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Today's News

  • Stormhaven Spring Kick-off is Saturday

    Stormhaven Youth Ranch will open its doors Saturday for its annual Spring Kick-off event.

    The non-profit organization sponsors the free event every year, and organizers say it gets bigger every year.

    “We really just use this as a way to make people more aware of Stormhaven and what we do out here,” said Anna Henry, one of the organizers. “We’re going to have pony rides, face painting, games, a craft table. This is just a way for us to bring people out, let them see the ranch and have some fun.”

  • MS fundraiser riding through Shelby

    More than 200 cyclists will be on the roads in Shelby County this weekend peddling for a cause.

    The Bluegrass, Bikes & Bourbon ride, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will start Saturday morning at Gallrein Farms, 1029 Vigo Road, when more than 200 riders will hope on their bicycles for a 40, 60 or 100 mile ride to Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg. Once there, riders will spend the night before riding back to Gallrein Farms on Sunday, choosing either a 36- or 50-mile ride.

  • Bagdad Days, a festival of community

    To the people of Bagdad, their annual spring festival on Saturday is more than just a way for people to have fun.

    It’s that, all right, but Cathy Marion, chair of Bagdad Days, said the festival, in its 22nd year, is a tradition that the community strives to uphold.

    “Bagdad Days is all about making memories,” she said. “Every year, everybody, especially the kids, have something new to remember and to talk about.”

  • Organizers hoping for dry Relay for Life

    The 2014 Shelby County Relay for Life is set for today and organizers say they hope the rain will hold off, though that’s not likely with a 40 percent chance of showers, gusting winds and cooler temperatures.

    The forecast is one reason that Sonia Roach, co-chair, said she does not expect too much decoration at the Relay, which is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event.

    The event may even have to be moved indoors, she said.

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 16, 2014

    Triple S Planning Commission

    to hear city’s distillery plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission will discuss the city of Shelbyville’s request to amend the zoning districts of Agricultural (A), Highway Commercial (C-4) and Limited Interchange (X-1) to allow the production of distilled spirits as a permitted use.

    The commission will make a recommendation back to the council, and the council can then either approve or deny the change.

  • Shelby Dr. can’t write narcotics scrips

    An anonymous complaint eventually led to a Shelbyville doctor losing his ability to write narcotics prescriptions.

    The complaint, filed on June 8 about Dr. Alan Honaker, a family practitioner with an office at 231 Midland Park, led to an investigation by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, which culminated in December, with Honaker entering into an agreed order that left him unable to write narcotics prescriptions for six months.

    The board made its investigation public record at the end of last month, publishing its findings on Website.

  • Shelby woman named female chaplain

    Angela White is living a dream that she has kept burning within her all her life – what’s more, it’s something that few women ever get to do, at least in Kentucky.

    In February, White was sworn in as only the second female chaplain in the Kentucky National Guard’s past 25 years.

    White said she has no idea why there haven’t been more females in that capacity, but doesn’t question God’s will.

    “I think it’s just all God’s timing; he makes things come about in his own time,” she said.

  • Shelby County's tourism evolution

    Tourism has come a long way in the past two and a half decades, changing from a focus on agriculture to retail and now mostly Saddlebreds.

    And with that evolution, Shelby has found its niche, as tourism dollars have grown from about $17 million in 1989 to nearly $85 million in 2013, said Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Tourism Commission.

    She added that in those early years of organized tourism, the goal was simple.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Last vote on garbage ordinance

    The Shelbyville City Council will open Thursday’s meeting 10 minutes early to have a public hearing for the Municipal Road Aid and Local Government Economic Assistance Program Aid.

    The hearing will give the public the ability to comment on the use of those funds in the 2014-15 budget.

    After the hearing, the council will open their meeting, at city hall, , and resume two major items from the previous meeting.

    The council will have the second reading on the controversial curbside garbage and recycling ordinance.

  • Endicott likely to be indicted by grand jury

    A Shelbyville man accused of participating with seven others in gang activity in La Grange has seen his charged dismissed in district court, but his legal battle may still continue.

    Casey Endicott, 18, had been the lone holdout of the “Oldham 8” whose case had remained in Oldham District Court. His attorney, Jessica Schulety, had requested a competency evaluation be completed before Endicott’s case could proceed.