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Today's News

  • Preventing a tragedy - FAC offers water rescue for infants

    Susan Groves brought her sons Vaughn, 5, and Gentry, 2, to the indoor pool at Clear Creek Family Activity Center Monday evening to begin their second week of lessons offered by Infant Swimming Resource (ISR). As she watched Gentry calmly float in the pool, she said she was amazed by how comfortable he had become in the water in just a week's time.

    "Brilliant," she said. "Every parent should do this."

  • Whatcha' doin' Derby Day? - Many locals say Saturday will be business as usual

    Dairy farmer Gil Tucker said he might get to watch a few races Derby Day when he comes in for lunch. Otherwise the cows need to be milked when the cows need to be milked.

    "If I'm still milking when the Derby comes on, I'll unplug the machines and go in and watch it and then go back to milking," Tucker said.

  • Newcomer to Shelbyville finds town appealing

    Someone asked me the other day why I decided to become a crime reporter.

    "Don't you get tired of all that gruesome stuff?" she asked.

    Well, I didn't really choose the crime beat. But since I didn't fall apart at the sight of blood, dead bodies and gory accident scenes, my reputation as a good criminal reporter began to grow, and I began to develop a somewhat thicker skin.

    Although I have worked in a small town, I was born and raised in Lexington and am a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

  • New Business - Discount Window Tint

    Business name: Discount Window Tint

    Owner: Bryan Neuendorf

    Phone: (502) 310-1117 or (502) 437-0850

    Address: 702 3rd St., Shelbyville

    Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Normally only open for appointments Saturday, but from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during summer Saturdays.

    The family business has been running for 7 years, but Neuendorf has been doing tinting for 30 years.

    "We have the best prices in the country," he said. "And we give personal attention that other companies don't."

  • Putting with 'Stonehands'?

    There is nothing worse it seems, as beginning a golf season with a shaky putting game or with what I sometimes call "stonehands."

    For those of you golfers who don't know what the word "stonehands" means, I will keep it simple. However, for those of you who do know what I am talking about; I am sure you will find this topic very much hitting home.

  • Equal Pay Day

    On March 6, the Paycheck Fairness Act was re-introduced in the 110th Congress by Senator Clinton (D-NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, women continue to receive unequal pay for the same work; on average women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man.

  • Shelbyville company to lay off Louisville workers - Local facility not affected by Ford's actions

    Ford Motor Co. has announced a contract with Michigan-based Auto Port Ltd. to take over the loading of Ford vehicles from the Louisville Assembly and Kentucky Truck plants onto rail cars for distribution.

    This move will mean that 191 workers will be laid off next month in Louisville at RCS Transportation, the company that is currently loading the vehicles.

  • May is ALS month

    Every year during the month of May, Yolanda Hickman makes a special effort to raise awareness about the disease that took her husband's life.

    On April 25, 2004, Yolanda's husband, Rev. Michael Hickman, died after an 11-month battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The disease, which is more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, attacks the body's motor neuron system and causes the body to shut down.

    The cause of the disease is not yet fully known.

    It is estimated that 300,000 Americans currently suffer from the disease.

  • New Business - Betsye's Blooms

    We are: Betsye's Blooms

    Owned by: Audrey Petty, Nancy Rankin and other partners.

    Location: 6804 Shelbyville Road

    Services: Fresh flowers, decor items, plants, funeral arrangements, special occasions such as weddings, event design and management.

    We say: "Ownership remains local, continuing the relationship Betsye (Spaulding) had with the community for 30 years," Rankin said.

    Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

  • Volunteers are driving force

    Since 1917 the American Red Cross has been a presence in Shelby County. From the very first meeting of local leaders, volunteers have been the driving force behind the American Red Cross.

    Ninety-one years later we are still here thanks to the generosity of our volunteers.