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  • This is our hometown

  • Kentucky Ag Report: Jan. 7, 2011

    San-N-Tone kicks off
    2011 series Sunday

    San-N-Tone Ranch in Simpsonville will host its first Horse Show Series event of 2011 on Sunday.
    The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Shelby County Fair Grounds’ indoor arena.
    Events also are scheduled for Feb. 6 and March. 6.
    Entries closed on Thursday and will do so on the Thursdays before future events.
    For more information call Sandy Stewart (502-241-1262 or 722-9330) or E-mail SANNTONESHOW@yahoo.com.

    Crop assistance starts Monday

  • News Briefs: Jan. 7. 2011

    Saddlebred icon Harris
    to receive top award

    Don Harris, who built a large part of his legacy as a Saddlebred rider and trainer while running a stable near Simpsonville, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Equestrian Federation, the organization’s highest honor.
    Harris, who now lives in Cox’s Creek, will be honored at the USEF’s Pegasus Awards on Jan. 22 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.

  • Looking Back: Jan. 7, 2011

  • Sloppy Titans (32 turnovers) fall hard

    CRESTWOOD – The Collins girls’ basketball team earned itself some homework Tuesday night.

    Titans Coach Phillip Conder said his team would get some after turning the basketball over 32 times in a 40-21 loss at South Oldham, one of the favorites in the 8th Region.

  • Rockets flame out again early

    Things are starting to look a lot like Bill Murray’s life from the movie Groundhog Day for Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons.

    It’s the same story game-after-game.

    It was another rerun for the Rockets on Tuesday night as they trailed 20-9 after the first quarter on their way to an 80-61 loss at Western Hills.

    “Same old song and dance; we can’t start,” first-year Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said. “Once we get started we’re alright.”

  • Masters swimming makes splash in Shelbyville

    Susan Howell is up well before the sun on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, usually around 4:30.

    She has some coffee, watches the news on television, then hits the swimming pool.

    But she isn’t the only one. Howell is one of 13 members of the Clear Creek Masters Swim Team, which practices at 5:30 those mornings, as well as at 8 a.m. Sundays, at Clear Creek’s Family Activity Center.

  • Legislative session: Smoking ban, immigration are hot topics

    As the 2011 legislation session gets under way in Frankfort, many predicted a slow session without many results because of the upcoming governor’s race, which has Senate President David Williams seeking the Republican nomination.

    But the session has started off fast, with several bills being pushed to the Senate floor in the first week and the discussion of a statewide smoking ban.

    "I know we've discussed it before, but I don't ever recall voting on it [a statewide ban] before," Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said.

  • As gas prices surge, Thorntons goes ‘flex’

    Gasoline prices continue to be on the rise, with some predicting per-gallon costs could reach $4 by summer, and Thorntons, the chain of gasoline/convenience stores, is taking a step that could reduce some customers’ reliance on fossil fuel – and help clean the air a bit, too.
    Thorntons officials announced this week that it is rolling out E85, the Ethanol-based alternative fuel referred to by some as “flex fuel” that can be used in many new vehicles.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 7, 2011


    Gramig named president
    of Louisville-based non-profit

    MaryAnn Gramig of Shelby County has been named president of ROCK-Building Stronger Communities and Families, succeeding Bryan Wickens, who will serve as chairman of the ROCK’s board of directors.
    This non-profit organization's mission is to "preserve and protect the founding principles upon which the nation was founded by promoting decency and a wholesome environment where all families can flourish."