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Today's News

  • Kindle winner at Library

    Kasia Tallman (center) was the winner of a Kindle that the Shelby County Public Library gave away during National Library Week. Also pictured are her mother Melinda Tallman (left) and Shana Schack, Bookmobile librarian.

  • I'm one: Byron Whitman Hardy

    Byron Whitman Hardy celebrated his first birthday Jan. 20, 2012.

    He is the son of Tripp and Paige Hardy of New York.

    Grandparents are Donnie and Mary Faye Ethington of Shelbyville and John and Virginia Hardy of Roswell, Ga.

  • Engagement: Johnson-Lisby

    Todd and Kathleen Johnsonof Owensboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth Johnson of Owensboro, to Matthew Michael Ray Lisby of Finchville. He is the son of Don and Karen Lisby of Finchville, and Leigh Ann Geralds of St. Petersburg, Fla.

    The wedding will take place 6:30 p.m. June 23, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Owensboro.

  • Birth: Wannemacher son

    Kevin and Kimberly Wannemacher of Wichita Falls, Texas, announce the birth of their third child, a son, on April 5, 2012. He has been named Lucas Andrew.

    Grandparents are Keith and Rita Hall of Shelbyville, Lori Janusko of Louisville and Denny and Pat Wannemacher of Troy Ohio.

    Great-grandparents are Robert and Joyce Green and Carla and Kathleen Hall, all of Shelbyville.

  • Birth: Fussenegger daughter

    Katie of Joe Fussenegger of Simpsonville announce the birth of their first child, Sophie Elizabeth, on March 19, 2012. She was born at 1:08 a.m. at Baptist Hospital East 7.12 pounds and 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Sharon and Dale Kramer of Simpsonville, and Patty and Oscar Fussenegger of Florence. Great-grandparents are Charles and Diana Kramer of Simpsonville, John and Teresa Franklin of Louisville, Foster and Nell Doolin of Glasgow and Anne Atkins of Hopkinsville.

  • Court report: May 14, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Jonathan K. Hardy, first-degree criminal mischief – dismissed without prejudice.

    Alfonso Jaimes-Alaniz, first-offense DUI, no operator's/moped license and failure to produce insurance card – plead guilty – 30-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $1,078 fine and costs.

  • Kregor begins play in state on Thursday

    Collins sophomore Paige Kregor, the 8th Region runner-up, will play Sacred Heart’s Caroline Walter on Thursday morning in the first round of the girls’ 2012 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament.

    Kregor, who lost to South Oldham sixth-grader Stephanie Pitts in last Thursday’s 8th Region final, will face Walter, who is one of the eight No. 9-seeded players, at 8 a.m. at Shillito Park in Lexington.

     

    BASEBALL: Collins goes 2-1 in Franklin

  • Couch is ‘grand slam hire’

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  • Election 2012: Presidential race leaves gap atop primary ballot

    When Kentucky’s primary election rolls around on Tuesday, many of you may wonder if there’s any reason to go vote at all.

    With 38 states having already held their primary elections, Kentucky is largely left out of the presidential discussion.

    Of the four Republicans on the presidential ballot in Kentucky, even a vote for front-runner Mitt Romney won’t mean much.

    Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have pulled out of the race for the Republican nomination, and Ron Paul announced Monday that he is effectively suspending his campaign.

  • Shelby County School Board: Land acquisitions allow district to complete sites

    The Shelby County Board of Education wrapped up a short meeting Thursday after approving the ability to purchase of three parcels of land and the gift of another parcel.

    The purchased property consisted of two areas that will encompass part of the new access road to the Southside project and another parcel at 208 8th Street to finish the acquisition of land for the Early Childhood Center at the former Northside Elementary School.