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Today's News

  • New business: Cotton Blossom Quilting Shop

    Address: 522 Washington St., Shelbyville

    Who we are: Naomi and Kieth Cable are the owners. Naomi has been quilting for years and started a longarm quilting business at home, and it has taken off to become a full quilting shop.

  • SOUDER: Are we living in 2011or 1984?

    In 1950, when George Orwell penned his classic book Nineteen Eighty-Four, he envisioned a future where government officials communicated only through deliberately ambiguous or evasive language. Webster’s defines Orwell’s supposedly fictional future language, called “Newspeak,” as “propagandistic language marked by euphemism, circumlocution and the inversion of customary meanings.”

    I am afraid that Orwell was only a few years off with his timeline and that his scenario has arrived in 2011 America.

  • Sales, entries good for Jubilee

    Economic gaps had seemed to have been plaguing the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee in previous weeks, but as of midweek, 23 tables have been sold for the kickoff breakfast and event sponsors haven’t been difficult to find.

    Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director Eileen Collins, who oversees the Jubilee, said a seat is $20 and a table is $120 for the breakfast, and within the past week people have been reserving them.

  • Shelby County Flea Market continues to thrive

    The Shelby County Flea Market almost has become a safe-haven for people seeking recession-proof businesses and doesn’t show major signs of slowing down.

    “We were having a real good first of the year, and then gas prices shot up, and it kind of slowed things down again,” Manager Dana Smith said. “It’s kind of a cycle with the gas. When gas goes up, their [people’s] extra money goes in the gas tank.”

  • Researching research to plant food facility
  • Multi-Purpose has $400K for weatherization program

    By TOM BARR

    Landmark News Service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Not often is there a surplus of federal funds to assist those in need.

    However, the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, which serves Shelby, Bullitt and Spencer counties, has money appropriated for its weatherization program.

    Now, Kim Embry-Hill, the agency’s executive director, is looking for applicants to take advantage of the funding.

  • Business Briefcase: July 15, 2011

    Heritage principal Rucker

    attends executive training

  • New officer joins Shelbyville PD

    The atmosphere was both somber and exciting as Circuit Judge Charles Hickman intoned the words of the police officer’s oath Wednesday to Shelbyville Police Department’s newest officer, Joe Hess, who responded as family and community members looked on.

    The swearing in, which took place in the community room of the police station, returns SPD to full capacity at 23 officers strong.

    Hess, 46, brings more than two decades of law enforcement experience with him, having served 24 years on the Lexington PD as a patrol officer and detective.

  • New officer joins Shelbyville PD

    The atmosphere was both somber and exciting as Circuit Judge Charles Hickman intoned the words of the police officer’s oath Wednesday to Shelbyville Police Department’s newest officer, Joe Hess, who responded as family and community members looked on.

    The swearing in, which took place in the community room of the police station, returns SPD to full capacity at 23 officers strong.

    Hess, 46, brings more than two decades of law enforcement experience with him, having served 24 years on the Lexington PD as a patrol officer and detective.

  • KY 395 repair project slightly behind schedule

    A state road construction project in Waddy will continue just a little longer than originally planned, officials say.

    Jim Isaman, spokesperson for the Transportation Cabinet, said the realignment of KY 395 near the exchange with Interstate 64 is about 10 days behind schedule due to inclement weather.

    Workers are removing a severe bump and turn at the entrance to the Flying J Truck Stop that has proven hazardous for several years. KY 395 is closed between I-64 and U.S. 60 to accommodate the significant work.