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Today's News

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 11, 2014

    Danville passes

    fairness ordinance

    Following five months of public debate, the City of Danville Monday approved a fairness ordinance with a 4-1 vote, making it Kentucky’s seventh city with discrimination protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Danville joins Covington, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Morehead, and Vicco that have previously approved LGBT Fairness laws in the commonwealth.

  • Charges brought in fight at jail

    Charges have been brought against an inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center in connection with a fight at the facility March 18 that left one of the inmates fighting for his life.

    Ciereon Thompson, 19, of Shelbyville, was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury with first-degree assault in the beating of Jonathan Monroe, 24, of Anderson County.

    The charges were brought Wednesday after the grand jury heard the case presented by Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice, the investigating officer in the incident.

  • Storm had bark but no bite

    Despite blinding lightning, booming thunder, scattered power outages and numerous funnel cloud sightings, Wednesday night’s storm was not serious, officials say.

    That’s because wind gusts “only” got up to 48 mph, and none of the funnel clouds turned out to be tornadoes, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Robert Szappanos.

  • Pageant title leads to stroll on the red carpet

    From red-hot wings to the red carpet, Marissa Raisor has come a long way from the Hooters on the river in Northern Kentucky.

    Since winning the Miss Hooters International pageant last July in Las Vegas, Raisor has traveled the world working for the popular chain restaurant.

    Since her crowning, she has thrown the first pitch at a Cincinnati Reds game, kicked a football in Times Square for the Super Bowl and been on the radio in Chicago. And she recently returned from helping open a new restaurant in Thailand.

  • Shelby County woman recognized as Master Farm Homemaker

    For the first time in more than 20 years, a Shelby County woman has been inducted in the Kentucky Master Farm Homemakers Guild.

    “It’s a big deal. It’s very exciting,” said Shelia Fawbush from the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office and a member of the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association.

    Hawkins, a farm homemaker, farmer’s market vendor and vice president and loan manager at Citizens Union Bank, was recognized and honored as the newest member to the guild at the state MFHG meeting last month in Bowling Green.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Sewer rates won’t change

    The Simpsonville City Commission Tuesday again cited good, positive growth as the reason they were able to slow costs for residents.

    The commission voted unanimously to halt an automatic 2.5 percent annual increase to the sewer rates.

    “About three years ago you passed a sewer ordinance that states that the rates go up two-point-five percent each year,” City Administrator David Eaton told the commission. ‘The only way to stop that is for the commission to vote not to accept it.

  • County to receive $1.3 million in state Road Aid program

    Shelby County will receive more than $1.3 million from the state County Road Aid Program for the 2014-15 budget year.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s annual program will provide more than $500,000 more than last year.The money comes from the Kentucky State gasoline tax fund.

    Magistrates authorized Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger to enter into the agreement with the cabinet during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 6, 2014

    Outlet mall plans

    VIP preview

    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is teaming with the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center for an opening night VIP preview from 6-9 p.m. on July 30, the evening before the facility opens to the general public.

  • Distillery will locate on north side of Guist Creek Lake

    Diageo, a global company with the distinction of being a world leader in distilled sprits, does not have a tasting room planned for its proposed facility on Benson Pike, but that could change if the county were to go wet, company officials say.

    "In the plans as they stand now, there is no visitor's center, but there is space for one should they decide to build one down the line," said Diageo spokesperson Kristen Crofoot.

  • SCPS accuses employee of theft

    Shelby County Public Schools has turned over information to the Kentucky State Police and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to investigate fraud and embezzlement of school district funds.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof expressed his belief that investigators have gathered enough information to charge district Payroll Manager Benita Anglin, a 15-year employee with Shelby County Public Schools, with payroll fraud.

    He declined to note the amount taken or the method used to cover up the transactions while the investigation continues.