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Today's News

  • On campus: May 11, 2012

    Holt Tripp of Shelbyville was among the 133 veterinary students honored at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Honors and Awards Banquet.

    Tripp, a member of the Class of 2015, received a Dr. Harvey and Corinne Price Endowed Scholarship for his interest in a rural food animal practice.

    He is the son of Beth and Phil Tripp of Shelbyville.

  • Court report: May 7, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Jaime B. Miller, first-offense DUI – guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Clardarian M. Owens, speeding 15 mph over limit, license to be in possession and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $693 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • This bird is nothing but a snake in the water

    The Anhinga is also known as “Snakebird” or “Water Turkey” because it usually swims with only its small head and slender neck above water, so there is a strong snake resemblance.

    There is also the habit of spreading its tail feathers, and these feathers somewhat resemble the tail feathers of a turkey.

    But, by any name this is an elegant water bird, with an S-shaped neck, that is found in South America from Uruguay and Southern Brazil to Ecuador, Colombia and Panama on North through Mexico to the Southeastern United States.

  • Program will allow you to be firefighter for day

    Did you ever wonder what it would be like to be a firefighter?
    Now you can find out without having to undergo any training at all.

    The Firefighter for a Day program, held by the Shelbyville Fire Department, will take place July 14, and will allow participants to come as close to experiencing a real firefighting experience as possible.

  • EARLIER: Louisville woman's death on Lake Shelby a mystery

    Perplexed investigators returned Monday to the scene at Lake Shelby where a Louisville woman died in a mysterious boating accident during a simple family fishing outing Saturday night.

    They were continuing in grim determination to try to understand what caused Amanda Frank to leave the bass boat in which she was riding and be declared dead just minutes later.

  • Tripp honored at Oklahoma State

    Holt Tripp of Shelbyville was among the 133 veterinary students honored at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Honors and Awards Banquet.

    Tripp, a member of the Class of 2015, received a Dr. Harvey and Corinne Price Endowed Scholarship for his interest in a rural food animal practice.

    He is the son of Beth and Phil Tripp of Shelbyville.

  • Church news: May 11, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Election 2012: U.S. Congress District 4

    Gary Moore, who has been Boone County judge-executive for 14 years, is one of seven Republicans seeking a 4th District congressional seat being vacated by a 4-term incumbent.

    In 1998, Moore, 53, was elected judge-executive and used his business experience and attitude of customer service to lead Boone County, the fourth-largest and one of the fastest-growing counties in Kentucky.

    Moore said he believes he has been re-elected as county judge because he has delivered proven results and stayed true to the conservative principles he espoused.

  • Bagdad Days to celebrate 20th anniversary

    If you had fun at Bagdad days before, get ready for an extra-special treat this year, organizers of the event say.

    The festival will celebrate its 20th year on Saturday, and Chairperson Phyllis Bailey said in addition to the usual fun activities, many new ones are planned, including a magic show, free bingo with cash prizes, a handmade quilt show and a special float honoring military veterans. There’s even a cookbook for sale that includes recipes from Bagdad residents.

  • 3rd Street reopened after May 8 crash at bridge over Clear Creek

    The Shelby County Road Crew has finally finished repairs to a guard rail on 3rd Street that closed the road for three days after a car crash on Tuesday.

    No one was injured in that accident that happened around 4 a.m. Tuesday when Alan Drake, 49, of Shelbyville, hit the guardrail above Clear Creek after his brakes locked up when he tried to slow down in the curve near Grove Hill Cemetery, the police report said.

    Drake’s van was hanging off the side of the bridge, being just barely held in place by the guardrail.