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Today's News

  • William Taylor White: 1921-2011

    William Taylor White  was a lifelong farmer and a World War II veteran from Shelby County, but his life was anything but ordinary.
    White, known far and wide by his initials, W.T., died Wednesday at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, where he had lived since September. He was 89.
    His family shared memories of a beloved father and husband that painted a picture of a devoted family man with more than a little touch of an adventurous spirit.

  • Fitness, 4-legged fun, a yard sale

    There is a theater opening, the Touched Twice event and fundraisers galore, but those are only a small portion of what figures to be a very busy weekend of activities in Shelby County.

    That lineup really got under way on Thursday with the third annual Highway 55 Yard Sale, which stretches into and out of Shelby County on KY 55 and allows for a combined marketing effort for yard sales.

    But Shelby County’s parks, in full bloom now that spring appears to be taking hold, will be alive with activities as well.

  • Unknown person saves horse from burning barn

    A horse in foal was rescued Tuesday from a barn fire in Simpsonville by an unknown person.

    Linda Bennett of Alliance Stud, who owns the horse, said when she found out that a passerby had resuced "Greta" from the fire, she and her husband, Scott Bennett, who owns Equine Services, were amazed.

    She added that she and her husband would really like to find out who the person is so they can thank him.

    The fire broke out at about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

  • WICHE Q&A: More about raised vegetable beds

  • Kentucky voter registration deadline is Monday

    Monday is the final day to register to vote in the Primary Election, which is May 17.

    Qualified residents 18 and older may register at the Shelby County Clerk’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

    This election will include only statewide races, with the highest profile being the showdown between Republicans Phil Moffett and David Williams in their bid to face incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear in November.

  • News Briefs: April 13, 2011

    Wives of Beshear, Abramson
    at event here on Thursday

    Jane Beshear, wife of Gov. Steve Beshear, and Madeline Abramson, wife of Jerry Abramson, Beshear’s lieutenant runningmate for the Democrats in the 2011 election, will be stopping in Shelbyville on Thursday.
    Beshear and Abramson will be part of a meet-and-greet session to be held at 4 p.m. at Through the Looking Glass, located at 629 Washington St.
    The event is geared toward women in Shelby County who are in a position of leadership.

  • MY WORD: At-risk students hear motivational message for students

    “You need people around you with drug problems.”

    When Roger Cleveland made that statement to a group of African-American students and school administrators, you could hear an intake of breath. Cleveland, an Eastern Kentucky University assistant professor, then added, “People who drug you to church...who drug you to the ACT prep sessions...who drug you to ballgames...who drug you away from the knuckleheads who might take you down the wrong path.”

  • MY WORD: Shouldn't Shelby County schools honor top grads?

    Living in a state where three out of 10 of our high school students fail to graduate, it makes sense to celebrate and honor every child that can don a mortarboard and accept a diploma. We are proud of all that made the commitment to graduate: students, teachers, parents.
     Yet, in a world that is shrinking so quickly that Kentucky children compete with children in China to grow-up to have a good-paying job and a home of their own, is it enough to celebrate graduation without recognizing those who did more to earn their diplomas?

  • We congratulate: The development of our new memorial

    The accomplishment of a group of volunteers working mostly under their own power and imagination can be an inspiring thing.

    Thus we are duly impressed by the work of Jerry Miller, Uley Washington, Hobie Henninger and a host of other volunteers who have helped create an elegant memorial to the 22 African-American cavalry officers who were ambushed and died just west of Simpsonville in 1865.

  • 25th Annniversary: Laddy and Lorie Haggard

    Laddy and Lorie Haggard have been married for 25 years. The couple were married April 19. She is the former Lorie Crenshaw.

    They have two children, Ashley Haggard Gordon and Josh Haggard, both of Shelby County. They have four grandchildren, Kaiden, Daegan, Jaelinn and Kinleigh.

    A shower will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday at their home. All friends and relatives are invited.