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Today's News

  • Cottongim earns spot in state’s parks hall of fame

    After nearly four decades of dedicated service to Shelbyville/Shelby County parks, retired parks and recreation director Clay Cottongim was inducted into the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Hall of Fame.

    The induction ceremony took place on the final day of the organization’s annual three-day conference and trade show in Owensboro on Nov. 14.

    In Cottongim’s 38-years with the KRPS, he said he’s never missed a conference. However, this year, he almost missed a big one.

  • SCPS teacher earns math program honor

    Clear Creek Elementary math intervention teacher (MIT) Stephanie Herndon was honored last week for her progress in a program provided by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics to improve mathematics education.

    NKU President Geoffrey Mearns honored Herndon, along with 12 other MITs in the region, with the Northern Kentucky University Trailblazer Award for Mathematics Education at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

  • Dorman Center needs $5K to meet grant requirements

    In July, Kosair Charities included the Dorman Center in an initiative dedicated to small non-profits in counties surrounding Louisville, with its 20-20 Challenge Grant Program.

    The program invites donors to make a gift to Kosair Charities for the benefit of the Dorman Center, and Kosair will match it up to $20,000.

    Ray Leathers, president of the board of the Dorman Center, said that so far, most of the matching funds for the $20,000 have been collected, but they are still a little short and the deadline is looming to raise the rest of the money.

  • Community Christmas meal cancelled again

    For the third time in the past 20 years, the long tradition of a community Christmas Day dinner has been broken, and organizers say it looks like that situation will be permanent.

    “We may be finished,” said Lise Sageser, member of the Shelby County Optimist Club, the entity that has been preparing and delivering hot dinners to needy families on Christmas Day since1994, serving an average of 700 people each year.

  • Man tries to run down family and police officer with truck

    A terrifying ordeal in Simpsonville Monday night almost ended tragically, but for the quick thinking actions of a police officer.

    “His mindset was, the best I could tell, he was prepared to take out anybody in front of him,” said Simpsonville Police Officer Todd Rankin.

    Justin Cottrell, 31, is charged with four counts of attempted murder, along with numerous other charges, after he ran his pickup truck through his own home, a patio home in the Cardinal Club subdivision, trying to run down his wife, child and mother-in-law.

  • Despite inflation of needy, toy drive rolls on

    In all the madness and chaos of holiday shopping, it’s easy to forget that there are families that will have nothing under their Christmas tree this year. 

    But community members like Operation Care Executive Director Jeff Johnson, along with many volunteers, have not forgotten about those families.

    For the last decade, volunteers with Operation Care and various other organizations and donors in the county have worked to provide gifts to low-income families.

  • Library expands Santa morning

    Laughter and music replaced the sounds of whispers Sunday at the Shelby County Public Library for their annual Christmas party.

    Children had the opportunity to make crafts, get their faces painted, write letters to Santa, eat cookies, hear Christmas stories, listen to music and have a their photo taken with Santa Claus.

  • Trumbo named KFB Farmer of the Year

    Longtime Shelby County farmer Jack Trumbo has been awarded the prestigious Farmer of the Year award by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    But exemplifying one of the reasons he was chosen, Trumbo didn’t spend much time celebrating before he dashed off to another agriculture conference.

    “I didn’t get to stay home but just a few minutes after the convention closed down there in Louisville,” he said. “I went to church on Sunday and then came on down here for this one, I am just getting on the plane in Chicago to come back home.”

  • Dr. Jack Kimbrough: April 7, 1935 - Dec. 4, 2014

    Those who knew him best describe Dr. Jack Kimbrough as a humble, loving man with a passion for farming and helping both people and animals.

  • Shelby a star at Farm Bureau awards

    At its 95th annual meeting Dec. 5, Kentucky Farm Bureau honored its Shelby County branch with several awards.

    Those included the Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence, Outstanding Membership and Program Achievement and Gold Star Award of Excellence for its Young Farmers program.