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Today's News

  • Woman poisoned by gas improving

    A Shelby County woman hospitalized for two weeks  after being overcome by carbon monoxide, is beginning to show signs of recovery.

    Jennifer Lewis, 35, who was discovered unconscious along with four family members at her home on Beech Street in the Meadowbrook subdivision on Jan. 27, remains unconscious at Jewish Hospital Louisville, Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said, but family members are expressing more hope in recent days.

  • Animal groups unite for fund raising event

    The groups that support animal care in Shelby County are getting together Saturday for their first joint fundraiser, and those animals may be getting a big boost.

    Only a handful of tickets remain for Monarchs, Mutts and Meows at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, which will benefit five groups that support the no-kill efforts in Shelby County.

  • Trial for Spencer County judge executive moved to Shelby

    The DUI trial of former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins has been moved from Spencer to Shelby County and is set for April 21.

    Jenkins was arrested April 10, 2009, when Kentucky State Police pulled him over on KY. 155 near Elk Creek in Spencer County and charged him with speeding, no proof of insurance and DUI.

    In November, Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered the case moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think the case could be argued fairly in Spencer.

  • New York-bound play to stop in Shelby

    A play based on one of the country’s great tragedies and bound for the famed stages of New York City will make a weekend stop in Shelbyville later this month.

    Fabric, Flames, and Fervor: Girls of the Triangle,scheduled to open at the Manhattan Theatre Source in March, will have a 7-show run at the Shelby County Community Theatre, starting Feb. 24.

  • Shelby businesses in love with Valentine's Day

    Romance is alive and well in Shelby County, or so say merchants who are gearing up for Valentine’s Day.
    People express their love and affection for sweethearts, spouses, friends and parents in many different ways, and Shelby’s business community has been busy supplying the traditional flowers, greeting cards, candy, jewelry and gifts.
    Have a sweet tooth?
    Try some Oreo truffles or red velvet cake balls, but you’d better hurry before they’re all gone, said Carol Flannigan, owner of C.J.’s Candies.

  • Deeds: Feb. 11, 2011

    Karen Lionetti to LaDonna Piper, Lot 59, Woodfield Sec. 2, $124,500

    Margaret L. and Edward H. Drane and Margaret L. Muckleroy to Margaret L. and Edward H. Drane, Lot 30 Charleston Sec. 2, $0

    Dobson Family Limited Partnership to A&W Investors LLC, Lot 43 Village View Sec. 1, $52,500

    Elizabeth C. Palmer to Kevin L. Palmer, Tract A, Daniel Subdivision, $115,300

    Kevin L. Palmer to Kevin L. and Elizabeth C. Palmer, .74 acres, Bardstown Trail, $67,400

  • Court report: Feb. 09, 2011

  • Datebook: Feb. 9, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • WICHE: Easy Valentine blooms that keep on giving

    I have a handful of phalaenopsis about the house, and three of them have just begun to shoot up a bloom spike that, once in bloom (probably still about a month away), will bloom for months if I keep them out of direct sunlight.

    One plant is like 10 fresh-cut bouquets, and they are so delicately lovely you just can’t beat them as a nice Valentine gesture.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 9, 2011

    Survey says Kentuckians
    support rights for gays

    Some 83 percent of Kentuckians say gay people should be protected from discrimination in the workplace, in housing and in public places such as restaurants, according to a survey released Monday by the statewide Fairness Coalition. That is an increase of 18 percentage points since 2004, when a similar survey was conducted.