Today's News

  • Cornerstone Christian Academy goes back to the farm with corn crop, ag day

    Cornerstone Christian Academy is getting into the farming business.

    An idea by board member Ray Tucker has led the school to have not only its first Ag Day for students on Tuesday but also to plant the school’s unused 17 acres on Frankfort Road in crops that can in the traditional agricultural manner help support the school.

    Tucker, who with his wife, Stephanie, owns Tucker Farms, has two children who attend Cornerstone, and he recently was voted vice chairman of the board.

  • Ag Report: May 6, 2011

    Hay Day seeks to make

    hay on various fronts

    North Central Hay Day, which seeks to broaden perspectives of producers within the hay industry, will be held May 12 at the Henry County Fair Grounds in Eminence.

    This event is sponsored by Chris McBurney, 37, owner and operator of McBurney Livestock Equipment. During this event, a demonstration of baling hay will be done on hay ground that was donated by Bobby Foree, a Henry County resident.

  • Something is cooking at the country club

    Shelbyville will soon be home to a new barbecue-oriented restaurant scheduled to open soon in the latest restaurant foray at the Shelbyville Country Club – the Lodge.

    SCC’s space had been vacant since the end of last year, when Jerry White, who owns the Fun Food Caféin Louisville, closed up his part-time catering and restaurant he had operated there for several months. Greg Gibson, assistant golf pro at the country club, said he does not know why White closed up, only that he could not make a go of it there.

  • Election 2011: Cash, candidates rolling in as primary nears

    Contributions and candidates are gathering their final momentum with the Primary Election a little more than a week away.

    First we have the final campaign contribution reports that show that Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, a Republican candidate in the race for Agriculture Commissioner, is trailing his opponent in fundraising.

  • County gives annual funds to fire departments

    Two fire departments will be buying new equipment soon, thanks to county funding.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday allotted the Bagdad and Shelbyville Fire Departments $5,000 each as part of the county’s annual allotment to the seven fire districts in Shelby County.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard “Tiger” Tucker said his department would use their money to purchase personal protective equipment.

    “We are going to put it in our volunteer budget to buy some personal protective gear and some radio equipment,” he said.

  • Fred Ruble: 1936-2011

    A light went out in Shelby County on Wednesday with the passing of a man who was not only a dedicated public servant but also a devoted family man.

    Fred Ruble, 74, was a former Shelby County Sheriff, serving in that capacity from 1983-89. He was also a former state government employee and school bus driver.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said it will not be same in Bagdad  without Ruble, who has lived there with his wife, Geneva, since they were married in 1955.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, May 6, 2011


    Miguel Gonzalez, 52, of 1649 North 17th Ave. in Melrose Park, Ill., was arrested May 1 at Taylorsville Road and Howard Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense.

    Jose Juan Carlos Quixan, 24, of 310 Midland Drive in Shelbyville was arrested April 28 on Benson Pike and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense, no operator’s license and failure to maintain insurance.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County man is aboard Derby horse No. 1

    LOUISVILLE – Jon Court got his start as a jockey breaking horses…at a very young age.

    “When I was a kid, I’d wear out the springs on my rocking horse,” Court said last week. “I know I got bucked off a couple times too, and they had to put new springs on it.”

    Court, 50, now has reached a new ride in life.

  • Business Briefcase: May 6, 2011

    Chamber’s Goodwin earns

    state’s top certification level

    Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, has earned the Kentucky Accredited Chamber Executive status from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives.

    The KYACE is the only state certification and a steppingstone in line to the only national certification for chamber professionals and is designed to assess the applicant’s knowledge of the core chamber management areas.

  • WICHE: Too much water can swamp some plants

    Unless you are cultivating cranberries or rice, all this rain is likely thwarting your spring gardening plans. It sure is for many farmers in our area, which is my primary concern.

    While perspective is important in these matters, many homeowners may see a little stress in their landscapes as a result of over a week of soaking rain.

    So how does excessive precipitation effect plants? Well, in every way possible.