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  • Ryder Cup a winner - Local businesses have big week

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    Staff Sgt. James Marsh of Shelbyville raised the American flag at the opening ceremonies at the 37th Ryder Cup last Thursday.

    Shelbyville's proximity to Louisville enabled local businesses to benefit from the 37th Ryder Cup Golf Tournament concluded Sunday at Valhalla.

    Though no official numbers are available, local hotels and restaurants reported high-volume business during the tournament's weeklong run that may have left them feeling as much like winners as the United States team that upset the Europeans.

  • A heroic departure - Local National Guard heads to Iraq

    Sacrifice.

    Whether by risking their lives for another on the battlefield or by having to leave behind those they care about most, soldiers make many sacrifices that require courage.

    That's why there weren't enough seats in the Clay Street Baptist Church on Monday evening.

    A multitude of family and friends filed in to honor the men and women of the Shelbyville-based Kentucky Army National Guard's 1163rd Medical Company, which is being deployed to Iraq.

  • Dry spell resistance - Alternative water could head through Shelby

    Shelby County is one step closer to forming a Shelby-Franklin Regional Water Commission and developing a water pipeline that could provide water in times of need.

  • Man sues after genital amputation

    A Waddy man and his wife are suing two doctors who they say amputated the man's penis without his consent.

    Phillip and Deborah Seaton filed a malpractice suit in Shelby County Circuit Court last week against Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort, who performed the surgery, and Dr. Oliver James of Shelbyville, who administered anesthetic to Seaton.

  • Clear Creek gets rehab, still closed to the public

    Officials have a partial answer about what has happened to Clear Creek and are in the process of devising a plan to correct the situation, according to state environmental inspector Clark Dorman.

    "We are working on that as we speak," he said.

    Dorman said the fill kill in the creek was determined to be caused from a lack of oxygen in the water, in addition to some other things.

  • Drug search turns up 20 pot plants

    Officers found an unusually large number of marijuana plants at a residence during a drug bust just north of Finchville last week.

    According to Shelby County Sheriff's detective Jason Rice, when deputies arrived at the residence at 3121 Veechdale Road, they discovered 20 plants of what Rice described as being of "very high quality."

    "Each plant was worth at least the normal value of what is usually grown around here," he said.

    Rice said the marijuana contained a high THC content, and he estimated the street value of the plants at about $50,000.

  • School board reviews how to spend new funds

    After passing a hefty tax increase last month, the Shelby County School Board on Thursday will consider approving a plan for how to spend that money.

    The board recently approved a tax increase on real and personal property that is expected to give the district an additional $1.4 million in revenue.

    And with the estimated revenues and expenditures calculated, the board will hear and consider approving the working budget for the 2008/09 school year.

  • Remembering Eric

    One of the most painful things that a father might ever have to do is to give the eulogy at his own son's funeral.

    Christopher Wilson now knows that pain.

    Friday night, just five days after his son, Frederic, was tragically killed in a violent windstorm, Christopher told the more than 200 people who gathered for boy's funeral that his son would be remembered for his compassion and love.

    "As a father, I am not impartial, but I think those who knew him know how special he was," he said. "My life changed the day he was born."

  • Creek raises a stink: Source of odor, dead fish a mystery

    Residents in the vicinity of Third Street and Governor's Square Shopping Center have been smelling something foul in the air, and they want to know what's causing it.

    Since Sunday they've been reporting the bad odor and dead fish floating in Clear Creek, and local and state experts still are trying to determine their sources.

  • Investigation closes Clear Creek to public - Dead fish, smell force recreational quarantine

    The problem of odor, black water and dead fish continues to puzzle environmental officials, who have been combing the Clear Creek area for answers.

    Clark Dorman, a state environmental inspector called in by local officials, said Friday that until they figure out what is wrong with the creek, no one will be allowed there.

    We dont want people in there swimming or fishing or doing anything else until we determine what is going on there, Dorman said.