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Today's News

  • KY 55 yard sale to be bigger than ever

    The KY 55 yard sale kicked off yesterday, and its organizers in Finchville say this will be a record-breaking year.

    “We have more [vendors] than ever this year, we’ll have at least thirty, counting all those inside and out,” said Annie Eades of Finchville, who again is heading up the event in at the Finchville Ruritan Club.

    The scene was hectic Wednesday afternoon, as people bustled around setting up their wares, both inside in the facility’s gym and outside under huge tents.

  • Ethington Auto files suit to remain open

    The future of Ethington Auto beyond this weekend remains in doubt today.

    The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission on Friday ordered the dealership’s license revoked, saying that it “must cease all activity as a used motor-vehicle dealer.” The MVC set a deadline of Sunday.

    The attorney for its owners, Donnie Ethington of Shelbyville and William Ledford of Somerset, this week filed an appeal in Franklin Circuit Court, which is the only option available to reverse the MVC’s decision.

  • Purple Heart Trail nears 10 years in state

    You likely have seen signs along Interstate 64 in Kentucky bearing the inscription Purple Heart Trail, but do you know why they are there?

    In December 2002, I-64 from Ashland to Louisville was designated The Purple Heart Trail in recognition of the sacrifices of the service men and women wounded in action.

    Introduced into legislation by then state Sen. Elizabeth Tori of Radcliff, the bill was signed into law by Gov. Paul Patton, who attended a ceremony at the welcome center in Shelby County announce it.

  • Gallery hosts session on self-publishing

    If you’ve written – or thought of writing – a book that you might want to publish yourself, a program coming up in Shelbyville may provide the practical advice you need.

    Shelby Artists on Main will host Lori Caskey Sigety, author of In the Family of Trees, for a program that presents key tips on how to self-publish written works, market them online and answer questions on the topics.

    Sigety, a poet, will appear at the gallery at 1 p.m. April 28 and will get into the creative process as it emerged in her poetry.

  • Business Briefcase: April 20, 2012

    Former Shelby County resident

    named outstanding director

    Laban P. Jackson Jr., formerly of Shelbyville, has been named one of the top five 2012 Outstanding Directors by FT Global Conferences and Events.

    Jackson is director at JPMorgan Chase in Gulf Stream, Fla.

    The Outstanding Directors program has honored 125 directors since the program was established in 1998, encompassing the entire nation.

  • News briefs: April 20, 2012

    State’s unemployment adjusted

    down to 8.6 percent in March

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in March 2012 from a revised 8.7 percent in February 2012, making this the third consecutive month with an unemployment rate below 9 percent, according to a news release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • EARLIER: Bob’s Hay Barn owner didn’t know employee was planning white-pride rally

    A Shelby County woman who was organizing a white-pride rally in Frankfort and using her employer’s place of business to plan that rally was doing so without his knowledge, the owner said Thursday.

    Bob Sparrow, owner of Bob’s Hay Barn in Shelbyville, said he did not know his employee, Sandra Coy, was using his place of business as a contact for the National Socialist Movement, a Detroit-based group that is planning to rally this weekend on the capitol grounds.

  • Man twice deported now headed to prison

    A man from Mexico previously deported and who returned to the country illegally was sentenced in federal court to 37 months in prison after he admitted he had threatened to shoot the owner of a Shelbyville restaurant.

    Joel Sanchez Ramos, 27, was sentenced Tuesday for being an undocumented resident in possession of a firearm, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Lexington.

  • Bruner court date set for June 18

    A Taylorsville man charged with assaulting a Shelbyville woman last fall has received a new court date of June 18 for a disposition hearing in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Mark Bruner, 38, was charged with assault in the beating of Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and severely beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby Nov. 5.

    Bruner was arrested 10 days later in Taylorsville.

  • Rockets battle, but fall to visiting Anderson

    The Shelby County softball team made sure its rematch against Anderson County wasn’t a repeat.

    The Rockets, who lost 12-1 to the Bearcats in Lawrenceburg on March 27, hung with Anderson for the first four innings Tuesday before the Bearcats scored nine runs in a row. Shelby County made a late rally, but it fell short as Anderson won the match-up of 30th District foes 12-6 at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.