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Today's News

  • Targeting a surge in shooting: Shelby man opens Shooters Roost

    Earl Adkins knows a trend when he sees one, and he's poised to take advantage of a surge in interest in gun-ownership and shooting.

  • Business briefcase: July 24, 2009

     Insight employees

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on theft from car

    Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in getting information about a theft from a car that happened in the 7000 block of Charleston Way.

    Between 10:30 p.m. Sunday night and 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon, someone took cash, jewelry, CDs and the ashtray from an unlocked car on that street.

  • Board may OK fields for Collins High School

    Members of the Shelby County Board of Education said on Wednesday that they want to keep their options open for athletic facilities at the new Martha Layne Collins High School.

    But after a specially called work session to discuss those options, Superintendent James Neihof said he expects board members to vote next week to seek bids on a multipurpose stadium for football, soccer and track as well as game fields for softball and baseball for Shelby County’s new high school.

  • WICHE: Corn not on the cob? Small ears may mean poor pollination

    Small stalks, small ears, poor kernel development…does this describe your corn crop this year?

    If it does, there may be several factors at work.  Drought at the wrong time can stunt your corn crop (we haven’t had that this year), as can cold damage (if you put your crop out early you could see a little stunting from a late spring cold snap), poor drainage and poor soil fertility, especially nitrogen.

  • EARLIER: What we think: The bypass mess is a bad contract

    Last week we implored you to call or e-mail Kay & Kay Contracting and ask those in charge why they aren’t here working on the Shelbyville Bypass.

    You are the taxpayers whose dollars are funding this project, and you have a right to know why nothing is happening. We told you that the contractors have a moral obligation to reply.

    Some of you took our suggestion, but the heavy equipment remains just as idle as it was last week.

  • News briefs: July 17, 2009

    State unemployment rises again in June  

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for June 2009 reached a near 26-year high of 10.9 percent from a revised 10.7 percent in May 2009, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported. Local and regional figures are due out this morning.

  • County postpones approval of plan update

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates voted Tuesday to postpone a first reading to adopt the goals and objectives portion of the county's new Comprehensive Plan.

    The consensus of the court, sparked by Magistrate Michael Riggs, is that magistrates did not want to approve the plan because planners had not explained the variances of the document to them.

  • Relatives spice up a Bland reunion

     To say that the Bland family's annual reunion will be "different" is putting it mildly.

    The Blands, a family that can trace its ancestry back to medieval times in England and include a former Shelbyville mayor, are having a larger reunion than most folks. In fact, they're inviting the entire country.

    The Bland National Family Reunion, held at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville last weekend, is a tradition that has been ongoing for the past 25 years, since a group of local Blands met up in Elizabethtown with Blands from Colorado and South Carolina.

  • Tapp mum on plans for cash

    With no opponent in his last election, state Sen. Gary Tapp is sitting on a significant amount of campaign contributions, money  he no longer will need because he isn’t seeking re-election in 2010.

    Kentucky Registry of Election Finance Records show Tapp had just less than $69,000 in campaign funds as of the last reporting date, Nov. 7, 2008.

    State law does not allow a candidate to keep leftover funds but does allow the candidate some options for spending the money. By law, Tapp can: