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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Work on Collins’ field targets a March finish

    Workers were combing the damaged multipurpose field at Collins High School on Thursday afternoon, removing the small rubber pellets that give the field its soft, grass-like feel.

    The school district and Whittenberg Construction have reached an agreement to repair the field, which began to fail with soft spots were noticed in the turf last spring and was unusable for the entire school year, forcing the Titan soccer teams to play at Clear Creek Park and the football team to share Robert Doyle Stadium with Shelby County High School.

  • Fuel, food prices still rising

    Two key expenses in every household – food and fuel – continue to surge.

    The most recent survey of food prices in Kentucky by the Kentucky Farm Bureau show that the average cost of most basic items increased 8.8 percent during 2011.

    And fuel prices in Shelby County on Wednesday afternoon took another huge bounce, rising more than 40 cents for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel.

  • Shelby's horse population is about to grow

    Horse breeders see the flip of the calendar to January as the unofficial start of the foaling season, so it won’t be long before young equine babies start dotting the landscapes of Shelby County farms.

    Since most breeds celebrate a universal birthday on Jan. 1, many owners of performance horses aim to have a foal born as early in the year as possible to allow for maximum physical development.

    Though not all owners shoot for early-year births, January nevertheless remains the traditional kick-off of the foaling season, and this year is no different.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 6, 2012

    Collectible road show

    again setting up in Shelby

    The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is making a stop in Shelby County this week to consider the purchase of unique collectibles that residents may want to sell.

    The show will be Tuesday through Saturday at the Ramada Inn on Breighton Circle in Shelbyville.

    According to a press release on the event, The road show considers and evaluates objects on rarity, collectability, condition and market value. If suitable, an offer would be made to the seller.

  • New Shelby youth choir hoping to hit high note

    One of James Ray Morgan’s earliest musical memories is of his mother singing country tunes to him in their Mercury Comet.
    “And I was one of those kids that sang with the stars on records in my room made to be a grand stage,” Morgan said.
    Now, he’s fulfilling a dream and bringing that stage – a singing stage – to Shelby County, for dozens of youth.

  • There is mixed verdict on early release of felons

    People who work with inmates every day expressed mixed feelings this week about the early release of 1,000 Kentucky prisoners.
    In Shelby County, where 11 inmates were released on Tuesday, Jailer Bobby Waits said he didn’t agree with House Bill 463, passed last spring, which mandates that some non-violent felons be released six months early.

  • Election 2012: Miller is uncontested for circuit court clerk

    Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Lowry Miller said he is enjoying his uncontested status for the coming election.

    “It feels great,” said Miller, a Republican who was elected in 2010 to fulfill the term of Kathy Nichols, who retired. “I really enjoyed campaigning last time, meeting so many new people and seeing others I hadn’t seen in years, but I have to tell you that being uncontested feels great.

    “But I’m kind of still holding my breath, until the filing deadline is passed.”

  • County takes Discovery Boulevard into road system

    Magistrates voted at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court to take Discovery Boulevard into the county road system.

    This would allow the county to maintain the road in the winter and handle ice and snow removal. Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said that even though that road, which leads into Collins High School, was not part of the road system last year, he still made sure it was safe for school children during last year’s school session.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Jan. 6, 2012

    DUI

    Sarah E. Hamm, 29, of 1417 State Route 2070 in South Shore was arrested Dec. 2 at 8036 Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Tyler E. Sherburn, 31, of 758 Beechridge Road in Frankfort was arrested Dec. 1 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

     

    Traffic

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Jan. 6, 2012

    Today

    5:30 & 8 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Cornerstone Christian at Community Christian.
    6 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Anderson County at Collins.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Anderson County at Collins.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Beth Haven at Shelby County.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Shelby County at Woodford County.

     

    Saturday