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Today's News

  • Deeds: Feb. 18, 2011

    PNC Bank, Margaret Y. Baird trust, Calvin L. Baird Jr. to Calvin L Baird Jr., property on Veechdale/Clark Station Road, $61,000

    Ann H. Sanderlin to AHS Realty LLC, 203.79 acres, U.S. 60 west, $725,000

    Phyllis Jane Doolin Estate, Phyllis Jane Harrod Estate, Christopher Harrod to Christopher and Krysta Harrod, Lot 16, Block E, Middleton Heights, $1 and considerations

    Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises to Jonathan T and Lori L. Callis, Lot 7 Mackey, $45,000

  • U.S. 60 near Clay Village closed when pole falls

    U.S. 60 near Clay Village was closed for nearly three two hours Thursday afternoon when a power pole fell over in the road, officials said.

    The pole fell in the 7200 block of Frankfort Road, just east of Buzzard’s Roost Road, and power lines were dangling on the road.

    The highway was reopened at 4:12 p.m.

    The pole was not struck by a vehicle, and gusting winds could have been responsible, officials said.

  • Hanna's Day of Hope to donate $1 million to Kosair

    The Evans family of Simpsonville, who lost their daughter Hanna at age 6 and established the Hanna’s Day of Hope to raise money to help sick children, is donating $1 million to establish a transplant program at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    The family annually hosts a golf tournament and holiday party to raise money to support the Cancer Care and Renal Center at Kosair plus other pediatric programs.

    On Monday, they will announce the establishment of the Hanna Catherine Evans Bone Marrow Transplant Program.

     

  • WICHE: Specialty seed catalogs offer variety

    I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping. I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals. I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well.

  • Simpsonville to pursue police grants

    The Simpsonville Police Department again will pursue available grants to help beef up its patrols.

    That’s what Police Commissioner Scott McDowell told the city commission during a speedy meeting Wednesday morning at city hall.

    McDowell said the city had won more than $24,000 in grants in past years and that he recently had become aware of the opportunities that are available.

    “There’s one you can get for DUI enforcement that will pay overtime for officers,” he said.

  • Martinrea's growth formual: 150 new jobs + 45 old jobs

    Excitement lighting their faces, about 100 employees of Martinrea Heavy Stamping who gathered at the plant Wednesday broke into applause when Gov. Steve Beshear announced plans for the plant’s multimillion-dollar expansion and the addition of 150 new jobs.

    “This twelve-million-dollar investment is going to create one hundred and fifty new jobs for this community, and folks, that’s really something to celebrate,” Beshear told the crowd, which also included city and county officials, some of them seated on the platform behind him.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 16, 2011

    Bill introduced to limit
    terms for lawmakers

    A bill introduced in the Kentucky House of Representatives would impose term limits on state legislators. House Bill 375 would limit members of the House and Senate to serve no more than three consecutive terms in office. Rep. Mike Nemes, R-Louisville, sponsor of the measure, said he feels it is representative of the wishes of Kentucky residents.

  • 50th anniversary: Quickert

    Morton and Rose Suter Quickert of Shelbyville were married Feb. 18, 1961, in New Castle.

    Anna Carol Downey and Josephine McAllister, sisters of the groom, were attendants.

    The couple has two children, Lana Jo Quickert (deceased) and Paula (Larry) Pilcher, and one grandchild, Kayla Pilcher, all of Shelbyville.

    The couple will celebrate privately with family.

  • Basic training graduate

    Army National Guard Pvt. Jordan J. Elmore has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • Go Red for Women

    Janet Robertson was the winner of the Best Red Accessory prize from the Go Red for Women Luncheon held Feb 4. Shelby Fit For Life celebrates National Heart Month during February from start to finish and community events have raised more than $400 so far for American Heart Association.