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Today's News

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Commissioners hedge OK of Roll Forming expansion

    The Triple S Planning Commission approved the request from Roll Forming Corp. to add almost 26,000 square feet of space to its existing aerospace facility with an additional requirement.

    Two property owners showed up for Tuesday's meeting at the Stratton Center, asking about the water flow for the drainage behind the building and what other measures would be taken.

  • Shelbyville tenants without power, water

    Apartments are going dark and faucets are running dry in several rental buildings in Shelbyville, and Fred Harrington is looking for some answers.

    Harrington has lived at 908 Main St. for about a year now, and he said he loves his home.

    "I'm not leaving, I've done to much work to my apartment, and this is the nicest place I've ever lived," he said. "I'm fighting to the end."

    Harrington sat on the porch of the home near downtown Shelbyville, which has been divided into seven apartments.

  • Senate says no to casinos

    There will be no vote by the public on casino gambling in Kentucky.

    The Senate on Thursday voted down Senate Bill 151, which would have placed a constitutional amendment before the public, with 21 voting against the measure and 16 for it.

    For a constitutional amendment to pass the Senate it needs three-fifths approval, which would be 23 in favor.

  • Ag Report: Feb. 24, 2012

    State to split $10 license donation

    among FFA, 4-H, Kentucky Proud

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined Kentucky 4-H and Kentucky FFA leaders to announce that proceeds from voluntary donations to the Agricultural Program Trust Fund would be divided equally among 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud.

  • NEW BUSINESS: Ad8autosports

    Address: 278 Haven Hill Road, Shelbyville

    Who we are: Ad8autosports is owned and operated by Craig and Mona Roberts. Craig Roberts brings 23 years of experience to Shelbyville to provide his upscale services to residents of Shelby and surrounding residents. His wife, Mona, will be manning the office. Davis Sutton is a skilled custom auto body/paint technician as well as window tinter. Delbert Cox will be in the facility to help with everyday tasks.

  • SOUDER: God is pro-life (and pro-choice)

    There’s an old joke in which an atheist scientist comes to God and says, "We've figured out how to create life without you."

    "OK, let me see you do it," God replies.

    As the atheist bends down to the ground and scoops up a handful of soil to begin his work, God stops him and says, “Oh, no you don't. Get your own dirt!"

    The point, of course, is that the first verse in the Bible (Genesis 1:1) is true: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 24, 2012

    Gas prices in Shelby County

    begin another sharp increase

    You probably have noticed those spiking gas prices again. They had reached $3.75 per gallon – a rise of about 25 cents – at Speedway on Midland Trail in Shelbyville as of Wednesday afternoon, and most fuel outlets tend to follow Speedway in price swings.

  • O’Brien sues Pearce over lease

    O’Brien of Shelbyville, Inc., which owns the county’s Ford dealership, is suing its landlord over an option to purchase the land on Mount Eden Road where the dealership is located.

    O’Brien filed the lawsuit Feb. 3 in Shelby Circuit Court, alleging that the property owner, Robert Pearce of Shelbyville, had breached an agreement to sell the property.

  • Woman left by the side of the road has gone home to Arizona

    After three and a half months at the University of Louisville Hospital, much of that time spent in a coma in the intensive care unit, Denisse Escareno finally was going home.

    She lay in her hospital bed Thursday morning, tubes in her throat and stomach and IV lines in her arm. Her eyes were vacant, and she didn’t move. She had a large, discolored indentation – at least an inch wide and an inch deep – on the right side of her forehead.

  • Wade settles suit against CUB

    The former CEO of Citizen Union Bank has settled his lawsuit against the bank.

    CUB and Billie Wade, who served as president and CEO from 1991 until March 2010, have settled a wrongful termination and defamation suit Wade filed in July 2010.

    A mediator’s report, submitted to Shelby Circuit Court on Feb. 13, contained no details of the settlement, saying merely that, “all claims among the parties have been settled.”