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Today's News

  • Cornerstone honoring ’95 title team tonight

    The Cornerstone Christian boys’ basketball team, which celebrated some success last weekend, will celebrate one of its best teams tonight.

    During tonight’s Homecoming festivities, Cornerstone will honor its first Kentucky Christian Athletic Association championship team (the 1994-95 squad, when the school was known as Living Waters) around 7 o’clock before its varsity game against Glasgow Christian.

    The Bulldogs are coming off a third-place finish in last weekend’s KCAA All “A” State Tournament.

  • A night of personal reflection and personal bests

    Wednesday night was one to celebrate the seniors on both the Collins and Shelby County swim teams.

    It was an evening to reminisce about the past and look forward to the future while also paying tribute to the present.

    “I have memories from when I started swimming in the eighth grade,” Shelby County senior Jordan Lohr said. “I was in the five hundred freestyle in the eighth grade, and back then I couldn’t do it. After I got done, I just got out of the pool and fell down.”

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Best, Bottom to lead group

    The Triple S Planning Commission has a new look for the new year.

    The commission is now minus two long-serving commissioners in former chair Gil Tucker and vice chair Ed Rudolph, but two new members joined the table at Tuesday’s meeting.

    George Best, a new Shelbyville appointee, will take over as the new chair, and Dudley Bottom, a Shelbyville appointee since 2009, will be the vice chair. Jake Smith, a Simpsonville representative since 1981 and the longest tenured, will remain as the treasurer.

  • EARLIER: Beshear’s budget leaves Shelby delegation glum

    The streets of Frankfort and halls of the capitol look as gloomy as the winter weather this week after Gov. Steve Beshear's budget proposal Tuesday night.

    Those raging against spending in one area and cuts in another are just not out there this year.

    "It's just a very somber feeling in Frankfort right now," state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said. "Hopefully, this is the worst of it, and we'll see an improving economy and revenue on the rise, which we're starting to see, but it's too little too late for this cycle."

  • New business: Dermal Imaging Premier Tattoo Studio

    Address: 148 Midland Blvd., Shelbyville

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 20, 2012

    Simpsonville company’s parent

    featured on ‘Undercover Boss’

    The parent company of a business based in Simpsonville is getting an unusual look from its boss this week – and you can watch the whole thing.

    Dina Dwyer-Owens, owner of the Dwyer Group, which owns Mr. Electric in Simpsonville, will be featured Sunday night on the CBS program Undercover Boss.

  • John Deere dealer group expands

    Limestone Farm, Lawn & Worksite, the company that emerged from the John Deere dealership in Shelby County, has grown by two more stores.

    Limestone, co-owned by Mark Burks of Shelbyville, acquired the John Deere dealerships in Louisville and Somerset from Hartland Equipment to add to its five locations, which include the former Shelby Supply on Taylorsville Road.

  • Radio station will change from sports to country music

    The station, 101.7-FM, debuted Thursday with a new format and new call letters.

    Formerly known as WKRD-FM, it is now WVKY-FM, featuring country and western music.

    The station switched hands from Clear Channel to Southern Belle LLC, a company that also bought three Frankfort stations from Forever Communications for $700,000.

  • Multi-Purpose earns $1 million federal grant

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has been awarded a $1 million grant federal grant for a program that will promote healthy marriages and relationships.

    The $1,034,712 federal grant, which spans three years, is from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, and Kim Embrey-Hill, executive director of Multi-Purpose, said her agency is one of only 60 such agencies in the country to receive this grant.

  • KSP closes probe in shooting of teen

    More than two weeks after a Shelby County Grand Jury ruled that a Shelbyville Police officer was justified in shooting and killing a teen in his grandmother’s home, the investigation has been closed.
    Kentucky State Police Det. Ben Wolcott had said after the grand jury ruled Jan. 4 that he expected to wrap up the investigation into the shooting of 19-year-old Trey Williams by Shelbyville Police officer Suzanna Marcum that week, but that has stretched two more weeks.