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Today's News

  • Building Permits: Feb. 4, 2011

    ATT, 601 West Chestnut St., Louisville, cell tower building, 10,000 square feet, $190,000.
    Kroger, 311 Boone Station Road, sign, 90.11 square feet, $21,571.
    Eaton, 70 Kingbrook Hwy., Simpsonville, sign, 7.1x2.6-2 square feet, $4,500.
    Lisa Inman, 503 Knobview Dr., storage building, 250 square feet, $4,090.
    Jovetta Meredith, 4525 Eminence Pike, shed, 168 square feet, $1,200.
    Mary Quinn, 1030 Reed Lane, Simpsonville, barn, 7,200 square feet, $25,000
    Darrell Taylor, 831 Bass Lane, house, 320 square feet, $100.

  • Arts Briefs: Feb. 4, 2011

    ‘Snow Ball’ at SCCT
    The Shelby Count Community Theatre will present The Snow Ball, directed by David Pilkinton, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Feb. 18-19 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students For reservations, call 502-633-0242.  

  • Deeds: Feb. 4, 2011

    Persimmon Ridge Golf Course to Persimmon Ridge Homeowners Association, Lot No. 235, $250,000
    Federal National Mortgage Association to Jack c. Brendenmuehl, Lot No. 100, Todds Station Phase II, $180,000
    Randall C. and Freda Stivers to Cindy Stivers, Lot No. 64, Charleston Sec. 2, $110,000
    Chet and Lindsay Guess to Jon and Stacia Coates, lot No. 92, Pesimmon Ridge, $368,000
    David J., Judy P. and James M. Henry and Russell and Carolyn McGehee to James M. Henry, Tract 13, Chesapeake Meadows, $65.000

  • Go Red Day is serious business

    You will see a lot of red around Shelby County today, in businesses, in schools and just on the streets.
    That’s because today is Go Red Day, a national day of elevating the message that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, a movement being embraced by businesses across Shelbyville.
    This national effort started on the first Friday of February – national heart month – spread nationally and rooted in Shelby County about six years ago, and you can see just on Main Street and at schools that this mission to educate women is spiraling.

  • Shelby student safely in U.S.

    As lawlessness and riots spread throughout Egypt’s capital city of Cairo Wednesday and Thursday during the protests against president Hosni Mubarak, one of Shelby County’s own was finally on her way to safety.

    Sana Saiyed, a Shelbyville native and graduate of Shelby County High School, was able to board her flight from Cairo to London on Wednesday, eventually returning safely to Boston, where she is a junior at Wellesley College.

  • ‘Idol’ contender tuned up in Shelby

    A North Oldham High School student who tuned her musical skills in Shelby County earned a golden ticket to Hollywood by producers of American Idol.
    "It's my dream. I just really want it," 16-year-old Brandy Neelly said in her Idol post-audition interview, which is posted on YouTube.
    Neelly and her family were jumping for joy when they learned that she would move on in the competition.
    "What a moment," Neelly’s mother, Cheryl Case, said. "It was as much fun as it looks."

  • Tres Chic seeks to help families

    Last year nearly 1,500 Shelby County children were treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, the only medical facility in the state that specializes in treating children.
    Because of how that hospital benefits the community, a Shelby County charity has started an effort to raise funds for the hospital that has saved the lives of thousands of local children.
    The Tres Chic Executive Committee is hoping to raise $10,000 on Saturday at its second annual event at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.  

  • Birth: Walker daughter

    Stephen Walker and Brittany Hardin announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Oct. 19, 2010. She has been named Maleyah Heavyn Walker.

    Grandparents are Rita Rodgers, Phil King, Karen Hardin and Greg Hardin, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Jay and Marty Perry and the late Verlie Ann Baker. Great-great grandparents are Irene Gains and the late Lora Mae Martin.

  • Birth: Hardy son

    Paige and Tripp Hardy of New York City, N.Y., announce the birth of their fifth child, a son, on Jan. 20, 2011 at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has been named Byron Whitman Hardy. Grandparents are Donnie and Mary Faye Ethington of Shelbyville, J.B. and Virginia Hardy of Atlanta.

  • Simpsonville hears ‘excellent’ audit

    The City of Simpsonville’s budget is in very good shape, at least that’s what the auditors are saying.
    Auditor Matt Huelsman of Richardson, Pennington & Skinner told the city commission at its meeting Tuesday night that the city had four times more assets than liability.
    The audit is conducted annually in compliance with Kentucky Revised Statutes.
    “It was excellent – best standing we could get,” City Clerk Debbie Batliner said. “The city is doing OK.”