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Today's News

  • News briefs: Jan. 27, 2012

    Shelby unemployment down

    to 7.1%, sixth best in state

     

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate in December continued to tumble, down to 7.1 percent, the sixth-best rate in the state.

    Unemployment rates fell between December 2010 and December 2011 in 114 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    Shelby’s rate fell from 7.4 in November and 8.4 in December 2010.

  • Ag Report: Jan. 27, 2012

    Issues with dams, river locks

    could hurt soybean markets

     

    Industry officials fear that river conditions could be hurting soybean farmers’ ability to market their crops.

    With soy being a large commodity in Shelby County, producers already may be aware of the issue raised this week by the United Soybean Board, which said in a report that the deteriorating condition of the U.S. lock and dam system could bring  “severe economic distress.”

  • WICHE: Tulipomania and the need for some chilling time

    Spring bulbs popping up everywhere as temperatures roller-coaster from the teens to the 60s has left many scratching their heads. There is not much we can do to fool Mother Nature, so we must be patient and hope that we have a decent display come March.

    I have some foliage that has turned to mush, but the bulb and bloom is still safe beneath the soil surface; the bulb will send up fresh foliage in due time.

    The real issue with the crazy weather is that our bulbs need sufficient dormancy and chilling time in the ground in order to bloom well.

  • Church calendar: Jan. 27, 2012

    Allen Chapel

    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

     

    Annunciation

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic church, come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Real Estate deeds: Jan. 27, 2012

    Dec. 27-31

    Marcus L. Rogers Estate to Keith and Helen I. Brubaker, 5.01 acres, Highland Meadows, $218,350

    Kristie and April Richards Cerra to James Holbrook, Lot 156, Midland Estates Sec. 8,

    Amber Lynn Cox to Aaron Thomas Cox, Lot 26, Woodfield Sec. 1, $100,000

    Cindy H. and John C. Farmer and Cindy H. Chesser to Earl M. Morgan and Leslie R. Clubb, Lot 43, Hi Point village Phase I, $134,000

  • Guthrie says new rules unfair to Black & Decker

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) is protesting a new regulation in the power tools industry because of its potential impact on the Black & Decker plant in Shelbyville.

    In a statement released by his office late last week, Guthrie shared a letter he had written to the Consumer Product Safety Commission to protest a proposal to expand safety standards in the production of power tools, and specifically table saws.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 27, 2012

    Republic reports 45 percent

    earnings growth in 2011

     

    Republic Bancorp, Inc., which has a branch in Shelbyville, announced its fourth consecutive year of increased earnings by completing 2011 with net income of $94.1 million, a $29.4 million, or 45 percent, increase over 2010.

  • 4th quarters decide Titans’ fates

    It was a tale of two different fourth quarters for the Collins boys’ basketball team this past weekend.

    Visiting Oldham County outscored the Titans by nine points in the final period on its way to a 58-44 victory Friday night. Then Collins turned the tables on host Christian Academy of Louisville on Saturday night, outpointing the Centurions by seven in the final 8 minutes of its 50-46 victory.

     

    Oldham County 58, Collins 44

  • Titans rally from 15-point halftime hole

    There was more than one reason to celebrate at Collins on Friday night.

    In addition to the Homecoming festivities, the Titans’ girls’ basketball team staged one of the biggest comebacks in its brief history.

    Collins, which trailed by 15 points at halftime, rallied to beat visiting Oldham County, 57-49.

  • Rockets rebound from blowout

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball continued to demonstrate its development over the weekend.

    The Rockets lost by 30 points, 58-28, to Owen County on Friday night but bounced back to beat host East Jessamine 52-43 Saturday in the school’s Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

     

    Owen County 58, Shelby County 28

    The Rebels, one of the top teams in the 8th Region, led, 15-1, at the end of the first quarter on their way to the victory.