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Today's News

  • Mother Nature eggs it up

    A beautiful sunny day, great weather, with lots of laughing children scrambling to find the most brightly colored Easter eggs made for a very enjoyable Easter/Earth Day event on Saturday.

    With the Easter Bunny and Mother Nature sharing the spotlight at Red Orchard Park on the same day this year, Earth Day and Bunny Day drew quite a crowd, he said.

  • Farmers taking freaky weather in stride

    Unusually warm temperatures have both backyard gardeners and farmers looking at crops early this year.

    The Kentucky Climate Summary for April 10 to April 16, a report compiled by several agencies, including the UK Ag Weather Center, extension agents, farmers, and the state and national departments of agriculture, reports that above normal temperatures remained in place throughout that period throughout the state, peaking Friday and Saturday with highs in the low to middle 80s for much of Kentucky, pushing the state to a fourth straight week of above normal temperatures.

  • Equine event to be held at Metzgers

    If you’re in the mood to befriend a horse and help out a worthy cause at the same time, you might want to take in Help A Horse Day Sunday and Monday at Metzger’s Country Store in Simpsonville.

    The event will feature orphaned horses – a miniature named Lil’ Sebastian and foal, Dwight – brought in by the Kentucky Humane Society Equine program known as CARE (Connect, Assist, Rescue and Educate) helps horses, as well as cats.

  • Shelby woman on United flight says incident was avoidable

    Thanks to the power of social media and smart phones, news has quickly spanned the globe regarding a passenger that was forcibly and violently removed from a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday for refusing to voluntarily give up his seat. 

    If you’ve seen the disturbing footage, you’ve likely heard the screams of David Dao as officers yanked him from his seat, followed by the cries of another passenger, Mary Myers, in his defense. 

  • Legislators share thoughts on 2017 session

    Area professionals from business, commercial, farming and more backgrounds filled the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office Wednesday morning to get a brief rundown on the 2017 legislation session from State Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and first-year State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville).

  • Kentucky’s little queen

    A fourth grade Painted Stone Elementary student is preparing to take the national stage in Orlando this summer to compete for Little Miss United States.

    With less than two years of pageant experience under her belt, 10-year-old Tayan Stansfield was recently crowned Little Miss Kentucky United States and already holds the title of Junior Miss TOPS with the Miss KY/Miss America Scholarship Organizations.

  • New bill limits pain pills

    A bill that would drastically change the face of prescription pain pill usage in Kentucky was signed by Gov. Matt Bevin Monday.

    House Bill 333 will prohibit doctors from giving patients prescriptions for more than a three-day supply of a Schedule II controlled substance, which includes narcotics such as OxyContin, to treat pain as an acute medical condition.

  • Larry Rogers named new MUW campaign chair

    Members of the Shelby County Metro United Way team say it is with great pleasure they announce Larry Rogers as their new campaign chair for 2017.

    Roberta Steutermann, senior regional community giving manager for Metro United Way, said she is so excited to work with Rogers at the helm of the campaign this year.

    “This year we really thought about who we wanted and everybody at the table all agreed that who we wanted was Larry Rogers,” she said, noting his connections and respect in the community run deep.

  • Heath, fitness and fun

    With warm sunny skies finally lingering in the forecast, there’s no better time to get over those winter blues and back into a healthy mindset.

    To kick start that energy burning mentality, community members are encouraged to stop by the Family Activity Center on April 22.

  • Shelby woman on United flight blames supervisor for incident

    Thanks to the power of social media and smart phones, news has quickly spanned the globe regarding a passenger that was forcibly and violently removed from a flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday for refusing to voluntarily give up his seat. 

    If you’ve seen the disturbing footage, you’ve likely heard the screams of David Dao as several officers yanked him from his seat, followed by the cries of another passenger, Mary Myers, in his defense.