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Today's News

  • Shelbyville Police reports: Jan. 21, 2010

    DUI

    Gerardo Vazquez Garcia, 33, of 2189 Midland Trail in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 16 on Washington Street between 4th and 5th Streets and charged with DUI under aggravating circumstances, first offense, no operator's license, reckless driving, failure to maintain required insurance, possession of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and failure to wear a seat belt.

    Traffic-related

  • EARLIER: Smoking debate reaches Shelbyville restaurants

    As a major tobacco producing state, Kentucky has been slow to adjust to smoke-free laws that have swept through other cities and states across the nation. But the notion of a healthier state is slowly making its way across the commonwealth. Metro areas like Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort have gone smoke-free in restaurants and bars, and smaller cities have started to follow suit. In fact, all of Oldham County went smoke-free in 2007.

  • 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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