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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 5, 2011

    First NASCAR race has

    limited impact in Gallatin

    The inaugural Quaker State 400 brought mixed results for businesses near the Kentucky Speedway, with some left wondering why the expected windfall fell short.

    Tricia Houston, owner of Napoleon Grocery & Deli and Napoleon Ridge Farm in Napoleon about eight miles from Sparta, was among those disappointed in the results.

  • ‘Hobby’ horse event doesn’t come cheaply

    One of the top summer tourist attractions in Kentucky, the Shelbyville Horse Show, brings the state tons of money, but there is a lot of money that goes into putting on the show, too.

    The show, in its 22nd year, draws thousands of people and hundreds of horses to the Shelby County Fairgrounds each summer, and it has grown from a humble production into a grand gathering for both elegant horses and prime social time.

    That means a big investment by not only organizers but also those who ship their horses to town.

  • Horse show gets $15,000 donation from county

    The Shelbyville Horse Show will get its annual funding from the county again this year, in the amount of $15,000.

    Magistrates voted to approve that amount Tuesday night, and Magistrate Hubert Pollett said the county has been allotting that amount of money to the horse show for many years.

    He added that he thinks it’s money well spent, and the other magistrates agreed.

    “The horse show really promotes tourism here because it really draws people in from all over,” he said.

  • Amputation case moves up by 1 day

    The man suing his surgeon for amputating his penis will go to court a day earlier than had been expected.

    Jury selection will take place Aug. 18 in the lawsuit by Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, who is suing Dr. John Patterson who Seaton says amputated his penis without his consent.

    The case was moved up by one day on the calendar during a pretrial hearing Wednesday before Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, who asked for the earlier start date.

    Opening statements are expected to begin Aug. 22, and the trial could take most of a week.

  • Spat over boyfriend turns hot, physical

    What started out as feud between two women involved in a love triangle has come to blows, police say.

    It all began March 31 when Marica L. Payne, 24, of Shelbyville, was charged with arson for setting fire to a car belonging to another woman, in what a report by Shelbyville Police describes as a conflict about a “mutual love interest.”

  • Spat over boyfriend turns hot, physical

    What started out as feud between two women involved in a love triangle has come to blows, police say.

    It all began March 31 when Marica L. Payne, 24, of Shelbyville, was charged with arson for setting fire to a car belonging to another woman, in what a report by Shelbyville Police describes as a conflict about a “mutual love interest.”

  • Former KSP trooper among 4 family members charged in rape case

    Four members of a Shelby County family were arrested Thursday in a sexual abuse investigation, and one of them is a former Kentucky State Police trooper.

    One of the four, a male juvenile is charged with raping and sexually abusing a female family member, and the three adults have been charged with failing to report that abuse. Charles E. Rice, 41, Cristi Rice, 36, and Wayne Hoard, 66, all of Shelbyville, were lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, all charged with one count each of failure to report sexual abuse.

  • Men's shelter to hold fund raiser by renting boxes

    What would it be like to be homeless, to have no place to sleep except for a cardboard box?

    That’s what an unusual fundraiser for a local men’s shelter is all about, to let people experience that for themselves first hand, said Lee Bean, founder and operator of The Open Door of Hope.

    Bean has been gathering empty appliance boxes donated from local businesses and will use them next month at a fundraising event he will hold in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library on Sept. 16.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show: Big doings, crowd on opening night

    After a brief rainstorm Wednesday night, the Shelbyville Horse Show officially got off to a hot start, as spectators strolled through the receiving line of politicians and socialites, shaking hands and exchanging small talk – exchanging warmth perhaps only matched by the Shelbyville weather.

    Despite the hot, humid and cloudy weather, everyone seemed to be wearing a smile.

  • SCHS equals opening score

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team equaled its score from its first invitational of the season in its second.

    The Rockets carded a collective 428 Wednesday in the Owen County Invitational at Perry Park County Club to match the score they put up in Monday’s Henry County Invitational. 

    Sophomore Jordan Webb and freshman Madison Thomas led Shelby, and tied for eighth-place, with 5-over-par 77s.

    “They both played really well,” Coach Anna Simpson said.