Today's News

  • Ag Report: Dec. 9, 2011

    Veteran Green County farmer

    honored as 2011 best in state

    Jim Sidebottom, a 55-year farming veteran of Green County, was honored as the 2011 Kentucky Farm Bureau “Farmer of the Year” during the organization’s 92nd annual meeting in Louisville.

    Jere Cannon of Fleming County and Craig Roberts of Caldwell County were the other finalists also considered for this award.

  • WICHE: African violets bloom indoors year round

    One of a few sure things in my life is that I can keep my African violets in bloom year round!

    Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage. Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year round. African violets are easier to grow then many think if you create a favorable growing environment

  • Simpsonville gives 1st OK to pay range increase

    The City of Simpsonville is bumping up its pay structure for the first time in more than three years.

    The city commission passed on first reading Tuesday night a new ordinance that slides the pay scales up 5 percent, effective Jan. 1.

    The salary scales last were updated in 2008, and the new ordinance reflects a few changes:

    §       Bryan Romine’s title now will be public works/sewer superintendent.

  • Christmas at the library

    Children visited the Shelby County Public Library on Saturday to work with crafts and have their photos taken with Santa. Other events were entertainment, refreshments and face-painting, and each child chose three items to decorate.

  • 45th anniversary: Waldridge

    Glenn and Voncile Waldridge celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24. They were married on this date in Harrisonville in 1966.

    He is retired from General Electric with 37 years of service. She is a homemaker.

    They have three children, Henry Waldridge of Louisville, Brenda Bland of Shelbyville and Amy Scott of Louisville, and eight grandchildren.

  • Christmas in Mount Eden

    The Mount Eden Ruritan club was filled with cheer and good tidings on Friday during the annual Christmas in Mount Eden celebration. Folks lined tables to feast on chili, hot dogs and decadent homemade desserts, and others browsed the expanded craft and gift area in the adjacent building.

  • Chesser wedding

    Suebeth and Tyler Chesser were married Sept. 3, 2011, at Pleasant Hill Christian Church.

    Parents of the bride are Tommy and Sue Newton of Waddy. The groom is the son of Darvin Chesser of Taylorsville and Carolyn Reynolds of Versailles.

    Rev. Roy Temple Jr. officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Maid of honor was the sister of the bride, Tammy Brewer of Hebron.

    Bridesmaids were the bride’s sisters, Heaven Newton and Brittany Newton, and sister-in-law Lani Newton, all of Waddy.

  • Car runs through Goody's

    No one was injured when this vehicle crashed through the front door of Goody’s Family Clothing in Shelbyville around 7:30 p.m. Monday. The store manager, Tanya Jones, said no one was in the vehicle, which crashed through the store’s vestibule area. “It apparently just came out of gear,” she said. Jones said the store is open for business. It is not known who owns the van, and Shelbyville Police said they did not have a report on the incident.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Dec. 7, 2011



    Herlon A. Calhoun, 25, of 316 Memorial Drive was arrested Nov. 30 at 501 Main St. and charged with theft by deception (cold checks under $500), engaging in organized crime and first-degree robbery.




    Emily B. Pyles, 29, of 233 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville was arrested Nov. 23 at 500 Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking.




  • Driver injured when coal truck overturns

    The driver of a dump truck hauling coal was hospitalized after overturning his truck and spilling his load Thursday night.

    An accident report from the Shelby County Sheriff’s office said David Byrd, 49, of Sulphur was traveling north on KY 395 between Vigo and Benson roads shortly before 9 p.m. when he Byrd moved over to let another vehicle pass and the right rear tires of his truck dropped off the roadway.