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Today's News

  • His roots are planted on the farm

    John Kalmey has been farming all his life, and as it turns out, a life in agriculture runs in his family - well, for at least the past 360 years or so.

    Kalmeys have owned farms all over Jefferson and Shelby counties, including part of what is now Louisville International Airport. John Kalmey lives on a dairy farm on Zaring Mill Road, as he has for 61 years and where he raised his family.

    He's 86 now, and Kalmey's friends Clarence Miller and Brig. Gen. Ron Van Stockum had been telling him he needed to get moving if he wanted to see his family's heritage.

  • What we think: Shelby Energy adds light to questions

    We have seen in recent weeks some small streaks of light shining through what has been recently a troubling veneer of opacity generated by Shelby Energy Cooperative.

    We have listened and watched during these past months as members of the cooperative have raised a lengthy list of questions that sometimes have gone unanswered, sometimes drawn incomplete responses and, in almost every occasion, taken long periods of time to receive.

  • We congratulate: Centenary's steps to help Puckett

    We think it’s a wonderful thing that the folks at Centenary United Methodist Church want to do for Duanne Puckett – again.

    They are raising money to buy her a new van, and we don’t think anyone deserves the assistance more than Ms. Puckett, because in her story is inspiration for all of us.

  • Weather doesn't slow Christmas parade

    Cold weather and a couple inches of snow couldn't stop the Santa and the Shelbyville Christmas parade Saturday, but it did shorten it a little.

    Parade officials decided to remove the walkers from the parade, but all the floats, officials and emergency vehicles still participated. And Santa Claus was on hand to make sure the children of Shelby County were filled with the Christmas spirit.

  • Woman admits stealing $650K from her company

     A Henry County woman admitted in Federal Court on Tuesday that she stole nearly $650,000 from a lending company in Shelbyville that she managed.

    Sandra Chilton, 46, of Turner’s Station, used her position with Pioneer Credit in Village Plaza to defraud the company of $648,225, she told U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves in Frankfort.

    She pleaded guilty to one count of wiring fraud, which means she used interstate wiring transactions to steal the money.

  • Judge sentences probation in Brown Avenue shooting

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  • Collins girls clobber Shelby

    Collins High School girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder’s goal for Friday night’s season-opener against Shelby County was to limit the Rockets to single-digit scoring for all four quarters.

    Mission accomplished.

  • Shelbyville moves ahead in study of pipeline

    The proposed water pipeline project that will connect Shelby County and Frankfort to the Louisville Water Company isn’t dried up yet.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle Thursday told the Shelbyville City Council that a new grant will help lead the water company in the right direction for the future.

  • We congratulate: New owners of bowling alley

    We were glad to see that real estate professionals Larry Rogers and Donald Hamilton have stepped forward to purchase at foreclosure the former Bluegrass Bowling Center.

    We’re pleased that this valuable piece of property is in the hands of men who have been dedicated to the development of Shelby County.

    But they – and all of us – need your help.

  • It’s official: JHS buys Diagnostic Imaging

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