Today's News

  • News Briefs: April 22, 2011

    Optimist Oratorical Contest seeking competitors

    The Shelby County Optimist Club has rescheduled its Oratorical Contest because it is looking for more entrants who are interested in earning scholarship money for college.

    This is a 4-to-5- minute speech on the topic "If I were leader of the free world, the first issue I would address would be…"

  • Google recruit is not your typical freshman

    Getting to spend the summer in New York City would be a big draw for most college freshmen, but that won't even be the highlight for Adam Knecht.

    Knecht, a Shelby County High School graduate and freshman in the University of Louisville's Speed School, will head to New York to be an intern Corporate Operations Engineer for Google.

    "The shock hasn't quite worn off yet," he said. "They typically don't hire freshmen, and then at 18 to make through the interview process..."

  • Annexation of bowling alley property passes with protest

    The Shelbyville City Council met Tuesday for a brief special called meeting.

    The council's only agenda item was the annexation of the property on Midland Trail where the former Bluegrass Bowling Center formerly was located.

    Council members voted unanimously on both readings to annex the property, which had been requested so that a yet-to-be-identified new tenant could operate the bowling lanes and serve alcohol. County ordinances would not have allowed that.

  • EARLIER: Jockey Jon Court of Shelbyvlle ready for the Derby

    Jon Court has fielded questions from some of the biggest names in horse racing. He's been asked how he won and how he lost, but he's probably never taken questions like he did on Thursday.

    "Have you won a lot of trophies?"

    "How many races have you won?"

    "How tall is your horse?"

    "How much does your horse weigh?"

    "Have you ever fallen off your horse?"

    "What's your favorite kind of horse?"

  • Are your beneficiary names up to date?

    When was the last time you reviewed your beneficiary designations for life insurance policies and retirement accounts? Very likely, the answer is “never.” But you should review them periodically.

    Various life events can signal a need to review and possibly change your beneficiary designations. Consider whether any of the following events have occurred since you named your beneficiaries.

  • New business: After 5 Auto & Truck Repair

    Address: 122 Goodman Ave., Shelbyville


    Who we are:  Chris Cox has opened what he terms a friendly, owner-operated repair establishment with two certified technicians who have a combined 45 yeas of experience in the automotive repair business. The twist here is that the business will be open evenings and by appointment to serve the busy schedules of those who require repairs.


  • Ag Report: April 22, 2011

    Farmer’s Market opens

    its season this Saturday

    Shelby County producers will bring their wares to you starting Saturday at the Shelby County Farmers’ Market, which opens its annual season in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    The market will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, every Saturday until Oct. 29.

    The opening days will feature such spring vegetable as asparagus, green onions, lettuce, herbs, spinach and other greens.

  • Former Radio Shack now to be known as Soundtronics

    You may have noticed a new name – sort of – atop a familiar old store in  the Village Plaza Shopping Center in Shelbyville.

    That’s where Henry Burnside has held forth in the consumer electronics business for 32 years.

    Only now, instead of the familiar national name Radio Shack, the sign above the door is Soundtronics, a company that Burnside has all to himself – and already had.

  • Business Briefcase: April 22, 2011

    Kentucky Cooperative Extension

    hires Shelby County native

    Krista M. Brown, daughter of Don and Karen Lisby and granddaughter of William and Linda Jennings, has joined the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service as the new 4-H Youth Development Agent.

    She graduated from University of Kentucky in the College of Agriculture in May 2010 and was previously employed in the College of Agriculture as the Agrosecurity Program Assistant.

  • 7th Street concept gets sneak peak

    A plan to enhance the area connecting downtown Shelbyville and Clear Creek Park may someday become a reality if it's incorporated into the county's comprehensive plan.

    That's a concept that Triple S Planning Commission Director Ryan Libke was really excited about Tuesday night as he presented the concepts of a planning company at the Triple S meeting.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty also was caught up in his enthusiasm, as was the small crowd of about 20, who attended the meeting at the Stratton Center.