Today's News

  • 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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  • EARLIER: Tab for Collins athletic field repair: $360,682

    Although clearly hesitant to invest more than a quarter of a million dollars to fix the athletic field at Collins High School,  school board officials voted Thursday night to do so – despite the fact that the engineer who spoke to the school board admitted that the field may be beyond repair.

  • Man slightly injured in rollover wreck

    Michael Roberts of Shelbyville was dazed and scratched up but said he just wanted to go home and take it easy after walking away from an accident Monday morning in which he flipped his Chevy Trailblazer four times.

    “Just put new tires on that thing, too,” he said at the scene, looking at his battered vehicle and picking a cup up from the ground. “Spilled my coffee, too.”

    After being checked out at the scene by Shelby County EMS, Michaels told paramedics he was OK and did not need to go to the hospital.

  • Shelby man helps off duty police officer save woman

    Michael Nethery of Shelby County was having a quiet dinner with his family at a local restaurant when he was suddenly called upon to do something that most people never even consider—save someone’s life.

    He was recognized for his unselfish actions by the Kentucky State Police who awarded him the Kentucky State Police Commissioner’s Award, an honor bestowed upon civilians who have exhibited acts of bravery and heroism.

  • Todds Point Road to be closed at RR crossing

    The railroad crossing on Todds Point Road (KY 1848) in Simpsonville will be closed Monday and Tuesday while workers replace the crossing.

    Signs posted on Todds Point late last week warned of the closing.

    RJ Corman, which is rebuilding its railroad bed through Shelby County and beyond, had not listed Todds Point Road as one of the crossings affected by its work.

    Motorists must use alternate routes -- such as Antioch Road to Scott Station Road or Aiken Road to Webb Road to reach U.S. 60 in Simpsonville.