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Today's News

  • A fabulous 5

    In 2009, Shelby Countians faced significant issues that affected their lives and their futures. Many stepped forward to lead, to create and the minister. Here are the stories of five whose special accomplishments were exemplary for the bygone year.

    Bobby Hudson, President and CEO of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, was instrumental in an effort that almost brought Harley-Davidson to our hometown.

  • A change of decades can't come too soon -- or can it?

    The TV weathercaster gave a smile to the screen last week and warned us, “We’re about to have the snowstorm of the decade,” a comment so clever it sailed right over the heads of his fellow anchors.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010

    Martin Luther King Day closings

    Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Schools, public offices and banks will be closed in observance of the holiday.

    MLK Day events:

    •    The Shelby County Ministers Coalition will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service 1 p.m. Monday at the St. John United Methodist Church on north 10th Street.

  • Three graduate from drug court

    Three participants have graduated from the Shelby County Drug Court Program.

    The graduation, held Friday, included recognition of both the graduates and Community Partners, as well as guests, by Judge Charles Hickman. Program Supervisor Elizabeth Nichols introduced the Drug Court Team, and Case Specialist Grace Hall presented Community Certificates of Appreciation.

    Recovery Coordinator C.L. Jordan concluded the program with closing remarks.

     

  • 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.