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  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports April 11, 2012

    DUI

     

    Jamie L. Yount, 27, of Doctor’s Drive was arrested Feb. 11 at Governor’s Square and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense.

    Vincent J. Beard, 42, of 1428 Burks Branch Road was arrested Feb. 10 on Burks Branch Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report a traffic accident and failure to maintain require insurance.

     

    Drugs

  • Sports Bulletin Board: April 11, 2012

    Volleyball Summer League

    Shelby County Parks & Rec. is offering a girls’ summer volleyball league for grades 4-8. Fee is $65. Deadline is April 30. Games will be played at the Family Activity Center. For more info call 633-5059 or visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

    Titans Volleyball All Skills Kids Camp

  • Upcoming sports schedule: April 11, 2012

    Thursday (April 12)

    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Henry County at Collins.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Shelby County at Gatlingburg (Tenn.) Pittman.

    Friday (April 13)

    3 p.m.: High school baseball, Shelby County at Anderson County (Tenn.).
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Scott County at Collins.
    TBA: High school softball, Collins vs. TBA in Capital City Showcase at Franklin County.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Joseph Walker Hornsby and his diary

    Chris McManus, a direct descendant of Joseph W. Hornsby (1740-1807), visited Shelbyville years ago, leaving in the Shelby County Public Library a copy of a transcript of his ancestor's diary, together with significant biographical information.

    Later, I initiated correspondence with McManus in the hope of finding out more about Ann Allen, his ancestor who happened also to be my late wife Susanne's great, great, great grandmother. Ann Allen died in 1805 and is buried in the Allen Dale Farm graveyard.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Joseph Hornsby -- An early Shelby Countian Part 1: Making it big in Williamsburg

    In 1797 or early 1798, a prominent Virginian departed Williamsburg and settled his family in Shelby County. He was Joseph Hornsby, who, in his few years in Kentucky, was to make a significant contribution to his new home.

    When he arrived in Shelby County, Kentucky had been a state only five years. According to the 1800 census, Shelbyville, with a population of 262, was the seventh-largest town, and Louisville had only 359 residents.

  • What we think: Being healthy is all individual

    We are breathing a lot easier knowing that Shelby County is considered the ninth-healthiest among our 120 counties. It’s nice to know that our standards for healthfulness and our pursuit of those standards are valued by outside observers.

    And we certainly share Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger’s goal of being No. 1 – what does Oldham County have that we don’t, except for more people? – and we encourage the aggressive pursuit of that lofty ranking.

  • Exercise trail is halfway home

    Construction on a youth nature trail already is in the works for Red Orchard Park, and a Shelby County man is continues to work to raise money to build an adult fitness trail next to it.

    Well-known civic booster Bridwell Terhune said the idea is to give parents and grandparents the opportunity to get some exercise while the kids are playing.

  • Collins falls to No. 1 Ballard softball team

    Ballard, the No. 1 team in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25, lived up to that lofty perch Tuesday, clobbering host Collins, 14-4, in a 6-inning game.

    The Bruins (11-0) made the most of their eight hits and also benefited from five errors by the Titans (6-6) to stay unbeaten.

  • SOUDER: A dramatic change of circumstances

    “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.’” (Matthew 28:5-6)

    Several years ago, the following letter was reportedly sent to a resident of Greenville County, S.C.: “Your food stamps will be stopped, effective March 1992, because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if your circumstances change.”

  • News briefs: April 6, 2012

    Shelby students advance

    in state history competition

    Six students from Shelby County were winners in the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2012 Kentucky History Day District 3 contest at the University of Louisville and advance to the state competition on April 28 in Frankfort.

    Nine schools, three counties and 70 students participated. The top three students in each category received a medal, while all finishers in the top five received recognition and will advance to the state competition.