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Today's News

  • This small duck is endangered species

    The white crescent on the head behind the beak is a sure-fire identifying mark of the male Blue-Winged Teal, a duck common to the state but not so numerous.

    The female is similar to two other species of Teal that inhabit our area, with pale blue shoulder patches that are mostly hidden when swimming but are rather obvious in flight.

    They nest sporadically from the Louisville are to the southwestern portion of the state and are here from their wintering grounds around early March and into late April.

  • Homeowner guilty of 71 code violations

    A homeowner in Shelbyville has been fined nearly $4,000 after a district court jury ruled that he had committed 71 violations of the city’s historic building ordinance.

    District Court Judge Linda Armstrong fined Melvin T. Nethery $50 for each violation plus $144 in court costs for ongoing problems with a house he owns at 304 Main Street, across from the Shelbyville Police Station.

  • Shelbyville passes first vote to tweak sidewalk law

    The Shelbyville City Council passed the first reading of its sidewalk ordinance amendment at Thursday’s meeting.

    The council voted unanimously to allow some due process and the potential for fines with the much-maligned ordinance. The amendment will not go into affect until a second reading is passed, which cannot occur until the council’s next meeting on April 7.

    The amendment allows for property owners to go before the Code Enforcement Board if they wish to argue whether or not they should have to fix their sidewalk.

  • Rise of gas prices slows – but not worries

    Rising gas prices may drop well before speculators predict, but that doesn’t mean consumers haven’t already felt the hit.

    With the news of possible peace negotiations between Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi and the uprising rebels, gas prices tumbled a $1.60 during mid-day trading Thursday. But after nearly two weeks of drastic increases, many consumers are already feeling the pinch.

    According to a Rasmussen Report released yesterday, consumers are already bracing for a costly spring and summer.

  • And they call it puppy love

    Everybody knows that dogs are man’s best friends, and if you’ve ever met a Labrador, you know that they want to please their owners probably more than any other dog.

    But what happens when you flip that around? Is man really a dog’s best friend, too?

    Well, in the case of Cathy Pike and Bob Corey, there’s no denying that twist on the old adage.

  • Ag Report: March 4, 2011

    Pleasureville veterinarian earns large-animal incentive grant

    Luther Parker of Pleasureville is one of three vets – joined by Travis England of Hart County and  Ellie Gripshover of Logan County – to earn the 2011 Kentucky Large/Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program. Each will be awarded with up to $18,000 over three years for payment toward outstanding school loans.

    All three recipients are doctoral graduates of Auburn University and practicing as large-animal veterinarians in Kentucky.

  • News Briefs: March 4, 2011

    Tornado siren testing, spotters training Tuesday
    After Monday names powerful tornado that struck just across the line into Henry County, there are two responses that will affect Shelby Countians this week.
    First, at approximately 10:07 a.m. Tuesday the National Weather Service, partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management, Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee and Kentucky Broadcast Association will issue a tornado warning test message.

  • Church news: March 4, 2011

    Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

  • Honor rolls: Painted Stone

    Third grade

  • Honor roll: Corpus Christi Academy

    Second grading period

    First Honors: Paul Cozzens, Bethany Griffin, Samantha Hosein, Theresa Jaminet, Veronica Jaminet, Gabriel Rock, Jack Rohrer.

    Second Honors: Matthew Bohnlein, Michael Bohnlein, Therese Bohnlein, Shelby Cooley, Elizabeth Dougherty, Lily Jaminet, Elijah Rock, Joseph Rock, Rodrigo Rohlin, Vanesa Rohlin, Courtney Zoeller, James Zoeller, Megan Zoeller