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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: Oct. 14, 2011

    CUB President Bowling

    honored among alumni

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will recognize nine alumni on Monday for their exemplary service to their professions and communities with induction into ECTC’s Hall of Fame.

    Citizens Union Bank President David Bowling, class of 1979, will be among the honorees.

  • WICHE: Plan garlic now for 2012 summer harvest

    For centuries garlic has been enjoyed for its culinary, medicinal and spiritual qualities, including fending off evil spirits and vampires and acting as an anti-bacterial.

    There was evidence of garlic in King Tut’s tomb when it was discovered so obviously the ancient Egyptians were growing it as far back as 2100 B.C. That’s some serious culinary history.

    There are two categories of garlic to consider: Allium sativum, or softneck garlic, and Allium ophioscordon, or hardneck garlic.

  • Ag Report: Oct. 14, 2011

    Horses being added

    to Kentucky Proud

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Equine Education Project and the Kentucky Horse Council announced that horses have been added to the Kentucky Proud program.

  • ‘Road rage’ cited in death on I-64

    Law enforcement officials continue to search for the cause of an accident on Interstate 64 that killed a Waddy man just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

    Matthew Hensley, 34, of Waddy was left dead at the scene after his 1998 Ford Explorer flipped several times and ejected him just east of Exit 32 in Shelbyville.

    According to witnesses, Hensley allegedly was engaged in a “road rage” altercation with another eastbound driver in a red pickup truck.

  • Births

    Thurman daughter
    Phil and Allison Thurman of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Sept. 20, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She has been named Mollie Grace Thurman. She was born at 4:47 p.m., weighing six pounds and three ounces and was 17.5 inches in length.
    Grandparents are Tim and Julia Higgins of Simpsonville, Chuck and Sue Thurman of Lawrenceburg.
    Great-grandparents are Marvin Highfill of Louisville, Arnold and Jeanette Thurman of Shelbyville, Fred and Nancy Herrington of Rehoboth Beach, Del.

  • Reunion: Waddy High School

    Alumni of Waddy High School gather Saturday in Waddy for their 50th reunion. This was the last class when the school was closed after spring 1960. Shelby County High School opened in the fall of 1960, and the old county schools were repurposed.

  • Reunion: SHS

  • Wedding: Thacker

    Kate and Josh Thacker were married Sept. 10, 2011 in Finchville.

    Parents of the bride are Mark Sexton and Molly O’Hara of Manhattan, Kan. The groom is the son of Denver and Wanda Thacker of Pikeville.

    Rev. Sharon Daily officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by Mark Sexton.

    Maid of honor was Annabelle Sexton of Manhattan, Kan., sister.

    Bridesmaids were Molly Sexton, sister, and Anna Brockson, best friend, both of Manhattan, Kan.

    Best man was Chris Aldridge of Louisville, friend.

  • Reunion: Price Family

    Those attending the Price reunion on Sept. 11 were Shirley and Paul Whitehouse; Steve Whitaker; Elizabeth Tipton; Robert and Doris Cissell; Shelby, Ella and Zander Shreffler; Owen and Sue Bond; Chrissy and Chris Hudson; Nick and Ben Tipton; Connie and Jerry Coleman; Jamie Coleman; Peggy and Bo Cook; Lester Price; Arthur Price; Troy, Della and Parker Price; Francis Ernspiker; Andrew and Linda Ernspiker; Vickie and Larry Quire; Renee Clark; Katie and Walt Turner; and John Temple and his daughter.

  • A casino conversation

    Julia Belcher and Jacob Waford listen as a classmate pretends to be either the sponsor of a bill, an opponent of the bill or a representative of the casino industry. Rep Brad Montell, led the lesson on how a bill becomes a law for West and East middle students heading to the Kentucky Youth Assembly. After the facts were presented and the arguments raised, West voted down the bill that would place slot machines at Kentucky race tracks.