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  • 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.

  • Seniors rake in over $100k

    Going into the senior awards ceremony on Tuesday night, Kelly Hill thought she had little to no chance of winning a $20,000 college scholarship.

    Each year at ceremony, the winner of the year's Pflughaupt scholarship is announced. Hill, along with five other Shelby County High School seniors, was a finalist for the scholarship. Much to Hill's surprise and delight, she was named the winner of the scholarship. Hill, who plans to attend Miami (Ohio) University next year, will receive $5,000 a year for her college education.

  • Movies with a message - Local filmmaker tells positive stories

    It's not everyday that a movie is filmed in Shelby County. In fact, a major studio has yet to release a film made here.

    This is something that Jefferson Moore hopes to change.

    Moore, a Finchville resident, has been working on his latest movie for the last 10 months. It is his hope that the film will inspire audiences across the nation.

    The movie is entitled "Clancy," and it tells the story of how an abused runaway helps change the life a homeless Gulf War veteran.

  • County says no to Sunday alcohol sales

    Once again, the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in the county has been tapped out.

    The ordinance, which would have allowed liquor to be sold by the glass in county establishments on Sunday, did not pass a second reading on Tuesday at the meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    Magistrates were split on the issue, with the vote 3-3. There are seven magistrates, but Allen Ruble recused himself from the vote on the grounds that he was strongly opposed to alcohol consumption.

  • Teachers request more money

    After receiving only the minimum yearly salary increase for next year, local public school teachers are asking for a raise.

    A representative from the Shelby County Educators Association made an appeal to the Shelby County Board of Education last Thursday night to give local teachers more than the state-mandated 1 percent salary increase.