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Today's News

  • Tomlinson helps behind the scenes at Churchill Downs

    Vicki Tomlinson always knew she'd be around horses.

    "From the time I got my first horse at eight-years-old, I knew I'd always be around them," she said.

    What she didn't know is that she eventually would be taking care of their owners in the Horseman's Service Center at Churchill Downs.

    For the seventh year in a row, Tomlinson, a Shelby County resident, is serving as the concierge for owners and trainers when they descend on Louisville each spring and fall.

  • Census 2010: Our age, gender, homes in Shelby County

    Women may have been labeling men as childish for years, but they now have data to back it up.

    The newest round of census data, released on Thursday, shows Kentucky's average female is 39.3 years old, which is about two-and-a-half years more mature than her male counterparts (36.7).

    And that difference is only more distinct in Shelby County, where the average age for a woman is 38.9 to 37.5 for a man - although here the men aren’t quite as juvenile as they are in most counties.

  • Old burgers take to new media for White Castle

    If you are a devotee of those square little hamburgers stamped out at White Castle, your palatable passion just became easier to consume.

    White Castle announced this week that it will allow customers to order their burgers online and pick them up without a wait.

    And that already has started at Shelbyville’s location at Fairway Crossings.

    “We started about a month ago,” manager Cathy Richardson said. “We do a few [online orders]. It’s not a real big thing.”

  • Cornerstone Christian Academy goes back to the farm with corn crop, ag day

    Cornerstone Christian Academy is getting into the farming business.

    An idea by board member Ray Tucker has led the school to have not only its first Ag Day for students on Tuesday but also to plant the school’s unused 17 acres on Frankfort Road in crops that can in the traditional agricultural manner help support the school.

    Tucker, who with his wife, Stephanie, owns Tucker Farms, has two children who attend Cornerstone, and he recently was voted vice chairman of the board.

  • Ag Report: May 6, 2011

    Hay Day seeks to make

    hay on various fronts

    North Central Hay Day, which seeks to broaden perspectives of producers within the hay industry, will be held May 12 at the Henry County Fair Grounds in Eminence.

    This event is sponsored by Chris McBurney, 37, owner and operator of McBurney Livestock Equipment. During this event, a demonstration of baling hay will be done on hay ground that was donated by Bobby Foree, a Henry County resident.

  • Something is cooking at the country club

    Shelbyville will soon be home to a new barbecue-oriented restaurant scheduled to open soon in the latest restaurant foray at the Shelbyville Country Club – the Lodge.

    SCC’s space had been vacant since the end of last year, when Jerry White, who owns the Fun Food Caféin Louisville, closed up his part-time catering and restaurant he had operated there for several months. Greg Gibson, assistant golf pro at the country club, said he does not know why White closed up, only that he could not make a go of it there.

  • Election 2011: Cash, candidates rolling in as primary nears

    Contributions and candidates are gathering their final momentum with the Primary Election a little more than a week away.

    First we have the final campaign contribution reports that show that Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, a Republican candidate in the race for Agriculture Commissioner, is trailing his opponent in fundraising.

  • County gives annual funds to fire departments

    Two fire departments will be buying new equipment soon, thanks to county funding.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday allotted the Bagdad and Shelbyville Fire Departments $5,000 each as part of the county’s annual allotment to the seven fire districts in Shelby County.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard “Tiger” Tucker said his department would use their money to purchase personal protective equipment.

    “We are going to put it in our volunteer budget to buy some personal protective gear and some radio equipment,” he said.

  • Fred Ruble: 1936-2011

    A light went out in Shelby County on Wednesday with the passing of a man who was not only a dedicated public servant but also a devoted family man.

    Fred Ruble, 74, was a former Shelby County Sheriff, serving in that capacity from 1983-89. He was also a former state government employee and school bus driver.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said it will not be same in Bagdad  without Ruble, who has lived there with his wife, Geneva, since they were married in 1955.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, May 6, 2011

    DUI

    Miguel Gonzalez, 52, of 1649 North 17th Ave. in Melrose Park, Ill., was arrested May 1 at Taylorsville Road and Howard Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense.

    Jose Juan Carlos Quixan, 24, of 310 Midland Drive in Shelbyville was arrested April 28 on Benson Pike and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense, no operator’s license and failure to maintain insurance.