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Today's News

  • Van Stockum wedding

    Brittany Forras and Thomas Van Stockum of New York were married June 6, 2015, at Allen Dale Farm in Shelby County.

    Parents of the bride are Vincent Forass and Dina Stianese of New York. The groom is the son of Reggie Van Stockum of Shelbyville and Kerry Van Stockum of and Aptos, Calif.

    Zach Willenbrinkofficiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Vincent Forras and Dina Stianese.

    Maid of honor was Danielle Forras, sister of bride. The bridesmaid was Nelli Forras, sister-in-law to the bride.

  • Engagement: Morris-Van Hooser

    Anna Lee and William D. Morris of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Morris, to Nick Van Hooser. He is the son of Gary and Debbie Van Hooser of Bowling Green.

    She is a graduate of University of Louisville, and is paralegal at the Kentucky Attorney General's Office in Frankfort.

    He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, is currently obtaining his MBA at the University of Louisville and works full time at JB Hunt Transportation in Louisville.

    A September wedding is planned.

  • 70th anniversary: Margaret E. and Simon Humphrey Jr.

    Margaret E. and Simon Humphrey Jr. of Shelbyville have been married for 70 years. The couple was married on July 14, 1945 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericksburg by Rev. J. Lammers.

    A homemaker, she is the former Margaret E. Reynolds of Bardstown.

    He is a farmer.

    They are members of the Church of the Annunciation.

  • Datebook: July 8, 2015

    This week
    Mommy and me

  • Court report: July 6, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge J.R. RoBards:

    Sebastian C. Tackett, attempt theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000 – guilty – 180-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $154 costs.

  • White Ibis helps renew its surroundings

    The White Ibis is an extremely rare summer visitor with only fourteen sightings from central to western Kentucky in July, August and September.

  • Ohio woman killed in fatal crash on La Grange Road

    An Ohio woman was killed Friday afternoon in a one vehicle accident on La Grange Road, and two family members were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, said police.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Maj. Jason Rice said that accident happened at around 4 p.m. Friday in the 3300 block of La Grange Road.

  • Construction on Kosair facility to start soon

    Before long, renovation will be underway to convert a vacant building in Governor’s Square into a new Kosair Children’s Hospital Medical Associates office.

  • It’s a wrap

    What could be better than six new recycling containers for the county’s state-of-the-art solid waste facility?

    For one thing, the new containers – costing $7,200 each – are not only completely free, thanks to a newly-received grant, but they are also going to be works of art, said Solid Waste Director Rick Solomon.

    “We have ordered six recycling trailers that we will wrap in Shelby County history,” he said.

    “We will blow them [photos] up and wrap those containers in those pictures.”

  • Fields getting new surface

    In an effort to give their playing fields a fighting chance to stand up to heavy use and give youth in the county a chance to play more sports on them, the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department is switching two of its soccer fields to Northern Bermuda grass.

    “We waited until the end of the spring soccer season so we would be off of the fields for six weeks,” assistant parks director Jeff Long said. “We had it power-seeded last week. Now we are just hoping for some 90 degree weather so it will take off.”