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Today's News

  • Firefighter for a day event July 14 at Shelby County EMA has full class

    At least 11 people in Shelby County will be glad on Saturday that temperatures are not soaring into triple digits anymore.

    That’s how many have signed up to participate in the Firefighter for a Day program to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Emergency Management office on 7th Street.

    Chris Spaulding, assistant fire chief at the Shelbyville Fire Department, the agency holding the event, had said last month that he hoped to have 15 people signed up, but that

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 13, 2012

    Erastro Ramirez-Salas, 29, of unknown address in Shelbyville was indicted for theft of identity of another without consent and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Brandy E. Rion, 32, of 106 3rd St. in Simpsonville was indicted for theft by deception under $10,000.

    Gary E. Stoops Jr., 27, of 315 Cherrywood Drive was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and for second-degree burglary.

    Bobby Stevenson, 31, of 81 Kent St. No. 7 was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

  • Mount Eden residents are sore about run down buildings

    Some Mount Eden residents are upset about an unsightly building near the center of town they describe as an eyesore.

    “It reflects badly on the entire town; it gives the impression we just don’t have any pride in our community here,” Jim O’Malley said.

    The building in question is a dilapidated, vacant, 2-story building on the 1200 block of Mount Eden Road just inside the Spencer County line, which divides the small town of 2,172 that encompasses 38 square miles.

  • Mount Eden residents are sore about run down buildings

    Some Mount Eden residents are upset about an unsightly building near the center of town they describe as an eyesore.

    “It reflects badly on the entire town; it gives the impression we just don’t have any pride in our community here,” Jim O’Malley said.

    The building in question is a dilapidated, vacant, 2-story building on the 1200 block of Mount Eden Road just inside the Spencer County line, which divides the small town of 2,172 that encompasses 38 square miles.

  • Shelby County's summer crops aren’t so hot

    Farmers in Shelby County are asking for help getting their crops in this year – and it’s not just for people with strong backs either.

    “If you know any rain dances…or go wash your car, or whatever,” said Leo Young, who operates a farm near Simpsonville. “I’m trying to stay upbeat, but we could use some rain.”

    Recent scorching temperatures coupled with a dearth of moisture have combined to put the local growing season in possible peril.

  • New Business: Ink-n-Threads

    Address: 211 Breighton Circle, Suite 5, Shelbyville

  • Business Briefcase: July 13, 2012

    Fussenegger named president of regional tourism group

    Kentucky’s Bourbon, Horses & History marketing region announces Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau, as its new president, replacing Kelly Barron of the Radcliff/Fort Knox CVB, whose appointment expired on June 30.

  • Rabies clinics help keep down cases; immunization required to renew pet licenses

    Did you know that state and local law requires pet owners to vaccinate their dogs, cats, and ferrets for rabies each year?

    Did you know a county license is also required for these pets? Owners need to show proof of rabies vaccine to purchase a license.

    This is not just another instance of government control and red tape. Rabies vaccination and licensure have been credited with keeping the number of rabies cases low in the state of Kentucky and across the country.

  • Balanced team advances

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 11-year-old all-star baseball team’s biggest strength may be its balance.

    “What we have is a lot of players who can play a lot of different positions,” Coach Jeff Crisp said. “We have a really versatile team…the flexibility of the team is what makes them so good.”

  • Tune-up game would have helped

    There was one thing Shelby County Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old All-Star Coach Yogi Peyton would’ve liked his team to have had before it began play in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament on Thursday night – a game.