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Today's News

  • WICHE: Grubs aren't always the problem in brown lawns

    Whenever brown patches or dead spots appear in the lawn, we are quick to suspect a grub infestation. This is not always the case though. In fact, contemporary lawn care routines may be more to blame then you realize.

    Some lawn-care habits encourage disease and/or make your lawn more desirable to Japanese beetles and masked chafer beetles, both of which deposit the eggs that grow into grubs.

  • News briefs: Sept. 14, 2011

    New World War II

    exhibit to be unveiled

    A new World War II exhibit is about to open at the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center on Shelbyville.

    Members of the Shelby County Historical Society will get the first view of the exhibit, which represents Shelby County as a home front during the war, at their annual picnic on Sunday.

    The front room of the current museum was dismantled to be replaced by a home-front scene during the time period of 1941-1945.

  • MY WORD: Shame on you, Shelby County School Board

    Not even a “thank you” to the taxpayers of Shelby County.
    The citizens of Shelby County need to wake up and take notice of the total disregard our current school board has for the anxiety most taxpayers feel about our financial future. We should be outraged and disgusted by what took place at the Aug. 25 school board meeting.

  • MY WORD: Some points about the zoning decision that need to be heard

    It’s hard to say park and scrap metal recycling plant in the same sentence. It would be harder yet to live with a recycling plant in the same block as a park. Even if we can’t have a voice at the 10 a.m., Sept. 20, Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting, we can have a presence and that might help our magistrates keep the facts for their decision in focus.

  • MY WORD: Plan for more spending is not the solution

    As I traveled across Kentucky over the past several weeks, meeting with constituents and hearing their concerns, one overriding issue became clear: People are concerned that our stagnant economy is not turning around. With unemployment in the commonwealth at 9.5 percent and the recent news that not a single net new job was created in the country last month, they’re right to be worried.

  • Mount Eden Post Office to close on Friday

    MOUNT EDEN – Another link in the Mount Eden community chain will be removed Friday when the post office closes its doors.

    A notice has been posted on the office doors for some time and United States Post Office officials confirmed Monday that the office will close at the end of business Friday.

  • Shelbyville City Council gives final OK to keep property taxes flat

    If you’re a resident of Shelbyville, your property taxes won’t be changing this fall.

    That’s probably not really news to you, because this is the sixth consecutive year that the rates have remained the same, but the Shelbyville City Council made that official at a special called meeting Thursday night, passing on second reading of an ordinance that sets the ad valorem rate for 2011.

  • Shelby County Fire Chief: Fire may have started with child, lighter

    A fire that destroyed a barn on Taylorsville Road on Saturday could be the result of a child playing with a lighter, fire officials say.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said a call came in at 10:34 a.m. Saturday of a barn fire at 2471 Taylorsville Road. While firefighters were on their way, they received another call that there was an apartment attached to the barn.

    Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy fire throughout the barn, Cowherd said.

  • Public hearings on bridge, Southside are Tuesday

    Two important public hearings will take place Tuesday night in Shelbyville.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court will hear public response about its plan to close the Who Da Thot It Bridge over Clear Creek near downtown Shelbyville. This is the bridge that connects 5th Street to Jail Hill Road.

    That bridge currently is closed because it is in disrepair and the state changed its plans to have it repaired this year. Magistrates voted to close it permanently, pending the required public hearing.

    Those comments may be made at 6 p.m. at Stratton Center.

  • Why did gas prices jump?

    Although the nearly 50-cent increase in gas prices Thursday at stations on the west side of Shelbyville was dramatic, it didn’t come without explanation.

    Patrick DeHann, a senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, said the instability in the gas futures market made the conditions ripe for a large move.