Today's News

  • Remembering the Holocaust: Louisville resident tells her tale

    "It's not the happiest story, but it's true," Ann Klein told the women of the Caryatid Book Club after sharing her story with them last Thursday.

    The women had gathered at club-member Linda Scearce's house to hear Klein, a resident of Louisville, talk about her horrific experiences as a Jew in Europe during the Holocaust. They listened quietly with the occasional gasp, some wiping away tears, stunned not only by her sad tale but also by her smile. They told her this and she replied that though she has plenty to cry about, she survived.

    So she smiles.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Aug. 4 -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

    Public can attend

    July 31 -- Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Aug. 2 -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

  • Fire destroys log cabin

    Fire investigators are still trying to determine what sparked a fire that destroyed a log cabin on Eminence Pike Tuesday morning.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said the building's compact design and wooden walls allowed the to fire spread quickly through the 250 square-foot log cabin.

    The building, which was located at 1951 Eminence Pike, was unoccupied when the blaze began. No one was injured in the fire.

    The report of the fire was made to 911 dispatch at 8:45 a.m. At that time flames were already shooting out of the windows of the building.

  • Workshop coming for golf cart alternative

    Giving residents the option of driving golf carts on city streets has been on Shelbyville City Council member Shane Suttor's mind for a while. Now the city council is planning to hold a workshop in the near-future to brainstorm and seriously consider the option.

  • Post 37 takes second at district

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team was inches, or less, from taking the District 3 title at Oldham County Saturday.

    With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Shelbyville led 8-5.

    That's when things went wrong, very wrong.

    Shelbyville pitchers put together a string of four walks and one hit batter that kept Oldham alive. Then with runners on second and third, an Oldham double proved to be the walk-off hit.

  • Sharks shatter records at state meet

    During an Olympic year, people always pay a little more attention to swimming, and the Shelby Sharks turned a few eyes at the State Long Course Meet over the weekend in Elizabethtown.

    Several of the Sharks put on Michael Phelps-like performances, dropping time and shattering team records.

  • Here we go! Shelbyville Horse Show runs tonight through Saturday

    Mix one part showmanship, one part competition and one part socializing and you have a pretty good recipe for the Shelbyville Horse Show.

    This year's show is all business and competition for the owners, trainers, breeders and riders of the saddlebreds and hackney ponies that will compete in the dozens of classes tonight through Friday, with the championship classes running on Saturday.

  • Residents can sign on for Homestead exemption

    If you are at least 65 years of age, you can save yourself $300 to $350 on your property taxes this year just by showing proof of age.

    The state's Homestead exemption law allows residents who are 65 years of age or older as well as residents who are 100 percent disabled to deduct $31,400 from the assessed value of their home before property taxes are paid. That means if a home is assessed at $100,000, the owner will have to pay property taxes on only $68,600.

  • Shelby Family Medicine joins hospital physician group

    The model of the family doctor getting out of medical school and setting up an office by himself, perhaps with his wife as combination nurse/office manager is getting rarer and rarer.

    Increasingly, physicians are joining group practices, and those groups, in turn, are joining larger groups, groups often owned by a hospital or large health care organization.

  • And they're off: Breakfast kicks off Jubilee, horse show

    The World Equestrian Games in 2010 will take place nearly 60 miles away at the Kentucky Horse Park, but U. S. Equestrian Federation CEO John Long said Shelby County can expect to reap economic and public relations benefits.

    "People will be coming here from all over the world to look at property, to look at horses, to look at your wonderful downtown with all of the antique windows," Long said. "We can showcase the beauty of the county. It's an opportunity to do literally whatever we want to do."