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Today's News

  • House passes slots; Senate says no

    Gov. Steve Beshear's proposal to allow video slot machines in the state's racetracks appears to be a bad bet to make it through this special session of the General Assembly.

    Though the House narrowly approved the measure, the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee voted Monday against sending it to the floor for a vote. State Sen. Gary Tapp, a member of the committee, was one of the Republicans voting against the House bill.

  • EARLIER: Fair-weather fans

    The hot sun didn't keep families and friends from enjoying the attractions of the Shelby County Fair and Horse Show this week.

    Ben Manno, 4, made his first-ever visit to the fair on Wednesday.

    His parents, Ron and Rebecca Manno, said it was his first time riding something by himself.

    “We just thought it would be fun,” Rebecca Manno said. “So far he loves the rides.”

    Olivia Martin stopped by the fair with a couple of her friends.

  • Bigger, stronger 12-year-old all-stars look to grab district

    After falling in the district tournament last year as 11-year-olds, Shelbyville's Cal Ripken League 12-Year-Old All-Star Team returns nearly intact -- with one major change.

    "The biggest thing I see with this group is that they've gotten a lot bigger," Coach Mike Dugle said. "They have really gained a lot of size and strength from last year."

    Dugle said the team is basically the same this year, with the addition of two or three new players, and he said his team is hungry.

  • The Founders’ Declaration of ‘In-Dependence’

    This weekend as we celebrate the 4th of July, millions of Americans will have cookouts, go swimming, play corn-hole, and watch fireworks.  A few of them will actually pause for a moment to reflect upon what the day is all about.

    Of course, the 4th of July is our national Independence Day, memorializing the day our Founding Fathers declared their independence from Great Britain.

  • Jackson’s death prompts sellout

    News of pop icon Michael Jackson's death Thursday had an immediate impact on Shelby County residents.

    Fans rushed the Shelbyville Walmart on Thursday night for copies of his CDs, said Gwen Jones, home entertainment department manager.

    Walmart had sold all 16 they had in stock by early Friday.

    Jones said the store expects a shipment with all of Jackson's albums on Saturday.

    “He's pretty popular,” she said. “His CDs have never stopped selling.”

  • Final Fair report: Attendance fell

    Temperatures were up, but attendance at this year's fair was down.

    Officials don't have the exact attendance figures yet for the 2009 Shelby County Fair and Horse Show, but they expect them to be below last year's numbers, said Jeff Hagerman, secretary/treasurer for the Shelby County A & M Association, commonly known as the fair board.

    “It wasn't a record setter, but it wasn't the worst either,” he said.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show results July 1, 2009

    Results from Thursday through Saturday at the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Listed: Horse, owner, rider   Class: Ladies 5-Gaited

    1. CH According to Lynn, Golden Creek Farm, Mary Gaylord McClean

  • Canadian measure worries burley officials

    A bill proposed in the Canadian Parliament may have the effect of keeping cigarettes made with burley tobacco out of the country, and that's riling members of the state's Congressional officials.

    Canadian Bill C-32 would ban any flavorings in cigarettes marketed in Canada. It is apparently aimed at keeping candy-flavored cigarettes off the market.

  • District court June 17, 2009

    Court Report June 17, 2009

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Jerome Q. Harris, one headlight, failure to wear seat belts, no operator's/moped license, and failure to produce insurance card - plead guilty - 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $688 fine and costs.

    Andrew J. Asher, speeding 26 mph over limit and no operator's/moped license - plead guilty - 90-day sentence, serve 5 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $381 fine and costs.

  • News briefs: June 26, 2009

    Children’s program

    Shelby County Community Theatre presents Summer Arts Enrichment Workshops for the summer. Preschool Dance, Rock Star Dance, Hip Hop and Scene Study for Teens are being offered for the week of July 13-17.  Deadline for registration is July 6.  Visit www.shelbytheatre.org for more information and registration forms or call 633-0222.