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Today's News

  • Mattingly wedding

    Kellie Hornback and Sean Mattingly of Louisville were married July 7, 2012, at the Mattingly Farm in West Point.

    Parents of the bride are Steve and Kathi Hornback of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Lee and Pat Mattingly of West Point.

    Wedding music was provided by Chad Graham and Karsten Nelson, and Rev. Peter Mosher officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Steve Hornback.

    Sarah Walsh, friend of the bride, was matron of honor.

  • I'm one: Jayden Kent Smith

    Jayden Kent Smith celebrated his first birthday Sept. 27, 2012.

    He is the son of Amber and Jerome Smith of Simpsonville.

    Grandparents are Julie Brown of Simpsonville, Tim Brown of Louisville, Helen Clark and Beverly Clark, of Shelbyville and Janie and Bill Akins of Manson N.C. Great-grandparents are Shirley and Larry Vessels of Simpsonville and Janice and Glenn Brown of Louisville.

  • I'm one: Reece Harrod

    Reece Harrod celebrated his first birthday on July 26, 2012.

    He is the son of Dawn and Mike Harrod, both of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Marsha James and Horace and Kitty Harrod, all of Shelbyville.

  • Engagement: Sargent-Marston

    Sherri and Mike Marston announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Kyle Marston, to Taylor Rene’ Sargent. She is the daughter of Dr. Tim and Jenny Sargent of Maysville.

    The wedding will take place at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2012.

    The couple will have a double-ring garden ceremony overlooking the Ohio River, with the reception at the Maysville Country Club.

  • 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.”