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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Master Gardeners offer wares, advice

    You can get annuals and perennials to enhance your home gardens from the county’s own Shelby County Master Gardeners this weekend.

    The folks who bring the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market at the Shelby County Fairgrounds from April to October will host their Art and Garden Fair this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

    The event is free, but plants and other items will be for sale.

  • Calendar: Corpus Christi Academy

    Thursday – Crazy Shoe Day!

    May 11 – May procession and crowning of Mary statue

    May 28 – Memorial day – no school

    May 29 – Graduation of seniors/mass/reception

    May 31 – Last day of school and field day – noon dismissal

  • School menus: 04-27-12
  • Ag Report: April 27, 2012

    Farmers’ Market opens Saturday

    at Shelby County Fairgrounds

    The Shelby County Farmers’ Market opens its 6-month run at the Shelby County Fairgrounds this Saturday.

    The market, which continues through Oct. 27, is 8 a.m. until noon every Saturday in the barn immediately off Midland Trail on the western side of the property.

    Vendors from Shelby and surrounding areas offer several varieties of season produce, plus eggs, jams, jellies, flowers, perennials, shrubs and trees.

  • Masonic finishes 28th among best employers

    asonic Home of Shelbyville finished No. 28 among large companies on the 2012 list of the best places to work in Kentucky, as judged by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    Masonic is the first company in recent years to be part of the list and be shown has having a base in Shelby County. The listing also included Masonic’s facility in Louisville.

    MassMutual Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group and Genentech, Inc. were ranked No. 1 in ceremonies held last week in Louisville.

  • Real Estate deeds: April 27, 2012

    March 12-13

    Ana Y. Torres and Kentucky Housing Corp. to Kentucky Housing Corp. and Federal National Mortgage Association, property on Burks Branch Road, $54,000

    Maryd D. Long to Maria and David O. Edwards, Lot 47, Orchard Crossing. $128,500

    Hartwell and Betty Montford to Billy Raye And Lavenna Fay Quire, Tract 5, Triangle Farms, $25,000

    Aneeta K. and Warren D. Tripp to Michael W. and Susan L. Vonhoven, Lots 164A and 165, Persimmon Ridge, Phase VIII, $540,000

  • WICHE: Pruning chores after the big spring bloom

    June 1 is the official cutoff that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to prune properly, because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.

    This spring was a great one for spring bloomers: lilacs, viburnums, azaleas, rhododendrons and many others were all able to do their thing without a major frost or freeze here at the farm.

  • SCHS baseball team wins 2

    The Shelby County baseball team won a pair of games to end last week.

    The Rockets (13-6) beat host Nelson County, 8-3, on Thursday night, then avenged an earlier-season loss by beating North Hardin, 9-1, Saturday afternoon at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    SCHS 8, NELSON COUNTY 3:The Rockets used a 6-run fifth inning for their fourth consecutive victory. Shelby County, which also scored single runs in the third and sixth innings, trailed the Cardinals (6-10) 2-1 heading into the fifth inning before the Rockets blew up.  

  • Titans hold on for 1st victory

    LOUISVILLE – The Collins girls’ lacrosse team celebrated its first victory this past Friday.

    The Titans, a first-year program that also has two players from Shelby County High School on the team, beat the Rebel Hawks – a team comprised of athletes from Atherton – 6-5, in their second match at Sacred Heart’s BraveHeart Tournament.

    “We were so excited,” junior Chloe Crumpton said.