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Today's News

  • News briefs: Dec. 23, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    continues to move down

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate dropped a bit lower in November.

    The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported that Shelby had a 7.4 percent unemployment rate, .3 percent better than October. The rate also was significantly lower than the 8.5 percent recorded in November 2010.

    Shelby’s rate in October had been one of the 10 best in the state, but greater improvement in other counties pushed it out of that ranking by .2.

  • EARLIER: Animal raid in Henry shows legal issues

    EMINENCE – After a 6-month investigation of an alleged puppy mill operated by Terri and Kenneth Smith at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg, the couple face 218 counts each of second-degree animal cruelty.
    Second-degree animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and $500 fine.

  • UNDERWOOD: Where does the time go?

    It is the season of hustle and bustle. So much to do and so little time to get everything done: Gifts to buy, meals to prepare, travel to relatives, parties to attend, special religious services to observe, just to mention a few – things that, literally, wear us out.

    There never seems to be enough time. The clock keeps ticking and the present quickly fades into the past. “Hurry sickness” takes root. Nerves are on edge. Fatigue overwhelms us. We eat too much and don’t get enough sleep.

  • Heroic Simpsonville police officer Kidd takes job in Lancaster

    The humble horse hero is moving on.

    Simpsonville Police Officer Rodney Kidd, who gained notoriety last spring for rushing into a burning barn to save a horse, has been hired as police chief of the city of Lancaster.

    Simpsonville Police Commissioner Scott McDowell announced the departure to the city commission Wednesday morning during its final meeting of the year.

    “Our loss is their gain,” McDowell said. “They’re getting a good guy.

    “So I guess we will be advertising for a police officer.”

  • WICHE: Holiday greenery has meaning

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans. when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

    In celebration of the Winter Solstice. the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, during which they would decorate homes and temples, feast and revel in honor of their god Saturn.

  • EARLIER: Man arrested for puppy mill found dead

    EMINENCE – A Henry County man facing animal cruelty charges was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg early Tuesday afternoon.

    Trooper Michael Webb, public information officer with Kentucky State Police Post 5, said a family member had stopped by the property and discovered the body of Kenneth H. Smith, 71, in a vehicle.

  • 50th anniversary: Lillie and Edwin Shelburne

    Edwin and Lillie (Edwards) Shelburne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 7 with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville.

    The Shelburnes were married on Dec. 21, 1961, at Shawnee Christian Church in Louisville by Rev. Ivan Shelburne Jr.

  • 70th anniversary: Gilbert and Catharine Ellis

    Gilbert M. Ellis were married Catharine Hays Owen on Dec. 16, 1941, by the Rev. Tom Giltner, pastor of the First Christian Church, using the Episcopal wedding service. They were married at Catharine's home, 601 Brown Ave. in Shelbyville.

    Gilbert Ellis graduated from Shelbyville School in 1937. Catharine attended Science Hill School for girls and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1938.

  • I'm one: Kendra Bowman

    Kendra Faye Bowman celebrated her first birthday on Dec. 15, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Deidre and John Bowman of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Harry and Donna Monroe of Shelbyville and Jay and Debbie Bowman of Eminence.

    Great-grandparent is Ann Adcock of Shelbyville.

  • Wedding: Ballard

    Stevie Young and Jason Ballard were married Dec. 14, 2011, at the new Shelby County Judicial Center.

    Parents of the bride are Terri and Dennis Scrogham of Waddy and David and Stephanie Young of Louisville. The groom is the son of Janet Henry of Shelbyville, Joe Henry of Garrard County and the late Marvin Ballard Sr.

    District Judge Linda Armstrong officiated the double-ring ceremony. They were the first couple to get married in the new center.

    The bride was given in marriage by her mother, Terri Scrogham.