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Today's News

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 3, 2012

    Melvin Thomas Adams, 37, of 3672 St. John St. in Frankfort was indicted for second-degree escape.

    Pena-Villanueva Cruz Dejesus, 26, of 76 Spruce Drive was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse.

    Ronald W. Baker Jr., 37, of 1035 High St. was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine).

    Corey A. Reed, 37, of unknown address in Shelbyville and Ronald W. Baker Jr., 37, were indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), complicity.

  • UNDERWOOD: How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?

    The unofficial day of breaking New Year’s resolutions is fast approaching. People actually celebrate the inevitable or maybe just use the failure to follow through as an opportunity to party. How are you doing with best intentions to change some long standing habits?

    Recent surveys indicate that many older folks don’t make resolutions because they have not been successful in the past in following through. Research has confirmed what every person knows – resolutions or goals are easy to set but hard to achieve.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 3, 2012

    Theurer joins Louisville Surgical Associates

    as Jewish/St. Mary’s plans expansion in Shelby

    Dr. Chris Theuer will be joining Louisville Surgical Associates while continuing to perform surgeries at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, and Louisville Surgical also is planning to expand its presence in Shelbyville.

    That announcement came from Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare when it revealed it had agreed to take Louisville Surgical Associates into its organization.

  • OB/GYN group joins Baptist system

    One of Shelby County’s oldest existing medical practice – and its only obstetric and gynecological practice – is becoming part of the Baptist Hospital system.

    The three doctors who formed East End OB/GYN – Anita Kotheimer, Kristen Basham and Heath Brown – have joined Baptist OB/GYN Associates, part of Baptist Medical Associates. Their office has moved to 140 Stonecrest Road.

    The change was official on Monday, and Dr. Denise Bruneau was added to the group by Baptist.

  • FSA consolidation to spare Shelby office

    A loss of services for farmers in Bullitt, Spencer and Jefferson counties could mean more business for the Farm Service Agency office in Shelbyville.

    That was the upshot of a recent meeting in which John McCauley, state director of the FSA, came to Shepherdsville to talk with farmers about the potential impact of closing the FSA office in Mount Washington.

    "We're here to listen," McCauley said.

  • ‘Dream’ event helps Shelby’s kids, Kosair

    Beth Ann Kovacs recalls a dream she had three years ago, a dream to present a lavish cocktail party, to gather the folks of Shelby County for a good cause. She shared her dream with Rachel Webb, who at the time was working with Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the dream took off.

  • Datebook: Februay 1, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Engagement: DeBakey-Clark

    Allen and Ana Clark of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their son, Tomas Clark, to Linda DeBakey.

    She is the daughter of Doug DeBakey of Houston and Claire DeBakey of Columbia, Md. She is a 2006 graduate of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia and a 2011 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in religion and art.

    Clark is a 2008 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2012 Bachelor of Arts candidate at the University of the Cumberlands, majoring in religion.

  • Raisor in Miss Kentucky USA pageant

    Shelby County native Marissa Raisor, who attends Northern Kentucky University, competed last week in the Miss Kentucky USA 2012 pageant on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She finished as fourth runner-up. Amanda Mertz of Louisville was the winner after finishing in the top five the previous two years. Raisor is a former Miss Shelby County Fair.

  • 5 generations: Wilson

    Five generations of the Wilson family gathered recently for a photograph. They are (seated) Bessie Wilson, great-great grandmother; (standing from left) Alberta Dietrich, great grandmother; Malin Way, great-great granddaughter; Paul Clifford, grandson; and Brittany Way, great granddaughter.