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Today's News

  • Son of firefighters saves house

    The older son in a firefighting family is its hero today after saving his home from a preschool blaze.

    Wyatt Brookshire, a 14-year-old student at Shelby County High School, was home alone Thursday morning, getting ready for school, when he heard the second-floor smoke alarm go off.

  • Tractor trailer overturns on interstate

    The driver of a tractor trailer was hospitalized with unspecified injuries when his rig overturned on Interstate 64 on Tuesday night.

    The accident happened shortly before midnight on I-64 eastbound at the 34-mile marker.

  • EARLIER: State OKs incentives to boost Martinrea

    State economic development officials on Tuesday gave the stamp of approval to a multimillion-dollar upgrade at Martinrea Heavy Stamping that will bring 150 new jobs to  Shelbyville.

  • Atmos outage caused by a simple 'mistake'

    A mistakenly closed valve caused hundreds of Atmos gas customers in Shelbyville to lose service on that frigid night in December.

  • Martinrea expansion to add 150 jobs

    FRANKFORT  -- Martinrea Heavy Stamping in Shelbyville will add 150 jobs as part of its restructuring to build parts for the new Ford Escape model that will be built in Louisville.
    The Kentucky State Economic Finance Authority approved Thursday $3 million in incentives for the project, which will cost $12 million.
    The jobs, which will bring employment to the plant to approximately 215, will pay an average of $25 per hour.

  • Church calendar: Jan. 28, 2011

    Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

    Bagdad Baptist
    There will be a Rook tournament and family game night with a chili supper on Saturday. You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

  • 3 charities share $41,000 in grants

     

    Officials at three local non-profit organizations in Shelby County are excited about some additional funding they received recently from Metro United Way.

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Operation Care’s Mercy Medical Clinic and Centro Latino received $41,000 among them.

  • Winter weather causes mild havoc in Shelby

    Some winter weather that blew into town Tuesday night caused a mild disruption in Shelby County; schools were called off and a tractor trailer slid off the road on the interstate.

    No details are available yet on the accident, which happened shortly before midnight on I-64 east bound at the 34 mile marker.

    Emergency Management Agency officials say there have been no power outages  that they are aware of.

  • WICHE: Controlling insects on indoor plants

    Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron? Are there little scabs on the under side of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed that your plants just look a little lack luster.
    Well, we can blame some plant puniness on being a tropical houseplant indoors in Kentuckiana during the winter.
    Low levels of humidity and low levels of light trigger a response in plants that slows them down for the winter. They shed foliage and basically standby until the environment turns more favorable.

  • The ‘Twinkie Diet’ isn’t about simply what you eat

    If you think you have to stop eating junk food to lose a ton of weight – this is going to shock you.
    Here is why:  According to a CNN article, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, lost 27 pounds in 10 weeks on his “Twinkie Diet.”
    What’s the “Twinkie Diet?”  For 10 weeks, Mark ate a Twinkie every 3 hours instead of meals.