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Today's News

  • Simons says: The pressure comes from the teams’ fans

    Matt Simons knows a thing or two about the rivalry between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.

    Simons, a standout 7-footer at Shelby County High School, went on to play for UofL in 1993-94 and 94-95, and his Cardinals teams played Kentucky twice, although they lost both.

    "It's an instate rivalry, and you know, as a player, what it means," he said. "You know from the fans that they feel the pressure, and that's where your pressure comes from. They want you to win so bad."

  • Ag Report: March 30, 2012

    Officials: Conditions ripe

    for West Nile outbreak

    Shelby County horse owners who have not updated the vaccinations for their horses against West Nile Virus might want to call their vets.

    That’s the advice of State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who issued a warning that weather conditions are ripe for an outbreak of West Nile.

  • Chamber officials predict bigger showcase this year

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual Community Showcase is coming up this weekend, and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, officials say.

    “We usually average about a thousand people who come out, but, of course, we’d like to see that number grow,” said Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Lawn mower company visits Shelbyville

    Al Laubach (center) of Shelbyville lets her twins, Lincoln (left) and Owen Laubach, take a pretend test spin on these Cub Cadet riding mowers on Tuesday because, “They will be mowing the grass one day.” The Laubachs visited the Cub Cadet Challenge held in the parking lot of Midland Center in Shelbyville. The company is touring the nation throughout April, stopping at Home Depot and Tractor Supply stories and inviting homeowners to test drive one of the 2012 new RZTs  (residential zero-turn rider) or a Series 1000 lawn-and-garden tractor.

  • Powers retires after 40 years in practice

    A local family doctor has retired after 40 years of practice.

    Dr. William Powers’ last day at his office was Thursday, but he will officially retire Sunday, when a reception is scheduled in his honor.

    Powers and his wife, Sondra, and their daughter, Sacha, moved to Shelbyville in November 1972, when he joined the medical practice of Dr. Ron Waldridge, who retired in July 2010.

    During his years of practice, Powers was an active member of the medical staff of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, serving as a past president and on various committees.

  • Business Briefcase: March 30, 2012

    Hunter Montell to campaign

    for congressional candidate

     

    Shelby County native J. Hunter Montell has joined the congressional campaign of Gary Moore, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the District 4 seat that will represent Shelby County next year.

    Montell will be serving as grassroots director for the campaign.

  • Morning sickness: $4 gas is coming fast to Shelby

    With gas prices in Shelby County threatening to mirror those in Louisville at record highs surpassing $4  per gallon, gas station owners and customers alike were showing concern on Thursday.

    “We are going to try not to go up, but this is a very competitive market, and if gas prices go up on the other end of town, say, then we probably will, too,” said Ruth Hodge, owner of It’s Convenient on East Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • New Business: Baehr’s Den

    Address: 724 Washington St, Shelbyville

    Who we are:The owners are Keith and Samantha Tanner. Baehr’s Den is a small collectibles and bargain center. Keith Tanner has been selling at flea markets and peddlers-type malls full time for the past 11 years. Samantha Tanner has been selling new Homer Laughlin Fiestaware on the side for the past 11 years.

  • New book covers 2011 in Shelby County

    The work product of photographer Greg Biagi’s year of roaming the events and capturing the people of Shelby County is about to become public.

    Shelby County, Kentucky 2011 – A Living History, a new book from veteran Shelby County publisher William E. Matthews, is headed to the press and should be available shortly after Memorial Day.

    Matthews said in a press release announcing the book’s completion, that this  9 x12, full-color, coffee-table book contains approximately 750 photographs by Biagi.

  • This UK vs. UofL Final Four is Christmas all over again

    Christmas came early for me in 1983. Nearly nine months to the day actually.

    On March 26, 1983, I awoke with all of the enthusiasm of a 9-year-old boy on Dec. 25 ready to run downstairs and find an Atari, or “Thriller” album, under my tree.