Today's News

  • New business: Waggs 2 Whiskers, LLC

    Address: No office, just in-home care.


    Who we are:The owner of Waggs 2 Whiskers is Kelly Catlett, who has had and loved pets essentially all of her life. She has had experience with animals of all types, shapes and sizes at the Shelby County Animal Shelter, where she has been a volunteer for 5 years. Also working with Kelly will be her daughter, Megan Hammersmith. Hammersmith also has had many years’ experience in pet care with her own pets and has done pet sitting for many friends.


  • Shelby County wheat farmers hoping for good harvest

    Wheat production may not be a farmer’s bread-and-butter crop in Shelby County, but thanks to an almost non-existent winter and a mild spring, most farmers in the county not only have enjoyed a slightly larger yield but also  already have harvested their crops.

    “I just finished harvesting; now I’m getting ready to plant soybeans,” said Paul Hornback, who said he got 80 bushels of wheat per acre from the 100 acres he had planted on his farm near Bagdad.

  • Shelby company moves big load down U.S. 60

    Motorists along Freedom’s Way in Shelbyville on Wednesday may have glimpsed an incredible sight:  a 2-story-tall, megaton piece of machinery was parked on the side of the road near the intersection of Burks Branch Road.

    But the excitement didn’t really begin until 7 p.m., when crews from several agencies arrived to continue transporting this 20-foot-tall, 275,500-pound industrial dryer to a plant outside Harrodsburg.

  • Tuning up for final weekend at Shelby County Fair

    This year’s fair has not been short on musical entertainment, and bands on for tonight and Saturday are sure to please, officials say.

    Ray Tucker, chairman of the fair board, said feedback from the public about the new musical events added this year has been very favorable.

    “People have been really excited, because not only are these very good bands, but also they are all local,” he said. “And it’s such a good mix: country on Wednesday, rock on Thursday and Friday and Bluegrass on Saturday.”

  • EARLIER: First glimpse at outlet plans

    Officials of Horizon Group Properties, one of the groups planning to build an outlet mall in Simpsonville, are giving the public a peek at their plans.

    An informal meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Simpsonville city gym will give officials the opportunity to explain the company’s plans for the so-called Outlet Shoppes of Louisville and allow the public the opportunity to ask questions about those plans.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on theft from Ferrell’s

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Crime Stoppers, is seeking information about a theft from Ferrell’s Heating and Air-Conditioning in Clay Village that took place April 26.

    The business is located on Frankfort Road. At that time, several items were stolen, including scrap copper, four aluminum wheels and two tanks of gas. 

    A video surveillance photo was taken by the company’s security cameras at the time of the theft, and Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying the person in the photo.

  • EARLIER: Award winner Bogard fired by library

    Sherry Bogard, acclaimed statewide last year for heading up an outstanding reading program at Shelby County Library, has been fired from her position, and she wants her job back.

    Bogard, who was dismissed by Executive Director Pam Federspiel in a decision upheld during a meeting Tuesday of the library’s board of directors, said she was fired without cause, but she wouldn’t elaborate on any legal response she might be considering.

  • Shelbyville man arrested for sexual abuse of child

    A Shelbyville man is in jail, charged with sexual abuse of a child.

    Francisco Hernandez Morales, 42, of 630 10th St., was arrested June 14 on 10th Street and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years of age.

    The arrest report by Shelbyville Police said the abuse is alleged to have taken place in a house in which Morales was renting a room from the child’s mother.

  • Man arrested for sodomy of mentally disabled adults

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested on sex charges involving two mentally disabled adults.

    Nils C. Hamilton, 23, of 102 Hazel Lawn Ave. was arrested May 31 at 722 Brown Ave. and charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy of a physically helpless adult who is incapable of giving consent [to sexual activity].

    The arrest report, by Shelbyville Police, said Hamilton committed the offenses while acting as a caregiver for the victims in July 2011 in Shelby County.

  • Webb earns spot in U.S. Girls' Junior Championship

    Shelby County junior-to-be Jordan Webb has qualified to play in the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior golf championship.