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Today's News

  • Noonan, Rockets walk off with victory

    Last season the Shelby County baseball team was outscored, 44-12, by district opponents not named Eminence.

    That was a fact that Rockets Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger reminded his team of often in the offseason and one that wasn’t lost on him or his players after Jakub Noonan’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Shelby County a 2-1 victory over Anderson County on Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Mason Lodges have a long history in the county

    There are a variety of active lodges in Shelby County. Their meetings and fundraisers show up in events listings, and you may know members.

    But the groups – unlike circles that support local entities – sometimes appear secret and even mysterious, with that being supported by legend.

    But they are hardly new.

  • SCHS program joins Collins with national certification

    The Shelby County High School’s Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences program received national certification this week.

    The program, which started at SCHS in 2010, offers courses in biomedical sciences, human body systems, medical intervention and biomedical innovation.

    Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization, which provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs along with a rigorous curriculum.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville Outlet Mall: Residents seek public hearing

    The Army Corps of Engineers 1-month open public notice for a 60-acre site just south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville closed Thursday under a cloud of secrecy from officials and a batch of requests from residents in that area.

    The property, located at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads at the end of Exit 28 off of Interstate 64, is the proposed site of a 9-building, 355,000 square foot outlet mall facility owned by Horizon Group Properties.

  • New Business: Tylan Advertising

    Address: 3703 Mareli Road, Shelbyville

     

    Who We Are: Tylan Advertising is an award-winning advertising agency and graphic design firm serving the Kentuckiana area, dedicated to superior quality advertising, marketing, branding and graphic design.

     

  • Business Briefcase: April 27, 2012

    Webb named a top seller

    for RE/MAX in Kentucky

    RE/MAX recognized Barry Webb of RE/MAX Performance Realty in Shelby County as its  top performer in the Kentucky region at an awards ceremony in Louisville, KY.  Webb placed seventh in sales for Kentucky.

  • Shelby County gardeners get early start with spring planting

    “Well, it’s just about as ripe and juicy as you can get, and right off the vine, too,” he said, placing it in one of a row of baskets on a table on his roadside stand at 1744 Midland Trail.

    Although the weather might be a bit peculiar this spring, the stuff people want when it comes to garden-related items still seems to be running right on track, he said.

  • Shelbyville man indicted for sexually abusing child

    A Shelby County Grand Jury has indicted James Robert Chesher Jr. for first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old.

    The indictment says that the incident happened on Dec. 28, 2011, in Shelby County, when Chesher allegedly subjected the child to sexual contact.

    He was arrested the next day.

    The arrest report by Shelbyville Police says that Chesher, 74, of Zelkova Drive in Shelbyville made a taped statement to police that he had touched the child’s genitals and placed her hand on his. The report said the child was a family member.

  • American Saddebred Association settles with Shelby County and other members

    A lawsuit that had been ongoing for nearly three years between the American Saddlebred Association and some of its local members finally has been resolved.

    The ASHA had filed suit against several of its members, including Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, owner of Undulata Farm in Shelbyville, when the members demanded to inspect the association’s financial records.

  • Court allows Ethington Auto in Shelbyville to stay open while case on appeal

    Ethington Auto Sales in Shelbyville now has official approval from the courts that it will be able to stay open for business pending an appeal after having its dealership license revoked by the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission.

    That’s the word just in from Sam Carl, the attorney for the dealership’s owners, Donnie Ethington of Shelbyville and William Ledford of Somerset.

    Carl had said last week that Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate was considering whether to allow the dealership to remain open for the remainder of the appeal process.