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Today's News

  • Brooks headlines Lindsey Wilson-bound quartet

    Lindsey Wilson College’s pipeline to Shelby County football players is quickly becoming a zipline.

    The Blue Raiders, who had four Shelby Countians on their roster last season, have added four more in the past two weeks.

    Collins senior Michael Brooks and Shelby County senior Taylor Lay were the latest to pledge to play football for Lindsey Wilson, doing so this week, to join Collins seniors Jalen Spalding and Joseph Fawns, who have signed with the Blue Raiders since the beginning of the month.

  • In Shelby it has been slow-growing for African-American-owned businesses

    About 16 years ago Yolanda Bradford decided to get out on her own.

    After working as an accountant for the state for several years, she said she was ready to open her own business.

    "I was the first, and probably only, black accountant in Shelby County," she said.

    But as an African-American business owner, Bradford, the owner of YLB Accounting & Consulting Services, is starting to get some company.

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the presence of African-American-owned businesses is on the rise.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Speedway gets OK for plans at I-64

    The Triple S Planning Commission pulled together an extra meeting this month in response to a request from Speedway to open a new facility.

    And at the meeting commissioners unanimously approved a new Speedway station and convenience store to be built where the BP station stands now on Mount Eden Road (KY 53), near the Interstate 64 intersection.

    The commission, however, did not grant all the variances the stations’ representatives requested.

  • New Business: SOS Wipe and Restore

    Address: Hilltop Shopping Plaza, 93 Mount Eden Road, Shelbyville

     

    Who We Are: Gary Ostertag, owner, has more than 15 years of experience helping 

    people get the most out of their computers.

     

  • Ag Report: Feb. 17, 2012

    Beef cattle sales rising

    to record high levels

    The mid-South states are the center of cow-calf beef production east of the Mississippi River: Kentucky ranks eighth nationally and Tennessee is ninth. With cattle prices up and exports climbing, industry officials also say it's a good time to raise beef cattle.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 17, 2012

    SCHS grad promoted to

    district-wide role with UPS

    Kelly Wilson, a 2004 graduate of Shelby County High School, will be the new district communications supervisor for the United Parcel Service’s plains district, which covers Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.

  • 2 men charged with armed robbery

    Two teens have been arrested and charged with invading a home and attempting to rob four people at gunpoint.

    Desmond C. Sebring, 18, of Shelbyville and Marcus D. Box, 19, of Eminence are each charged with four counts of first-degree robbery in an incident that occurred Jan. 17 at an apartment on Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

    Box also is charged with six counts of third-degree burglary in connection with six businesses that he is accused of having broken into around that same date, along with three accomplices.

  • Grant to help build nature trail for kids

    Shelby County was one of 38 communities across the state to share $1.8 million in federal grants for recreational trails projects.

    Shelby County will receive $42,500 of the $1,849,648, which it will use toward the construction of a youth fitness trail at Red Orchard Park in Shelbyville.

    Recipients received award documents Wednesday at a ceremony in Frankfort hosted by Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear.

  • Woman left by road soon be released to family

    A woman who was beaten severely in November and thought brain dead in December soon may be released from the hospital.

    Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and badly beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby on Nov. 5, has been at the University of Louisville Hospital since that time.

    Escareno was in a coma for nearly two months and showed signs of improvement on Christmas Day by moving her toes, just days after doctors had told her family they didn’t think she ever would wake up.

  • New date in court for owners of Ethington

    The owners of Ethington Auto, charged with 169 counts of failure to process paperwork properly on the sale of autos, were in court briefly Thursday, only to receive a new court date set for May.
    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset appeared in Shelby District Court for a pre-trial conference with their attorney, Sam Carl of Louisville, to receive a new court date of May. 18.