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  • News Digest, Dec. 13, 2013

    Pipeline officials to take questions in Anderson
    Those with questions about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline can attend a special meeting Monday night at Lawrenceburg to get answers.

    It will be a special called session of Anderson County Fiscal Court, which will begin at 6 p.m. and include a 15-,minute presentation from pipeline officials, followed by questions from the audience. The session will be at the Anderson County Extension Office, in the county park just north of Lawrenceburg.

  • On eve of freedom, man escapes Shelby County jail

    An inmate from the Shelby County Detention Center working at the state highway garage grabbed a truck and took off Wednesday – the day before he was scheduled to be paroled.

    Andrew Joseph Wilson, 21, of Richmond escaped while on work release Wednesday by

    stealing a vehicle that was found ditched in Anderson County.

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said it was ironic that the parole board granted Wilson parole the day after he escaped.

  • Shelbyville Optimist Club won't serve Christmas dinner this year

    For only the second time in more than 20 years, a long tradition of holiday service will be interrupted this year: The Shelby County Optimist Club won’t be having its annual Christmas Day dinner and delivery.

    The tradition of preparing and delivering hot dinners to needy families on Christmas Day began in 1994 and has served an average of 700 people each year.

  • Election 2014: Magistrate Whitehouse won’t seek 7th term

    Longtime Shelby County Magistrate Mike Whitehouse formally announced what had been expected: He won’t seek a seventh term.

    Whitehouse, a Democrat who has served for 27 years as magistrate in District 7, which is in the Finchville area, said his decision was prompted by increased obligations to his local UAW union at Martinrea Heavy Stamping, of which he was recently named president.

  • Collins football team wins its first state title

    BOWLING GREEN – As the final horn sounded the Collins High School football team shrugged off the freezing temperatures Saturday night for a madcap celebration of their 37-34 victory over venerable Fort Thomas Highlands that delivered the school’s first KHSAA Class AAAA State Football Championship.

    But just a few seconds before that, this entire celebratory scene hung precariously as the football gods seemingly had turned their backs on these scrappy underdogs from Shelbyville, the game seeming to unravel on one call by the officials.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Jubilee Youth Art Show receives donation

    The Shelbyville City Council’s second meeting of the week, on Thursday, was brief but ended with some very positive news.

    Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director Eilene Collins, in her report to the council, said that the family of the recently deceased Betty Sue Duvall offered support for one of the community’s biggest events.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County passes first reading on ABC changes

    Shelby County Fiscal Court took the first step in passing a new updated alcohol ordinance when magistrates approved a first reading during a special called meeting early Monday morning.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said the county would not make today’s deadline  set by State Alcoholic Beverage Control but that a new ordinance should be in place by next week.

    “We’re not going to be able to beat the deadline, because it won’t be in the paper until the [December] eleventh,” he said. 

  • ELECTION 2014: Massie files for re-election

    Thomas Massie, a Tea Party-backed Republican who was active along and against party lines during his first term in Congress, wants to return for a second term as U.S. representative in Kentucky’s 4th District, which includes Shelby County.

    Massie, who took over the district in 2012 when Republican Geoff Davis abruptly resigned, filed Friday to run for re-election. In 2012, he defeated six Republicans in the primary and routed Democrat Bill Adkins by 27 points in the General Election.

  • State Football Final: You couldn't script this one

    Un – freakin’ – believable!

    That’s probably the best way to sum up the Collins football team’s dramatic, 37-34 victory over Fort Thomas Highlands in Saturday’s Class AAAA state final. It’s a victory that already is being called one of the biggest upsets in the history of KHSAA state championships (although I wouldn’t go quite that far).

  • News Digest, Dec. 11, 2013

    Courtneys named state’s top young farm family

    Shane and Mary Courtney of Shelby County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2013 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 94th annual meeting in Louisville last weekend.