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Today's News

  • A family tradition of ACT perfection

    After John Fish handed in his ACT test in February, he said he didn’t feel that great about his work.

    “I didn’t think it was my best test day when I took it,” he said.

    His father, Tim Fish, said his youngest son had been sick for a few days.

    “We were already making plans on the ride how home about how he could take it again,” Tim Fish said.

    But, as it turns out, John Fish, a junior at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, did OK.

  • Business Briefcase: April 13, 2012

    Finchville’s Collins receives

    breast cancer awareness grant

     

    Finchville resident Wanda Lott Collins, an associate professor at the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work, received a breast cancer support group grant from the Louisville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

    The grant covers April 2012 through March 2013 to fund a support group for African- American women who may be uninsured or underinsured who are diagnosed with all forms of breast cancer.

  • Ethington Auto to learn fate of license today

    The owners of Ethington Auto will find out today if criminal charges brought against them involving illegal business practices last April will affect their dealership license.

    The Motor Vehicle Commission is expected to make a decision today on the matter concerning Ethington Auto at 1744 Midland Trail, owned by Donnie Ethington, 71, of Shelbyville, and William Ledford, 85, of Somerset.

  • Shelby's reaction to Friday the 13th

    As you head out to work today, will you avoid black cats, ladders and looking in your rearview mirror for fear of cracking it? Or will you scoff at those who fear Friday 13th?

    After all, it's just another day.

    Or is it?

    Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th, whether you take it seriously or not, has had a real impact on American society.

  • Ham radio operators ‘Indispensable’ in emergencies

    Shelby County now has its own amateur radio emergency service, joining the ranks of dozens of ham radio clubs across Kentucky.

    Along with acquiring new technology, the group is looking to recruit new members to help with what it says it believes is a growing need, providing emergency communications for local agencies during times of disaster.

  • Shelby GOP: Santorum’s exit may hurt turnout

    Shelby County Republican leaders say it’s no surprise to them that presidential candidate former Sen. Rick Santorum announced he is suspending his campaign.

    But as far what that will mean for Shelby Countians, the consensus is that it will hurt turnout at the Primary Election.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, who recently had an unsuccessful run for agriculture commission on the Republican ticket, said Santorum’s dropping out pretty much puts a big dent in the 2012 Presidential Primary.

  • Another Mobley now charged in Mount Eden

    TAYLORSVILLE – A bizarre story of alleged domestic violence and attempted murder in Mount Eden has become even stranger as the suspect’s nephew now faces charges in the case for attempting to run over the alleged victim with his motorcycle.

    Waddy resident Sammy F. Mobley, 36, faces a first-degree wanton endangerment charge in connection with a March 16 incident in which Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of Murphy Lane allegedly attempted to shoot at and pistol-whip his girlfriend, who is from Mount Eden.

  • Shelby Hardware no longer Ace in name only

    Ace has no place on the marquee of one of Shelby County’s hardware stores – but there’s plenty of Ace still inside.

    The former Ace Hardware store on Midland Trail recently changed its name to Shelby Hardware, a switch, owner Charles Bates said, has been slowly unfolding.

    “Basically, all we’re doing is dropping the expenses we’ve got for carrying their trade names and brand marks,” Bates said. “We’re still buying from them and still have their products, [but] we’ve dropped their support.”

  • Red Orchard’s Earth Day to showcase nature, art, more

    Saturday’s Earth Day event at Red Orchard Park promises to please nature lovers, art enthusiasts and environmental advocates.

    Shelby County Parks will open the grounds of the park on Kentucky Street to a wide variety of organizations and services to mark their annual Earth Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 pm.

    “It’s a great green event with a fun, family atmosphere,” Ashley Coulter of Shelby County Parks said.

  • News briefs: April 13, 2012

    Kindergarten registration

    set for Tuesday at schools

    The next scheduled date for Shelby County Public Schools kindergarten registration is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the six elementary schools.

    Parents should bring their child for an assessment while they complete required paperwork. To enroll in kindergarten, the child must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 1 as verified by a state-certified birth certificate.

    Certain documents are needed for registration: