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Today's News

  • Swainson’s Hawk struggles with DDT sprays in South American

    The Swainson’s Hawk visits Kentucky occasionally during migration and has been seen in May and December. Their breeding range is from New Mexico north throughout the western states and to southeast Manitoba, mid Saskatchewan, mid Alberta, and southeast British Columbia.

    Their winter range is southern Florida, southern California and on down the Pacific Mexican coast and Central and South America to Argentina.

  • Datebook: June 8, 2016

    This week
    Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting
    The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. today at the Shelby County Fire Department Station 1, 200 Alpine Dr. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.
    Kiwanis Club

  • Court report: June 2, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge J.R. RoBards

    Civil final

    Sycamore Terrace Apts., vs. Susan Short, judgment for the Plaintiff in forcible entry and detainer.

  • Charter purchase of TWC complete

    Time Warner Cable, which serves Shelby County, has now changed hands.

    The move comes after a recent approval by federal regulators for Charter Communications’ $65.5 billion acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, creating a new cable company that will focus more on broadband in the wake of the decline of traditional television.

    This change comes on the heels of TWC’s upgrade to its internet system in Shelby County.

  • Fighting to breathe

    Every day is a breath of fresh air for many, but for Bobby Webb each day is a struggle for every breath.

    Webb has Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic and life-threatening disease that changes how his body makes mucus and sweat, and he’s battled the disease his entire life. He’s endured pneumonia, a blood infection and a kidney transplant. In 2011 he went through a double lung transplant but unfortunately, lung transplants are not a cure for CF and this past December doctors gave him just six months to a year to live.

  • Going out in style

    For 34 years Susan’s Hair Design has been a fixture in the community.  The Main Street business has not only served as a beauty shop, but also as a local hub of entertainment and conversation.  And it’s that aspect of the business that Susan Wells’ customers say they will miss the most.

  • Operation Care gets a rain garden

    Equipped with shovels, mulch, plants and dirt, Walt Reichert, horticulture technician at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, and a team of devoted Master Gardeners went into battle this week against a drainage issue and chances are they will come out on top.

    Janevera Rothenburer, housing director of Operation Care’s Women’s Shelter, said the rainwater rushing down the steep slope coming from Washington Street to their backyard made her uneasy.

  • Task Force to target the hungry

    State officials visited Shelby County Thursday to roll out a new state initiative that affects people in all areas of Kentucky – hunger.

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles addressed a small crowd of media, government officials and people associated with food banks at Gallrein Farms to introduce the Kentucky Hunger Task Force, the department of agriculture’s first ever hunger initiative, he said.

  • Putnam has court hearing Monday

    Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November robbery of the police department, will appear in Shelby Circuit Court for a disposition hearing Monday.

    At that time, he will receive another court date in the progression of his case.

  • Embezzlement cases to get new court dates

    Two prominent embezzlement cases from 2015 will be back on the docket this month.

    Jenny King, the former finance officer for the Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, and Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted on theft-related charges, will both receive new dates when they appear for disposition hearings in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

    King is charged with stealing money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014.