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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Martinsville gets new playground equipment

    With phase one complete, Norris Beckley took the opportunity to stand back for a second and watch as new playground equipment was installed yesterday at the Shelby County Community Center, on Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Martinsville.

    Beckley said the basketball court behind the center would be completed in “another month or so.”

    It has taken some time, but he finally is seeing his hard work payoff.

    “It’s good to see the fruit of your labor sometimes,” he said.

  • West Shelby Water adds solar, other high-tech aids

    West Shelby Water District Manager Steve Eden said the Simpsonville-based utility had been looking to add beacon lights to the top of its three water towers for some time now, but the cost had been delaying the plan.

    “It’s normally pretty cost prohibitive because of you have to run electrical conduit all the way up the side of the tower,” he said. “And stat flight has asked us to put them up there because they fly this corridor to the hospitals.”

  • 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.