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Today's News

  • Roy Vawter Catlett: 1938-2012

    Roy Catlett has been described as a really great guy, a devoted family man and the best friend that a farmer ever had.

    But maybe his lifelong friend Fred Bond summed it up best: “He was my best friend, the best I ever had. I miss him now, and I will miss him forever. I’m glad he was my friend.”

    Catlett, an agriculture extension agent for more than 30 years in Shelby County, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 73.

  • Beating victim is awake, responsive but can't speak

    An assault victim who miraculously showed signs of beginning to wake up on Christmas Day after nearly two months in a coma has continued to show some slight progress, her family says.

    “She is awake now, that is, she watches us with her eyes and responds to commands, like when we ask her to wiggle her toes,” said Krissi Tipton, the victim’s aunt.

    Doctors at the University of Louisville, where Denisse Escareno had lain in a coma since being viciously beaten Nov. 5, had told the family just before Christmas that they feared she was brain dead.

  • Pipe company gets extension for state tax incentives

    A company new to Shelby County has requested and been granted an extension from state economic development officials to meet criteria for tax incentives it had received.

    Profile Pipe Technologies LLC, located in Louisville, bought a building at 6301 Midland Trail last January and opened a facility there, said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial Development Foundation.

    “They purchased the old Noble Metals building; that company had filed for bankruptcy and went out of business,” she said.

  • Shelby County Sherrif's Reports Jan. 27, 2012

    DUI

     

    Nathaniel A. Harris, 28, of 4944 Winding Springs Circle in Louisville was arrested Dec. 24 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Joshua J. McAlpin, 33, of 3909 S. 3rd St. in Louisville was arrested Dec. 25 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and failure to report a traffic accident.

  • News briefs: Jan. 27, 2012

    Shelby unemployment down

    to 7.1%, sixth best in state

     

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate in December continued to tumble, down to 7.1 percent, the sixth-best rate in the state.

    Unemployment rates fell between December 2010 and December 2011 in 114 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    Shelby’s rate fell from 7.4 in November and 8.4 in December 2010.

  • Ag Report: Jan. 27, 2012

    Issues with dams, river locks

    could hurt soybean markets

     

    Industry officials fear that river conditions could be hurting soybean farmers’ ability to market their crops.

    With soy being a large commodity in Shelby County, producers already may be aware of the issue raised this week by the United Soybean Board, which said in a report that the deteriorating condition of the U.S. lock and dam system could bring  “severe economic distress.”

  • WICHE: Tulipomania and the need for some chilling time

    Spring bulbs popping up everywhere as temperatures roller-coaster from the teens to the 60s has left many scratching their heads. There is not much we can do to fool Mother Nature, so we must be patient and hope that we have a decent display come March.

    I have some foliage that has turned to mush, but the bulb and bloom is still safe beneath the soil surface; the bulb will send up fresh foliage in due time.

    The real issue with the crazy weather is that our bulbs need sufficient dormancy and chilling time in the ground in order to bloom well.

  • Church calendar: Jan. 27, 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

  • Real Estate deeds: Jan. 27, 2012

    Dec. 27-31

    Marcus L. Rogers Estate to Keith and Helen I. Brubaker, 5.01 acres, Highland Meadows, $218,350

    Kristie and April Richards Cerra to James Holbrook, Lot 156, Midland Estates Sec. 8,

    Amber Lynn Cox to Aaron Thomas Cox, Lot 26, Woodfield Sec. 1, $100,000

    Cindy H. and John C. Farmer and Cindy H. Chesser to Earl M. Morgan and Leslie R. Clubb, Lot 43, Hi Point village Phase I, $134,000

  • Guthrie says new rules unfair to Black & Decker

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) is protesting a new regulation in the power tools industry because of its potential impact on the Black & Decker plant in Shelbyville.

    In a statement released by his office late last week, Guthrie shared a letter he had written to the Consumer Product Safety Commission to protest a proposal to expand safety standards in the production of power tools, and specifically table saws.