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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: March 25, 2011

    Bagdad resident McCants
    to lead KFB commodities

    Jay McCants, a resident of Bagdad, has been named the new director of the commodity division Kentucky Farm Bureau, effective Monday.
    McCants’ division will be KFB’s liaison to the various agricultural commodity groups and will work closely with the organization’s advisory committees that review policies and programs affecting the respective farm commodities.

  • New Business: Green Solutions

    Address: Serving Shelby, Jefferson, Franklin, Henry, and Oldham Counties

    Who we are: Green Solutions is a lawncare and landscape business owned and operated by Anthony Smith, a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a degree in horticulture and turf grass science.  Smith has 12 years experience in the lawn and landscape industry.

  • Big theft nets no time behind bars

    A Jefferson County man who pleaded guilty last week to what police have called “one of the largest merchandise thefts” ever seen in Shelby County won’t be spending any time in jail if he stays clear of trouble.
    Jack H. McIntosh, 43, of Jeffersontown was arrested last April and charged with the theft of  $512,000 worth of plastic containers. In an agreement with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty in Shelby Circuit Court March 17 to theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, a Class C felony, which carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison.

  • Masonic Home Shelbyville rated 5-star for 2nd year

    Masonic Home Shelbyville, named last year as the state’s top healthcare facility, now can add its second consecutive 5-star rating by U.S. News & World Report to its growing resume.
    The facility learned this week that it had again been so evaluated in the annual Best Nursing Homes survey published by the magazine.

  • The Ring proves big thing for teens, parents

    Picture a dark, theater-like room, loud rock music blaring, with huge video screens flashing bright images on the stage, and each one of the crowd of 700 young people wearing a headset glowing florescent green in the dark.
    Sound like a new take on an ultra modern 3-D movie?
    Try a high-tech version of  a birds and bees discussion with the emphasis on sexual abstinence targeted toward teens and young adults. 

  • Community Showcase pushes shopping in Shelby County

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is going to try to give you a gentle nudge with its annual Community Showcase.
    If you attend this 10th annual event Saturday at Shelby County High School, you’ll notice right away that the idea would be for you to use Shelby County businesses for all your shopping needs.
    “We have adopted a theme of iShopShelby for this year and going forward, trying to keep the focus on shopping local for all your needs, goods and services,” Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Executive Directory Shelley Goodwin said.

  • WICHE: A first-time gardener’s guide to how to plan a vegetable plot

    A first-time gardener’s guide to how to plan a vegetable plot

    If you have never had a vegetable garden before, this year is the year to do it. Grocery prices are encouragement enough. But gas prices are high, and grain reserves low so food prices won’t be coming down anytime soon.
    Plus, growing your own provides a degree of satisfaction that is hard to come by otherwise.

  • More info on plane crash victims with Shelby connection

    The victims of a small plane crash in California have been identified as members of the Laban Jackson family of Shelby County. Katie Jackson Morrison, the daughter of Laban and Carol Jackson of Lexington, died along with her son Wyatt, 6, and daughter Hannah, 5, in a crash near Barstow, Calif. Morrison is the niece of Carolyn Jackson Walters of Shelby County. To read more, go to http://www.sierrasun.com/article/20110321/NEWS/110329991/1066&ParentProf...

  • You can see – maybe – this heron soon

    Photo by Horace Brown
    The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron lives in hideaway places in Kentucky.

    The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron winters from Central Florida, the Gulf Coast and lower California, and it arrives in Kentucky in late March.
    But you may not see them right away.
    This is a very secretive wading bird that is found along secluded streams. It is far from being nocturnal and often seems as active by day as any other heron.

  • Forgive? Why? Who? What? When? – and really, how?

    I believe the No. 1 killer of mental and relational health is the refusal to go through the learning experience of emotional pain. And if the most costly discomfort we refuse is withdrawal pains from toxic chemicals, habits and relationships, I believe the next biggest mental health buzz kill is the ever so common refusal to forgive others and oneself.
    I just have to take a stab here at trying to reduce just a little bit this colossal waste of serenity.
    Forgiveness is a private act. It may never include an “I forgive you” talk.