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Today's News

  • Shelby couple raises Alpacas

    Ever wondered what the heck an alpaca is?

    If you visit Steve and Karen Kennedy’s alpaca farm, Perfect Timing Alpacas, off Rockbridge Road, you’ll find out.

    The Kennedy’s 13 alpacas, a domesticated species of South American camelid that resemble a small llama, gaze out of their large well-kept enclosure with a mixture of calmness and curiosity.

    “They each have their own unique personalities,” Karen Kennedy said.

    It was a credible statement.

  • 2 Shelby natives are honored by universities

    Two people, one a Shelbyville resident and one a former resident, have been recognized this spring by their respective universities, Darla Bailey at Baylor University and Ben Pollard at Purdue University.

    Bailey, a Shelbyville resident, was named Honorary Alumna of the Year at Baylor’s School of Social Work in Waco, Texas.

    Pollard, a former resident of Shelby County who now lives of Poway, Calif., received an honorary doctorate degree during spring commencement ceremonies at Purdue’s campus in West Lafayette, Ind.

  • EARLIIER: Case is back on in huge pot bust in Southville

    A man who was charged with the largest marijuana bust ever in Shelby County and inexplicably set free by federal authorities has been indicted again on those same charges.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 51, was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on April 18 for trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds.

  • Wayne Ward: 1921-2012

    Wayne Ward had acquired quite a long list of distinguished accomplishments when he passed away Wednesday at the age of 90 – minister to a president, confidant of the famous – but his most precious legacy is that of encouragement, his friends say.

    “What people will remember him best for hands down will be as an encourager,” said Jay Tigner, pastor of Finchville Baptist Church.

    Tigner, who calls Ward his greatest mentor, said he always made people feel like what gift they could bring to others really matter, and that meant a lot to people.

  • Memorial Day celebration set for Grove Hill

    The spirit of patriotism will abound again this year when Shelby County celebrates Memorial Day.

    Memorial Day festivities will begin at Grove Hill Cemetery with a walking tour that will start from the chapel at 9:30 a.m. and take in some monuments of those who served in the armed forces, will be hosted by Friends of Grove Hill. Some of those deceased veterans served in the Revolutionary War.

    After the tour, led by historian Mike Harrod, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1179 will conduct a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. at the chapel.

  • Business Briefcase: May 25, 2012

    Artisan cheese company

    launches new Web site

    A family cheese business that opened in Shelby County earlier this year is expanding its reach on the Web.

    HomeTown Farm and Creamery on Vigo Road has launched a new Web site at www.guernseycheese.vpweb.com.

    The company, owned by Tracy Curtsinger, her husband, Mark and their sons, has been marketing through local events but wants to step up the presence for its variety of cheeses.

  • Election 2012: And now it’s on to Round 2 in November

    After having a higher voter turnout than expected in Shelby County – at 19 percent – political leaders in Shelby say they will soon be gearing up for the fall election.

    “We’ll start seeing some activity in the next couple of weeks because the state Democratic Convention is the first week in June,”  Shelby County Democratic Chair Fielding Ballard III said.

    “So I expect things will start hopping around that time.”

  • News briefs: May 25, 2012

    Ready for a hot weekend?
    Temperatures could reach record highs

     

    Memorial Day, long seen as the unofficial first day of summer, may feel like the middle of summer.

    Weather forecasters are saying we will face August-like temperatures this week, with highs on Saturday and Sunday ranging in some predictions as high as 96.

    Humidity is expected to be elevated, and overnight lows may not escape the 70s.

  • Cook's quick takes

    Thoughts I’ve had while breathing into a paper bag ever since Tuesday’s 30th District Tournament baseball semifinal between Collins and Shelby County:

     

  • Dugle moves football front and Centre

    Collins senior Darian Dugle signed last week to play football for Centre College, during a ceremony in the high school’s library.

    Dugle was a standout running back for the Titans in their first two seasons.

    “He was lights out the past two years,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said.