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Today's News

  • Holiday events are big stuff for small towns

    For about 60 years the Mount Eden Ruritan Club has been a mainstay in the community, and for about 20 of those years its members have been responsible for bringing the community together around Christmas to celebrate the town’s good fortune.

    Small community celebrations, whether its Bagdad Days, Cropper Days or Labor Day in Waddy, are getting more and more difficult to maintain, organizers say, because of the urbanization of American life.

  • Cooking up work for the holidays

    Heavy frost covered the ground and breath hung in the air on Thursday morning as December made its presence felt.

    Now, Christmas lights are hitting the trees, inside and out, and people are making their holiday plans, and for one group that means working nonstop - and it's not retail.

    "Starting this Friday [today], going into that weekend is when it really picks up," said Kate Bemiss, owner of Catering by Kate in Shelbyville. "We'll work every day up until about the twenty-second with our weekends just packed."

  • City of Shelbyville: 3 Hi Point homeowners could face foreclosure

    The City of Shelbyville on Friday will file foreclosure suits against three homeowners in the Hi Point development who are several years delinquent in their bond payments toward the Clear Creek Conservancy Trust.

    At the city council’s meeting Nov. 17, many of the 53 homeowners from the subdivision's first phase – which is the only phase affected by the trust – attended to ask for the city’s assistance in helping procure the back debt from four property owners.

  • Big plays deliver Gaither’s 1st victory

    The Collins boys’ basketball team didn’t make it easy on Chris Gaither, or his unborn child, but the Titans did get the victory – the first for their coach - Tuesday night.

    Collins raced out to an early lead then quickly lost it, before battling back from a double-digit deficit for a 61-58 triumph against visiting Gallatin County.  

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Shelby’s ‘worst’ facilities good on state’s standards

    The Kentucky Department of Education this week released its first school facility assessment scores, and the Shelby County schools included in the survey held up well.

    The report, required by 2010's Senate Bill 132, focused on the condition and educational suitability of 484 schools in the state that were ranked lowest in the state’s last such study.

    Five schools from Shelby County fall within that range, and none was ranked in the bottom 100.

  • SOUDER: How about some ‘whirled peas’ at Christmas?

    Is it just me, or does it seem like at this time of year that city streetlights – and even stoplights – flash a bright red and green, and in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas?

    Another song (and popular consensus) says that Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year.” And what’s not to like?

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 2, 2011

    Group studying economic growth

    will stop in Shelby this week

    Members of the Louisville/Lexington Economic Alliance will be visiting Shelby County Tuesday through Friday to conduct research to support the Bluegrass Economic Advanced Movement.

    This is an initiative launched by the mayors of Louisville and Lexington to promote the development of advanced manufacturing in a 22-county corridor between Louisville and Lexington, which of course includes Shelby and surrounding counties.

  • Beating victim was stabbed by screw driver

    While friends of Denisse Escareno pray for a holiday miracle to awaken her from a 4-week coma, new details emerged Thursday about the violent beating she endured before being left beside Mount Eden Road on Nov. 5.

    Escareno, 24, has been kept alive by machines at the University of Louisville Medical Center since she was found brutally beaten, about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • New business: Renal Specialists of Kentucky PSC

    Address: 77 Mack Walters Road, Suite 300, Shelbyville

     

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Dec. 02, 2011

    DUI

    Mateo Miguel Martinez, 22, of 712 Shelburne Drive in Louisville was arrested Nov. 6 on I-64 west at mile marker 29 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs of alcohol, first offense, no operator's license and failure to maintain required insurance.

     

    Drugs