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Today's News

  • What we think: Ethington case out of sequence

    Is it us, or do you, too, feel like the owners of Ethington Auto Sales have been sent to prison before they ever have faced a jury?

    Donnie Ethington and William Ledford, owners of the auto dealership in Shelbyville, saw their license to operate rescinded by the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission because of the ongoing criminal investigation into the way they have managed their dealership.

    Mr. Ethington and Mr. Ledford were able to keep open their doors past Sunday by filing an appeal with the Franklin County Circuit Court, their sole recourse at their option.

  • Datebook: April 27, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Court report: April 25, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Alfonso Jaimes-Alanis, first-offense conspiracy to traffic in controlled substance – dismissed without prejudice.

    Christopher L. Norton, fourth-degree assault domestic violence no visible injury and second-degree burglary – dismissed without prejudice.

    Aaron Roselle, fraudulent use of credit card – guilty – 30-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • Armed forces news: Graduates training course

    Army Pfc. Ronnie F. Payton-Sewell graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    He is the son of April V. Sewell of Shelbyville and Ronnie L. Payton of Frankfort. His wife, Shelly, is the daughter of Angela May of Frankfort. He is a 2011 graduate of Franklin County High School in Frankfort.

  • Centro Latino’s clean-up starts at church grounds

    Clean-up crews from Centro Latino will soon be a familiar sight around town, easily identifiable by tan t-shirts with red lettering.

    Sister Pat Reno, executive director for Centro Latino, said a clean-up project kicked off Saturday at the Church of the Annunciation with a group of 12 volunteers who worked on the church grounds, raking, weeding, trimming brush and just doing general tidying up.

  • More lane closures on I-64 this week

    Lane closures are scheduled on Interstate 64 between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) because of installation of raised pavement markers. Lane closures are planned for Monday–Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. each day until 6 the following morning. The roadway could be reduced

    to one lane during the evenings. The speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH in the construction zone.

  • Church news: April 20, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • SkillsUSA regional winners

  • 18 Collins students in FFA contest

    Eighteen students represented Collins High School FFA at the regional contest that took place at Gallatin County Hugh School. Superior, first and second-place recipients will represent the region at the state FFA convention in June.

    Superior first: Spencer Hammond and Taylor

    Superior second: Sarah Eades, Heather Rogers, Carrie Jacoby and Abby Boone.

    Superior rating: Nancy Cottrell, Rachael Reeder, Sarah Jacoby.

  • Martin wins tech scholarship

    Pat Weber (left) presented Shelby County Area Technology Automotive student Joseph Martin the $5,000 Ohio Technical College Scholarship that he received at the SkillsUSA Regional Competition held at Elizabethtown KCTCS.  Ohio Technical College has always been a big supporter of Skills USA and for the past 4 years in Kentucky’s regional and state competitions in automotive, diesel, collision repair and refinishing.