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Today's News

  • Shelby's unemployment plummets in April

    Shelby County’s unemployment statistics took another significant surge downward in April to 5.8 percent, the second-lowest rate in the state.

    That figure declined from 7 percent in March and, more significantly, 2.7 percent from the 8.5 percent rate of April 2011.

    Only Woodford County (5.1 percent) had a lower rate in April, but, among neighboring counties, both Spencer and Trimble counties has more precipitous drops. Spencer fell to from 10.1 in April 2011 and 8.0 in March to 6.5, and Trimble was down 10.5/9.2 to 7.6.

  • WICHE: The unseen heroes of the garden

    Have you ever considered the nematode? I appreciate the beneficial insects that help keep the garden in balance, but there are good things at work that go unseen.

    I recently released who knows how many in and around my vegetable garden in hopes that they will finally take care of my most annoying vegetable pest: the flea beetle.

  • News briefs: May 23, 2012

    Senior awards nights

    begin tonight at SCHS

    With graduation just around the corner, residents are invited to help celebrate the success of the seniors at both schools senior awards night.

    Shelby County High School's ceremony will be at the school's theater tonight at 6:30, and Collins High School's ceremony will be in next Wednesday at 7 p.m. in school's theater.

  • 45th anniversary: Peggy and Wayne Puckett

    Wayne and Peggy Puckett will have been married 45 years on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

    They have three children, Mike (Cindy) Griffin, Judy (Scott) Wilson and Ed (Kim) Puckett; and six grandchildren, Courtney, Josh, Zach, Abbey, Jake and Alley.

    They will celebrate with their family during a cookout on Memorial Day.

  • 60th anniversary: Bill and Bobbye McCarthy

    Bill and Bobbye McCarthy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 9, 2012, at Crescent Place Assisted Living. They both say they believe the secret to their marriage is making Christ the head of their household and always taking their marriage vows seriously.

  • Engagement: Browning-Phillips

    Donald Phillips of Shelbyville and Missy Browning of Pleasureville wish to announce their wedding at 4 p.m. on June 9, 2012, at the Apple Patch Chapel in Crestwood.

    A reception will follow in Pleasureville at the home of Zeb and Amegan Zaring.

    All friends and family are invited.

    Parents of the bride are Mike and Aline Mounce of Cincinnati and the late DL Browning Jr. Children of the bride are Amegan Zaring and Timothy Hardin.

  • Engagement: Jesse-Bransom

    Keith and Gina Jesse of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Jesse of Lexington, to Kevin Bransom of Lexington. He is the son of Paul and Kathy Bransom of Lawrenceburg.

    The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. June 2, 2012, at Buffalo Trace in Frankfort. After a  honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple will reside in Lexington.

  • Engagement: Newlin-Olafson

    Dr. Eric and Suzan Ribenboim of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katy Newlin of Simpsonville, to Jon Olafson of Louisville.

    He is the son of Roger and Nancy Olafson of Louisville.

    She graduates from the University of Louisville's Speed School of Engineering with a chemical engineering degree and will be starting her doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Houston in the fall.

  • 5 generations gather

    Five generations of the Kramer/Fussenegger families gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (front row from left) Katie Kramer Fussenegger holding daughter, Sophie; Nola Kramer, great-great-grandmother; (top row) Dale Kramer, grandfather and Charles Kramer, great-grandfather.

  • Datebook: May 25, 2012

    Public meetings
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.