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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Ethington Auto’s attorney surprised at number of charges

    An attorney representing Ethington Auto of Shelbyville expressed surprise Tuesday when he was told that his clients had been charged with more than a hundred counts instead of a handful.

    Owners of Ethington Auto were arraigned Tuesday morning in Shelby County District Court on 107 charges – including two felonies – of illegal business practices.

    Louisville attorney Sam Carl sounded flustered when he learned of the number of charges from a reporter.

  • U.S. 60-KY 55 intersection gets a look

  • News Briefs: May 11, 2011

    Abramson headlines
    Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

    Former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor with incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear, will be the featured speaker tonight for the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner at Science Hill Inn.
    Attorney Fielding Ballard III, chair for the Shelby County Democratic Party, said he expects a good turnout of Democrats and of candidates in advance of Tuesday’s Primary Election.

  • One man’s plea for help for tornado victims in Alabama

    Darrell Biram has a story to tell, a sad and horrific story -- but also one of miracles – about  what he saw when he went to help the people of Alabama deal with the aftermath of last month’s deadly tornadoes.

    Biram is the pastor of Grace Assembly of God, and in conjunction with a church in Hueytown, Ala., and Billy Graham Ministries’ Samaritan’s Purse, he and some members of his little church in Shelbyville decided to do what they could.

  • Hats off to creations at retirement homes

    Like a racehorse nearing the home stretch, the popularity of Kentucky Derby hats has gained a lot of momentum in Shelbyville this year, especially among retirement home residents.

    For the second year in row, female residents at two Shelbyville nursing homes have made their own hats and wore them to parties held Saturday at their facilities.

  • Archarcharch's injuries require retirement

    Archarcharch, the horse Shelbyville resident Jon Court rode in his first Kentucky Derby on Saturday, is being retired.

    That's the report from the Saratogian in New York. You can read it here.

    http://saratogian.com/articles/2011/05/08/sports/doc4dc76eb9e9af67533598...

    Archarcharch, the 3-year old who came out of the No. 1 hole Saturday in the 137th Kentucky Derby -- Court's first in a 30-year career -- pulled up lame after crossing the line in 15th place.

  • If you build it, Tree Swallows will come

    I first encountered this beautiful little bird nesting in the mid-1970s along the northern boundary of Lake Shelby, in abandoned woodpecker cavities.

    I was so excited that Tree Swallows were expanding their nesting range southward to include Shelby County and Kentucky.

    Then, one spring, I found an unknowing park’s employee chain-sawing down these woodpecker cavities. Whether it was tree branches or tree trunks didn’t seem to matter.

    I guess this was being done because they were partially void of sap.

  • No one injured in I-64 accident

    No one was injured in a single-vehicle accident on I-64 Thursday morning that caused a traffic back up for several hours.

    The accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. and clogged the westbound lane until lunchtime, as only one lane was open to traffic.

  • Building Permits: May 6, 2011

    Nicholas Martinaz, 1736 Cherry Lane, storage building, 130 square feet, $50.

    O’Brien Ford, 720 Mount Eden Road, temporary tent, 200 square feet, $0.

    Diana and Phillip Donovan, 254 Graefenburg Road, house, 2,258 square feet, $90,000

    Little Caesars, 197 Boone Station Road, temporary banner, 30 square feet, $50.

    Laura and Anthony Fletcher, 28 North Country Drive, deck, 392 square feet, $7,200.

    Charles and Karen Murphy, 36 Braxton Court, garage, 832 square feet, $95

  • News Briefs: May 6, 2011

    Hornback named to committee
    overseeing tobacco settlement

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) has been appointed by his colleagues to serve as co-chair of the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.
    This committee reviews matters pertaining to the Agricultural Development Board, including requests to the board for grants and loans.  It also oversees investments that will assist farmers and the administrative, financial, and programmatic activities of the board.