Today's News

  • Shelby native Burnett finishes 8th at Rolex

    Shelby County native Hannah Sue Burnett used a strong cross country score to race up the standings at the Rolex Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park over the weekend.

    Burnett placed fifth in cross country, posting a blazing time of 10 minutes and 57 seconds with no faults.

    That pushed Burnett into the fifth position overall going into Sunday's stadium jumping event where she finished the event inside the top 10, at eighth overall.

  • Ag Report: April 29, 2011

    Kentucky celebrates

    its large beef industry
    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer says the beef industry is very important to Kentucky.

    “Kentucky’s beef industry gives us all a reason to celebrate throughout the year,” Farmer said. “Beef is an important part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. The beef industry also is a major driver of Kentucky’s economy.

  • Oldham, Franklin among Kentucky counties declared disasters

    FRANKFORT – In the wake of severe weather and damaging floods throughout the state, particularly in Western Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday requested a major disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.
    Beshear is requesting individual assistance, disaster unemployment assistance, crisis counseling, public assistance, hazard mitigation and Small Business Administration disaster loans.

  • Diabetes victims tell their stories at special forum

    Sharon Potts is one of six siblings. Five of those siblings have diabetes.
    “I’ve had it for 15 years,” she said. “I hate taking medications and I’ve been insulin dependent for five years.”

    Smithfield’s Judy Bender said coping with the disease is still confusing after two years of dealing with it.

    Dallas Milliner sympathized and singled out Cook’s pharmacist George McDonald for helping him learn about diabetes. “I had a hard time finding information,” he said.

  • Real Estate Deeds: April 29, 2011



    Fannie Mae to Joseph G. Abel, Lot 168 Midland Estates Sec. IV, $96,333

    Jacinta Newsome and Jacinta Cool to Bradley R. and Brittany L. Embry, Lot 8, Longview Estates, $160,000

    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Robert Jerad Fox, Lot No. 72, Meadowbrook Sec. 1, $87,000

  • Business Briefcase: April 29, 2011

    New massage therapist

    joins Shelby Fit For Life

    Richard Pack, a licensed massage therapist who graduated from Lexington Healing Arts Academy, has joined Shelby Fit For Life as a massage therapist.

    Pack said he will help people “re-educate muscles and soft tissue.” He said he believes massage is a key to calming the body, removing pain and helping improve overall health and quality of life.

  • Datebook: April 29, 2011

    Public meetings
    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.
    This week
    Line dancing classes
    Line dancing classes will be held May 4 at the Shelby County Public Library. Bob Devers is the instructor. For more information, call Linda Mahone at 502-633-3803 or visit marketing@scplibrary.net.
    Shelby Development

  • Church news: April 29, 2011


    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA, contact Diana at 647-3499.


    Bagdad Baptist

    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.


    Bethel A.M.E.

  • Court report: April 29, 2011

    Circuit court

    Criminal final

    Matthew Ernspiker, 2142 Veechdale Road, complicity to theft by unlawful taking, auto $10,000 or more, third-degree complicity to burglary, complicity to theft by unlawful taking from auto, and complicity to theft by unlawful taking - plead guilty - 5-year sentence consecutive to previous sentence.

  • Honor rolls: Heritage Elementary April 29, 2011

    Third grade