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Today's News

  • Equine sale a big hit

    If Sunday’s first Robertson Equine Sale was any indication, Shelby County could be come the new face for spring and fall equine auctions.

    “It went really, really well,” said Jimmy Robertson, who, along with this wife, Helen, put the sale together. “I think it’s going to be a permanent thing.”

    The Robertson sale was created to fill the void left by the Lexington Tatersalls sale, which closed its doors when Ed and Suzie Teater retired after last fall’s sale.

  • Shelby jailer Waits talking to Henry County about housing inmates

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said during Tuesday’s meeting of Shelby County Fiscal Court that he has been having informal discussions with his counterpart in Henry County about housing some or all of that county’s inmates.

    In a question from Magistrate Tony Carriss about  “negotiations,” Waits said he wouldn’t characterize the talks as such but that he had sent some paperwork to Henry County Jailer Scott Southworth that outlined what would be in a contract with the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • EARLIER: Motor vehicle commission revokes dealership license for Ethington Auto

    The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission has revoked the dealership license for Ethington Auto and ordered them to shut their doors.

    The ruling by the MVC specifies that Ethington Auto “must cease all activity as a used motor vehicle dealer” by April 22.

    Donnie Ethington, co-owner of the dealership that he has operated at 1744 Midland Trail for decades, preferred not to comment, referring questions to his attorney, Sam Carl.

  • Election 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Donna Eaton

    Donna Eaton's house is devoted to local government in Shelby County.

    Eaton is the only woman on the Shelbyville City Council and currently is in her sixth year, and her husband, David Eaton, is a former council member and mayor of Shelbyville and now the city administrator for Simpsonville.

    Donna Eaton, a Democrat who serves on the fire, police and 911 committees, said the city's finances and improving the economy would continue to be major factors as the election comes up.

  • New Business: Hair Flair Salon

    Address:488 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville

    Who we are:Owners Tiffany Redmon and Amanda Tipton have been best friends for 15 years and now are business partners. They have served the Shelby County community for the last 6 years as cosmetologists at Magnolias Salon and Spa. They are sad about the closing of Magnolias Salon and Spa but say they are very excited to open Hair Flair Salon with a great staff. Cindy Barnes will be joining the staff as a cosmetologists and Alyx Dixon as a massage therapist.

  • Stone to Malone is now official

    Collins senior Brian Stone officially signed to join the men’s basketball team at Malone (Ohio) University on Wednesday, the first day of the regular signing period for NCAA Division II schools.

    Stone, a 6-foot-8 center, emerged this season for the Titans after missing some of his junior season with a leg injury. A left-handed inside player, he averaged about 14 points and 8 rebounds per game while shooting 76-percent from the field. Collins (24-11) was the 8th Region runner-up.

    Stone was joined by four others in signing with Malone.

  • Rockets hang tough on road against reigning state champs

    The Shelby County baseball team hung with the defending state champs but couldn’t overcome them, Tuesday night.

    The Rockets fell behind eighth-ranked Central Hardin early but stayed within striking distance throughout their 5-1 loss to the Bruins in Cecilia.

    “It was a lot closer than that,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said.

    Central Hardin (10-4) scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings, then tallied two for insurance in the sixth.

  • It's time to hit the golf courses

    Even if it hasn’t always been evident this week, spring is here, and that means one thing – more and more people will start hitting the golf course.

    So with that in mind here’s a look at all five of the golf courses here in Shelby County, and what they have to offer this year.

     

    Cardinal Club

    Chris Hamburger, the PGA director of golf at Cardinal Club who was named the PGA Professional of the Month in February, reports that the Cardinal Club is hosting two big events this year.

  • Court goes for record 3rd victory in Arkansas

    Saturday evening Jon Court will try to go boldly where no jockey has gone before in the Arkansas Derby – to the winner’s circle three years in a row.

    Court has ridden the last two Derby winners at Oaklawn Park. In 2010 he guided Line of David to victory, then last year he did the same aboard Archarcharch.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: 2 plants plan expansions

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convenes on Tuesday evening, the members will have some exciting news to discuss.

    Two local industries are asking to amend their development plans to add on to their existing facilities. Katayama American Company, at 6901 Midland Industrial Dr., is requesting permission to add 27,330 square-feet onto its facility. Bluegrass Roller Services, at 1091 Brooks Industrial Road, is also looking to build an addition, adding 9,900 square-feet to its nearly 22,000 square-foot facility.