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Today's News

  • Ag Report: April 13, 2012

    Robertson to kick off new

    sale venture in Shelbyville

     

    With the famed auction house Tattersalls closing its doors in Lexington Jimmy Robertson, a longtime Saddlebred breeder and trainer, said he started thinking about filling that gap. The auctions had become largely Saddlebred during the past few years, with fewer and fewer Standardbreds being offered at the Teaters’ auctions.

  • Real Estate deeds: April 13, 2012

    Feb. 27-29

    Norman J. and Denise Marie Pena to Ronald D. Conn, Lot 217, Town & Country, Section 10, $233.500

    Hazel and Thomas Miller to Donald Miller, 1 acre on Beechridge Road, $10,000

    Sams Legacy LLC to Shelby County Board of Education, property at Union, 8th and College streets in Shelbyville, $75,000

    Ella Summers Estate to Peter W. Palmer, Lot 14, Rolling Acres, $94,000

    MDF Properties and Fegenbush Properties to WCM Land LLC, Tract 1, Zaring Farm Divided, Tract 2, Fox Run Road, $950,000

  • WICHE: Cedar-apple rust cycle begins

    Predictions for this season include a high incidence of both fire blight and cedar apple rust. The signs of fire blight (scorched-looking foliage and stem tips) are rather boring compared to the freaky looking appendages that “ripen” with cedar-apple rust.

    Get ready to start seeing large, orange gelatinous spore horns hanging from cedars like they are decorated with Japanese lanterns.

    They strike awe and dread from me because they are fabulous looking creations of nature, but they also forewarn a rust problem in the orchard for next year.

  • Collins rebounds, wins 2 in baseball

    The Butler Bears (5-3) went on a 5-0 spree – scoring four in the fourth inning – to beat host Collins (7-3) this past Thursday night, part of a 3-1 week for the Titans.

    “We played okay for the most part against Butler,” said Collins Coach Roy Bailey, whose team scored single runs in the first, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. “We just had one bad inning that really hurt us. We can't afford that against a good team.”

  • Noonan’s dinger gives Shelby the win

    LOUISVILLE – Kody Noonan couldn’t have picked a better moment to hit the first home run of the season for the Shelby County baseball team.

    His three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning propelled the Rockets to a 6-5 victory over host Fairdale on Monday afternoon.

    “It couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Noonan, who went 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

  • Spring break doesn’t snap Titans’ winning streak

    While the rest of the Collins student body is on spring vacation, the school’s baseball team is having a stay-cation.

    Collins is playing five games this week, including four at home. The Titans won the first of those home games Tuesday afternoon, beating Elizabethtown 5-2 less than 24 hours after blanking host Meade County, 6-0, Monday night on the strength of junior Austin Perry’s no-hitter.

  • Collins’ Perry no-hits Meade

    Austin Perry pitched a no-hitter Monday night to lead the Collins baseball team to a 6-0 victory at Meade County.

    “He had complete command of his pitches, [an] outstanding performance,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said.

    Perry, a junior right-hander struck out seven – throwing 18 first-pitch strikes.

    “I just tried to locate and hit my spots, keep it away from them,” he said. “I threw a lot of two-seam fastballs, ran the four-seam away from them and worked the slider.”

  • Shelby’s new equine sale could replace big event

    Jimmy Robertson recognized a serious gap in the market, and now he thinks his new company and Shelbyville can fill it perfectly.

    With the famed auction house Tattersalls closing its doors in Lexington and the retirement of Ed and Suzie Teater, who handled its auctions, Robertson, a longtime Saddlebred breeder and trainer, said he started thinking. The auctions had become largely Saddlebred during the past few years, with fewer and fewer Standardbreds being offered at the Teaters’ auctions.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Wesley Apartments are ‘meeting code’

    As the Shelbyville City Council wrapped a brief meeting on Thursday, council member Frank Page inquired about the condemned Wesley Apartments on the corner of U.S. 60 and Freedom’s Way on the west end of the city.

    “Have we heard anything from code enforcement on the Wesley Apartments?” he asked Mayor Tom Hardesty.

    The city annexed the property last month and at the time had vowed to clean it up in response to an editorial that ran in The Sentinel-Newscalling for the abandoned buildings to be taken down.

  • Give me a little hair, long beautiful hair

    My son walked into the kitchen the other day, dressed for an evening event, and asked me proudly, “Do you like how I have my hair organized?”

    Although he is gifted in language arts, he didn’t quite understand why I immediately laughed, thinking perhaps that his “organization” wasn’t all that great.

    Truth is, he has extremely soft, thick hair – think of something that you would use to brush clean a fine fabric or even your own hair – and it had grown beyond its “organizational” best.