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Today's News

  • Balmy winter doesn’t warm farmers’ hearts

    It appears there is no normal season for farmers anymore.

    After suffering through an extremely wet and cold winter last year, which pushed the planting season back because fields were too muddy, this year farmers are facing a new problem: warm, spring-like temperatures in January and February.

    At least Jim Ellis, who has spent his entire life on the farm, said that was something new.

  • Ag Report: March 9, 1012

    Officials warn horse owners

    of tent caterpillar outbreak

     

    Experts are warning that a tiny critter that can have a big impact on horse owners is back. The University of Kentucky warned last week that eastern tent caterpillar eggs have begun hatching well ahead of last year.

  • New Business: Stacey’s Simple Stuff

    Address: 1025 Main St., Shelbyville.

     

  • SOUDER: Reality is not always what it appears to be

    A few years ago I came across an article by Brett Kays that listed several things that a person would think were true if their only information came from what they saw on TV or in movies. The article, titled Reality According to Hollywood, included things such as:

  • Hucks expanding in Simpsonville

    There’s a lot of construction going on in the back of the Hucks Store in Simpsonville, where the company has taken over space formerly housing Don Tequilla Restaurant for a significant store expansion.

    The building, which is built within the shell of a 1920s edifice that for years housed gas stations and garages owned by Claude Moss and his family, in the next few months will become an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 square feet of retail space to update the store Hucks purchased in 2010.

  • Business Briefcase: March 9, 2012

    Shelby engineering firm

    wins state’s highest honor

    The American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky awarded Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. of Shelbyville with the Engineering Excellence 2012 Grand Award – its highest award – for its design of the University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (formally LDDC).

  • UNDERWOOD: Good enough: Is it really great?

    Contrary to popular belief, good enough can be as good as great.

    Everywhere we look we hear powerful messages hammering on the importance of becoming great or successful. Whether it is in our work, parenting, marriage, or physical health, messages come at us from all directions telling us we need to do more to be more successful or better. 

    Obviously, there is nothing wrong with striving to live and work more productively. Many are able to achieve success in material terms, which is wonderful. 

  • Shelby Countians like farms, don’t know impact

    Shelby County residents think it’s important to have farmland and preserve that heritage, although they don’t really know what its value is.

    That was a key point found in a poll commissioned by the Shelby Area Rural Conservation group and conducted last fall among 300 residents in the county.

    About 30 people turned out Wednesday night at the Shelby County Extension Office to hear those results from Martha DeReamer, CEO of Matrix Group, which gathered the data.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County to lease space to non-profit

    The county has plans to lease a facility it owns on Frankfort Road to a non-profit counseling agency.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates voted unanimously to lease property that was formerly occupied by the Shelby Center for Disability Services at 536 Frankfort Road to the Serenity Center for $1 a month.

    The former agency vacated the property last year when it lost its funding.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports March 9, 2012

    DUI

    Thomas A. Porter, 36, of 111 Clear Creek Road in Finchville was arrested Jan. 18 on Ellis Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, leaving the scene of an accident and falsely reporting an incident.

    Lynn M. Starks, 55, of 678 Travis Road in Taylorsville was arrested Jan. 19 on Van Dyke Mill Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

     

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