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Today's News

  • SOUDER: How do you go to infinityeeand beyond?

    Quick, the title of this week’s column is a quote from: A) the President, telling us how far into debt he plans to take us; B) the weatherman, telling us how high the temperature will go tomorrow, or C) a famous cartoon character?

    If you guessed ‘C’, you are correct, and ready to play today’s game. We begin today with a test of your knowledge of famous movie lines. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to determine who said the following lines.

  • What we think: Tornado sirens need quiet review

    Chicken Little seems to be alive and well and living in Shelby County.

    At least that is what we fear.

    Those weather sirens that have been blaring away recently in late-evening and early-morning hours are supposed to tell us the sky is falling, but so far they have proven to be nothing but, yes, false alarms.

  • WICHE: Succulents looking especially good this summer

    These are the summers that I am glad I have maintained a growing succulent collection for outdoor containers. It has been dreadfully hot this, and spending all my time watering containers is not m idea of fun.  

    If we removed the Ohio Valley humidity factor, this summer would be like a Zone 9, Mediterranean climate with pop-up thunderstorms. I bring up the Mediterranean because plants that thrive there have adapted to a weather pattern marked by, among other things, mild wet winters and warm dry summers.

  • World champ contenders highlight show's final night

    Though many competitors starred at the Shelby County Fair’s horse show, some shined more brightly than others.

    This annual event, which completed its 4-day run at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Saturday night, yielded blue ribbons in 73 classes and qualifications for some to the August world championships in Louisville.

  • News Briefs: July 7, 2010

     Antique classes coming

  • Shelby County Fair Floral Hall results

    Floral Hall results Napkin Rings: Blue, Norma Beasey; red, Norma Beasey Jugs: Blue, Audrey Whitacre; red, Chase Likes Door Stops: Blue, Paula Moore

    Wall Pockets: Blue, Vicki Sutherland; red, Vicki Sutherland

    Milk Bottles: Blue, Jewel Raisor; red, Martha Hall

    Shelbyville Photographs: Blue, Grace Hall; red, Grace Hall

  • EARLIER: Chevron running out of gas in Shelby

    If you buy your gasoline in Shelby County, you are about to see some big changes in your options.

    Chevron’s announcement in December that it would remove all Chevron and Texaco stations in 11 states and the District of Columbia means that at least a half-dozen stores in Shelby will need new sources for gasoline and all-important branding.

  • New Adventist minister preaches health

    As Pastor Douglas Na’a travels down U.S. 60 amid the green rolling hills and horse farms, it reminds him of his native country of New Zealand. 

    “In New Zealand it is so green, and the countryside is scattered with sheep,” he says. “You know, there are more sheep in New Zealand than are people.”

  • Hibbett opening in Shelby

     A nationally known retail outlet is coming to Shelby County.

  • Shelby’s unemployment down to 8.8 percent

    Shelby County’s positive employment trend continues.

    Unemployment claims in April were at 8.8 percent, down substantially from March and for the first time in months equal to the rate from 2009.

    In March, Shelby County reported a 9.5 percent unemployment rate.

    Figures released by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet showed there were 1,910 unemployed workers in Shelby County.