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Today's News

  • SOUDER: When bad things happen to good people

    Perhaps no question is more misunderstood or has kept more people away from God than this: Why do bad things happen to good people?

    The implied questions are more direct: Why didn’t God keep this from happening? How could a good God allow evil, pain and suffering – particularly to “good” people?

  • Shelby woman gets diversion for embezzling

    A Shelby County woman sentenced in September in Jefferson Circuit Court to 5 years in prison for embezzling more than $70,000 from her employer will not have to serve any time.

    Andrea Nicole Murphy, 31, of 30 Lees Court in Shelbyville pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to fraudulent use of a credit card, theft by deception and misuse of electronic information.

  • New district lines get final approval from fiscal court

    Shelby County Fiscal Court rejected a zone change to allow a recyling facility to open on  Kentucky Street, but magistrates also addressed during their meeting Tuesday the new districts that they will serve starting in 2012.

    Those new magisterial district boundaries, redefined this past summer because of the 2010 census, are a done deal with the passing of a second reading of an ordinance that specified the changes.

  • Shelby woman hopes to raise enough money to regain her sight

    Savannah Sanders is much like other 21-year-olds, with many of the same hopes, fears and dreams.

    Except for one.

    She wishes fervently to be able to see the faces of her loved ones again someday soon.

    Blinded in a childhood accident 11 years ago and enveloped in darkness for past decade.

    But Sanders’ dream could become a reality, with a community-wide event scheduled this weekend to help raise money to pay for her corrective surgery.

  • Special judge named in Ethington case

    The appointment of a special judge in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto was confirmed Thursday at a hearing in Shelby District Court, in which yet anther date was set for a disposition hearing in the case.

    Special Judge Matthew Eckert, formerly of Jefferson County, will preside over the case because Shelby’s district judges had recused themselves because they know Ethington personally and one of them goes to church with him, Ethington’s attorney said Sam Carl.

  • Craig pleads guilty to theft at Tracy’s

    A long-time employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing thousands from Tracy’s Home Furnishings in Shelbyville.

    Kelly Craig, 45, of Shelbyville agreed with prosecutors to plead guilty to the five original charges for which she was indicted – five counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, all Class C felonies.

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has recommended seven years for each count, to run concurrently, for a total sentence of seven years, to be probated for that amount of time.

  • Collins boys' soccer downs Shelby County 6-0

    The Collins boys' soccer team struck early, and often, Thursday night in a 6-0 victory over host Shelby County.

    The Titans tallied three goals in the first 13 minutes on their way to their second victory over the Rockets this season at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. Collins beat Shelby 3-0 in the season-opener for both Aug. 16. In that match the Titans led 2-0 at halftime.

    It was a different story this time around.

  • Real estate deeds: Oct. 4, 2011

    Sept. 12-14

    Steven C. Stivers and Steven Thomas Spalding to Jeff P. Schneidtmiller and Laura L. Townsend, 15.06 acres of Haley and Figgs Store Farms, $130,000

    Joseph L. and Jessica R. and Rita Chambers to Rita Chambers, Lot 105 Town N Country Sec. 4, $150,000

    M&T Bank to Leo F. Gabele Living Trust, Lot 150 Midland Estates Sec. 8, $70,000

    Linda J. Cantu to Cantu Living Trust, Tract 5 Aldridge Farms, $164,000

    Randy and Jannette Burns to Avonlea LLC, 5.001 acres, Tract 1A Bluegrass Acres II, $116,000

  • Powerful drama opens tonight upstairs at SCCT

    ‘Night Mother,a powerful play that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize, will be performed this weekend in the Upstairs at 801 series produced at the Shelby County Community Theatre.

    Cheryl Van Stockum and Erin Block star in this dramatic story of the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.

    ‘Night Mother waswritten by Marsha Norman and is being directed locally by Rick Reinle.

  • WICHE: Chinese chestnuts ready for harvest

    As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts.

    Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees. As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut.

    After they eat their daily grain ration, they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground.