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Today's News

  • Civic clubs play a key role in supporting Shelby County Fair

    The Shelby County Fair’s role as a marketing tool for agricultural interests goes back to its creation in the 19th century, and many other businesses and services ever since increasingly have dotted the fairgrounds to avail themselves of  the community.

    But a couple of key pieces of the environment at the fairgrounds each spring and summer are the members of volunteer organizations who are there simply to help others.

  • Business Q&A: Max Heath

  • Business Briefcase: June 15, 2012

    May unemployment rises

    from April but is down for ‘11

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in May 2012 from a revised 8.3 percent in April 2012, marking the 10th consecutive month of jobless rate decline, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The preliminary May 2012 jobless rate was 1.4 percentage points below the 9.6 percent rate recorded for the state in May 2011.

  • Things for kids to do in Shelby this summer

    Kids in Shelby County are now into their 10-week vacations from school, but their parents still have to work, with maybe a week or some days off here and there.

    Working parents count on the hours that students are in classrooms to consume a lot of those work hours, but in the summer, there is a scramble to keep those kids busy.

    And in Shelby County, there are numerous programs designed to keep keeping children and teens busy and parents worry free.

  • Shelbyville PD adds 2 officers

    The Shelbyville Police Department has hired two new police officers who will begin patrol duties immediately.

    Kelly Maloney and Brian Beeler were sworn in Thursday morning by District Judge Donna Dutton in the community room of the police station at Main and 3rd streets.

    “We’re always happy to swear in good officers, and it’s an especially good day to be able to swear in two at once,” she said, after the ceremony.

  • Shelby County Parks board launches foundation

    “I am just so excited and proud to be a part of all this; well, I just can’t say enough about how outstanding our parks are here.”

    Those words of exuberance came from Terry Kay, a newly chosen chair of a newly formed foundation designed to procure grants and funding for Shelby County Parks and Recreation.

  • New charges in on-again big pot case

    A man who was charged with the largest marijuana bust ever in Shelby County and mysteriously set free by federal authorities is now back behind bars.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 51, who was re-indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on April 18 for trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds, was arrested at his home in Southville last week.

    That’s the same residence that was raided in April 2010 by sheriff’s deputies, who found 800 pounds of marijuana and $63,000 in cash but did not find Olvera-Landaverde, who had fled to Texas.

  • Fair’s Ferris wheel is a big deal First day of the fair goes smoothly

    Hot weather and the Shelby County Fair go together like cotton candy and snow cones, you might say, and there were plenty of each to go around when the fair opened on Thursday.

    In fact, anything cold to drink was sure to be a big hit, said Laine Kephart, treasurer of the Kiwanis Club, as she was preparing huge quantities of ice tea at the club’s booth around 3 p.m., when temperatures were in the mid-80s. They are expected to push 90 today.

    “What do you think, Ross, do we need more?” she asked Ross Webb, chair of the Kiwanis booth.

  • Collins added to Governor’s Scholar program

  • The game of calculus

    A hands-on reality check for calculus students at Shelby County High School was developing mathematical games for students at Wright Elementary. Stations were set up in the parking lot where youngsters rotated throughout the morning, like to this spin-and-win to graduate from high school by students, like Trent Turner (left), Haley Miller and Evan Janes.