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Today's News

  • ‘No one is happy’ about special session

    An obviously unhappy and irritated Kentucky General Assembly reconvened this week in a special session called by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    “Absolutely no one is happy about being here,” said Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), who represents the 58th District.

    Beshear called the session to address two bills, the transportation budget and a bill to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: Mike Zoeller

    Mike Zoeller wants the people of Shelbyville to know that the council is still hard at work and looking for ways to help fund the city’s services and future plans.

    “Up to just a few years ago we applied for and received state and federal grants to help improve and maintain some areas of the city,” he said. “Most of those grants are now gone, so we are working on new ways to obtain monies, for example a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) program that can help us greatly.”

  • Election 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Norris Beckley

    Norris Beckley sat on the Shelbyville City Council for four years in the 1980s, and he’d like to get that seat back.
    Beckley, a Democrat who lives in Martinsville with his wife Teretha, has two sons Norris ‘Boomer’ Beckley Jr. and Richland.
    “I’m excited to give it a second shot,” he said, referring to coming up short in the 2010 election. “I’m really looking forward to going door-to-door and meeting people and getting my name out.

  • Equine sale a big hit

    If Sunday’s first Robertson Equine Sale was any indication, Shelby County could be come the new face for spring and fall equine auctions.

    “It went really, really well,” said Jimmy Robertson, who, along with this wife, Helen, put the sale together. “I think it’s going to be a permanent thing.”

    The Robertson sale was created to fill the void left by the Lexington Tatersalls sale, which closed its doors when Ed and Suzie Teater retired after last fall’s sale.

  • Shelby jailer Waits talking to Henry County about housing inmates

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said during Tuesday’s meeting of Shelby County Fiscal Court that he has been having informal discussions with his counterpart in Henry County about housing some or all of that county’s inmates.

    In a question from Magistrate Tony Carriss about  “negotiations,” Waits said he wouldn’t characterize the talks as such but that he had sent some paperwork to Henry County Jailer Scott Southworth that outlined what would be in a contract with the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • EARLIER: Motor vehicle commission revokes dealership license for Ethington Auto

    The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission has revoked the dealership license for Ethington Auto and ordered them to shut their doors.

    The ruling by the MVC specifies that Ethington Auto “must cease all activity as a used motor vehicle dealer” by April 22.

    Donnie Ethington, co-owner of the dealership that he has operated at 1744 Midland Trail for decades, preferred not to comment, referring questions to his attorney, Sam Carl.

  • Election 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Donna Eaton

    Donna Eaton's house is devoted to local government in Shelby County.

    Eaton is the only woman on the Shelbyville City Council and currently is in her sixth year, and her husband, David Eaton, is a former council member and mayor of Shelbyville and now the city administrator for Simpsonville.

    Donna Eaton, a Democrat who serves on the fire, police and 911 committees, said the city's finances and improving the economy would continue to be major factors as the election comes up.

  • New Business: Hair Flair Salon

    Address:488 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville

    Who we are:Owners Tiffany Redmon and Amanda Tipton have been best friends for 15 years and now are business partners. They have served the Shelby County community for the last 6 years as cosmetologists at Magnolias Salon and Spa. They are sad about the closing of Magnolias Salon and Spa but say they are very excited to open Hair Flair Salon with a great staff. Cindy Barnes will be joining the staff as a cosmetologists and Alyx Dixon as a massage therapist.

  • Stone to Malone is now official

    Collins senior Brian Stone officially signed to join the men’s basketball team at Malone (Ohio) University on Wednesday, the first day of the regular signing period for NCAA Division II schools.

    Stone, a 6-foot-8 center, emerged this season for the Titans after missing some of his junior season with a leg injury. A left-handed inside player, he averaged about 14 points and 8 rebounds per game while shooting 76-percent from the field. Collins (24-11) was the 8th Region runner-up.

    Stone was joined by four others in signing with Malone.

  • Rockets hang tough on road against reigning state champs

    The Shelby County baseball team hung with the defending state champs but couldn’t overcome them, Tuesday night.

    The Rockets fell behind eighth-ranked Central Hardin early but stayed within striking distance throughout their 5-1 loss to the Bruins in Cecilia.

    “It was a lot closer than that,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said.

    Central Hardin (10-4) scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings, then tallied two for insurance in the sixth.