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Today's News

  • OB/GYN group joins Baptist system

    One of Shelby County’s oldest existing medical practice – and its only obstetric and gynecological practice – is becoming part of the Baptist Hospital system.

    The three doctors who formed East End OB/GYN – Anita Kotheimer, Kristen Basham and Heath Brown – have joined Baptist OB/GYN Associates, part of Baptist Medical Associates. Their office has moved to 140 Stonecrest Road.

    The change was official on Monday, and Dr. Denise Bruneau was added to the group by Baptist.

  • FSA consolidation to spare Shelby office

    A loss of services for farmers in Bullitt, Spencer and Jefferson counties could mean more business for the Farm Service Agency office in Shelbyville.

    That was the upshot of a recent meeting in which John McCauley, state director of the FSA, came to Shepherdsville to talk with farmers about the potential impact of closing the FSA office in Mount Washington.

    "We're here to listen," McCauley said.

  • ‘Dream’ event helps Shelby’s kids, Kosair

    Beth Ann Kovacs recalls a dream she had three years ago, a dream to present a lavish cocktail party, to gather the folks of Shelby County for a good cause. She shared her dream with Rachel Webb, who at the time was working with Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the dream took off.

  • Datebook: Februay 1, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Engagement: DeBakey-Clark

    Allen and Ana Clark of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their son, Tomas Clark, to Linda DeBakey.

    She is the daughter of Doug DeBakey of Houston and Claire DeBakey of Columbia, Md. She is a 2006 graduate of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia and a 2011 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in religion and art.

    Clark is a 2008 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2012 Bachelor of Arts candidate at the University of the Cumberlands, majoring in religion.

  • Raisor in Miss Kentucky USA pageant

    Shelby County native Marissa Raisor, who attends Northern Kentucky University, competed last week in the Miss Kentucky USA 2012 pageant on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She finished as fourth runner-up. Amanda Mertz of Louisville was the winner after finishing in the top five the previous two years. Raisor is a former Miss Shelby County Fair.

  • 5 generations: Wilson

    Five generations of the Wilson family gathered recently for a photograph. They are (seated) Bessie Wilson, great-great grandmother; (standing from left) Alberta Dietrich, great grandmother; Malin Way, great-great granddaughter; Paul Clifford, grandson; and Brittany Way, great granddaughter.

  • Barry, Rockets lay one on Model

    It was the Michael Barry layup line Monday night in Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Barry, Shelby County’s junior forward, scored 27 points, mostly on lay-ins, to lead the Rockets to a 91-83 victory over visiting Richmond Model.

    “I didn’t shoot one jump shot,” Barry, who hit 11 of 12 from the field, admitted afterward. “I guess they thought they could press us up front, and it left me wide open every time.”

  • Rockets beat Oldham with Raizors’ edge

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team continued its remarkable turnaround Friday night with its second-biggest reversal so far this season.

    The Rockets rallied from a 9-point halftime deficit to defeat host Oldham County, 56-50, in Buckner.

    It was a 34-point about-face from last year, when the Colonels slammed Shelby, 55-27, at Mike Casey Gymnasium. This time around the Rockets (12-7) outscored Oldham, 36-21, in the second half and held off the Colonels at the end to quadruple their victory total from last season.

  • Collins’ boys 4th, girls 5th in final region tune-up

    In their final tune-up for the postseason, the Collins and Shelby County swim teams had good showings at their Winter Classic on Saturday.

    The Titans boys’ team took fourth, while their girls’ squad finished fifth. Meanwhile the Rockets’ girls’ team finished eighth, and their boys’ squad took 12th at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.