it gave to Rocky Fork Feeders at the board's May 29 meeting.

    Rocky Fork Feeders' owner Mike McIntosh is building a 60,000-plus square foot building on his farm on Dover Road to accommodate events held by the Kentucky Cutting Horse Associaton. Those events had previously been held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

  • A cross to bear

    When Rod Purves retired from the Navy after 22 years of service, he decided to take up his cross - literally.

    The California man left Newport Beach, Calif. Sept. 14 of last year bound for Washington, D. C. where he will take part in a pro-life rally on Aug. 16. Purves is carrying to the rally crosses he has made along the way, crosses covered with thousands of supporters' signatures he has gathered on his route.

  • Woman indicted in death of baby

    A Lexington woman who was charged with the April 5 murder of her infant daughter has now been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury.

    Tonya Nicole Brown, 25, was arraigned in Shelby Circuit Court Monday, according to Amanda Snider with the Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney's office.

    Brown has been lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center since being transferred here from the Lexington jail after admitting to Lexington Police on April 10 that she had put her baby into a plastic bag and thrown the child into a dumpster in Shelbyville.

  • Goodbye, class of 2008

    High school has finally come to an end for more than 300 Shelby County High School students.

    For some, graduation was the final step before starting college or a career. And for some it was simply the end of homework, tests and detention. Either way, the ceremony was a cause for celebration.

    During the ceremony, co-valedictorians Elizabeth Shemo and Andrew Moffett addressed the audience.

    In her speech, Shemo encouraged graduates to leave high school with confidence.

  • Search for Maxine Ethington continues

    Patty Vest stifled her tears and took a deep breath to collect herself so that she could continue to assist in the search efforts for her mother.

    With every day that passes, the hope of finding the 87-year-old woman missing for a week and a half grows dimmer, although the determination to keep searching was reflected in the eyes of everyone in the room Monday at the Centenary Methodist Church on Main Street, which has been serving as a command post for volunteer searchers.

    Vest pointed to a number of maps pinned across one wall, each depicting a different search grid.

  • Cemetery plan may be dead

    A Louisville company that planned to build a cemetery complete with mausoleums on 40 acres of land in the county is apparently close to dropping the proposal.

    Louisville Cemetery Association had received a conditional use permit from the Triple S Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals to build a cemetery on land zoned agricultural off Eminence Pike. The board granted the permit.

  • Judge scolds magistrates over personnel

    Two fiscal court magistrates have been questioned about statements that were made at a recent public meeting which the county judge-executive deemed inappropriate.

    At Tuesday night's fiscal court meeting, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger asked Allen Ruble and Cordy Armstrong about a comment that was made at an Emergency Medical Services Committee meeting May 15 concerning a personnel issue.

  • Search intensifies for missing woman

    Search efforts for a woman missing since Sunday are still continuing and have intensified, according to police.

    Shelbyville Police Maj. Danny Goodwin said that police are following several leads but none have panned out yet.

  • SCHS graduation tonight

    More than 300 Shelby County High School seniors will walk the line tonight at the school's graduation ceremony in Frankfort. The ceremony will be held at the Frankfort convention center and begins at 7:30 p.m. Those planning on attending must have a ticket. Principal Gary Kidwell is anticipating a smooth ceremony. Parking should not be a problem, he said.

  • What's bugging you? - Periodic cicadas swarming in the area

    The children Cathy Jamison baby-sits are afraid to go outside and play in the backyard. Inch-long bugs with bright red eyes are crawling up tree trunks by the hundreds and covering the children's toys with their winged, inch-long bodies.

    "They scare the kids," she said.

    Like a scene from a 1950s horror movie, insects by the tens of thousands are emerging from the ground and covering trees, homes and buildings. Local residents started seeing them last week.