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Today's News

  • Mitchell wedding

    Ginger Evans and Jay Mitchell were married Oct. 17, 2010, at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort.

    Parents of the bride are Jimmie and Ruth Evans of Mount Eden. The groom is the son of Dick and Debbi Mitchell of Plano, Texas.

    Wedding music was provided by Joanna Hay.

    Judge Kathy Mangeot officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Jimmie Evans.

    The maid of honor was Shelley Evans, sister of the bride, of Mount Eden.

  • 75th birthday: Cot Thompson

    75th birthday
    All friends and family are invited to Cot Thompson’s 75th birthday bash at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club Building.

    For more information, call Barbara at 502-839-6083.
     

  • Court Report: April 4, 2011

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Michael Barnett, alcohol intoxication in a public place, loitering and giving officer false name or address – pleaded guilty – 10-day sentence and $194 fine and costs.

    David G. Donnelly, alcohol intoxication in a public place and third-degree criminal trespassing – pleaded guilty – 5-day sentence.

    Kenneth R. Downey, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – pleaded guilty – 12-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • EARLIER: Man arrested in largest pot bust in Shelby County

    A man who had evaded authorities after a tip by his wife led to  Shelby County’s largest marijuana bust has been apprehended near the Mexican border.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 50, sought since July, when Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies raided a house where he was living at 738 Southville Pike and found 800 pounds of marijuana and $63,000 in cash, was arrested April 1 by the U.S. Border Patrol in the small southern Texas town of La Feria, about 25 miles from the Mexican border.

  • Severe thunderstorm pounding Shelby

    Severe weather is pounding Shelby County as the National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warning. A tornado watch continues.

    The storm front sweeping across Kentucky has spawned tornadoes in the southern part of the state with reports of injuries at a plant in Hopkinsville. Trees are down, and there is severe lightning.

    A high wind advisory continues for the county, with gusts in the 40 mph range or higher. And large damaging hail is a possibility, too.

    Here is an update from the state office of emergency management.

  • This bird takes a walk on the wild side

    As a young boy, I called this bird the upside-down bird, because it moved up and down trees while a woodpecker only moved up.

    The White-Breasted Nuthatch actually walks up, down and around tree trunks and limbs.

    They are named for their habit of wedging a hard food item, such as a nut, into a bar crevice and hammering or hacking (“hatching”) it with the bill to open it.

    A year-around resident, this bird’s presence as a breeding population in a certain forest area is supposed to e a good indicator that the forest is healthy.

  • News Briefs: April 1, 2011

    Shelby’s unemployment rate

    at 9.3 percent for February

    Shelby County’s unemployment in February was 9.3 percent – seventh best in the state – and among the 93 counties that improved over its performance from  February 2010, this according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Rates increased in 24 counties and stayed the same in three.

  • Datebook: April 1, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • Rockets’ boys dominate; Collins’ girls tie for 4th

    The Shelby County boys track-and-field team ran away with its own meet for the second consecutive week.

    The Rockets won six events Tuesday night on their way to 119 points, which was 30 more than second-place Collins.

  • Titans play tough slate

    Collins baseball coach Roy Bailey wants his team to play the most difficult schedule it can in order to get ready for the postseason.

    “We’re playing a real tough schedule,” he said. “We want to play the best and hopefully by the end of the season we’re going to have seen everything that we can see.”