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  • White pride rally goes on peacefully

    A rally in Frankfort on Saturday by a Michigan-based white pride group was relatively peaceful, Frankfort Police said.
     

    Frankfort Police Maj. Fred Deaton said that about 150 people, some carrying signs, gathered Saturday afternoon to watch a rally by about 40 members of the National Socialist Movement.

    Some protestors turned out with signs along to protest the protestors.

    The march had been organized by Sandra Coy, who used the address for Bob’s Hay Barn in Shelbyville on the application.

  • Ethington Auto to stay open pending appeal

    Ethington Auto is still open for business after having its dealership license was revoked by the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission.

    Sam Carl, the attorney for the dealership’s owners, Donnie Ethington of Shelbyville and William Ledford of Somerset, said that their appeal is pending in Franklin Circuit Court.

    He added that Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate is currently considering whether to allow the dealership to remain open for the remainder of the appeal process.

    “We have not gotten his decision back on that yet,” Carl said.

  • More lane closures on I-64 this week

    Lane closures are scheduled on Interstate 64 between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) because of installation of raised pavement markers. Lane closures are planned for Monday–Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. each day until 6 the following morning. The roadway could be reduced

    to one lane during the evenings. The speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH in the construction zone.

  • SCPS losing 2 more principals: Downs, Rucker stepping down

    Shelby County Public Schools is going to have a lot of hiring to do this summer.

    Karen Downs and Steven Rucker, principals of Clear Creek and Heritage elementary schools, respectively, have told administrators they will not return next year.

    Adding them to the three principals — Collins High School’s Anthony Hatchell, East Middle’s Christine Powell and Wright Elementary’s Lynn Gottbrath — who announced their retirements earlier this year, it means the district will be searching for new principals at five of its nine schools.

  • Equestrian competition comes to Walnut Way

    Shelby County finds itself at the forefront of the saddle seat discipline once again.

    Walnut Way and Cattail Creek farms will co-host an International Equestrian Association saddle seat competition with three other teams on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Walnut Way.

  • Shelby family needs friendly Web clicks to help win wheelchair accessible van

    Margaret Hall and her whole family were born and raised in Shelby County, and she's hoping that local connection can get everyone to log on to their computers.

    Hall, who's 14-year-old son Glenn was born with a rare chromosomal disease, partial trisomy 6Q, and is confined to a wheelchair, is trying to get votes through the Website www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com to win a wheelchair-accessible van.

  • Ethington Auto files suit to remain open

    The future of Ethington Auto beyond this weekend remains in doubt today.

    The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission on Friday ordered the dealership’s license revoked, saying that it “must cease all activity as a used motor-vehicle dealer.” The MVC set a deadline of Sunday.

    The attorney for its owners, Donnie Ethington of Shelbyville and William Ledford of Somerset, this week filed an appeal in Franklin Circuit Court, which is the only option available to reverse the MVC’s decision.

  • News briefs: April 20, 2012

    State’s unemployment adjusted

    down to 8.6 percent in March

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in March 2012 from a revised 8.7 percent in February 2012, making this the third consecutive month with an unemployment rate below 9 percent, according to a news release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • EARLIER: Bob’s Hay Barn owner didn’t know employee was planning white-pride rally

    A Shelby County woman who was organizing a white-pride rally in Frankfort and using her employer’s place of business to plan that rally was doing so without his knowledge, the owner said Thursday.

    Bob Sparrow, owner of Bob’s Hay Barn in Shelbyville, said he did not know his employee, Sandra Coy, was using his place of business as a contact for the National Socialist Movement, a Detroit-based group that is planning to rally this weekend on the capitol grounds.

  • Man twice deported now headed to prison

    A man from Mexico previously deported and who returned to the country illegally was sentenced in federal court to 37 months in prison after he admitted he had threatened to shoot the owner of a Shelbyville restaurant.

    Joel Sanchez Ramos, 27, was sentenced Tuesday for being an undocumented resident in possession of a firearm, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Lexington.