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Today's News

  • Grant to help build nature trail for kids

    Shelby County was one of 38 communities across the state to share $1.8 million in federal grants for recreational trails projects.

    Shelby County will receive $42,500 of the $1,849,648, which it will use toward the construction of a youth fitness trail at Red Orchard Park in Shelbyville.

    Recipients received award documents Wednesday at a ceremony in Frankfort hosted by Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear.

  • Woman left by road soon be released to family

    A woman who was beaten severely in November and thought brain dead in December soon may be released from the hospital.

    Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and badly beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby on Nov. 5, has been at the University of Louisville Hospital since that time.

    Escareno was in a coma for nearly two months and showed signs of improvement on Christmas Day by moving her toes, just days after doctors had told her family they didn’t think she ever would wake up.

  • New date in court for owners of Ethington

    The owners of Ethington Auto, charged with 169 counts of failure to process paperwork properly on the sale of autos, were in court briefly Thursday, only to receive a new court date set for May.
    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset appeared in Shelby District Court for a pre-trial conference with their attorney, Sam Carl of Louisville, to receive a new court date of May. 18.

  • Shelby County adding community gardens

    Following in the footsteps of a nationwide trend toward healthy eating and tracing food from farm to table, Shelby County is getting its first community garden.

    The North Central Health District and Shelby County government have worked together to set aside a plot of land – at the confluence of Kentucky, 11th and Equity streets, behind the North Central and Shelbyville health departments – for the first garden area.

  • News briefs: Feb. 17, 2012

    Cars parked illegally at Shelbyville

    Post  Office now are being towed away

    If you have been using the parking lot of the Shelbyville Post Office while you were doing business at the Shelby County Judicial Center, you might want to rethink that.

    The post office has started to have any vehicles not in the lot for post office business towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Law would limit constables’ scope

    Shelby County’s consideration of whether to continue to have constables may get new direction from the state.

    In recent years members of Shelby County Fiscal Court have discussed whether the county still needs to have paid constables, questioning their value in law enforcement.

    Now a new “compromise” bill that would allow local governments to limit duties of constables by ordinance, though stopping short of its original goal of abolishing the role.

  • Familiar names headline music show at Shelbyville Country Club

    Some old stars and familiar names will be part of a unique musical event Sunday night.

    The 15th Shelbyville Listen Room will be held at the clubhouse at the Shelbyville Country Club, starting at 7 p.m.

    “This is No. 15,” veteran Shelbyville  musician Lewis Mathis said in an E-mail. “Used to do them at the community theater. Did the last one at the country club,  and this one will be there on Sunday night.

    “In the past I have included art and poetry, even some story telling.”

  • Church calendar: Feb. 17, 2012

    Allen Chapel

    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

     

    Annunciation

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic church, come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Power lines to stay put in 1st phase of Simpsonville's downtown project

    Simpsonville’s downtown project is going to look a little different than planned.

    Because so much time has passed since the city received in 2009 a $320,000 Transportation Enhancement Program federal stimulus grant, the plan to relocate utility poles from the south side of U.S. 60 is going to have to be abandoned, City Administrator David Eaton told the city commission at its meeting Wednesday.

  • Masonic again a 5-star place

    Another year, another piece of national recognition for Masonic Home of Shelbyville.

    For the third consecutive year, Masonic received a 5-star ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes.

    U.S. News & World Report bases its evaluation on data from Nursing Home Compare, a Web site run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that establishes and enforces standards for nursing homes.