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Today's News

  • Betsye’s Blooms consolidating operations

    Betsye’s Blooms, a storefront fixture in Simpsonville for three decades, now will be part of that community only with its phone numbers – but it’s not forsaking Shelby County.

    The principal owners of the flower shop, Nancy Rankin and Bryan Baines, who bought out founder Betsye Spaulding in the spring 2008, are closing up their shop on U.S. 60 and consolidating operations with the Blooms florist they own in La Grange.

  • New business: Spa @ Camp Nightengale

    Address: 6733 Taylorsville Road, Finchville

     

    Who we are:  Karen Ross, whose Dog Grooming By Karen had been a popular and successful business for pet owners before it closed when she married in 2007, is joining forces with Camp Nightengale to create a new grooming experience. Camp Nightengale is a boarding facility that is owned by veterinarian Jack R. and Sarah Nightengale.

     

  • Shelby woman sees need to help Japan

    With all the calamity going on in Japan, one woman in Shelbyville wants to make a difference – if only she can get some help.

    Mallory Taylor said she saw the horrible destruction on television after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed coastal cities, killing thousands, and then unleashed the threat of nuclear contamination across the county.

    “I was crying and upset. It was terrible,” Taylor said. “I just wanted to do something.”

    And that’s what she set out to do – in any way that she could.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, April 1, 2011

    Theft

     

    Christopher W. Caudill, 26, of 358 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville was arrested March 28 at that address and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. He was also served with a Shelby County bench warrant for theft by deception under $500 (cold checks).

     

    Alcohol Intoxication

     

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, April 1, 2011

    Ernest J. Blakeley was indicted for being a persistent felony offender.

    Derrick G. Harvey of 201 Centennial Drive No. 1 in Frankfort was indicted for being a persistent felony offender, indeterminate.

    Laura A. Chase of 3000 Ash Avenue in Peewee Valley, Ky., was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, a Class C Felony, second-degree escape, a Class D Felony and first-degree criminal mischief, a Class D Felony.

  • Matthews’ company, Biagi team for new book

    William E. Matthews, who has been in the publishing business in Shelbyville for decades, is joining forces with photographer Greg Biagi to produce a new photographic book that he hopes will bridge history for Shelby Countians.

    Matthews, who owns the publishing company Historic Kentucky, said that his company and Biagi, who owns Greg Biagi Photos, are producing a full-color, hardcover book with the working title of Shelby County Today.

  • EARLIER: State police seize records at car lot

    Kentucky State Police troopers converged on Ethington Auto Sales on Midland Trail in Shelbyville on Thursday morning to execute a search warrant for company records.

    Troopers collected paper and computers from the dealership in an investigation of whether titles were being filed for owners of vehicles bought and sold at the dealership.a

  • Real estate deeds: April 1, 2011

    Gary and Gina Horton to Christina H. Fry, Lot 22 Osprey Cover Sec. 1, $134,000

    Brian A. and Lori J. Siktberg to James M. and Kathy Poole Housley and Housley Living Trust, Lot 96 Todds Station Phase 2, $166,500

    Dale E. and Stacey Sanford to Dale E and Stacey W. Sanford, Lot 91 Weissinger Estates Sec. 3, $245,000

    David T. and Debbie L. Weakly to David T. and Debbie L. Weakly, Lot 44 Meadow Run, $1 and considerations

    JT. Holdings LLC to American Founders Bank, Lot 3 Farming Meadows, $1 and considerations

  • KSP troopers seize records at Ethington Motors

    Kentucky State Police troopers converged on Ethington Auto Sales on Midland Trail in Shelbyville on Thursday morning to execute a search warrant for company records.
    Troopers collected paper and computers from the dealership in an investigation of whether titles were being filed for owners of vehicles bought and sold at the dealership.

  • When it’s best to try organic sources

    Over the years there has been a great debate over organic versus non-organic foods.  Do you really need to go organic… or… is it just a waste of money?  
    The Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org) is a nonprofit organization that advocates in Washington D.C. for policies that protect global and individual health. Among the many valuable services they provide is a shoppers' guide to pesticides in produce.