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  • Finals for horses, finishes with big show at Shelby County Fair

    The Shelbyville Horse Show ended with a flourish Saturday night with an appearance by several past presidents of the Shelby County A&M Board and a presentation of a state grant.
    The show itself was an exceptional one, said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, president of the horse show.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court; Budget balanced for end of year

    Shelby County Fiscal Court moved around a lot of money at a special meeting Tuesday morning to close its books on one fiscal year in preparation for the next.

     “This is something we do every year the last week in June because the new fiscal year begins July 1,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

    The county’s general fund was increased by $596,600 to account for shortfalls in various budget areas.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show results

    ASB Ladies 5-Gaited

    1.Turquoise, Carl Fischer, Charlotte Kurtz

     

    ASB Adult Show Pleasure Driving

    1. With a Friend, Happy Valley Stable, Inc., Marion Hutcheson

    2. CH Callaway’s Halley’s Comet, Split Decision, LLC., Christine Broder

    3. Double or Nuttin’, Tri Color Ventures, Priscilla Marconi

    4. CH Heir to a Star, Sharla Deuschle, Sharla Deuschle

    5. Harlem’s Nightcap, D.E.S.P. Saddlebreds, Dan Hall

     

  • The porch is a wonderful part of this historic home – but it’s not everything.

    With a little bit of “Queen Anne” and a dash of “Colonial Revival,” Kerry and Debbie Magan’s 110-year-old home on Main Street in Shelbyville has almost as much personality as its owners.

    Located at 1174 Main St., the was built by Jno A. Middleton for his son, James Fulton Middleton, after purchasing the property in 1901 from J.T. and Mary E. Logan. After building the home, Middleton then constructed the house next door to it, currently owned by Phil and Chris Hayes, for his daughter.

  • Down week finishes up

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team followed up the “worst” game of its season, according to Coach Jim Wiley, with two solid efforts Sunday.

  • Brown rallies but falls 1 shot short

    Another week, another top-five finish for Brandon Brown – this time a second place at the NGA Tour’s Texas Honing Open, which ended Sunday in Houston.

  • Nice gesture stuns UK fans

    If you like John Calipari and his University of Kentucky men’s basketball coaching staff, you might like this story.

    If you don’t like Calipari and his staff, you might change your mind, or at least not hate them so much (Louisville fans).

  • 1 injured, dog rescued as fire destroys mobile home

    A fire Sunday afternoon destroyed a mobile home at 320 B Street in Marshall Terrace, a mobile home park in the Hi Point area off Washington Street.

    Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said the 911 call came in 1:07 p.m., and heavy smoke and fire were pouring out of the trailer when firefighters arrived.

    He said all of the occupants of the home were outside except for one person, who came out shortly after firefighters arrived.

  • Court report: June 18, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Hernan Alegria, second-degree forgery – dismissed without prejudice.

    Amada Cruz, second-degree criminal possession forged instrument – dismissed without prejudice.

    Manuel Cruz-Moreno, second-degree criminal possession forged instrument – dismissed without prejudice; second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – 90-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $394 fine and costs.

  • Great Blue Heron’s habitat continues to grow locally

    The accompanying photograph of a first year Great Blue Heron, with a fish in its mouth, was part of an observed episode that took place on a bitterly cold winter day.

    This bird was out in the middle of a deep hole of water on Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County. The lake was solidly frozen, except for this little patch of open water that the Great Blue was not allowing to freeze, due to his or her activities.