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  • News briefs: Jan. 23, 2013

    Rep. Massie to address Shelby Republicans

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Lewis County), Shelby County’s new representative for District 4,  will be in town Thursday night for a meeting with the Shelby County Republicans.

    The event will be in the downstairs conference room in the Shelbyville Water Company building, at 1059 Washington St. in Shelbyville.

    Massie will be the featured speaker at the event, which is open to all registered Republicans.

  • Woman arrested in abduction hoax that reached Shelby

    A woman has been charged with creating a hoax that apparently roused law enforcement officials in Shelby County earlier Tuesday.

    The Kentucky Standard posted on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon that WHAS-TV in Louisville had reported that a woman was arrested for falsely reporting an abduction attempt in the Cracker Barrel parking lot in Bardstown.

    Police took a closer look at the video and determined that the van did not match reports from other victims, according to WHAS.

  • Hawks gets 20 years in child porn

    LAWRENCEBURG – The Lawrenceburg man who late last year pleaded guilty to a host of child pornography distribution charges in Anderson and Shelby counties was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Mark Hawks, 55, who previously lived at 402 Secretariat Drive, received the maximum sentence allowed, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell.

  • Shelby woman charged with child abuse

    Kentucky State Police have charged Samantha Holt, 22, of Shelby County with first-degree criminal abuse in connection with an injured 2-year-old.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Ron Turley said that troopers responded to a call about an injured child that came in at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday from a residence on Eminence Pike.

    KSP trooper Eddie Whitworth said that along with EMS, Shelby County 911 dispatched deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff’s office to the scene as well, and KSP also decided to check it out because it sounded suspicious.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Desilets will have to wait on zone change request

    The Triple S Planning Commission tabled a zone change request at Tuesday’s meeting to allow more time to study the issue.

    The request, made by Desilets, LLC, located on the northwest corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Washington streets in Shelbyville, was to change the 1.67-acre property to Light Industrial (I-1) from Downtown Commercial (D-C). The staff recommendation is to deny the request, because of the broad nature of I-1 and the property’s proximity to a neighborhood and downtown Shelbyville.

  • News briefs: Jan. 18, 2013

    Kentucky’s unemployment

    down a tick in December

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in December 2012 from a revised 8.2 percent in November 2012, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Presidential inauguration Shelby group returning for celebration

    The excitement in Evette Beasley’s voice took on a reverent tone as she recalled her trek to the nation’s capitol four years ago to witness the historic swearing in of America’s first African-American president.

    “It was breathtaking, just unbelievable, to see all those people, people of all colors, races and nationalities, millions of them, all there to see such an historic event,” she said.

  • Worship service, film to celebrate King

    A community-wide worship service and a special screening of a movie will commemorate Martin Luther King Day in Shelby County this year.

    The service will be held at St. John United Methodist Church at 1 p.m.

    Kilen Gray, chair of the Shelby Ministerial Coalition, said the service is the coalition’s way of honoring King and that he wants to invite the entire community to the gathering.

    “We encourage all churches, their members and friends to come and be a part of this time of worship,” he said.

  • The foals are starting to drop in Shelby County

    An expectant hush lies over the barren winter landscape as foaling season prepares to kick into full gear in Shelby County.  

    A few foals are beginning to emerge to greet the world around the county, and so far, few problems have surfaced, those in the equine industry say.

    “The mares have started to foal; we had one last night [Tuesday], a gorgeous filly,” said Linda Bennett of Equine Services in Simpsonville.

  • How did Shelby like gun plan?

    A few people in Shelby County who would comment Thursday said President Barack Obama’s program to curb gun violence in the country was not a good plan.

    Obama signed 23 executive actions and made numerous recommendations to Congress to tighten controls of the sales and distribution of guns and ammunition as a response to the recent killing of 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.