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Today's News

  • We congratulate: Shelby’s public garden project

    The new garden plots that the North Central Health Department and Shelby County Fiscal Court have laid out for free public use in Shelbyville are a bloomin’ good idea.

    We like the fact that some awkward space at the intersections of 11th Street, Kentucky Street and Equity Street, which could have been a magnet for new concrete, has been prepared for the ultimate in green endeavors.

    We can’t think of a better initiative to promote public health for the health department to embrace.

  • County to ban fake marijuana

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court has taken the first step toward banning synthetic marijuana, which law enforcement officials say is an expanding problem.
    At their meeting Tuesday morning, magistrates passed a first reading of an ordinance to prohibit the use or sale of synthetic cannabinoids.
    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said the artificial drug has not been seen much in county, but is becoming more prominent.

  • ELECTION 2012: 6 Republicans vying for Congress visit Shelby

    Just one day after the deadline for filing for the race for Shelby County’s new congressional district, six of the seven Republicans who want to serve in the in the 4th District showed up Saturday night for the Shelby County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner.
    Three of the five Republicans running for Shelbyville City Council also were on hand among a crowd of about 200 who munched on a buffet dinner and perspectives at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • Anderson man may get plea deal in porn charges

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has a new hearing set for Shelby Circuit Court.
    The Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney’s office will be working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks that could be presented on his next court date on April 16.
    Hawks, 50, was indicted in Anderson County July on 70 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography. The charges include 10 counts of first-degree distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and 60 counts of possessing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Attorney files complaint against Myles

    A Bowling Green attorney has filed a complaint against Shelby County Family Court Judge John David Myles for a recent incident in his courtroom.
    Attorney Travis Lock said that he was in court with a divorce hearing on Wednesday when Myles interrupted him and cursed at him.
    Lock said that Myles’ behavior was unacceptable to him.
    “He made it obvious by slamming the folder shut that he was done listening to me,” Lock said.

  • Woman’s arm won’t be lost

    A Mount Eden woman is recovering at the University of Louisville from an attack from her pit bull.
    But the good news is that family members say that Regena Whitaker will not lose her arm, as had been feared.
    Regena Whitaker, 40, and her son, Ronald Hampton, 22, both of Spencer County, were injured when their pit bull attacked them as they were driving down the road near Carriss Grocery.
    They had their three dogs, the pit bull and two smaller dogs, in the truck with them when the pit bull went berserk.

  • News briefs: Feb. 22, 2012

    College & career night

    at West Middle this week

    There will be a College & Career Night at West Middle School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

    All grades, parents, guardians and students are invited, as well as parents and students from East Middle School. Scheduled to speak are:

    ·       Col. Keith Gramig, Collins High School, about the Army JROTC program.

  • Datebook: Feb. 22, 2012

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Birth: Mudd son

    Natalie and Marcy Mudd of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Dec. 18, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital Louisville. He has been named Michael David Mudd.

    Grandparents are Larry and Donna Treadway of White House, Tenn.,  and Joe and Judy Mudd of Springfield. Great-grandparents are Doug and Peggy Thompson of Cookeville, Tenn., and Nell Treadway of Rockwood, Tenn.

  • Engagement: Prather-Hennessy

    Kimberly Prather of Louisville announces the engagement of her daughter, Candace Renee Prather of Shelbyville, to Marine Cpl. Patrick Michael Hennessy III of Shelbyville. He is the son of Michelle andDarius Phillips and Pat Hennessey Jr., all of Cincinnati. She is also the daughter of the late Randy Logsdon.

    The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 26, 2012, in Louisville.