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Today's News

  • V is for visit: Novelist Grafton to appear at library this week

    Internationally known mystery writer, Sue Grafton will speak at the Shelby County Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday as part of the nationwide One Book, One Community program.

    Friends of the Library in Shelbyville have purchased 250 copies of J is for Judgment by Grafton to be distributed free to the community. They can be obtained by contacting the library, but only a few remain.

  • Eden signs to run for UK

    SCHS senior Stacey Eden signed a letter-of-intent Monday to run at the University of Kentucky, adding to his extensive list of running accomplishments.

    "This is the culmination of a lot of hard work," SCHS Coach Randy McDowell said. "I've always expected great things from him."

    McDowell said in a ceremony in the school's library that he remembered seeing Stacey run when he first began six years ago. McDowell was coaching in Frankfort at the time.

  • Death of co-owner delays Talon's grape-planting

    There are no grapes in the ground at the Talon Winery in Shelby County.

    The acreage surrounding its beautiful tasting room on Gordon Lane remains planted in grasses and flowers, and there’s no firm date when grape seedlings might be planted.

    Officials at the winery had said when its tasting room opened last spring that they planned to plant the vines this March. They cited an unusually wet spring as a reason they were delaying the planting.

  • New business: Vibrant Ink Tattoos

    Address: 44  7th Street, Shelbyville.

    Who we are:  Vibrant Ink Tattoos is new to town but not to tattooing. The shop has two other "sister" tattoo shops in Georgetown (Body Art Tattoos) and Frankfort (Immortal Ink Tattoos).

    What we do: The company says it will bring quality tattoo work at affordable pricing. It promises a safe, clean, sterile environment and friendly service.

  • County to get funding for inmate work program

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates gave an enthusiastic thumbs up to two programs for the detention center that will be funded by the state.

    Jailer Bobby Waits outlined the programs to magistrates at Tuesday night’s meeting of the court.

  • Conder moving to Collins

  • Shelbyville Police reports: April 9, 2010

    Driving under the influence

     

    Darrell D. Perry, 40, of 318 Memorial Drive in Shelbyville was arrested April 2 at Kinser and 9th streets and charged with DUI, disregarding a stop sign and operating an ATV on the roadway.

    Paul L. Dowell, 21, of 506 Carnell Place in Louisville was arrested April 5 at I-64 eastbound at Exit 35 and charged with DUI, first offense.

  • KACo, KLC now more accountable

    The Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities, two organization whose management and spending habits have been under scrutiny, will must operate in the public eye.

    On Wednesday, Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law two Senate bills that will ensure those organizations and others like them that rely on public money will conduct their business operations under the light of public scrutiny.

  • "Alffombra' tradition lives on at Annunciation

    A new carpet was laid Wednesday night in the Chapel at the Church of the Annunciation. The building and maintenance committee may need to check into the warranty of this carpet, because it will only last a week.

    The “alfombra,” made of sawdust and sometimes other organic materials such as flower petals, rice or dried herbs, is a centuries-old tradition from Guatemala.

  • Rockets: Sweet but not sweet enough

    LEXINGTON -- Certainly not today, probably not next week, but maybe by the end of the summer, this Shelby County boys’ basketball team will look back fondly on this season.

    The 90-80 score wasn’t indicative of how close this game was.

    For 30 minutes Rupp Arena felt like the John Wall and Patrick Patterson were still home.

    Every shot was contested, and fans hung on every play.