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Today's News

  • Engagement: Jesse-Bransom

    Keith and Gina Jesse of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Jesse of Lexington, to Kevin Bransom of Lexington. He is the son of Paul and Kathy Bransom of Lawrenceburg.

    The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. June 2, 2012, at Buffalo Trace in Frankfort. After a  honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple will reside in Lexington.

  • Engagement: Newlin-Olafson

    Dr. Eric and Suzan Ribenboim of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katy Newlin of Simpsonville, to Jon Olafson of Louisville.

    He is the son of Roger and Nancy Olafson of Louisville.

    She graduates from the University of Louisville's Speed School of Engineering with a chemical engineering degree and will be starting her doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Houston in the fall.

  • 5 generations gather

    Five generations of the Kramer/Fussenegger families gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (front row from left) Katie Kramer Fussenegger holding daughter, Sophie; Nola Kramer, great-great-grandmother; (top row) Dale Kramer, grandfather and Charles Kramer, great-grandfather.

  • Datebook: May 25, 2012

    Public meetings
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • Partying in the streets

    The Downtown Shelbyville Street Party concert series opened Friday night and continued Saturday with Better Daze performing near the fountain at 5th and Main streets. The crowd browsed for food and brought their chairs to listen to the music. It was an event for families. Elias Blake (left) and Kambra Reynolds enjoy a special treat, and one young fan joins Shelby County Magistrate Hubert Pollett (left) and Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty on stage to draw prizewinners from among those who attended.

  • Walking for a cause

    The 2012 Relay for Life took to the track at Shelby County High School track from noon Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, with 30 teams bringing in more than $47,754.27 for the American Cancer Society.

    The event began, as it does each year, with the survivor walk.

  • Rockets can’t escape early deficit

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Shelby County softball team had one of its biggest victories of this season against Spencer County.

    The Bears, though, avenged that loss for the second time Monday night with a 7-1 victory over the Rockets in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.

    Shelby County (8-25) beat Spencer County, 4-2, April 3 in Shelbyville before the Bears won the rematch, 4-0, a month later in Taylorsville.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City to increase enforcement on 2-hour parking areas

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty warned those in attendance at Thursday’s Shelbyville City Council meeting that the city is beginning it’s crackdown on downtown parking.

    The 2-hour parking areas have been under ordinance for a long time, Hardesty has said, but most of the signs had either fallen down or were knocked down.

    But, they have now all been replaced, and he said those parking downtown need to make themselves aware.

  • Shelby County School Board: Budget plan: 2012-13 balanced but very tight

    The Shelby County Board of Education will take its first look and vote on the tentative 2012-13 budget during a meeting Thursday, and the news from the federal and state governments only has gotten worse since January, when members first saw a draft of this plan.

    The budget is proposed to be $58.8 million plan, about 5 percent less than the 2010-11 actual expenses, and that’s despite Shelby County being a growth district.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Joseph Hornsby -- An early Shelby Countian Part 3: A chronicle of the early days of Shelby County

    Joseph Hornsby started keeping a chronicle of events in Shelby County in 1798, shortly after his arrival here.

    Chris McManus of Washington, D. C., a direct descendant of Hornsby, arranged a number of years ago for his family to donate this significant chronicle of early Shelby County history to the Filson Historical Society of Louisville.