Today's News

  • News briefs: Dec. 14, 2011

    Shelby has finalists for

    top equestrian awards

    Shelby County has finalists for two of the most prestigious honors in equestrian sports.

    Janice Giles of Pleasureville is one of eight horse people contending for Equestrian of the Year, and CHThe Daily Lottery of High Hickory Farm in Simpsonville is one of six vying for Horse of the Year in voting by the United States Equestrian Federation.

  • Ethington must wait to learn license’s fate

    The owners of Ethington Auto will have to wait for a month before finding out whether their license to operate their dealership on Midland Trail could suffer because of numerous charges they face concerning their business practices.
    Donnie Ethington, 70, was on hand with his attorney Sam Carl but minus his business partner, William Ledford, 84, who was under the weather, on Thursday at the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission headquarters for hearing to determine whether the owners would be fined, their dealership’s license revoked, they would be put on probation or face no punishment at all.

  • Building Shelby Part II: Big changes afoot when judicial center opens

    There is a lot of buzz about the opening Monday of the Shelby County Judicial Center and the opportunity of doing business in a new, hi-tech environment when the brand new Shelby County Judicial Center opens Monday.

    But many people who frequent the courthouse also say they are feeling a little nostalgic about leaving a familiar environment behind for a new one, and some are even a little nervous about new procedures they are not sure they are going to be completely comfortable with.

  • Woman files suit against Masonic Home for negligence against mother

    A Shelbyville woman, Darlene Eberle, filed suit No. 30 against Masonic Home Shelbyville, claiming that her mother, Helen McCarthy, was injured while a resident at the home.
    The suit filed in Shelby Circuit Court claims that McCarthy fell on Dec. 16, 2010, receiving a laceration to her forehead, and also on Jan. 10, 2011, when she fractured her hip and left wrist.

  • Corpus Christi Academy's calendar

    Jan. 2 – School resumes

    Jan. 12 – End of second grading period

    Jan. 16 – No school – teacher in-service day

    Jan. 24 – Crazy socks day

  • WICHE: Mistletoe evident in tree tops

    I like the winter landscape because I can see past the green canvas of summer into neighboring fields, where horses graze and a pet cow that is almost as old as me slumbers.

    I can see mistletoe everywhere, too, driving down the interstate, walking in the park, sitting at a traffic light. It is there if you look into the canopies of trees devoid of their leafy-ness. We are obviously not the first to notice round globs of greenery nestled in tree tops.

  • EARLIER: Some of animals found in Henry may have been sold in Shelby

    CAMPBELLSBURG – Henry County Animal Control officials on Monday seized more than 100 dogs and as many as 100 other animals from buildings on a property located at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    The animals were being kept in crates and cages in a single-wide trailer, a camper, outdoor kennels and a large outbuilding.

    The stench emanating from the property could be detected from the road.

  • Angel shoppers

    A group of swimmers and parents met at the Shelbyville Walmart to shop for five angels for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. What was so amazing was seeing the participants put so much thought and effort into shopping and showing compassion for the children they had adopted. Said one participant, “I couldn’t imagine not having anything for Christmas.” Said another: “I now know how fortunate I am.” The total spent was $711.44.

  • 50th anniversary: Sondra and Dr. William Powers

    Sondra and Dr. William Powers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married on Dec. 16, 1961, in their hometown of Hawesville in  Hancock County. Both are graduates of the University of Louisville, where he  received his doctorate in medicine and Sondra received her master of arts in teaching.

    Following medical school graduation in 1967 and an internship in Orange County, Calif., Dr. Powers assumed active military duty and was deployed to Cu Chi, Vietnam, where he served as a base camp doctor.

  • 60th anniversary: Gene and Betty Moore

    Gene and Betty Moore of Louisville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. They were married on Dec. 14, 1951, at Pleasureville Baptist Church.

    During their married life, they have resided in Pleasureville, Anchorage and Louisville.