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Today's News

  • Humble hero saves horse from burning barn

    “There was a live wire on the ground, and he just jumped a mile right over it and ran right into the burning building and got that mare out of the stall and took her out.”

    Those are the words of a very grateful Linda Bennett of Alliance Stud as she described the efforts of reluctant hero who saved a mare she owns from potential disaster and then drove off anonymously into the sunset Wednesday.

  • Schools to expand engineering and biomedical courses

    Shelby County Public Schools continue to lead the way in engineering and biomedical science classes.

    The district learned this week that the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses will continue to expand at Collins and Shelby County high schools.

    Shelby County is one of just 17 schools to earn the $50,000 biomedical sciences grant, and Collins is one of just four to earn the grant in engineering and one of only three to earn an additional $25,000 grant for a gateway to engineering track for eighth-grade students.

  • News Briefs: April 15, 2011

    Kentucky’s unemployment

    down .2 of a percent in March

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: April 15, 2011

    Drugs

    Charles Ford, 41, of 11 Cardinal Drive in Shelbyville was arrested April 7 at that address and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

    Christy Clark, 33, of 11 Cardinal Drive in Shelbyville was arrested April 7 at that address and charged with first-degree trafficking in cocaine and possession of  marijuana. She was also served with a warrant from another agency.

     

    Arson

  • Auto-parts thefts are continuing

    The practice of stealing metallic parts from automobiles for sale as scrap metal is continuing, police say.

    Between March 31 and April 1, catalytic converters were removed from several vehicles located in the area of Old Seven Mile Pike and Mount Eden Road.

    Also, during that same time period, an auto dealer on 7th Street had some similar thefts from autos.

  • William Taylor White: 1921-2011

    William Taylor White  was a lifelong farmer and a World War II veteran from Shelby County, but his life was anything but ordinary.
    White, known far and wide by his initials, W.T., died Wednesday at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, where he had lived since September. He was 89.
    His family shared memories of a beloved father and husband that painted a picture of a devoted family man with more than a little touch of an adventurous spirit.

  • Fitness, 4-legged fun, a yard sale

    There is a theater opening, the Touched Twice event and fundraisers galore, but those are only a small portion of what figures to be a very busy weekend of activities in Shelby County.

    That lineup really got under way on Thursday with the third annual Highway 55 Yard Sale, which stretches into and out of Shelby County on KY 55 and allows for a combined marketing effort for yard sales.

    But Shelby County’s parks, in full bloom now that spring appears to be taking hold, will be alive with activities as well.

  • Unknown person saves horse from burning barn

    A horse in foal was rescued Tuesday from a barn fire in Simpsonville by an unknown person.

    Linda Bennett of Alliance Stud, who owns the horse, said when she found out that a passerby had resuced "Greta" from the fire, she and her husband, Scott Bennett, who owns Equine Services, were amazed.

    She added that she and her husband would really like to find out who the person is so they can thank him.

    The fire broke out at about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

  • WICHE Q&A: More about raised vegetable beds

  • Kentucky voter registration deadline is Monday

    Monday is the final day to register to vote in the Primary Election, which is May 17.

    Qualified residents 18 and older may register at the Shelby County Clerk’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

    This election will include only statewide races, with the highest profile being the showdown between Republicans Phil Moffett and David Williams in their bid to face incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear in November.