Today's News

  • 84th birthday

    Doris Purvis Beller celebrated her 84th birthday on June 19 with her granddaughter Kerrie and husband Ken Howard. Celebrating with her was also Jeanene Purvis Rogers and Don Rogers, Joe and Denise Purvis, Ben and Pauline Purvis, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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  • Woman dies after swerving to avoid bicycle on I-64

    A Lexington woman injured in a single-vehicle accident Friday on Interstate 64 has died of her injuries, and police are asking for the public's help in getting more information on accident that caused her death.

    Kawthur Suleiman, 23, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where she was airlifted after a crash just east of Shelbyville that afternoon, Kentucky State Police Detective Kevin Calhoon said.

  • EARLIER: Deputy who shot pet dog likely not trained for situation

    Some of the details about the shooting June 18 of a family pet by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy remained unknown Tuesday, though one factor is emerging clearly: Law enforcement officials in Kentucky typically do not receive training in dealing with animals.

    Daisy, a Labrador dog owned by Bart and Renee Lewis of Shelbyville, was shot by an unidentified deputy who was responding to a tripped burglar alarm at their home on Eagle Pass around 8 a.m. that Saturday.

  • Surprises sprout in fair’s big horse show field

    A surprising number of entries and some surprising results highlighted the  final days of the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett said the number of exhibitors increased so much this year that some classes almost had to be split.

    “This was the largest turnout of horses we’ve ever had,” he said. “We had twenty-five or twenty-four horses in the ring at the same time.”

  • Road closing surprises some

    A last-minute announcement of road closings because of repairs to railroad crossings surprised both residents and some officials this week.

    Employees of RJ Corman Railroad Corp., which is making the repairs to its tracks on the north side of Shelby County, erected signs late last week that announced the closing of Todds Point Road (KY 1848) in Simpsonville on Monday to replace the crossing.

  • News Briefs: June 29, 2011

    Shelby County earns grant

    for dead animal removal

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $7,500 at its monthly meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Shelby County, fulfilling a request by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    The program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers.

  • Beaufort: A place in the heart, a residence of the soul

    There are places that are emblazoned into our hearts and souls as if seared there before birth, a match for us and our time that we would learn only through life’s tumultuous passage.

    Home certainly is primary, the place where we planted our roots and grew among our nourishing family and friends, but there are others, unique plots on a map to which we are drawn and driven by strands of our DNA and the forces that propel us.

  • What we think: Deputy’s actions require transparency

    The tragic intersection last week of a family pet protecting her home and a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy investigating a blaring alarm has left us more sad and concerned about the silence after the alarm than the grisly details of what happened while it was sounding on July 18.

    Certainly there’s our sadness for the family of Bart and Renee Lewis of Shelbyville, who lost their beloved pet dog Daisy as a horrible byproduct of an event that can be all too frequent in any neighborhood.

  • Datebook: June 29, 2011

    Public meetings
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    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.
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