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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 26, 2011

    Bees And Honey
    Open Class
    Four 1lb. Containers of Light
    1. Rebecca Collier, Shelbyville
    Four 2lb. Containers of Light
    2. Rebecca Collier, Shelbyville
    Youth Division
    Three 1lb. Containers of Amber
    1. Ally Ormsby, Shelbyville
    Sweepstakes
    1. Ally Ormsby, Shelbyville
    Honey Cookery
    Honey Nut Bread
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Loaf White Bread made with
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Whole Wheat Bread
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Light Rolls, 1/2 dozen

  • Police warn of scams via Internet, phone

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning residents to beware Internet and phone scams circulating in this area.

    Det. Eric Hettinger said the sheriff’s office has received numerous complaints about such scams, the most recent involving mystery shoppers.

  • WICHE: Stinging caterpillars lurking in the garden

    I just got a call from a reader in Taylorsville who was seeking an ID on a pest that was stinging her in the blackberry patch. She described the offender in very human terms….It looked like it was wearing glasses, had a green jacket on, little ears, etc.

    I could see the saddleback stinging caterpillar in my mind’s eye as she continued.

  • Jury rules for doctor in penis amputation case

    Dr. John Patterson acted appropriately when he amputated Phillip Seaton’s penis during surgery in 2007, a jury in Shelby County Circuit Court has ruled.

    After more than two days of emotional and sometimes embarrassing testimony from a variety witnesses, the jury of six men and six women deliberated little more than hour and ruled unanimously just before 2 p.m.

  • An International Romance Part I: A careful mother in turbulent times

    Bettie Allen Meriwether, owner of Allen Dale Farm in Shelby County, took great pride in knowing that her farm had been in her family since its establishment in 1795 by Robert Polk Allen. Her great grandmother, Ann Allen, widow of John Allen of Frederick County, Virginia, had been buried in the family graveyard on the property in 1805.

    She valued the land, having fought a successful legal battle (1885-1889) to wrest the farm from control of her brother, George Baylor Allen, whose plans to mortgage the property would have undoubtedly been tantamount to its sale.

  • MY WORD: Collins High School is a study in mediocrity

    As one drives onto the boulevard leading to the Collins High School campus, all seems well.
    A short while later, the observant person notices large quantities of grass clippings all over the road. Weeds and grass are growing in the cracks of the asphalt and concrete, which in the present state will do irreparable harm to both if not corrected quickly.
    The lack of maintenance will allow the weeds to punch holes in the side of the asphalt and therefore create another outlandish expense for the school. The flower beds all around the school are consumed with weeds.

  • What we think: We will miss Clarence Miller

    There’s a high probability that you never met Clarence Miller, though you may well recognize the name. And, if so, his passing last week stole from you and from us an opportunity to know and embrace Mr. Miller’s significant accomplishment and his keen sense of community.
    We often measure a death by the legacy that remains, and with Clarence Miller that legacy is both large and long, his sense of his fellow man and his county both outstanding and exemplary.

  • What we think: ICE's control isn't too cool

    Two recent news reports sadly have merged to bring home with a new and powerful impact an issue that for decades has been troubling not only for the residents of Shelby County but for many across the state and the nation: criminal activity among illegal immigrants.

  • Look, up in the sky over Shelby County -- not what is it but why is it there

    There was a mysterious presence in the air over Shelby County last week.
    It hovered over neighborhoods, flew low from one end of the county to the other, and landed in the field on the back of a farm, separated from homes only by groves of mature trees.
    It seemed to hang in the air like one of Tiger Woods’ tee-shots used to do, and then sort of drift along the horizon like some oversized dragon fly.
    It drew people from their homes and toward those trees and fields. It lit up the phone lines and fired up Facebook.

  • Officers in Henry cleared in shooting of Shelby County native

    NEW CASTLE – Two officers involved in a fatal shooting in March of a Shelbyville  native have been cleared by the Henry County Grand Jury.

    The Grand Jury met last week and issued a “no true bill” regarding the shooting that took place at 361 Sawmill Road.

    The No True Bill clears Kentucky State Police Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Murray, who in March shot and killed Lewis Jennings, 24, who was born in Shelbyville but lived in Lockport.