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Today's News

  • REMINDER: Emergency alert system to have 1st national test on Wednesday

    The federal government on Wednesday will conduct its first nationwide test of emergency alert system.

    The 3-minute test, which will begin at 2 p.m., and will be broadcast simultaneously over all television, radio, cable and satellite channels.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Nov. 4, 2011

    DUI

    Emanuel Ruiz, 19, of 5210 Alex Ave. in Louisville was arrested Oct. 30 at 120 Midland Blvd. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, no operator’s license, reckless driving and failure to maintain insurance, first offense.

     

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  • EARLIER: Holiday trees to be sold for cancer fundraiser

    Even if you think it’s a bit early for the Christmas decorations that now adorn stores, a new event on Saturday will allow to begin your personal holiday celebration early.

    In a new twist on a popular concept to raise money for cancer, the first House of Trees will be going all day Saturday in the cafeteria at Collins High School.

    Organizations and teams decorate trees in unique themes, and the public can bid to buy them in a silent-auction-type format.

  • Grant shortfall forces plans for animal shelter to be cut

    An addition planned for the Shelby County Animal Shelter’s facility on Kentucky Street can proceed now that funding is in place – just a bit smaller scale than officials had hoped.

    That’s because the county didn’t receive as much grant money as it had hoped, Animal Control Director Rusty Newton said.

    “We applied for a grant for one-hundred-and-eighty-thousand, but only got seventy-thousand,” Newton told Shelby County Fiscal Court during its meeting at Stratton Center Tuesday night.

  • Election 2011: Shelby’s turnout may surpass state

    “It’s sad when you think that if thirty percent vote, you’ve had a good turnout.”

    Those where the words of Shelby County Magistrate Bill Hedges in response to what many may consider a dreary report from County Clerk Sue Carol Perry about expectations for Election Day on Tuesday.

    But Perry said that’s only to be expected in this election.

    “It’s not a presidential election, and we have no local races, just state offices,” she said.

  • Ag Report: Nov. 4, 2011

    SCHS alum Jenkins

    earns FFA degree

    Debra Jenkins, daughter of David and Dana Jenkins of Pleasureville, recently received the American FFA Degree at the National FFA meeting in Indianapolis.

    Jenkins graduated from Shelby County High School and served as president of the SCHS FFA chapter.

    Now a student at Murray State University, she received the highest degree awarded by the organization, one of 146 Kentucky members to receive the degree this year.

  • News briefs: Nov. 4, 2011

    PSC to hold public hearing

    on KU, LG&E rate increases

  • Veterans to be honored in ceremony on Sunday

    This year, the honoring of veterans will begin a bit in advance of Veterans Day, which is Friday.

    The Shelby County Extension Homemakers will have their annual event Sunday to honor all veterans – active, retired, and reserved – all men and women who have ever served the nation.

    The event will be held at 2-4 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road. It will include refreshments and a short ceremony that will begin at 2:30.

  • WICHE: Save your leaves – and save your plants

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop! We rack and pile, and they jump.

    I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy. Adults can still rake a little, children can still play, and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer.

    At the farm raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course), which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Election2011: On some issues, these attorneys not general

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the Democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the Republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.