Today's News

  • Shelbyville woman says God told her plane had bomb

    A Shelbyville woman has been taken to a mental health facility in Ohio Sunday after telling officials that God told her there was bomb on a plane headed to Reagan National Airport from Dayton (Ohio) International Airport.

    According to the Dayton Daily News, the woman, a 54-year-old with a history of mental health issues, was driving around in her car and arrived at the airport just before 12:30 p.m. She then indicated to a ticket agent that God had told her that US Airways flight 2596 had to turn around because there was a bomb on it.

  • Arts Briefs: June 17, 2011

    ‘Mulan Jr.’ auditions
    Auditions for the Disney musical Mulan Jr. will be held at the Shelby County Community Theatre on July 30 and Aug. 1.
    Children ages 7-14 should prepare a short song and be prepared to read lines from a script.
    Auditions are at 10 a.m. on July 30 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the theater at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.
    History camp this week

  • Ag Report: June 17, 2011

    Southern States upgrades

    equine feed mill in state

    Southern States’ feed mills announced upgrades to its Winchester Kentucky Feed Mill, manufacturers of Triple Crown and Southern States’ Legends brand equine feeds in addition to a number of Southern States animal and livestock feeds. The Winchester mill serves the company’s western territory with primary distribution in Kentucky and West Virginia.

  • Lisa Gaines Matthews: 1955-2011

    Imagine a strong, intelligent, loving woman with a strong sense of ethics and a fierce love of family, and you’ll have a pretty accurate picture of Lisa Matthews, her family says.

    That’s how they say the community will remember Matthews, 56, who passed away Tuesday after losing a 9-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

    Tall and athletic, Matthews played basketball at Shelbyville High School before graduating in 1972 and also at Tulane University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1976.

  • News Briefs: June 17, 2011

    State unemployment

    hits 2-year low at 9.8

    For the first time since February 2009 Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell below the 10 percent mark to 9.8 percent in May 2011, according to Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Business Briefcase: June17, 2011

    No new tenant yet

    for old Kroger space

    The ink is not yet dry on an agreement with a new tenant for the space formerly occupied by Kroger on Boone Station Road.

    Scott Detrick Jr. the agent for Marshall’s Realty, the company that leases the property, said this week that he was close to an agreement with a tenant for the 57,000-square-foot facility.

    That parcel became available in March when Kroger moved across the parking lot to its new marketplace store, which is more than twice as large.

  • Shelbyville's restaurant lineup still churning

    The restaurant menu in Shelbyville continues to be shuffled, with openings, closings and a couple of new items to sample.

    Most notable is that Sam’s Place, a downtown eatery known for its pizzas and sandwiches, has closed at 618 Main St.

    The store announced on a sign out front that Saturday was its final day, and now a sign in the window of the location says that Fat Tony’s will be opening soon there.

    James Reynolds, owner of Sam’s, did not return an E-mail requesting information about the closing.

  • Datebook: June 17, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.

    This week

    Eastern Star
    Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Shelby County Teen pageant is Tuesday

    Shelby County girls will compete in the Miss Shelby County Teen pageant at the fair Tuesday. The winner will compete in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant. The contestants, 13- to 16-years-old who all attend Shelby County High School, are judged on beauty, poise and personality.

  • Peak honors