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Today's News

  • Ethington officially identified; funeral set for Saturday

    The body of a woman found in a wooded area on private property last weekend has been officially identified, her family said.

    When a member of the Heiner family found the body in a remote area of their property in Jefferson County on Sunday, the remains were believed to be those of Maxine Ethington, 87, who has been missing since May.

    That assumption was made because the body was found next to the missing woman's car, which had run out of gas, police said.

  • McCain, McConnell, Guthrie win in Shelby

    Shelby County stayed in the red.

    Though Sen. John McCain lost the national race, Shelby County gave him nearly the same majority the county gave George W. Bush four years ago. McCain took almost 62 percent of the votes here. He had 11,451 votes to Sen. Barack Obama's 6,871 votes.

    Jeff Mackey and his wife, Chrystal, have had many heated debates leading up to yesterday's election. In the end, they, like the majority of people in Shelby County, voted for the McCain/Palin ticket.

  • Council looks to limit temporary off-site vehicle sales

    Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Thursday that limits temporary off-site vehicle sales.

    Under the ordinance, no sales of motor vehicles by a licensed motor vehicle dealer is permitted anywhere other than the dealer's permanent place of business.

    The ordinance only permits temporary sales for dealers who have temporary interruptions -- such as fire, flood, repairs or construction -- at their permanent location that prevent business as usual.

  • It's scary how big Halloween has become

    Sometime during the last couple of decades, the exact moment seems to have gone unrecorded, a witch toiling over a boiling caldron somehow threw in the right mix of eye of newt, cats whiskers and the dander of Cousin It to conjure up a spell that suddenly made Halloween very important.

    What always had seemed to be a fun little candyfest that captured the attention of small children, their parents and their dentists for, oh, maybe two weeks now has become some sort of monthslong homage to all things scary and saccharine.

  • New Business

    New business: Trackside MC & ATV

    Owned by: Rich Ross

    Location: 47 Fairview, just off Ky. 395 in Waddy

    Services: Repairs all models of ATVs and motorcycles, including Harley Davidson. Also offers factory parts from all motorcycle models, including Harley Davidson. Trackside MC & ATV has wholesale leather products and is an Interstate battery dealer. The store can get Interstate batteries for all applications.

  • Obama's election shows how far we have come

    History was written just before midnight on Tuesday.

    There was Republican John McCain delivering his concession speech in Arizona, confirming what the television networks and wire services had been saying for hours if not days:

    Democrat Barack Obama, an African American, would be the 44th president of the United States.

  • District Court Report

    District court

    Jacob Milburn, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. -- guilty -- 60-day sentence probated for two years and $244 fine and costs.

    Paul J. Andrus, speeding 19 mph over limit, failure to wear seat belts and first-offense failure to maintain required insurance/security -- plead guilty -- insurance monitoring for 12 months and $739 fine and costs.

    Travis D. Brock, speeding 10 mph over limit and no operator's/moped license -- plead guilty -- $258 fine and costs.

  • Simpsonville election made final

    Cary Vowels will hold his peace.

    Two days after Vowels lost a tainted Simpsonville City Commission election by a single one vote, Vowels said he has decided to not ask for a recount.

    During the election on Tuesday, it has been confirmed that an unknown number of non-city residents were given ballots that allowed them to vote in the Simpsonville City Commission race.

    When the results were released that night, Vowels was beat out of the fourth and final seat by fellow incumbent, Dottie Shelburne, 440-439.

  • Be careful what you wish for

    The story is told about a couple who was having a triple celebration. Both of them were celebrating their 60th birthdays, along with their 40th wedding anniversary.

    During the party, a fairy appeared and said, "Because you have been such a loving couple all these forty years, I want to grant each of you a wish. "

  • New Business

    Name: Green Home Service and Remodeling

    Owned by: Mark Virg, Simpsonville

    Phone: (502) 407-8607

    Working hours: 8-5

    What we do: The business offers testing, air sealing, and insulation.

    "I can do a test on their house and find out how much air leakage there is. Then from that test I can determine if air sealing is worth the investment," Virg said.

    Virg is a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater, playing an integral part in the Energy Star process.