Today's News

  • Shelby man left homeless by fire getting help from community

    One year ago today, a fire swept through a home at 312 Henry Clay Street, leaving one brother in the hospital and another homeless.

    John Pearson eventually died from second-degree burns he received over the top portion of his body, and his bother “Booger” Bill Pearson, 69, was left homeless.

    A spark of community fellowship helped raise several thousand dollars for the brothers, but it turns out that won’t be enough.

  • Shelby teacher has a new job title: novelist

    Tracy Coffee Gayle says she has always loved to write and listen to stories.

    "When I was little, I wanted to be John Boy Walton because he got to write," she said. "I've always loved to write and listen to my parents’ stories and my grandparents’ stories."

    About 10 years ago Gayle, a fifth-grade teacher at Wright Elementary School, started working on a short story about a young girl named Vera, and, along with Gayle’s own family, Vera has grown.

  • SOUDER: Christmas: The best good news ever

    “The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)

    We all like good news: “It’s a girl!” “The biopsy came back negative. The cancer is gone!” “Today’s test is cancelled. Everyone gets an ‘A’!” “IU finally beat Kentucky!”

  • Ag Report: Dec. 16, 2011

    Southern States holding its

    local annual meeting today

    Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at its local annual meeting today at the facility on 623 South 7th St. in Shelbyville. Events will begin at 11 a.m., with membership day activities and follow with the business meeting at 1 p.m.

    Management will report on local and company-wide operations, as well as projected budget results for next year. Local elections will be held.

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 16, 2011

    Kentucky’s jobless rate

    drops to 9.4 percent

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent in November 2011 from 9.6 percent in October 2011, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The preliminary November 2011 jobless rate was .8 of a percentage point below the 10.2 percent rate recorded for the state in November 2010. The state’s November 2011 rate is the lowest since the January 2009 rate of 9.2 percent.

  • Sales of real Christmas trees seems to be growing

    Debating the merits of various Christmas tree offerings is a time-honored holiday tradition. At the core of the squabble is a simple question: live or artificial?

    Artificial trees made a giant push into the national market in the pre-recession year of 2007, with 17.4 million units sold, representing more than a one-third share, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.

  • Circle K joins Shelby County's convenience lineup

    The convenience store business in Shelby County continues to pump and go.

    Circle K, an international chain, this week put up its big K for the first time in Shelby, marking the latest in as series of changes that have occurred since Chevron pulled its brands out of Kentucky last year.

    Circle K purchased the Shell fuel outlet at 1631 Mount Eden Road in Shelbyville, taking over operations on Tuesday. The store will continue to provide Shell fuel.

  • EARLIER: Elusive Henry couple facing hundreds of animal-cruelty charges

    EMINENCE – Warrants have been issued for Terri and Ken Smith of Campbellsburg on 218 counts of animal cruelty each, said Dan Flinkfelt, animal control officer for Henry and Trimble counties.

    The couple’s whereabouts have been unknown since Monday evening, when Flinkfelt and local law enforcement officials raided their alleged puppy mill at 25 Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    It is believed that the Smiths were selling some of the animals at the Shelby County Flea Market in Simpsonville.

  • Simpsonville's little holiday program grows into something big

    When Jim Robinson arrived in Simpsonville to serve as the pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church 11 years ago, he saw children and families who were left out of Christmas gift-giving festivities.

    Many of his neighbors did not have the means to buy the extra goodies that make Christmas celebrations special. They had just enough to get by.

    The next year, Robinson and members of his Disciples of Christ congregation, started “No Child Left Behind,” so no one living in the 40067 zip code would be left behind at Christmas time.

  • HOLLAND: Lessons learned from the markets

    “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

    As such, there has been a lot of talk about the experiences learned from volatile markets. What’s often said is that we should, “learn from our mistakes.”

    To assist you in learning from “mistakes made” because of the volatile markets, here’s a list of 12 lessons that may help you in planning your market strategies in the future: