Today's News

  • Shelby artist’s oil painting on card for troops

    If you know a member of the service who is serving overseas this holiday season, that person may have received a holiday card through a Red Cross program that included artwork that originated in Shelby County.

    Mary C. Yaeger’s oil painting of a bright red cardinal against a stark winter day was chosen for the cover of a holiday greeting card as part of the American Red Cross American Heroes program.

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 23, 2011

    Gasoline prices take a 40-cent surge

    Fuel prices took a big bounce in Shelbyville this week.

    After dipping on Tuesday and Wednesday morning to as low as $2.95, the prices sprang significantly higher again Wednesday afternoon.

    Speedway, known to set the bar in local markets, raised its per-gallon price for regular unleaded gasoline to $3.39 just after noon, and within an hour most other stations along Midland Trail had moved near that price, basically a 40-cent-per-gallon swing.

  • The final holiday push is on

    Whether you’re doing some last-minute Christmas shopping or just starting on your list, there are still a lot of bargains out there, and quite a lot of variety, merchants say.

    “Jewelry has been really popular all season and is still selling well even at this late hour,” said Patti Wilson, visual coordinator at Wakefield-Scearce Gallery.

  • Churches adjust to the holiday

    Churches are gearing up for an event that doesn’t happen often – Christmas falling on Sunday.

    That hasn’t happened since 2005 and won’t again until 2016.

    But churches adjust their schedules to recognize that typical Sunday morning services – Sunday school, more than one worship service and other activities – don’t often mesh with how families like to spend Christmas morning.

    Kilen Gray, pastor of New Mount Zion Baptist says he’s just about as excited as you can get.

  • EARLIER: Beating victim found beside road is brain dead

    The woman beaten and left by the side of the road remains in a coma and needs a Christmas miracle if she is to survive, her friends and family say.

    Denisse Escareno remains in a coma at the University of Louisville, and her family is filled with despair over being told she is not expected to recover, her roommate, Melody Riddle, said Thursday.

    Riddle fought back tears as she talked about the girl who called her  “Mama.”

  • EARLIER: Parents of teen killed by police say they want answers

    The family of a Shelbyville teen shot and killed by police spoke publicly about the tragedy for the first time since it happened.

    Trey F. Williams, 18, a former Shelby County High School basketball player, was killed Nov. 19  inside his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court in Shelbyville during an altercation with two Shelbyville Police officers.

  • News briefs: Dec. 23, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    continues to move down

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate dropped a bit lower in November.

    The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported that Shelby had a 7.4 percent unemployment rate, .3 percent better than October. The rate also was significantly lower than the 8.5 percent recorded in November 2010.

    Shelby’s rate in October had been one of the 10 best in the state, but greater improvement in other counties pushed it out of that ranking by .2.

  • EARLIER: Animal raid in Henry shows legal issues

    EMINENCE – After a 6-month investigation of an alleged puppy mill operated by Terri and Kenneth Smith at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg, the couple face 218 counts each of second-degree animal cruelty.
    Second-degree animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and $500 fine.

  • UNDERWOOD: Where does the time go?

    It is the season of hustle and bustle. So much to do and so little time to get everything done: Gifts to buy, meals to prepare, travel to relatives, parties to attend, special religious services to observe, just to mention a few – things that, literally, wear us out.

    There never seems to be enough time. The clock keeps ticking and the present quickly fades into the past. “Hurry sickness” takes root. Nerves are on edge. Fatigue overwhelms us. We eat too much and don’t get enough sleep.

  • Heroic Simpsonville police officer Kidd takes job in Lancaster

    The humble horse hero is moving on.

    Simpsonville Police Officer Rodney Kidd, who gained notoriety last spring for rushing into a burning barn to save a horse, has been hired as police chief of the city of Lancaster.

    Simpsonville Police Commissioner Scott McDowell announced the departure to the city commission Wednesday morning during its final meeting of the year.

    “Our loss is their gain,” McDowell said. “They’re getting a good guy.

    “So I guess we will be advertising for a police officer.”