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Today's News

  • IMI beefs security in face of strike

    Irving Materials Inc. continues to struggle through strike issues with its unionized employees.

    A representative that answered the phone at IMI's Shelbyville plant, located on the State Garage Road off of 7 Mile Pike, confirmed that the plant has hired extra security here in case a problem arises.

    Although he declined to give his name, the representative did say no problems have occurred since the strike began in September.

    "We just hired them to be safe, there hasn't been a bit of trouble," he said.

  • Roll Forming adds new technology

     

    The installation of innovative technology at Roll Forming Corporation not only has propelled forward the company’s capabilities, but it also has saved jobs and cemented the plant’s future.

    Officials and employees had another day of celebration at their plant on Brooks Industrial Drive on Wednesday with the official launching of new technology that went into production in October.

  • Election 2012, President, lots of local races on tap

    With six statewide races complete, election officials now turn their focus toward what will be a busy year in 2012.

    Not only will a new president and vice president be elected – along with a new U.S. House of Representatives – but there will be a significant slate of elections in Shelby County as well.

    Candidates don’t have to file for office until after Jan. 1, but the slate would include court officers, city council races and some school board seats.

  • EARLIER: Assault victim remains critical

    A Shelbyville woman who was brutally assaulted Saturday is showing some improvement although  she still has not regained consciousness, a member of her family said.

    Denisse Escareno, 24, is still listed in critical condition at the University of Louisville Medical Center after being left on the side of Mount Eden Road after being severely beaten.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Eric Hettinger said no arrests have been made in the case, and her assailant remains still at large.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 11, 2011

    Black & Decker acquires

    Borders Unlimited’s property

    One company that has closed in Shelbyville has sold its facility to that is expanding.

    Borders Unlimited, which closed up shop this past summer on Pearce Industrial Road in Shelbyville, sold the nearly 4 acres it owned there to Black & Decker US Inc., which in early October received preliminary approval for state economic incentives for a $2 million expansion project.

  • New business: W. Matthew Wade, PLLC

    Address:308 Main St., Suite A, Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:Matt Wade is a Shelbyville native who went to Georgetown College, then the University of Louisville School of Law, and is now coming back to practice in his home town after gaining valuable experience with a Louisville law firm for the past four years. The bulk of his practice will be in Shelby County, but he will be going to surrounding county courts when necessary.

     

  • Veterans Day 2011: One new vet's service celebrated by family

    In Iraq today, one of Shelby County’s native sons said he would spend his first Veterans Day doing what people who serve often do – missing his family.

     “I have a wonderful wife and a handsome little boy,” said Scott Gaines, 24, a firefighter with the Shelbyville Fire Department, husband of Angel Gaines, a firefighter with the Shelby County Fire Department and the father of a toddler, Braylon Scott Gaines.

  • Duckett family offers reward

    Three years after James Duckett, 43, was brutally slain at his Shelbyville home on Nov. 9, 2008, his family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.

    No arrests have been made in the case, and police have no new leads.

    Kentucky State Police Det. Mitch Harris, who is heading up the investigation, said despite the case being three years old, the investigation is continuing.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Nov. 11, 2011

    Theft

    Amanda I. Woosley, 31, of 1231 Neelie Webb Road was arrested Oct. 16 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). She was also served with a Hopkins County warrant for failure to appear in court.

    Anthony S. Primeaux, 29, of 3675 Springfield Road in Bloomfield was arrested Oct. 15 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting).

    Elizabeth A. Goodlett, 41, of 5 Fairhill Drive was arrested Oct. 19 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting).

  • Gallery rings in holiday season

    This week is the official holiday opening at the Wakefield Scearce Galleries on Washington Street in Shelbyville, and shoppers and browsers alike flocked to the always highly decorated shops to see new items and share in the spirit of the season.