Today's News

  • Shelby County farms have fewer horses in the fields

    As is the case with most horse breeds, fewer and fewer Saddlebreds are being produced on a national scale than even a few years ago. But many farm owners in Shelby County have kept the breeding wheels turning so they can be ready when the market eventually rebounds.

    Annual registrations of Saddlebreds, which reached an estimated low of 1,930 in 2010, have declined 33.6 percent since 2000, according to data supplied by the American Saddlebred Registry.

  • Saddlebred breeding season can be varied

    Like their human counterparts, equine babies are going to come on the scene when they are darn well ready. The only thing their owners can try to control is the time of year the foals will come.

    Depending on who you are talking with, that horse-birthing time of the year known as foaling season is either in full swing, or has just gotten started.

  • These are Shelby County's studs of Saddlebred breeding

    Behind the four-board fences of some farms in Shelby County is a swirling beehive of activity collectively aimed at getting Saddlebred horses ready to strut their stuff in show arenas across the country.

    But the genesis of these equine athletes begins with multifaceted breeding programs offered by the Saddlebred industry, a diverse mix of elements that boils down to pairing the right stallion with the right broodmare.

  • 'Hope' concert

    The Shelby Christian Church Relay for Life Team will host its second annual "Hope" Benefit Concert on Sunday evening at the church. The event will feature local talent from the community as well as a time to recognize cancer survivors. Donations to Relay for Life will be accepted at the door. The 2010 event (pictured above) had an attendance of approximately 250, during the major storm with flooding.

  • Child abuse focus

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger visits the OVEC Head Start at Clear Creek to read to the children and sign a proclamation declaring April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month." “April is a time to celebrate the role that communities play in protecting children," explains Chrissy Hudson, Local Area Manager with OVEC Head Start.

  • Engagement: McGuirk-Simons

    Craig and Janet McGuirk of Sellersburg, Ind., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie McGuirk of Sellersburg, to Matt Simons of Shelbyville. He is the son of Dixie and Rick Taylor of Simpsonville and James and Tess Simons of Calera, Ala.

    McGuirk is a 1996 graduate of Clarksville High School and is a customer service representative for Reinhart Food Service in Louisville.

  • Birth: Smith son

    Ryan and Jessie Smith of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on April 3, 2011. He has been named Lucas James Smith.

    Grandparents are Jim and Teresa Smith and Rob and Janevera Rothenburger, all of Shelbyville.

  • Birth: Hill son

    Teresa Hughes of Shelbyville announce the birth of her son on April 23, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital. He has been named Noah Braylin Hill. He was born at 6:17 a.m. weighing 8 pounds and 20.5 inches long. His sister, Hailey Hughes is 10.

    Grandparents are Vicky and Randy Kelly, Johnnie Tindal, all of Eminence.

  • Pollett on magistrates’ panel

    Shelby County Magistrate Hubert Pollett (second from left) serves on a panel of magistrates that discussed statewide issues at the Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association Spring Conference earlier this month at the Galt House in Louisville. With Pollett are (from left) Morgan County Magistrate Frankie Spencer, Clinton County Magistrate Charlotte Bernard, Jessamine County Magistrate George Dean and KMCA Executive Director Richard Tanner.

  • I'm one: Isaiah Len Belcher

    Isaiah Len Belcher celebrated his first birthday April 13, 2011.

    He is the son of Jacob Belcher of Fort Campbell and Kristen Quire of Bagdad.

    Grandparents are Cliff and Julie Belcher of Waddy, Lori and David Mason of Clayvillage, Robin and Karen Quire of Bagdad and Diane Clemmons of Hopkinsville.