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Today's News

  • Engagement: Hughes-May

    Marlene Hughes of Drennon and Danny May of Eminence will be married with a private, double-ring ceremony on Sept. 10, 2012.

    She is the daughter of Vicky LeMaster of Drennon and the late Jack McDowell.

    He is the son of Thelma May of Eminence and the late J.T. May.

    A reception will be held at a later date.

  • Birth: Atchison daughter

    Kyle and Amanda Atchison of Eminence announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, on Aug. 6, 2012 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. She has been named Emily Grace Atchison.

    She weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. She has an older sister, Madalyn Marie Atchison.

    Grandparents are Sandy Jones and Roy Lockridge of Bagdad, Bobby Rankin of Defoe, Sheila Atchison of New Castle and Raymond Atchison of Eminence.

  • Shelby County School Board: Vote change leads to tax increase

    In a first-it-failed-but-then-it-passed vote that occurred after one board member’s comments persuaded another to change her vote, the Shelby County Board of Education voted to raise the real estate and personal property by 2.6 percent.

    After about a dozen people spoke at Thursday’s meeting – all but one against the increase – the board voted down the 1.8-cent increase, 3-2. Brenda Jackson, Allen Phillips and chair Eddie Mathis voted against, and Doug Butler and Sam Hinkle voted in favor.

  • World’s Championship Horse Show: Byers, Premier Stables dominate

    Rob and Sarah Byers completed a huge week for Premier Stables on Saturday when Rob Byers won the 5-Gaited World’s Grand Championship at the Kentucky State Fair’s World’s Championship Horse Show.

    Byers was aboard Bravo Blue, who is owned by B&T Vonderschmitt of Jasper, Ind., the same horse he rode to a third-place finish in the 5-Gaited event last year.

  • How sweet is it: Shelby beekeeper does rooftop hives

    Lani Basberg has taken her beekeeping to new heights.

    She is the only Shelby County beekeeper to participate in a rooftop green space project in downtown Louisville.

    Basberg has two hives of Italian honeybees atop the 15-story Kentucky Life Building at 239 S. 5th St. as part of a project by Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to study how well native plants grow in an urban environments.

    “Bees are fascinating to watch, especially up that high,” she said.

  • Shelby animal rescue organizations form pack, sort of

    Five animal rescue groups in Shelby County say they will be joining forces several times a year in order to coordinate fundraisers.

    Part of that will include better marketing, said Vicki Moore, spokesperson for 5rescues.org.

    “We are banding together for the big fundraisers, like the Monarchs, Mutts and Meows, and this year’s Halloween Potty, and hopefully, a summer event next year,” she said. “We are hoping to have three big events each year.”

  • Crowding at Shelby County Animal Shelter has eased

    Shelby County Animal Control Officer Rusty Newton was excited Tuesday because the overcrowded situation at the shelter has eased to the point where he will not have to start euthanizing animals, something he had planned to begin Sept. 1.

    “Our animal control officers are breathing a sigh of relief today, but we need to stay on top of it, because our numbers could change in a day’s time,” he said.

  • Case of equine West Nile reported in Shelby

    Shelby is the sixth Kentucky County to experience a case of West Nile Virus in its equine population, but vets say there is no cause to panic.

    That is, if horses have been vaccinated.

    Dr. Richard Griffin, a vet with Equine Services in Simpsonville, said an Arabian yearling in eastern Shelby County, near Cropper, contracted the virus nearly two weeks ago.

    Despite not being able to eat because its lips and tongue were paralyzed from the disease, the animal survived, because he was able to feed it intravenously, Griffin said.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: Howard Roberts

    An automotive buyer in Pleasureville filed two weeks ago to run against four incumbents in the race for Pleasureville City Commission.

    Howard Lee Roberts, 61, who lives on Roberts Street in Pleasureville, said he is seeking a seat on the 4-member commission because he wants to make a difference.

    “I am a concerned citizen and would like to see accountability in any city government, and I feel it is not only my duty to vote, but also to get involved,” he said.

  • No one injured in 2 fires in Shelbyville

    No one was injured in either of two structure fires that broke out Saturday and Monday in Shelbyville, fire officials said.

    Assistant Shelbyville Fire Chief Chris Spaulding said on Saturday night at 6:30 he received notification of a fire at 106 Ada Ave. at the residence of Lori Jackson.

    “When crews arrived on scene, they found heavy black smoke pouring out from the eaves of the house,” he said.

    Spaulding said everyone was out of the house except for a dog that firefighters successfully rescued.