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  • Shelby County food banks stocked but still have needs

    Sam Eyle of the Serenity Center just received about 400 pounds of venison processed and ready to go.

    “And we’ve got about seven hundred pounds of chicken and stuff coming in from Dare to Care next week,” he said. “Our food bank is doing great.”

    The Serenity Center, which also offers counseling and support groups and ministry, is providing food to about 200 families – or more than 500 individuals – each month and about another 75 people a month with emergency food bags.

  • News Digest, Nov. 29, 2013

    Comer, other elected leaders appeal for answer on hemp

    Kentucky farmers should be permitted to grow industrial hemp under existing federal and state law, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and other Kentucky leaders wrote in a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seeking clarification of the agency’s position on industrial hemp.

  • Holidays draw hundreds of volunteers in Shelby

    This time of year, many people are working tirelessly to put together toy collections, food baskets and holiday meals – but you may not realize how many different organizations and individuals work behind the scenes to make those activities possible.

    Whether it is collecting toys, buying clothes, taking in money or simply working to package and distribute all the needs during the holiday season, there is much work to be done in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Joshua Lane faces new charges

    A Bagdad man who last summer saw the teenaged sister for whom he had custody drown mysteriously continues to face legal problems.

    Joshua Lane, 27, of 101 Hotel St. in Bagdad was indicted in October by a Shelby County Grand Jury for receiving stolen property and theft of mail matter.

    The indictment document states that Lane committed the offense of receiving stolen property on Dec. 31, 2012, and on Feb. 23, 2013. The indictment does not say what the property was.

  • Monroe gets new hearing date

    Lonnie Monroe, charged with manslaughter in a deadly wreck, was given a new court date at his disposition hearing Friday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    Judge Charles Hickman set a date of 1:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the request of Monroe’s attorney, Nathan Riggs.

    Monroe was to have entered a plea Nov. 4, but Riggs told Hickman at that time that Monroe was not ready to take that step, and that measure has not come up since.

  • Man pleads guilty to abusing sister

    A man whose adoptive family lives in Shelby County pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree sexual abuse of his adoptive sister.
    Jose A. Rodriguez, 24, of Louisville, who was indicted in December 2011, entered his plea before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, and his attorney, public defender Ashley Bailey, told Hickman that she and prosecutors had reached an agreement, with a portion of the recommended 5-year sentence to be served and the rest probated.

  • News Digest, Nov. 27, 2013

    Grimes makes first Shelby stop

    since becoming Senate candidate

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is making her first appearance in Shelby County since announcing last summer that she would seek the seat now held by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    Grimes did attend Shelby County Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner last summer, but that was before she had entered the race.

  • Shelby girl loses fight with leukemia

    In a hospital room on the seventh floor of Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville on Thursday night, Rachel and Daniel Miles of Finchville held their little “Adda” in their arms, their trip to Disney World cut short by seizures and brain swelling.

    Rachel began to pray.

    She asked for one thing, she later said: for her previous day’s birthday wish to come true. She asked God to let Addison pass peacefully in her or Danny’s arms – with no more suffering.

  • Shelby County School Board: Redistricting plan OKd with 1 change

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday approved an elementary redistricting plan that it had presented to citizens at two previous meetings.

    The only change from the original proposal is that students living on Scott Station Road will remain at Painted Stone Elementary School. There was no discussion of the matter at the board meeting Thursday night before it was approved unanimously.

  • Shelbyville committee reviews garbage, recycling ordinance

    Shelbyville City Council appears closer to having a curbside garbage and recycling ordinance to consider.

    City Attorney Steve Gregory told council members on Thursday night that he had drafted the elements of an ordinance and delivered that to members of the council’s committee that is steering the project.