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Today's News

  • Shelby’s healthfulness to be studied in program

    Just hearing the word “diabetes” conjures up distressing images of every kind of ailment associated with the disease, from blindness to limb amputation.

    But a meeting Thursday at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville to announce a $2.5 million grant to launch a tri-county coalition as part of a national program to combat diabetes generated both a large crowd as well as a ray of hope for the future.

  • Widening KY 53 attracts wide-eyed residents

    An enthusiastic crowd of more than 100 turned out Tuesday night at Highland Baptist Church to hear the Transportation Cabinet’s future plans for widening Mount Eden Road.

    Residents were asked for their opinions on a variety of issues about how to make KY 53 more accessible to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists and create a more dramatic and efficient gateway into Shelbyville from Interstate 64 to U.S. 60.

  • Rothenburger’s campaign on the road

    Running for a state office means a hectic schedule that agriculture commissioner candidate Rob Rothenburger said keeps him constantly on the road, but he said he wouldn’t have it any other way.

    “At this point, the only downside to the campaign is that I’m still the county judge and my number one priority is to Shelby County, and so I don’t get to travel around the state in the daytime,” he said. “That puts me at a little bit of a disadvantage, but I’m not complaining, because I love this county.”

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 25, 2011

    Farmer featured speaker at home builders event

    Former Kentucky basketball star and current Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will be speaking to the Shelby County meeting of the Home Builders Association of Louisville.

    Farmer, who is running for lieutenant governor on a Republican ticket with state Senate President David Williams, will address the gathering at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 25, 2011

    League repeats as champ of county Spelling Bee

    For the second consecutive year, Jessica League was declared the winner of the Shelby County District Spelling Bee – this year as an eighth-grader at Collins High School and last year as a student at Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    She will now compete in the Kentucky Derby Festival Bee March 19 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

  • Collins holds off Shelby rally to advance

    TAYLORSVILLE – Number four may have been for more, but it had the same result as the first three meetings between the Collins and Shelby County boys' basketball teams.

  • 2 Shelby plants plan expansion

    Two Shelbyville manufacturing plants received good news Thursday from state economic development officials, who granted them preliminary approval for expansion projects.

    Katayama American Company, Inc., on Midland Industrial, is planning a $2.1 million expansion of its plant, which will mean adding 22 new jobs with an hourly wage of about $20 per hour. The plant currently has 245 employees.

    Mark Baker, vice president of Katayama, said the expansion is planned for the end of the year, and the new jobs should be available soon after that.

  • WICHE: Don’t forget about the birds and the bees

    I am always a little annoyed when people ask me how to get rid of bees.

    Short of a deathly allergy we should all be lucky enough to have a healthy population in the garden. I have tons out and about the landscape, in the clover where I walk daily, in the garden where I work, amid the flowers where I weed…and I have never been stung.

    Bees are vital, as I am sure you know, when it comes to pollination. It is not some romantic job for the bees but a matter of serious food production.

  • Ag Report: Feb. 25, 2011

    Schlosnagle, Heritage Farm  honored by Angus association 
    Chelsey Schlosnagle of Pleasureville and Heritage Farm of Shelbyville have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having two registered Angus cows included in the association's 2011 Pathfinder Report.
    Only 2,099 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year's report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association.

  • New Business: Jason D. Fowler, PLLC

    Address: 310 Main St., Shelbyville

    Who we are:  Jason D. Fowler graduated from Shelby County High School in 1997 and  enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves, which, combined with his continuing education, kept him away from Shelby County for nearly a decade. He now has returned home to Shelbyville with a goal of providing legal services to his community.