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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 25, 2011

    Farmer featured speaker at home builders event

    Former Kentucky basketball star and current Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will be speaking to the Shelby County meeting of the Home Builders Association of Louisville.

    Farmer, who is running for lieutenant governor on a Republican ticket with state Senate President David Williams, will address the gathering at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 25, 2011

    League repeats as champ of county Spelling Bee

    For the second consecutive year, Jessica League was declared the winner of the Shelby County District Spelling Bee – this year as an eighth-grader at Collins High School and last year as a student at Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    She will now compete in the Kentucky Derby Festival Bee March 19 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

  • Collins holds off Shelby rally to advance

    TAYLORSVILLE – Number four may have been for more, but it had the same result as the first three meetings between the Collins and Shelby County boys' basketball teams.

  • 2 Shelby plants plan expansion

    Two Shelbyville manufacturing plants received good news Thursday from state economic development officials, who granted them preliminary approval for expansion projects.

    Katayama American Company, Inc., on Midland Industrial, is planning a $2.1 million expansion of its plant, which will mean adding 22 new jobs with an hourly wage of about $20 per hour. The plant currently has 245 employees.

    Mark Baker, vice president of Katayama, said the expansion is planned for the end of the year, and the new jobs should be available soon after that.

  • WICHE: Don’t forget about the birds and the bees

    I am always a little annoyed when people ask me how to get rid of bees.

    Short of a deathly allergy we should all be lucky enough to have a healthy population in the garden. I have tons out and about the landscape, in the clover where I walk daily, in the garden where I work, amid the flowers where I weed…and I have never been stung.

    Bees are vital, as I am sure you know, when it comes to pollination. It is not some romantic job for the bees but a matter of serious food production.

  • Ag Report: Feb. 25, 2011

    Schlosnagle, Heritage Farm  honored by Angus association 
    Chelsey Schlosnagle of Pleasureville and Heritage Farm of Shelbyville have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having two registered Angus cows included in the association's 2011 Pathfinder Report.
    Only 2,099 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year's report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association.

  • New Business: Jason D. Fowler, PLLC

    Address: 310 Main St., Shelbyville

    Who we are:  Jason D. Fowler graduated from Shelby County High School in 1997 and  enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves, which, combined with his continuing education, kept him away from Shelby County for nearly a decade. He now has returned home to Shelbyville with a goal of providing legal services to his community.

  • Collins girls beat Spencer County

    TAYLORSVILLE - Sophomore forward Aaliyah Well scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Collins girls' basketball team to a 52-29 victory over host Spencer County in the 30th District semifinals Wednesday night.

    Wells, who played only three quarters, tallied 10 points during a 21-2 run by the Titans over the end of the second period to the end of the third.

    Eighth-grade center Mackenzie Raizor added 8 points and 9 rebounds, while junior guard Leeara Cardwell added 7 points and 4 assists.

  • Beware flash flooding in Shelby today

    Shelby County Emergency Management Services is alerting the community of the heavy rains and potentially severe weather that has begun to move its way across Kentucky and into Shelby County this morning.

    The National Weather Service’s forecast for today and tonight calls for heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms throughout the day and tonight.

    Rainfall will range from 3 to 4 inches in the area of Central Kentucky that includes Shelby County. Some areas could see 5 inches of rain.

  • Pleasureville man charged with rape of 16-year-old

    NEW CASTLE – A Pleasureville man remains behind bars after Kentucky State Police charged him with 20 counts of first degree rape.
    Daniel Shuck, 37, was arrested Feb. 13, and he entered a not guilty plea to all charges in Henry County District Court on Feb. 14. He also is charged with one count of fourth degree assault – domestic violence.
    He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on bond of $250,000 cash, with a condition that he would have no contact with the alleged victim.