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Today's News

  • Ag Report: March 2, 2012

    2 Shelby beef farms listed

    on angus association registry
    Dutch Creek Beef of Pleasureville and Heritage Farm of Shelbyville have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association.

    Dutch Creek had six registered Angus cows included in the Association's 2012 Pathfinder Report, and Heritage Farm had two.

  • NEW BUSINESS: Evans House & Structural Leveling, LLC

    Photo submitted

    Raymond J. Evans Jr. in front of the home of Paul David and Georgia Heightchew, which was raised, leveled and repaired after it had split into.

     

    Address: 3244 Taylorsville Road, Shelbyville.

  • Business Briefcase: March 2, 2012

    Kentucky unemployment fell
    in 2011 but still trails nation

    Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate declined to 9.5 percent in 2011 from 10.2 percent in 2010, and nonfarm employment gained 21,200 jobs, according the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The U.S. annual unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent in 2011 from 9.6 percent in 2010.

  • Brown Jordan opening facility in Shelby County

    The newest tenant for the Kingbrook Industrial Park in Simpsonville is about ready for the trucks to start rolling in.
    That’s Brown Jordan International, an outdoor casual furniture company based in Louisville, and in about two weeks it will open in the building off Buck Creek Road that formerly was occupied by Kingbrook Window and Door.
    “We’re close – I think the move-in date is the second week in March,” Brown Jordan President Chris Carmicle said via telephone from Mexico, where he was visiting one of the company’s facilities. “We’re excited about coming to town.”

  • HOLLAND: How much will you need to retire?

    How much money will it take for you to retire in style? Will $1 million do the trick? How about $5 million? Or perhaps you can get by on less.
    If the question leaves you scratching your head, you’re not alone. Fewer than half of American workers have estimated how much they’ll need to retire, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute. The biggest risk retirees may face is running out of money while they’re alive. It’s an all-too-possible scenario, even if you have substantial assets.

  • Here's how to decipher disabled parking rules

    Did you ever wonder who determines how many disabled-parking spaces a business or public facility should have and where they should be placed?

    Gail Renfro, director of Human Resources for the Shelby County Fiscal Court, said those specifications are regulated by the Kentucky Office of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    “The ADA determines how many [parking] spaces a business should have,” she said.

  • Wills bids for release on bond

    Jody Wills, the Shelby County woman serving a 10-year sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, will try again next week to earn her release.

    Wills went to prison in December, when Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman revoked her probation for failure to honor her restitution schedule.

  • Update: SCPS cancels after-school care, some evening events

    Shelby County Public Schools is notifying parents that due to the potential of dangerous storms after-school care has been cancelled along with some evening events.

  • Mercury spill doesn’t linger

    Shelby County High School reopened Thursday morning without delay after an incident had the school on lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

    Assistant Superintendent Kerry Whitehouse commended the school and all those involved through a release issued by Shelby County Public Schools Thursday morning.

    ""It is gratifying to know so many community and school individuals come in a second's notice to work together when an incident such as this occurs," he said.

  • ELECTION 2012: Schumm says he has right experience

    LA GRANGE – A Crestwood resident is one of the last candidates to file for the U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by Republican Geoff Davis.
    Walt Schumm, a builder/developer and real estate agent, joins six other Republicans and two Democrats vying for the seat.
    Shelby County was moved into District 4 after the reapportionment approved two weeks ago by the General Assembly.
    Schumm is also the vice-chair of the Oldham County Board of Education. He has served on the board for 10 years.