Today's News

  • Shelby Countians are stuck on hot-and-sticky for a few more days at least

    The good new is temperatures are not expected to climb over 100 degrees, but the bad new is, they won’t have to in order to be deadly.

    That’s the opinion of meteorologist Joe Sullivan with the National Weather Service, the agency that issued a severe heat warning for the entire state of Kentucky through 9 p.m. Saturday.

    The danger lies with high humidity, or the dew point, Sullivan said.

  • Father joins son aboard aircraft carrier

    Kerry Magan did not get to wear a flowery Hawaiin shirt on a recent cruise from Honolulu to San Diego.

    But while it may have been a pleasure cruise to Magan, the ship was none other than the USS Carl Vinson, a well-known aircraft carrier, on which Magan’s youngest son, Lt. Jacob Magan, is stationed.

    Magan, who owns and operates Kerry P. Magan Consulting Engineers PLC in Shelbyville and was a Pvt. in the Army, enlisting in 1969, explained how it all came about.

  • Simpsonville hires new maintenance worker

    After weeks of sharing the maintenance work at city hall, Simpsonville City Commissioners voted to hire a new maintenance person during Wednesday’s meeting.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said he appreciated many people working around the office since there hadn’t been a maintenance man while City Administrator David Eaton and Public Works/Sewer Superintendent Bryan Romine had been doing interviews for the position over the past few weeks.

  • Sheriff’s office ‘has training in the works’

    In the wake of the self-proclaimed “regretted action” of Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Miller, who shot and killed Bart and Renee Lewis’ pet Labrador, Daisy, several training facilities in Shelby County say they will offer classes to law enforcement concerning dealings with domestic animals and their potential to use aggressive behavior.

  • Two Shelby natives leading investor regulation move

    Since congress hasn’t made a plan as to who will regulate the United States’ investment-advisory firms, two Shelby County High School graduates, Tyler Roberts and Tyler Montell, are building a plan for regulation with Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO).

  • Kentucky Ag Report: July 22, 2011

    Celebrate Ky. farmers' market week

    Kentucky farmers' market vendors will take a well-deserved bow when Kentucky celebrates Farmers' Market Week July 24-30.

    "Kentucky's more than 150 farmers' markets offer a wonderful bounty of delicious, nutritious Kentucky Proud foods," Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. "They also offer something you can't get anywhere else - the chance to meet the people who produced the food you're buying.

  • EARLIER: Special prosecutor appointed for Ethington case

    The state attorney general has appointed a special prosecutor in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto in Shelbyville.

    Henry County Attorney Jenny Harrod will now prosecute the case for the Kentucky State Police.

    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset, face 169 counts – two of them felonies – for failure to process paperwork properly in the sales of autos.

    The pair had a court appearance in Shelby County District Court Thursday for the purpose of assigning Harrod to the case.

  • Hay crop down after wet spring

    After one of the wettest springs on record, farmers struggled to get their first cut of hay finished and the county’s hay crop appeared to be in jeopardy.

    But, despite the early heat and continued storms, things have turned out better than expected.

    Agriculture Extension Agent Brett Resse, with the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, said the hay yield is not as bad as it could have been after the rainy spring. But that’s mostly because the yield has been off over the last few years, too.

  • Road warriors? 3 Titans teams looking for ways to get home

    Early last week Collins football coach Jerry Lucas joked that if the field at Titan Stadium wasn’t repaired soon he was going to get t-shirts printed up for his team with the words “Road Warriors” emblazoned on them.
    As it turns out, he may need those shirts after all. And he won’t be the only one.

  • 80th Birthday: Lillie Wakefield

    Lillie Mae Wakefield will celebrate her 80th birthday Friday. She is married to Roy Wakefield and has lived in Shelbyville all her life. They have six children, Cornell Wakefield, Anna Jones, James Alice Wakefield, Charles Wakefield, all of Shelbyville, Jan Pollald of Maryland, and the late Dora Chambers