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Today's News

  • Shelby woman buzzing with ribbons from state fair

    Blue-ribbon winners are pouring into Shelby County from the 2011 Kentucky State Fair.

    Along with daily winners in the World Championship Horse Show, the fair has announced the best in 15 other categories and Shelby County took home 91 ribbons, including 35 blue ribbons. And the results from all the animal competitions haven’t been announced.

    Many of those winners are longtime competitors, but some entered for the first time, including Becky Collier, who took first place for her 1-pound containers of light honey, and second for her 2-pound containers.

  • At 92, it was time to retire – for the 3rd time

    After 28 years on the job at Blaze Products, Gilbert Ellis said he knew it was time to hang it up and retire earlier this month.

    "I just celebrated my 92nd birthday on Aug. 15, so I figured it was about time to quit," said Ellis.

    Of course, this wasn't the first time Ellis had wrapped up service at a job.

    Ellis worked at Ashland Oil for 30 years and then moved back to Shelbyville with his family. At that point, however, he still had three boys.

    "I needed the income to educate and bring up these boys," he said.

  • SOUDER: Buying a new family vehicle? The Price is (not) Right

    Our family is a mostly normal, middle class American family – a mom, dad, two kids and a minivan named Daphne. (If you think naming your vehicles is not normal, this is one of the reasons I used the word “mostly” in the first sentence, and you’ll have to take it up with my wife.)

    Unfortunately, Daphne is at the age and life stage where it’s hard to know how much more service we can get from her. Repairs are coming a little more frequently, and we are always afraid that the next issue could be the big one.

  • Ag Report: Aug. 26, 2011

    Klingenfus honored

    with state dairy award

    Eddie Klingenfus of Shelby County was among the dairy farmers honored Friday at the Kentucky Dairy Recognition Dinner at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

    Klingenfus was the winner of the production award for the county.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville's Antiques For You up for sale

    Connie Kelly, a fixture in the antique business in downtown Shelbyville for more than two decades,  put a sign in the window at 528 Main Street on Wednesday: She’s selling Antiques For You.

    Kelly said she wants to walk out of the door on the same day 22 years after she walked in: Oct. 21.

    “I put the sign in the window yesterday,” Kelly said Thursday morning. “I had a couple of dealers who were going to take it over, but whether they do, I’m not going to wait. I want to get on with advertising it.”

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 26, 2011

    Coin collectors group

    in Shelby this week

    The International Coin Collectors Association will be making a stop at the Ramada Inn in Shelbyville starting Tuesday to buy and sell all forms of currency and a variety of other items for its network of collectors, dealers and refineries.

    The event, free and open to the public, will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9-4 on Saturday.

  • Arts Briefs: Aug .26, 2011

    Movie day for seniors

    opens today at library

    A new Movies for Seniors program opens this after noon at Shelby County Public Library.

    True Gritwill be shown free at 1-3 p.m.

    Additional movies will be shown at the same time on Sept. 9 and 23 Oct. 7 and 21 and Nov. 4.

    Titles will be announced later. Free popcorn is available.

    Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling 633-3803.

     

    Gathering of Authors

  • Seatons to appeal verdict in amputation case

    The attorney for Phillip Seaton, the Waddy man who lost his lawsuit against the doctor who amputated his penis, said he plans to appeal the jury’s verdict.

    After hearing three days of emotional and sometimes graphic and embarrassing testimony from a variety of witnesses, a Shelby County Circuit Court jury ruled Wednesday that Dr John Patterson, a urologist from Frankfort, had the right to amputate Seaton’s penis without discussing that surgery with him during a circumcision in 2007.

  • Family waits for decision on grandson

    A little boy who was placed in a state psychiatric hospital four months ago remains there as his guardians await a judge’s decision, officials say.

    Robin and Steve Ritter of Pleasureville said they thought they were sending their disabled grandson Dustin Splittgerber, 11, to specialized foster care for a short period of time, but then the state decided he shouldn’t return.

  • Ohio murder suspect arrested in Shelby

    An Ohio man who fled to Kentucky after an altercation that  left his roommate knifed to death has been arrested in Shelbyville.

    Police said Julio Marcos-Ribera, 34, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested Tuesday at the Governor Square shopping center and charged with murder.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said officers located Ribera after being contacted by local and federal authorities from Columbus.

    “We got a call from the FBI that they had information that led them to this area,” he said.