Today's News

  • UK, UofL, St. Patrick's Day: Time to party -- for some

    Bars and restaurants around town got a Thursday afternoon boost when the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville tipped off in the NCAA tournament - and on St. Patrick's Day to boot.

    Around 2 p.m. after the Cards had tipped off and the Cat fans were waiting, green beer flowed and sandwiches followed to fans of both teams at Beef 'O' Brady's on Midland Trail.

    Some were there to celebrate the holiday, as Beef's had a corned beef special, while others were just there for the games.

  • Shelby County planting a new future on the farm

    This is National Agriculture Week, a time for assessing and appreciating our nation’s farms and the crops they produce for us.

    But as you look around Shelby County, you’ll find that those crops are coming under heavy rotation, that our farms aren’t what they used to be.

    Those bucolic images of dairy cows roaming the pastures and tobacco growing tall and green in fields and hanging in rustic barns are evolving into a future of new livelihoods that might surprise you a bit.

  • Ag Report: March 18, 2011

    Conservation program sign-up is under way
    Eligible persons can begin offering land under the general Conservation Reserve Program.

  • New business: CENTURY 21 Abbot Realty & Auction

    Address: 1521 Midland Trail, Shelbyville.


    Who we are: One of the largest real estate brokerages in Shelby County has a new look, a new service and a new name to go with it. The firm’s broker/president remains Bob Dorgan. In addition to its existing real estate services including the sale of residential, farm, land and commercial properties, the company now hopes to leverage that tradition with a new service, Dorgan said.


  • Business Briefcase: March 18, 2011

    Therapy center owner Renea Sageser voted top woman business owner

    Renea Sageser, owner and speech therapist of Associates in Pediatric Therapy in Shelbyville, received the EPIC Award  for 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year from the Louisville chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners.

    Sageser was selected from a field of eight by a panel of judges that include NAWBO members and supporters.

  • SOUDER: The madness this March spreads beyond basketball

    Well, it’s March, so bring on the madness. This time of year means only one thing around here: basketball, basketball and more basketball.

    And though there isn’t as much local interest in the KHSAA Sweet 16 this year, NCAA Tournament fever is high. Regrettably, my “home team” – the Indiana Hoosiers – are sitting this one out (again), and I find myself sounding like a Chicago Cubs fan as I hopefully say, “Wait till next year!”

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports March 18, 2011


    Debora P. Kleist, 57, of 1343 Bob Rogers Road in Frankfort was arrested Feb. 3 on Frankfort Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and reckless driving.

    Cristal S. Rutherford, 40, of 520 Honeysuckle Road in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 19 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense.

  • Home security scam hits Shelby

    A Shelby County resident who installed a home security system to protect his property says he was targeted by a telephone solicitation scam that involved the company that sold him the system.

    The name of Monitronics International of Dallas has been used in scams across the country, but Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Rice said this is the first case that has cropped up in Shelby.

  • This tax man cometh

    There’s about a month to go until the IRS deadline, and some of you likely are trying to find help with this frustrating annual chore.

    For the fifth year in a row, volunteers from the AARP Foundation will be providing free tax preparation services in Shelbyville.

    Marvin Rogers, who is heading up the service, said that he and five other AARP Foundation volunteers will be preparing tax returns by appointment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Highland Baptist Church at Mount Eden Road until April 14.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on coffeehouse break in

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information on a break-in that occurred at the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse.

    The break-in happened between 6 p.m. on March 3 and 5 a.m. on March 4, when someone tried to break in through the back door, but were unable to do so. They then climbed onto the roof and broke out a window, and got in that way.

    An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the office desk.