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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: April 27, 2012

    Webb named a top seller

    for RE/MAX in Kentucky

    RE/MAX recognized Barry Webb of RE/MAX Performance Realty in Shelby County as its  top performer in the Kentucky region at an awards ceremony in Louisville, KY.  Webb placed seventh in sales for Kentucky.

  • Shelby County gardeners get early start with spring planting

    “Well, it’s just about as ripe and juicy as you can get, and right off the vine, too,” he said, placing it in one of a row of baskets on a table on his roadside stand at 1744 Midland Trail.

    Although the weather might be a bit peculiar this spring, the stuff people want when it comes to garden-related items still seems to be running right on track, he said.

  • Shelbyville man indicted for sexually abusing child

    A Shelby County Grand Jury has indicted James Robert Chesher Jr. for first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old.

    The indictment says that the incident happened on Dec. 28, 2011, in Shelby County, when Chesher allegedly subjected the child to sexual contact.

    He was arrested the next day.

    The arrest report by Shelbyville Police says that Chesher, 74, of Zelkova Drive in Shelbyville made a taped statement to police that he had touched the child’s genitals and placed her hand on his. The report said the child was a family member.

  • American Saddebred Association settles with Shelby County and other members

    A lawsuit that had been ongoing for nearly three years between the American Saddlebred Association and some of its local members finally has been resolved.

    The ASHA had filed suit against several of its members, including Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, owner of Undulata Farm in Shelbyville, when the members demanded to inspect the association’s financial records.

  • Court allows Ethington Auto in Shelbyville to stay open while case on appeal

    Ethington Auto Sales in Shelbyville now has official approval from the courts that it will be able to stay open for business pending an appeal after having its dealership license revoked by the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission.

    That’s the word just in from Sam Carl, the attorney for the dealership’s owners, Donnie Ethington of Shelbyville and William Ledford of Somerset.

    Carl had said last week that Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate was considering whether to allow the dealership to remain open for the remainder of the appeal process.

  • Master Gardeners offer wares, advice

    You can get annuals and perennials to enhance your home gardens from the county’s own Shelby County Master Gardeners this weekend.

    The folks who bring the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market at the Shelby County Fairgrounds from April to October will host their Art and Garden Fair this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

    The event is free, but plants and other items will be for sale.

  • Calendar: Corpus Christi Academy

    Thursday – Crazy Shoe Day!

    May 11 – May procession and crowning of Mary statue

    May 28 – Memorial day – no school

    May 29 – Graduation of seniors/mass/reception

    May 31 – Last day of school and field day – noon dismissal

  • School menus: 04-27-12
  • Ag Report: April 27, 2012

    Farmers’ Market opens Saturday

    at Shelby County Fairgrounds

    The Shelby County Farmers’ Market opens its 6-month run at the Shelby County Fairgrounds this Saturday.

    The market, which continues through Oct. 27, is 8 a.m. until noon every Saturday in the barn immediately off Midland Trail on the western side of the property.

    Vendors from Shelby and surrounding areas offer several varieties of season produce, plus eggs, jams, jellies, flowers, perennials, shrubs and trees.

  • Masonic finishes 28th among best employers

    asonic Home of Shelbyville finished No. 28 among large companies on the 2012 list of the best places to work in Kentucky, as judged by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    Masonic is the first company in recent years to be part of the list and be shown has having a base in Shelby County. The listing also included Masonic’s facility in Louisville.

    MassMutual Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group and Genentech, Inc. were ranked No. 1 in ceremonies held last week in Louisville.