Today's News

  • More info on plane crash victims with Shelby connection

    The victims of a small plane crash in California have been identified as members of the Laban Jackson family of Shelby County. Katie Jackson Morrison, the daughter of Laban and Carol Jackson of Lexington, died along with her son Wyatt, 6, and daughter Hannah, 5, in a crash near Barstow, Calif. Morrison is the niece of Carolyn Jackson Walters of Shelby County. To read more, go to http://www.sierrasun.com/article/20110321/NEWS/110329991/1066&ParentProf...

  • You can see – maybe – this heron soon

    Photo by Horace Brown
    The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron lives in hideaway places in Kentucky.

    The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron winters from Central Florida, the Gulf Coast and lower California, and it arrives in Kentucky in late March.
    But you may not see them right away.
    This is a very secretive wading bird that is found along secluded streams. It is far from being nocturnal and often seems as active by day as any other heron.

  • Forgive? Why? Who? What? When? – and really, how?

    I believe the No. 1 killer of mental and relational health is the refusal to go through the learning experience of emotional pain. And if the most costly discomfort we refuse is withdrawal pains from toxic chemicals, habits and relationships, I believe the next biggest mental health buzz kill is the ever so common refusal to forgive others and oneself.
    I just have to take a stab here at trying to reduce just a little bit this colossal waste of serenity.
    Forgiveness is a private act. It may never include an “I forgive you” talk.

  • BIRTH: Calvert son

    Jenna Faye Clemons and James Bradley Calvert both of Shelbyville announce the birth of their son, on Feb. 25, 2011 at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named James Lucas Calvert. He was born at 1:25 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches tall.

    Grandparents are Eddie and Joyce Singer of Shelbyville, Donald Osborne of Carrollton, Danny and Chris Calvert of Simpsonville, Bill and Michele Clements of Shelbyville, Sue and Tommy Newton of Waddy and the late Virgil Clemons.

  • BIRTH: Guagenti son

    Andrew Daniel and Alena Guagenti of Shelbyville announce the birth of their son on Jan. 22, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East. He has been named Gabriel Theodore Guagenti. He was born at 5:11 p.m., weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches talll. He has an older sister, Eden who is 1-year-old and 3-year-old brother Isaac.

    Grandparents are Theodore J. and Ana Stransky of Newburgh, Ind., Andrew V. and Nancy Guagenti of Bardstown. Great-Grandparents are Andrew and Charmenz Guagenti of Newburgh, Ind.

  • I'm one: David Thor Melanson III

    David Thor Melanson III celebrated his first birthday March 2, 2011. He is the son of Hanna Kathleen Warford and David Thor Melanson Jr. of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Ricky and Karen Warford of Shelbyville and David and Jan Melanson of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are John and Anna Ruth Dutton, Don and Kathleen Riley, Bill Warford of Shelbyville and Marjorie M. Melanson of Glouchester Mass., the late Richard C. Melanson, Theresa Reed of Goffstown, N.H.,  and the late George Reed.

  • I'm one: Robert Lee Wood III

    Robert Lee Wood III celebrated his first birthday March 21, 2011.

    He is the son of Robbie and Lea Ann Wood of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Bobby and Shirley Wood of Shelbyville and Danny "Kac" and Beverly Newton of Bagdad. Great-grandparents are Garnett and Betty Newton of Bagdad, Sarah Stamper of Shelbyville, the late Arvin "Shorty" and Catherine Wood, and Sam and Rose Bryant.

  • Pages for Montell:

    Wil Johnson, Will Hundley and Steven Zehnder served as floor pages for State Representative Brad Montell in the Kentucky House of Representatives on Feb. 18. Wil, Will and Steven are sophomores at Collins High School.

  • Court report: March 23, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    David L. Carey, theft by unlawful taking - plead guilty - 30-day sentence concurrent with previous sentence.

    Felix Calvillo-Del Rio, disregarding stop sign and no operator's/moped license - plead guilty - 30-day sentence probated for 2 years and $413 fine and costs.

    Zachary T. Gillahan, first-offense DUI - plead guilty - operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Sharks gobble up records

    The Shelby Sharks had several strong swims during the past two weekends in the Kentucky Swimming Short Course State Championships.

    The 13 & over age group competed two weekends ago at the Lancaster Aquatic Center on the University of Kentucky campus, while the 12 & under division competed at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Louisville.

    In all the Sharks posted 88 best times, eight individual team records, three relay records, 38 Top 16 finishes (26 individual, 12 relays) and 15 Top 8 finishes(13 individual, two relays).