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Today's News

  • Horses’ owner says they are fine

    Two horses that have been the subject of community concern are doing fine, their owner says.

    The owner of the animals, Mike Hope, said he is not guilty of neglecting his horses, a concern that has been voiced by his neighbors.

  • WICHE: Mail-order plants not always what they claim

    This time of the year subtle warnings come from professionals reminding the consumer to be skeptical of mail order catalogues or advertisements that claim “new horticultural breakthroughs,” otherwise outrages claims or mass quantities of things for bargain basement prices.

    There are legitimate “horticultural breakthroughs” but usually different terminology is used, and you’ll find them at your local stores.

  • EARLIER: Abandoned horses awaiting homes

    Two horses that allegedly have been left on an abandoned farm in Mount Eden to fend for themselves are expected to get new homes.

    At least, that's the hope of concerned neighbors and of Acting Animal Control Director Rusty Newton.

    The owner of the animals, Mike Hope, has been given a week to find homes for the animals, Newton said.

    "The owner said he plans to come out and get them in a week or less to transport them to a new owner, and we will be monitoring that situation," Newton said.

  • Shelby's rough shooting night ends in 74-32 loss

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  • We congratulate: Teachers who earned board certification

    On Thursday the Shelby County School Board honored seven new board-certified teachers.

    We congratulate Elizabeth Bland, Clear Creek Elementary; Angela Chambers, Simpsonville Elementary; April Manning, Simpsonville Elementary; Rebekah Meredith, Painted Stone Elementary; Jenna Richardson, Simpsonville Elementary; Sarah Smith, Southside Elementary; and Anita White, Simpsonville Elementary.

  • ABT2 TXT? Pull over

    If you pulled this story up on your iPhone while driving into work this morning, you better not get used to doing that.

    Even if you’re just sending a quick text from your Blackberry to your kids to let them know you’re on the way to pick them up, you had better pull over.

    At least, that’s what many of Kentucky’s lawmakers hope you’ll do.

    And if you don’t, well they’re working on a plan for that, too.

  • Some like it hot...and some hotter

    Half inventor, half entrepreneur, Mike Darst's calm, even demeanor couldn't hide his passion for peppers, especially hot peppers.

    In the kitchen of his Waddy farmhouse, Darst tapped some of his Devil Dust onto a plate. This four-pepper seasoning was developed over the course of nearly 20 years.

  • Kentucky Horseshoeing School to move from Mt. Eden to Lexington

    In a couple of weeks, the Kentucky Horseshoeing School will close the heavy wooden doors of its 31-year home in Mt. Eden and head to a new facility near Lexington.

    "They were wonderful neighbors to the Mt. Eden Community, and we will

    certainly miss them," said Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss, whose

    district includes Mt. Eden. "They served students all of the world."

  • Business Briefcase Jan. 8, 2010

      

    Torrey Smith opens in Middletown

    Shelbyville-based Torrey Smith Realty Co. is opening an office at 12906 Shelbyville Road, Suite 220, in Middletown.

  • Bryan Station hands Lady Rockets 74-32 loss

    Shelby County suffered a 74-32 defeat to Bryan Station (10-3) Tuesday night at home.

    The Lady Rockets' poor shooting slump extended another game, as they made just eight of 58 shots from the field.

    Bryan Station led 24-9 at halftime. Forward Alesha Prince stretched that lead, making 16 of her game-high 24 points in the third quarter. Teammate Serena Sandusky had 12 points and Nealy Williams grabbed 12 rebounds.

    Senior Taylor Shaw led the Lady Rockets (5-10) with 11 points. Leeara Cardwell had six points.