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Today's News

  • Business Q&A: Ferenc Vegh

  • Shelby stores stock up for the holidays

    Retail outlets of all kinds expand their inventories for the holiday season, giving themselves the best shot at being a Christmas stop-shop amid a sea of competitors.

    Stores adjust the products they put on their shelves in an effort to catch the eyes of visiting patrons, including retailers whose overall business isn’t necessarily geared to the largest revenue segment of the year.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 25, 2011

    Downtown Shelbyville merchants

    to have first ‘chocolate stroll’

    Shelbyville merchants are celebrating “Small Business Saturday” in a unique manner.

    SMART is promoting an event in the downtown core where shops are participating in a “chocolate stroll,” in which customers can pick up a validation card as well as some tasty pieces of chocolates along the way.

  • Shelby girls are dancing a dream and living one too

    What young dancer doesn’t dream of dancing a part in The Nutcracker? Performing in this season’s Nutcracker in a Nutshellis a dream come true for two Shelby County girls.

    Marlee Pettit and Emily Allen will take the stage with other young dancers for a weekend run at the Louisville Palace, Dec. 1-3 (with public performances Dec. 3 at 2:30 and 7 p.m.).

    This is the second year Marlee and Emily have enjoyed dancing their dreams. Last December, both girls danced as mice in the familiar holiday story.

  • Police urge people not to fall victim to holiday crime

    With all the happiness and good cheer surrounding the holidays, it’s sometimes hard to remember that criminals are doing their Christmas shopping too – and your house could be on their list.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Luke VanHoose recalled a case he worked in Pikeville several years ago, when he and some other officers searched the home of a teen suspected to have been involved in numerous burglaries around Christmastime.

  • Christmas At Claudia's returns - sort of

    The economy has finally caught up with Santa Claus.

    After serving nearly 2,200 people in its sixth year last year, Christmas at Claudia's will have to scale back for 2011.

    "This year we won't be able to provide dinner because of the recession," said Louise Riley, the manager at Claudia Sanders and organizer of the event. "The restaurant has just had a really tough year."

    But, Riley said the event would not be cancelled, because of a last-minute meeting.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 25, 2011

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in October, one of the lowest rates in recent memory and one of the 10 best among Kentucky’s counties.

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between October 2010 and October 2011, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported.

  • EARLIER: Shelby stores are ready for Black Friday shoppers

    Stores spend months deciding which products to target as big sellers for the holiday shopping season.

    But despite all of the plotting and planning, it is the consumer that ultimately chooses what is hot and what is not.

    “The economy makes it difficult,” said Patti Wilson of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries in Shelbyville. “What might be hot one day, the next day you might not sell a piece of it. But if you have something people want, and they feel strong about it, they are going to buy it regardless.”

  • EARLIER: Large crowd attends Williams’ funeral

    Wednesday dawned gray and gloomy, as if the sun itself stood at half-mast for a community in mourning for a young man whose life was cut tragically short.

    A long funeral procession wound slowly from Shelby Christian Church onto U.S. 60 shortly before 4:30 p.m., amid a light, misting rain, bearing 18-year-old Trey F. Williams to his rest.

    A large crowd of perhaps 200 or more had turned out to pay their last respects to the teen who was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in an altercation with Shelbyville police at his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court.

  • Datebook: November 23, 2011

    Holiday closings
    Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, all federal government offices, including the post office, and banks will be closed on Thursday. State, Shelby County, Shelbyville and Simpsonville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, and the Shelby County Public Library will be closed Thursday through Saturday. Shelby County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday.