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Today's News

  • Shelby's retailers expect jollier holiday sales season

    Some retailers in Shelby County are banking that a modest rebound in the nation’s economy will translate into a more prosperous holiday shopping season.

    The traditional day-after-Thanksgiving jumpstart to the annual big buying campaign kicked off early this morning for many local businesses, with many carrying extra inventory in anticipation of a strong retail showing.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 26, 2010

     Shelby’s unemployment

    falls to 7.8% in October

    Shelby County’s unemployment fell nearly half a point in October, dropping below the 8 percent level for the first time in two years, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported Wednesday.

  • Thanksgiving fire destroys home near Mount Eden

    Thanksgiving Day turned out to be a day of sorrow for one Shelby County family whose home was destroyed by fire.

    Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said the home of William and Teri Hornung, located on the 7000 block of Mount Eden Road in the Indian Trace subdivision, was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

    “When we got there, it was fully involved,” he said.

    Three fire agencies battled the blaze, as Herndon called in reinforcements from the Shelby County and Shelbyville Fire Departments.

  • Thanksgiving thesis: The meal is the deal

     There is something unique and almost mystical about the transformation this week of places we clutch to our bosoms for their warmth, comfort and familiarity.

    Maybe it’s our home or the place where our parents live or have lived. Maybe it’s a sibling’s apartment, a friend’s condo or the old maple dining table at your grandparents’ house.

  • A late gift but no less glittering

    If the sparkling elves, candy canes and cowboy boots could talk, they might say, “What took so long?”

    For 16 years maintenance workers had plenty of time to haul the 100 light-up displays out of storage and painstakingly set them up along their 3-mile route. This year – because of the basic invasion of the Kentucky Horse Park by the World Equestrian Games  -- the annual Southern Lights attraction began to emerge about four weeks later than usual.

  • Dual Thanksgiving services well-attended

    “We here today stand on the shoulders of our immigrant ancestors who were brought by divine providence into a good country, a land that continues to feed the world.”

    Those words, by Bill Bowling, pastor of the Church of the Annunciation, opened the county’s first double community-wide Thanksgiving service held at the Church of the Annunciation.

    Its sister service was held simultaneously at Simpsonville United Methodist Church.

  • Woman ejected from car, dies

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  • Andriot’s tip helps family land newest Habitat home

    Moving into a new home can’t come soon enough for Teresa Duncan and the five grandchildren she is raising near downtown Shelbyville, and Shelby County Habitat for Humanity will do what it can to make the calendar move quicker.

    Duncan and her kin are the latest local family to qualify for a home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, an international Christian-based organization that has built 225,000 houses worldwide.

  • Andriot’s tip helps family land newest Habitat home

    Moving into a new home can’t come soon enough for Teresa Duncan and the five grandchildren she is raising near downtown Shelbyville, and Shelby County Habitat for Humanity will do what it can to make the calendar move quicker.

    Duncan and her kin are the latest local family to qualify for a home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, an international Christian-based organization that has built 225,000 houses worldwide.

  • ‘They had to pry him loose from her’

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