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Today's News

  • Large crowd attends librarian’s reading at Clear Creek Park

    Sherry Bogard was back to doing what she loves on Wednesday – reading to children, just not at the library.

    Bogard, who was fired last week by the Shelby County Public Library, where in 2011 she was named the top children’s librarian in the state, looked around at the huge crowd of more than 100 children and nearly as many adults and smiled.

    “Yes, I see a lot of people here from my program at the library, and I really appreciate their support so much,” she said, a tear or two mingling with her smile.

  • Rand Paul to visit Shelby on Monday

    Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be making a couple of stops in Shelby County on Monday.

    His schedule will include an afternoon press briefing at the Stratton Center and an evening speaking engagement with Shelby County Farm Bureau members.

    Jennifer Decker, field representative for Paul in nine counties, said he will be holding a press briefing at the Stratton Center from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to give the media the chance to speak with him about topics of interest.

  • SCHS wins journalism awards

  • Real Estate deeds: June 29, 2012

    May 1-3

    Donald R. and Barbara J. Deel to John Addison Grissom and William Donald Grisson, 18 acres, KY 636, $65,000

    Peggy A. Graziano to Julia Karen Wine, Unit 16B, Villas at Persimmon Ridge, Phase XII, $194,000

    Charles A. and Leslie M. Turner to Charles A. and Heather Turner, Lot 137, Benson Trace, Section 1, $40,000

    Jagoe Guaranteed Trade LLC to Edward L. and Laurel Combs, Lot 33, Orchard Crossing, Phase I, $104,825

  • WICHE: Garlic harvest comes early, onions to follow

    I read somewhere that summer solstice marks the point that it is safe to harvest your garlic. By June 20 the garlic has “cloved-up” in this part of the country, but of course what happens before that date may give us a little wiggle room. This year I harvested on June 19, the earliest in memory, and the garlic looks good.

  • News briefs: June 27, 2012

    Get ready for temps

    in 100s by Thursday

     

    Forget that cool and wonderful summer day you enjoyed on Tuesday.

    Shelby County Emergency Management officials sent out an alert Tuesday afternoon as the National Weather Service has forecast temperatures to surpass 100 by Thursday.

    In fact, old man summer is about to pull a one-two-three punch on Kentucky, with high temps expected to extend until Monday and make an already bad drought situation worse.

  • 50th anniversary: Mary and Frank Figg

    Frank and Mary Figg of Shelbyville were married June 22, 1962, in Bethlehem. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Billy D. Marcum.

    Dr. Figg retired in 2007 after practicing veterinary medicine for 33 years. She is a retired human resources manager.

    They are the parents of Frank (Terresa) Figg of, Tampa Fla., Elizabeth Figg of Shelbyville and Martha (Tom) Galli of Rockwall, Texas. Grandchildren are Naomi Figg, Alannah Figg, Natalia Figg and Ryan Figg, all of Tampa, Fla.

    The couple will celebrate with family and friends at a reception in the fall.

  • 60th anniversary: Else and William E. Matthews

    Else and William E. Matthews of Shelbyville are observing their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Friday, June 13, 1952, in the Martha-Mary Chapel in Greenfield Village, Mich.

    They have three children, William E. (Beau) Matthews (Sylvia), of Columbia, S.C., Ellen Oetinger (Pete) of Wallingford, Pa., and Bland Ballard Matthews (Marci) of Louisville. Their other daughter, Lisa Gaines Matthews, died in 2011 of complications from Multiple Sclerosis

  • Births: June 27, 2012

    Hays daughter
    Austin and Hannah Hays, of Shelbyville, announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Thursday, May 30, 2012. She has been named Tate McKinley Hays. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce.
    Grandparents are Hite Hays of Shelbyville, Judy and Duvall Burk of Shelbyville, and Dennis and Yolanda Long of Shelbyville. Great-grandparent is Shelby LeCompte from Shelbyville.

  • Births: June 27, 2012

    Hays daughter
    Austin and Hannah Hays, of Shelbyville, announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Thursday, May 30, 2012. She has been named Tate McKinley Hays. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce.
    Grandparents are Hite Hays of Shelbyville, Judy and Duvall Burk of Shelbyville, and Dennis and Yolanda Long of Shelbyville. Great-grandparent is Shelby LeCompte from Shelbyville.