Today's News

  • Surving sister plates a new idea

    You know the story of Debbie Frazier Poe. Stricken with ovarian cancer, she fought an incredibly brave fight with the close help of her family, particularly her sister Jeannie Wilborn.

    Poe lost that battle in February but her legacy continues to live in an idea being developed and pursued by Wilborn with all the same earnest love she put into helping her sister’s battle for life.

    Tonight at Relay For Life, Wilborn will be there to capture signatures and deposits to create a Kentucky license plate for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

  • What we think: County's audit cause for concern

    Shelby County’s failure in three areas of a state audit should be a concern to each of us.

    The problems cited are not grave – neither losses of great amounts of the public’s money nor malfeasance were noted – but the fact that problems existed should not be dismissed out of hand.

    That’s primarily because these findings place a highlighter on areas of sloppiness in both record keeping and reporting by our county.

  • First Person: Turner rolls with undefeated tennis team


  • Shelbyville's budget almost flat with last year


  • New facility plan: 4 new schools

    Shelby County’s school board recognized the area’s growing population by approving an aggressive District Facility Plan at Thursday’s meeting.

    The plan, recommended by the Local Planning Committee, features construction of four new schools along with additions at five others during the next two years.

  • News Briefs: May 21, 2010

    Guthrie opposes new tax

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green), whose district includes Shelby County, joined 154 House Republicans in sending a letter to the president’s debt commission asking the members to reject a job-killing value-added tax.  

  • EARLIER: Buckhorn to shut down in December

    In just more than two months, 88 more jobs will be lost in Shelby County.

    Buckhorn, Inc., an Akron-Ohio based plastics company that is part of Myers Industries, has announced it will be closing its doors by mid-December.

    In a letter to Mayor Tom Hardesty's office on Monday, Buckhorn Plant Manager John Patton said the permanent closing is "due to asset and product line consolidations within its businesses based on strategic goals and purposes."

  • 2nd man charged in warehouse theft

     A second person has been charged in what has been called the largest merchandise theft in the history of Shelby County.

  • Shelby County Fair 2010

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  • EARLIER: FDIC, state examine CUB

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and state banking officials have filed a cease and desist order against Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville concerning its loan practices and financial structure.

    Charles A. Vice, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, said the order is a joint action by the FDIC and his department designed to keep banks from getting into serious financial difficulty.