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Today's News

  • Shelby’s new equine sale could replace big event

    Jimmy Robertson recognized a serious gap in the market, and now he thinks his new company and Shelbyville can fill it perfectly.

    With the famed auction house Tattersalls closing its doors in Lexington and the retirement of Ed and Suzie Teater, who handled its auctions, Robertson, a longtime Saddlebred breeder and trainer, said he started thinking. The auctions had become largely Saddlebred during the past few years, with fewer and fewer Standardbreds being offered at the Teaters’ auctions.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Wesley Apartments are ‘meeting code’

    As the Shelbyville City Council wrapped a brief meeting on Thursday, council member Frank Page inquired about the condemned Wesley Apartments on the corner of U.S. 60 and Freedom’s Way on the west end of the city.

    “Have we heard anything from code enforcement on the Wesley Apartments?” he asked Mayor Tom Hardesty.

    The city annexed the property last month and at the time had vowed to clean it up in response to an editorial that ran in The Sentinel-Newscalling for the abandoned buildings to be taken down.

  • Give me a little hair, long beautiful hair

    My son walked into the kitchen the other day, dressed for an evening event, and asked me proudly, “Do you like how I have my hair organized?”

    Although he is gifted in language arts, he didn’t quite understand why I immediately laughed, thinking perhaps that his “organization” wasn’t all that great.

    Truth is, he has extremely soft, thick hair – think of something that you would use to brush clean a fine fabric or even your own hair – and it had grown beyond its “organizational” best.

  • We congratulate: Martinrea’s rebound

    Those employment figures at Martinrea Heavy Stamping are surely something to brag about. Adding 150 jobs to a hanging-by-a-thread workforce deserves applause from all of us.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court certainly offered its good wishes last week, and we join the magistrates in saying thank you to the company and to Ford Motor Company for its continuing and growing commitment to Shelby County.

  • This Shelby Countian is 100 years young

    Ruth Marshall Clemmons of Shelbyville turned 100 years old on Monday.

    Born April 9, 1912, she held her birthday celebration Saturday at Citizens Union Bank’s community room, where more than 100 people gathered to honor her, said her daughter, Rebecca Tingle.

    “[Sen.] Paul Hornback came and presented her with a Kentucky Colonel’s certificate,” she said.

  • Mosquitoes to be bigger pests this year

    State officials are worried about the effect of a mosquito outbreak on Kentucky’s equine population, so much so that the commissioner of agriculture has issued a warning to horse owners to vaccinate their animals against the West Nile virus.

    “While we do not wish to cause unnecessary alarm, we are concerned about the equine population’s vulnerability to this potentially deadly disease,” Commission James Comer said in a press statement released last week.

  • Federal funding could be in danger for Job Corps

    Funding for some Job Corps centers across the nation – including the Whitney M. Young center in Simpsonville – could be cut if a recent speech by the secretary of labor is any indication.
     

    In a March 21 speech to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said that the 2013 federal budget proposes reforms to improve the Job Corps program, but she added that while most centers meet program standards, some have been consistently low performing for years.

  • News briefs: April 11, 2012

    You may have awakened

    to a freeze in Shelby

     

    A freeze warning for Tuesday night signaled an abrupt end to Kentucky's unusually warm early-spring weather.
    The National Weather Service predicted a low of 32 in Central Kentucky – maybe a degree warmer in Shelby County – for  overnight Tuesday, with temperatures in some areas possibly falling into the upper 20s possible. The cold could damage or kill plants that were left uncovered.

  • Eastern Star collects shoes for charity

    Shelby County Eastern Star members Merlee Kile (from left), Ruth Ann Moffett and Richard Moffett load bags of shoes for charity. The Kentucky Order of the Eastern Star selected the motto “Hands of Service” for the year 2012. Shelby Chapter 170, under the direction of  Worthy Matron Sarah Smith, chose to work with the Edge Outreach program. Members and friends collected approximately 200 pairs of pre-owned shoes, to be used to help fund fresh water systems in impoverished and disaster affected countries.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports April 11, 2012

    DUI

     

    Jamie L. Yount, 27, of Doctor’s Drive was arrested Feb. 11 at Governor’s Square and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense.

    Vincent J. Beard, 42, of 1428 Burks Branch Road was arrested Feb. 10 on Burks Branch Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report a traffic accident and failure to maintain require insurance.

     

    Drugs