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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: March 23, 2012

    Passport employee’s award

    to benefit OVEC’s Head Start

    Marcelline Coots, one of the first individuals to be hired at Passport Health Plan in 1997, has been named the 2012 Making A Difference award winner by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), and that’s going to benefit the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative’s Head Start program.

  • Injured Finchville couple is improving

    A Finchville couple injured in an auto accident on Fisherville Road is continuing to recover at  the University of Louisville Hospital.

    Darryl Brooks, 49, and Tracey Brooks, 48, were injured March 9 when Darryl Brooks lost control of the 2004 Ford Explorer he was driving and ran off the road and into a tree.

    The condition of Tracey Brooks, who was airlifted from the scene, has been upgraded from critical to serious, and Darryl Brooks, who was transported by ambulance, has been discharged, hospital officials said Wednesday.

  • High-speed wreck: Driver injured, passenger charged

    Tuesday night, during rush hour traffic, the Kentucky State Police dispatcher at Post 12 in Frankfort got a call of a car traveling westbound on I-64 that was speeding and driving recklessly.

    Troopers who responded found a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am that had overturned at Mile Marker 41.4 mile marker in Shelby County. 

    The investigation revealed that the driver was attempting to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed and lost control.

  • House destroyed on Huffman Lane

    Shelby County firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that destroyed this house at 625 Huffman Lane. The fire broke out shortly before noon on Thursday. No one was injured. Huffman Lane was blocked for several hours because the road was narrow and fire trucks had to keep going back and forth to bring water to the scene because hydrant service is not available, Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said.

  • House destroyed on Huffman Lane

    Shelby County firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that destroyed this house at 625 Huffman Lane. The fire broke out shortly before noon on Thursday. No one was injured. Huffman Lane was blocked for several hours because the road was narrow and fire trucks had to keep going back and forth to bring water to the scene because hydrant service is not available, Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said.

  • News briefs: March 23, 2012

    Kentucky’s jobless rate

    drops to 8.7% in February

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in February 2012 from a revised 8.8 percent in January 2012, marking the eighth consecutive month the rate has declined, according the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Real Estate deeds: March 23, 2012

    Feb. 1-12

    Nadene Starrett Mason Estate, William D. and Jeannie Mason and Melinda L. Stoess,  to Amber N. and Charles R. Stoess III, property on Clarks Station Road, $10 and considerations

    Thompson Real Estate Holdings LLC to Melissa and Christopher Thompson, Tracts 3A-1, Shelburne Farm, $158,000

    James and Karla Ferguson to Brad and Shari Thompson, Lot 130, Rolling Ridge, Phase 4, Section 1, $132,500

    Forever Communications Inc. to Capcity Communications LLC, property on U.S. 60, $15,000

  • Annual event to focus on healthy choices for women

    Wellness can be defined as a “state of well-being.” An active process of becoming healthy. Seeking more information to improve oneself. We usually associate wellness with good health or a healthy lifestyle.

    Although many of us struggle to live a healthy lifestyle, we can improve our health and our choices –  and in doing so, we seek wellness.

  • Future possibilities

    Model. Webmaster. Dentist. Attorney. Counselor. UPS. Salesman. These careers and more were introduced to students at Southside Elementary as part of its Career Day. Superintendent James Neihof told the assembly, “Dream big and work hard to make those dreams come true.” Adults spoke at the assembly and then gave presentations in individual classrooms throughout the grade levels. Each emphasized what skills they use that the children are now learning: reading, writing, math, communication, etc.

  • Ag Report: March 23, 2012

    Shelby County home to 2

    Certified Roadside Farm Markets

    Two of the state’s 106 certified roadside markets are in Shelby County. The 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program recently accepted  Gallrein Farms and Mulberry Orchard.

    In joining the program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Farm Bureau endorses them for their standards of quality, freshness and marketing appeal.