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Today's News

  • The new Goody’s opens its doors

    It’s back and bigger than ever. And so was the line to get in.

    After a brief absence from Shelbyville, Goody’s had its grand re-opening in Village Plaza on Thursday morning, and the threat of rain could do little to sway the horde of eager shoppers from attending.

    “I’d wish you the best of success, but it looks like the entire community is out to wish you all the best of success,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said to Goody’s staff and management before the ribbon cutting.

  • Collins receives Order of Rising Sun

    FRANKFORT – Members of the Shelby County school system and members of her family mingled with dignitaries Wednesday night as former Gov. Martha Layne Collins was honored at the Governor's Mansion.

    Collins smiled at a cluster of family members, who watched proudly, as she received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, in recognition for her many achievements in economic development and in education.

  • MAGISTRATE: Betty Curtsinger

    Incumbent Shelby County Magistrate Betty Curtsinger has announced that she will be seeking a fourth term as a Shelby County 5th District magistrate.  “With the overwhelming urging of citizens residing in the 5th District, and my passion for serving the people of Shelby County, I will seek a fourth term as a member of the Shelby County Fiscal Court,” Curtsinger said. Curtsinger, a Democrat, said she is proud of the many undertakings that she and the Fiscal Court have collectively been able to accomplish by working for the betterment of Shelby Cou

  • Talon Winery wins medals at State Fair

    Talon Winery and Vineyard isn't too aged — it has only been around for about a decade — but its wines continue to win awards.

    The winery, based in Lexington with a new location in Shelbyville, won six medals this week at the second annual Kentucky State Fair wine competition.

    Audrey Baumgardner, daughter of Talon owner Harriet Allen, said she's proud of their Kentucky-made wine.

  • SHERIFF: Stewart Shirley

    Former Shelbyville Police Chief Stewart Shirley has filed to run as a Republican candidate for Shelby County Sheriff.

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong, a Democrat, has filed to run for re-election.

  • Business Briefcase Dec. 24, 2009

     RE/MAX agents earn certifications

    Kristian Ruble and Keith Stratton of RE/MAX Performance Realty in Shelbyville have earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.

  • Martinrea vets do the work despite the turmoil

    Two Martinrea employees have been with the company through thick and thin and are still hanging in there.

    Rex Edwards, quality manager, has been with Martinrea since 1989, and Marilyn Wise, who works in quality assurance, has a year on Edwards, having been with the company since 1988.

    Edwards said that he and Wise have seen the company through good times and bad - and three ownership changes - and they hope that times are improving economically.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 12: An Afterword

    We have explored the life of Squire Boone, brother of Daniel and one of the original settlers of what today is Shelby County. We have followed him from North Carolina, across the state and into Indiana, where he died.

    To understand that life, we have to decipher his legacy, one mostly built on name – the Boone name and the landmark he created for his land holdings in what would become Shelby County, Painted Stone.

  • On the hunt for illegal hunters

    If the temperatures weren't near freezing, these deer would smell a lot worse.

    They lie on the side of the road, their torn skin and strewn guts overlapping. One buck's head is gone. The antlers on the other simply have been hacked off with a saw.

    "That's all they want – the trophies," said Doug Detherage, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer for Shelby County.

  • H. Barry Smith Co. changes ownership

    Business has changed in the decades since Barry Smith started his real estate and auctioneering company in 1974. One thing that never changed was that Smith was at the helm. Until now.

    At the start of the year, H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers got new owners, as longtime associate Jimmy Willard and his nephew, Shawn Willard,  assumed ownership from Barry Smith.

    It was an easy decision for Smith, 66, because as his business developed, the working hand of a Willard was always a constant.