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Today's News

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    June 5 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    June 7 -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

    June 10-- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

    June 10 - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • Goodbye, class of 2008

    High school has finally come to an end for more than 300 Shelby County High School students.

    For some, graduation was the final step before starting college or a career. And for some it was simply the end of homework, tests and detention. Either way, the ceremony was a cause for celebration.

    During the ceremony, co-valedictorians Elizabeth Shemo and Andrew Moffett addressed the audience.

    In her speech, Shemo encouraged graduates to leave high school with confidence.

  • Search for Maxine Ethington continues

    Patty Vest stifled her tears and took a deep breath to collect herself so that she could continue to assist in the search efforts for her mother.

    With every day that passes, the hope of finding the 87-year-old woman missing for a week and a half grows dimmer, although the determination to keep searching was reflected in the eyes of everyone in the room Monday at the Centenary Methodist Church on Main Street, which has been serving as a command post for volunteer searchers.

    Vest pointed to a number of maps pinned across one wall, each depicting a different search grid.

  • Cemetery plan may be dead

    A Louisville company that planned to build a cemetery complete with mausoleums on 40 acres of land in the county is apparently close to dropping the proposal.

    Louisville Cemetery Association had received a conditional use permit from the Triple S Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals to build a cemetery on land zoned agricultural off Eminence Pike. The board granted the permit.

  • County, Stoner settle defamation lawsuit

    The county has settled a defamation suit with former professional baseball player Mike Stoner.

    Stoner had sued fiscal court, the parks board, the former parks' baseball council and a member of the council alleging racial slurs and drug references were aimed at him and his now-defunct baseball instruction business, Stonebreakers.

  • Judge scolds magistrates over personnel

    Two fiscal court magistrates have been questioned about statements that were made at a recent public meeting which the county judge-executive deemed inappropriate.

    At Tuesday night's fiscal court meeting, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger asked Allen Ruble and Cordy Armstrong about a comment that was made at an Emergency Medical Services Committee meeting May 15 concerning a personnel issue.

  • Search intensifies for missing woman

    Search efforts for a woman missing since Sunday are still continuing and have intensified, according to police.

    Shelbyville Police Maj. Danny Goodwin said that police are following several leads but none have panned out yet.

  • SCHS graduation tonight

    More than 300 Shelby County High School seniors will walk the line tonight at the school's graduation ceremony in Frankfort. The ceremony will be held at the Frankfort convention center and begins at 7:30 p.m. Those planning on attending must have a ticket. Principal Gary Kidwell is anticipating a smooth ceremony. Parking should not be a problem, he said.

  • Race for the White House

    Well, Kentucky had its chance to vote and have it mean something. Hillary Clinton won the vote by 35 percent over Barack Obama.

  • Union ties dissolved at foundry

    Almost a year after union workers from Ohio Valley Aluminum went on strike, a majority of the workers at the plant have voted to give the union the boot.

    On May 23, 52 out of 87 employees voted to decertify the United Steelworkers Workers from having representation and bargain rights for the workers there.

    While the union currently has the right to appeal the decision, a representative from the USW said the union is not going to challenge the vote.

    The vote brings to an end a nearly two-year struggle between the company and the union for a contract.