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  • NEWS DIGEST: April 2, 2014

    Kentucky, Wisconsin governors bet on Final Four game

    Gov. Steve Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are wagering on their home teams in Saturday’s NCAA Final Four men’s basketball game.

    Beshear bet a fully stocked Kentucky bourbon bar that the University of Kentucky Wildcats will win, while Scott offered Wisconsin beer, bratwursts and cheese for a University of Wisconsin Badgers victory.

  • Shelby County School Board: New calendar is approved, school will be out May 30

    It’s official; the Shelby County Board of Education approved a recommendation to move the last day of school back one week to May 30.

    After an unusually harsh winter caused forced the district to take 13 snow days, the end of the school year had been pushed back to June 6, instead of the originally scheduled May 21.

    But adding only six days back to the original school calendar still gives the district plenty of time to meet the state’s educational requirements.

  • PETA alleges Turtleman abused coyote in Waddy

    Animal advocates are investigating a report of animal cruelty that is alleged to have taken place in Waddy last spring during the filming of an episode of Animal Planet.

    Delcianna Winders, deputy general counsel for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, said in May 2013 a coyote was trapped and transported to a location in Waddy where the show, Call of the Wildman, starring Ernie “Turtleman” Brown Jr., was filmed.

  • Sawmill continues to operate during litigation phase

    A lawsuit filed by sawmill owners in Bagdad against the Triple S Planning Commission, its employees and the Board of Adjustments and Appeals is in the litigation phase, attorneys said.

    In mid-February, Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman declined to agree to a request from the Triple S commission’s attorney to dismiss them from the suit brought by James and Cindy Harris of Christiansburg Road, who are suing because they say planners approved their business and then tried to shut it down after they had invested nearly a half-million dollars.

  • Outlet mall job fair is today

    With the July opening deadline approaching for the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, merchants are hoping a job fair at Collins High School this afternoon will help fill the 1,000 jobs expected to be created by the mall’s opening.

    The event, hosted by the Kentucky Career Center and co-developer Horizon Group Properties, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the school’s gym at 801 Discovery Blvd.

  • Shelby woman heads up state’s health care co-op

    After years in state government working around health care, Shelbyville resident Janie Miller is now heading up one of the most successful heath initiatives in the country.

    “I think it’s very exciting to have an opportunity be a part of people getting coverage,” said Janie Miller, CEO of Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., a 501(c) 29 organization headquartered in Louisville.

  • Women’s health fair has good turnout

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s 9th annual Women’s Health Fair Tuesday had a near record.

    Organizers were ecstatic that more than 300 people attended the event at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    “This is just great,” said Holly Husband, spokesperson for JHS, glancing around at health screenings, massages. Women were able to browse through silent auction items, take advantage of healthy snacks and select health literature to take home, along with the free screenings taking place.

  • Monroe still critical at UofL

    An Anderson County man is still critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital, where he has been for more than a week, after being involved in a fight with another inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center on March 18.

    Authorities say that the man who assaulted Jonathan Monroe, 24, of Anderson County, is expected to charged in the incident.

    “We do expect charges to be forthcoming,” said Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell.

  • NEWS DIGEST: March 28, 2014

    Bluegrass Pipeline can't take land, judge says

    Developers of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline do not have the legal authority to condemn land to pipe natural gas liquids across Kentucky, a judge ruled Tuesday.

    In an 18-page order, Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted a summary judgment in favor of the group Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, or KURE, which has fought the pipeline project, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.

  • NAACP hosts women’s luncheon

    In a fitting salute to Women’s History month, the Shelbyville area branch of NAACP is hosting its first annual women’s luncheon entitled Hats Off to Women.

    “It’s a fundraiser for the NAACP scholarship fund, which we plan to make an annual event,” says Janice Harris, president of the local branch. “This year, we are honoring four ladies in our community who have overcome extraordinary circumstances to be where they are in life. We want to recognize them for their endurance, dedication and motivation.”