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Today's News

  • Special judge named in Ethington case

    The appointment of a special judge in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto was confirmed Thursday at a hearing in Shelby District Court, in which yet anther date was set for a disposition hearing in the case.

    Special Judge Matthew Eckert, formerly of Jefferson County, will preside over the case because Shelby’s district judges had recused themselves because they know Ethington personally and one of them goes to church with him, Ethington’s attorney said Sam Carl.

  • Craig pleads guilty to theft at Tracy’s

    A long-time employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing thousands from Tracy’s Home Furnishings in Shelbyville.

    Kelly Craig, 45, of Shelbyville agreed with prosecutors to plead guilty to the five original charges for which she was indicted – five counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, all Class C felonies.

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has recommended seven years for each count, to run concurrently, for a total sentence of seven years, to be probated for that amount of time.

  • Collins boys' soccer downs Shelby County 6-0

    The Collins boys' soccer team struck early, and often, Thursday night in a 6-0 victory over host Shelby County.

    The Titans tallied three goals in the first 13 minutes on their way to their second victory over the Rockets this season at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. Collins beat Shelby 3-0 in the season-opener for both Aug. 16. In that match the Titans led 2-0 at halftime.

    It was a different story this time around.

  • Real estate deeds: Oct. 4, 2011

    Sept. 12-14

    Steven C. Stivers and Steven Thomas Spalding to Jeff P. Schneidtmiller and Laura L. Townsend, 15.06 acres of Haley and Figgs Store Farms, $130,000

    Joseph L. and Jessica R. and Rita Chambers to Rita Chambers, Lot 105 Town N Country Sec. 4, $150,000

    M&T Bank to Leo F. Gabele Living Trust, Lot 150 Midland Estates Sec. 8, $70,000

    Linda J. Cantu to Cantu Living Trust, Tract 5 Aldridge Farms, $164,000

    Randy and Jannette Burns to Avonlea LLC, 5.001 acres, Tract 1A Bluegrass Acres II, $116,000

  • Powerful drama opens tonight upstairs at SCCT

    ‘Night Mother,a powerful play that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize, will be performed this weekend in the Upstairs at 801 series produced at the Shelby County Community Theatre.

    Cheryl Van Stockum and Erin Block star in this dramatic story of the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.

    ‘Night Mother waswritten by Marsha Norman and is being directed locally by Rick Reinle.

  • WICHE: Chinese chestnuts ready for harvest

    As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts.

    Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees. As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut.

    After they eat their daily grain ration, they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground. 

  • Avid Shelby hunter uses game dinner as fund-raising event

    If you spend any time at all talking with Al Brown, you will have no trouble understanding why he helped found the annual Fall Hunting Kickoff and Wild Game Feast, which is scheduled for Saturday night at Floral Hall on the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    Brown, who is a fervent hunting enthusiast, is also passionate about helping the youth ministry of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, which is the beneficiary of the charity auction and eating event.

  • State to help Black & Decker to add jobs

    State economic development officials have given Stanley Black & Decker the preliminary OK for tax incentives to expand its facility in Shelbyville.

    The plant on Harry Long Drive, which manufactures power saw blades under the Dewalt brand and other home improvement products, received the preliminary OK last week for $500,000 for up to five years for a $2 million expansion project.

    The plan reviewed by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority in Frankfort calls for the plant to add 51 jobs at an average hourly wage of $21.

  • SCHS student participates in safe-driving program

    Shelby County High School student, Emily Hudson, was among 33 students throughout the state selected by Kentucky State Police to participate in the “Drive to Stay Alive” academy.

    The program, held at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort in September, teaches the students safe driving techniques by KSP instructors with hands-on road driving and classroom exercises, including the dangers of driving impaired, seat belt safety, distracted and aggressive driving.

  • Shelby Countians should be on lookout for prison escapees

    Shelby County residents should be on the look for two men police are seeking since they escaped Monday from the Blackburn Correctional Complex.

    Jerry Nation and Anthony James Kendrick were located in Taylorsville on Tuesday by Kentucky State Police trooper Eddie Whitworth in a red Buick stolen from Scott County, but they got away from him when he tried to pull them over.

    They drove down a gravel lane on Chatman Lane and bailed out of the vehicle in a field and fled on foot.