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Today's News

  • Asbestos found in Fire Station 1

    The discovery of asbestos in the building has forced the Shelbyville Fire Department’s main fire station at 11th and Main streets to close for several days.

    The shutdown began Wednesday and could continue at least through the weekend.

    “We’ve had some major plumbing issues, and when the plumber came in to do the work, he found asbestos, and we had to shut down to remove that,” Assistant Fire Chief Chris Spaulding said.

  • Todds Station residents want to know about parking

    A dozen or so residents of the Todds Station development showed up Tuesday night to get some answers from the Simpsonville City Commission, and when they left, basically all they knew was that the city didn’t really have a dog in their fights.

    Much like those who had questioned problems last summer in Rolling Ridge, these residents wanted to know what the city could and would do to help them in a dispute with the officers of their homeowners association.

  • Pitino, Jurich expected at Cardinal Caravan today

    University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, as well as UofL Athletic Director Tom Jurich are expected to be among those in attendance later this afternoon with the Cardinal Caravan rolls into Shelbyville.

    The Caravan begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

    Other coaches expected include men's soccer coach Ken Lolla, running backs/special teams coach Kenny Carter from the football team, women's golf coach Kelly Rothberg and swimming coach Albert Albiero according to UofL Sports Information Director Kenny Klein.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns in Simpsonville

    No one was injured in an early morning accident in Simpsonville on Thursday, when the back end of a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 64.

    Walter Jones, administrative assistant for the Simpsonville Fire Department, said he did not know the name of the truck driver, and he did not know what caused him to lose control to the point of flipping.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns in Simpsonville

    No one was injured in an early morning accident in Simpsonville on Thursday, when the back end of a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 64.

    Walter Jones, administrative assistant for the Simpsonville Fire Department, said he did not know the name of the truck driver, and he did not know what caused him to lose control to the point of flipping.

  • Ag Report: June 10, 2011

    Shelby approved for grant

    to explore rural conservation

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved the Shelby Area Rural Conservation Inc. for $5,378 in Shelby County Agricultural Development Funds to explore opportunities to preserve and protect rural land by acquiring and maintaining agricultural conservation easements.

  • WICHE: The heat is on vegetables – and here are some tips

    I can’t believe this heat already! I was hopeful that this summer was not going to be a repeat of last, but it looks like we are on track for some serious heat this summer.

    Some vegetables will surely respond to temperatures in the 90s…some will be good and some will be bad.

    I know we can’t change the ambient air temperature on a 90-degree day, but we can provide some shade for our plants on the hottest days of the summer with reasonable results.

  • Murderer Bancroft’s sentencing likely to be highly charged

    LAWRENCEBURG – The family of Frances Renee Mobley has waited since last September to tell her murderer exactly what they think of him, and this week they’ll almost certainly get their chance.

    Gary Bancroft will be sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court, but first he will be forced to listen to what will be highly emotional impact statements family members of Mobley, who last September died when Bancroft slashed her throat, stuffed her into a trash bag and hid her in the bathroom of his trailer on Bardstown Road.

  • 50th anniversary: Wayne and Betty Cheak

    Wayne and Betty Cheak were married on June 9, 1961. The Rev. Jimmy Smith performed the ceremony at Waddy Baptist Church, where they are members.

    They have two sons, Jeffery Wayne Cheak of Appleton, Wis.,  and Andrew Scott Cheak of Stafford, Va.; six grandchildren, Alexandria Cheak of Tucson, Ariz., Victoria and Addison Cheak, both of Appleton, Wis., Madison, Jonna and Noah Cheak, all of Stafford, Va.

    They will celebrate with a reception at Waddy Baptist Church 2-5 p.m. on June 11. Everyone is invited to stop by and visit. The Cheaks request no gifts.

  • I'm one: Levi Farmer

    Levi Roy Farmer celebrated his first birthday May 10, 2011.

    He is the son of Jessica Tennill and David Farmer of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Margaret Biagi Tennill of Shelbyville, Donald Tennill of Frankfort and Terry and Roy Farmer of Henderson. Great-grandparents are Wilma Biagi of Louisville, Donald and Barbara Tennill of Shelbyville, Wilma Farmer of Henderson and the late Hugh Biagi.