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  • District Court Report May 27, 2009

    Court report 5/26/09

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge

    Donna Dutton:

    Dewayne S. Coons, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license and failure to surrender revoked operator's license - guilty - 90-day sentence, serve 30 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years  $143 costs; first-degree criminal trespassing - guilty - six-moth sentence, serve 30 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $144 costs.

  • Family seeks dog lost in fire

    A family whose house burned two weeks ago is still looking for a dog that disappeared from the home the night of the fire, the sheriff's office said.

    Deputy Mike Murray, who investigated the fire on Jail Hill Road on May 13, in which arson is suspected, said the family found one dog dead at the home but cannot locate the other.

    "The other one is still at large," he said.

    The dog is described as a 13-year-old black lab, weighing about 100 pounds, with a square face and one foot with white on the toe.

  • Court Reports June 3, 2009

    Circuit court

    Civil suits filed

    Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, vs. Roy L. Saunders and Linda Thompson, PO Box 75, default on credit card agreement for $17,438.93 plus interest, attorney's fees and costs.

    Citizens Union Bank, PO Box 189, vs. Dale A. and Jennifer L. Kennedy, 3722 Mareli Dr., et al., default on note for $77,769.86 plus interest, attorney's fees and costs.

    Masonic Homes of Kentucky, PO Box 909, vs. Maribeth P. Latek, Frankfort, default on indebtedness for $14,000 plus interest, attorney's fees and costs.

  • There are some Magical moments to be missed

    Every time I see someone for the first time since moving back to Shelby County, he or she will ask that invariable and earnest question: Don’t you miss Florida?

    Doesn’t matter if they are family, friends, foes or faux pas, this comes up. And my response is almost always the same: Yes, there are some things I do miss.

  • What we think: Slots may not be best bet for state

    Gov. Steve Beshear has said state lawmakers will undertake problems with the horse racing industry when they convene next week in Frankfort.

    If you read between the lines or have been following this discussion, that simply means he thinks it’s time Kentucky examines the idea of expanding gambling to support a key industry.

    We don’t argue horse racing has problems and needs some focused support.

  • District Court Report June 10, 2009

      District court The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Glenn M. Day, first-offense DUI - plead guilty - 10-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Terry A. Beasley, resisting arrest, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot) and first-offense DUI - guilty - 30-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Lady Rockets struggle in opener

    OWENSBORO -- No. 1 Christian County looked like the best team in the state Friday morning, steam-rolling Shelby County, 10-0, in five innings in the first round of the State Softball Tournament at Owensboro's Fisher Park.

    The Lady Colonels (39-3) led 3-0 going into the top of fifth when they erupted for seven runs on six hits and one error.

    "They did what we knew they could do," SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said of the big inning.

  • Legion team opens play this weekend

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team has wasted no time getting started this year.

    The team will travel to Bowling Green this weekend to play four games at Western Kentucky University.

    Though his roster isn’t completely set just yet, Coach Jim Wiley said the team should be pretty good.

    “We got a few guys back from last year, and I think we’re going to be pretty good,” he said. “We’ll find out in a hurry.”

  • Shelbyville Then and Now exhibit open to all

    Around $30,000 and two years later, the Shelby County Historical Society has completed and opened its Shelbyville Then and Now exhibit on the second floor of its building at 627 Main St.

    The exhibit is loaded with downtown Shelby-related artifacts, photographs and a video that depict a portion of the county’s history spanning from 1870 to the present.

    The first thing visitors will notice is a large rendering of early 1900s downtown Shelbyville.

  • Lady Rockets out at State

    OWENSBORO -- The SCHS girls’ softball team’s seniors will be back in time for graduation, much to their dismay.