Today's News

  • WICHE: Trouble shooting tomato problems

    This time last year, I had some healthy-looking tomato plants, which was a delight because in 2009 I had some disease issues.

    Turned out that 2010 was a bust though because of all the crazy heat we had! This year the garden and the tomatoes look promising, but I am always on the lookout for emerging problems. So far the 2011 day-time and night-time summer weather, and temperature are absolutely perfect for tomatoes!

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 8, 2011


    James C. Boswell Sr., 52, of 1230 Cottonwood Court in Shelbyville was arrested June 29 at 1806 Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and second-degree wanton endangerment.




    William B. Lutsch, 32, of 11810 Duane Point in Louisville was arrested June 28 on Midland Trail and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

  • Man injured in Webb Road accident

    A young man was seriously injured Thursday night when his car slammed head-on into a tree on Webb Road.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Cresap said the man’s identity was uncertain but described him as a young Hispanic male in his mid-20s. He was driving a green GMC Safari van and was alone in the vehicle, Cresap said.

    Because of injuries to the man’s head, chest and legs, he was airlifted by Air Methods of Kentucky to the University of Louisville, Cresap said.

  • News briefs, July 8, 2011

    Shelby diabetes group
    sets meeting for July

    The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group will have its next meeting Thursday afternoon at the Shelby County Public Library to help residents over 50 years old learn more about living with diabetes.
    KIPDA received a 5-year, $2.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention to study diabetes in Bullitt, Henry and Shelby counties. The goal is to identify health-care and nutritional goals and reduce obesity and smoking in older adults.

  • NCAA-II golf finals coming to Shelby

    Shelby County’s golf scene will take on a bit more notoriety in 2012, when the NCAA Division II’s men’s and women’s championships will be played at the county’s most prestigious venues.

    As part of the Louisville Sports Commission’s luring of all the spring sports championships for NCAA-II to Kentuckiana, Cardinal Club in Simpsonville (men) and Persimmon Ridge (women) in northwestern Shelby County have landed those championships.

  • Real Estate Deeds: July 8, 2011

    May 6 to May 31

    Rolf and Elizabeth McDowell Pepple to Joilynn and William B. Evans III, Lot 32 Hunt Country Estates, $955,000

    Viola P. Smith Estate to Billy Pridemore, Lot 27 Village View Sec. 1, $30,000

    John A. Schuchard Estate to Nancy Davis, Lot 30 Hi Point Village Phase I, $100,000

    Federal National Mortgage Association to Crystal C. Watkins, Lot 142 Midland Estates Sec. 7, $108,000

    Michael A. Lewis to Kimberly M. Lewis, Lot 39, Meadowbrook Sec. III, $204,000

  • Tractor-trailer spills gravel at rest area

    The driver of a tractor-trailer was slightly injured when he flipped his truck off Interstate 64 in Simpsonville.

    This one-vehicle accident happened at about 2 p.m. as Stacy Edward Parker, 38, of Rutledge, Tenn., just as Parker took the eastbound exit into the rest area just east of Exit 28.

  • Shelbyville suspect caught in Henry after big chase

    What began as an attempt to serve a warrant turned into a manhunt that eventually resulted in the arrest of a Shelbyville man.

    On June 28, officers from Eminence Police Department, along with Shelbyville Police Department Detective Jessie Paulley, attempted to serve a warrant on Jordan Clark, 19, for absconding from a robbery charge in Shelbyville.

    EPD Chief Carey Duncan said Paulley contacted EPD to serve the warrant on Sunnyside Drive, which the detective believed was in the city limits.

  • Mount Eden residents can speak with USPS about future of town's office

    The United States Postal Service continues to consider closing its Mount Eden office and is asking for input from its patrons before making a final decision.

    Rosemary Miller, USPS manager responsible for local offices, including the one in Mount Eden, sent a letter to customers of the Mount Eden office on June 23.

    That letter explained the plan for continued service should the Mount Eden office be closed and included a 2-page survey, the results of which will be considered before making a final decision.

  • Car crashes through Moore's Automotive

    People traveling down Midland Trail Wednesday may have noticed the back end of a car sticking out of the side of the Moore’s Automotive Service building.

    No employees or customers were injured when a silver Mazda ran through the building at about 11 am. Wednesday morning.

    The driver, Matthew Dowell, of Shelbyville, was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, said Shelbyville Police Officer Suzanna Marcum.

    She added that she did not know what caused Dowell to run off the road.