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Today's News

  • Split of high schools doesn’t equal fewer honors

    Though many eyes are focused on high school graduations on June 4, the county's two high schools will celebrate the millions of dollars earned by students toward continuing their educations at colleges and universities across the land with senior awards nights next week.

    With the student body separated into two schools, this traditional ceremony also split into two nights: Tuesday at 6:30 for SCHS and Wednesday at 7 for Collins, moving from First Baptist Church to the theaters at each school.

  • Duct tape, cardboard commission these ships

    On the early 1990s TV show MacGyver, a roll of duct tape often was the answer to fixing any problem. And on Wednesday morning at the pool at Clear Creek Park, students in Collins pre-engineering program showed just how useful duct tape remains.

    With nine days to work, teams of students were charged with making boats from cardboard, deck sealant and duct tape large enough that one of them could sit inside and paddle the length of the pool at the Family Activities Center.

  • Continuing rains cause farmers problems that will mount

    Severe weather has kept Kentuckians running for basements all spring, but blown down trees and barns and damaged homes aren't the only problems they're facing.

    Farmers across the county have been battling damp soil and standing water as they try to find time to get crops in the ground.

  • SOUDER: The end of the world as we know it

    I take today’s title from an R.E.M. song of similar name, a song my fourth-grade son spontaneously began singing at the breakfast table on Monday morning when he saw the headline about the tragic tornado in Joplin, Mo. Though he meant it to bring comic relief to an otherwise terribly unfunny event, his mother was not amused.

  • EARLIER: Vera Bradley says store owes it money

    The owners of one of Shelbyville’s more unusual stores are being sued by a well-known national company that says the store hasn’t paid its bill.

    Vera Bradley, an Indiana-based company specializing in a wide variety of popular gift items, has filed suit against the owners of Weeds and Things, charging it its suit against their Rockbridge Farmhouse Inc. that they owe $21,173 for purchases in 2010.

    The suit seeks repayment along with reimbursement of attorney’s fees.

  • EARLIER: 62 charges added for Ethington owners

    Kentucky State Police have added 62 new charges in their ongoing investigation into illegal business practices at Ethington Motors, bringing to 169 the total filed in an investigation that they say may bring more.

    In Shelbyville District Court on Thursday afternoon, KSP Trooper Hunter Martin, who is in charge of the investigation into the dealership, added those charges to the existing 107 filed last month against owners Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William T. Ledford, 84, of Somerset.

  • Business Briefcase: May 27, 2011

    Shelby native Appel promoted
    to cabinet’s director of personnel

    Shelby County native Stephanie Appel has been promoted to director of personnel for the Justice & Public Safety Cabinet. She will help the Justice Cabinet manage union relations, furloughs, KHRIS (Kentucky Human Resource Information System), and uniform personnel policies. She will oversee all of the Cabinet’s departmental personnel managers.

  • Ag Report: May 27, 2011

    Deadlines this week

    for FSA programs

    Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director John McCauley reminds farmers and landowners that they have until Wednesday to enroll their farms in the 2011 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. More than 75 percent of an expected 1.7 million farms have already enrolled.

  • Arts Briefs: May 27, 2011

    Shelby’s Chenault plays

    acts ‘Macbeth’ production

    Shelby County actress Lynne Chenault is part of the cast of a new production of Macbeththat will open Friday at Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort.

  • Shelbyville plant to consider expansion

    A Shelbyville business is considering doubling the size of its plant, and state economic development officials announced an incentive package for the company on Thursday.

    Creative Packaging Company, located at 1700 Isaac Shelby Drive, is considering doubling its 100,000 square-foot plant, and the potential expansion could create 25 new jobs over a 10-year period.