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Today's News

  • Clay Village holds first October Fest

    Magistrate Betty Curtsinger is very excited about Clay Village’s first festival ever, coming up this Friday and Saturday.

    “I have pushed for this for the last 15 years,” she said. “The people here have worked very hard for this, and I’m so proud of them,” she said of her friends and neighbors.

    The Clay Village October Fest will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday with several bands, followed by a pig roast at 5:30 at the former Henry Clay School.

  • Shelbyville Police reports Oct. 1, 2009

    Jerry L. Lancaster, 34, of  406 8th St. in Shelbyville was arrested Wednesday at that address and charged with alcohol intoxication. K. Scott Wright, 27, of 455 Lot No. 41 in Jones Lake in Frankfort was arrested Wednesday at 38 Main St. (Convenient No. 40), and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Brian David Cable, 28, of 122 Chautauqua Dr. No. A in Lawrenceburg was arrested Tuesday at Speedway on Midland Trail and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 within a six-month period.

  • EARLIER: Obama speech to students optional in Shelby schools

    When President Barack Obama addresses American students Tuesday through TV and the Internet, Shelby County’s school principals will decide if local students get to see it.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof gave the option to the schools, which in turn would notify parents of their decisions either through a note or by using the OneCall Now system.

  • Gov. Beshear announces agriculture, energy support

    With clear blue skies and a cool gentle breeze, it was already a good day for farming Wednesday. Gov. Steve Beshear’s major announcements made it a great one.

    Beshear made a stop at the Shelbyville farm of Doug Langley and his family to announce that more than $2 million in stimulus funds would be devoted to agriculture in the Commonwealth in an effort to support on-farm energy conservation and renewable energy production.

  • Art for the ages

    Most of us know the story of how Michelangelo lay on his back as he painted his incredible mural of God and man on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, his skill, love and genius coming together to create an artistic gift for the ages.

    Though it might not be quite of the same historical proportions, some richly talented art students and their teacher have created their own impressive work of art on a ceiling right here in Shelby County.

  • Art for the ages

    Most of us know the story of how Michelangelo lay on his back as he painted his incredible mural of God and man on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, his skill, love and genius coming together to create an artistic gift for the ages.

    Though it might not be quite of the same historical proportions, some richly talented art students and their teacher have created their own impressive work of art on a ceiling right here in Shelby County.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Oct. 1, 2009

     Jessica A. Chaney of 219 Ridgewood Dr. in Nicholasville was arrested Tuesday on Doctor's Drive and charged with failure to maintain insurance, first offense, no registration plates, no other state registration and TBUT or disposition-all others and second-degree burglary.

    Ronald E. Paul of Highway 2004 in McKee was arrested Saturday on East Main Street on a contempt-of-court warrant.

  • EARLIER: Vino, vidi, vici

     Kentucky wine is now flowing through a new outlet in Shelby County.

    Talon Winery of Lexington has opened its new vineyard tasting room at the property it acquired on Gordon Lane, just south of I-64 off Taylorsville Road.

    A cardboard sign was up by the entrance on Thursday, and landscaping was continuing around the property for a soft opening, with a grand opening planned for mid-May.

  • Other Fiscal Court actions

    • Revoked prior bid awarded to Shelby Asphalt for Webb Road project, because it wasn’t the lowest bidder

    • Approved $5,000 for Waddy Fire Department to purchase equipment for new fire engine

    • Approved $5,000 for Tourism Commission with $2,500 earmarked to be branded for 2010 World Equestrian Games

    • Approved $1,000 to buy table for 8 at the Winter Fantasy, a fund raiser for the Shelby County Community Theater.

  • Obama pushes education, not policy

    When President Barack Obama took over televisions and computer screens nationwide Tuesday, Phil Bell’s junior history class was quietly watching and listening at Shelby County High School.

    After a week of controversy swirling around Obama’s plan to speak directly to the youth of America in a televised address and spreading concerns that the President would push his political policies in his speech, all the hype ended when he gave little more than a tough parent talk, according to Bell’s students.