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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 27, 2009

     Barnett promoted by Whayne

    Will Barnett of Shelbyville has accepted the position of service foreman for the Louisville branch of Whayne Supply, Exchange Manager Dan Frailly announced. Barnett has been with Whayne for several years now. He most recently served as No. 1 Rental Tech. Barnett attended the University of Kentucky. 

  • Farmers seeing record prices for corn, beans

    John Hammonds has had a pretty good year with his corn and soybeans – and that’s an understatement.

    Hammonds, who farms about 200 acres of corn, mostly on Mulberry Pike near Eminence, said that in drought-laden 2008, his crop produced about 100 bushels of corn per acre.

  • SCCT takes honors in state event

    Actors from Shelby County Community Theatre took first runner-up for Best Play at the Kentucky Theatre Association’s Community Theatre Festival on Saturday – one of three prizes overall – and earned a trip next spring to the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), the region’s largest theater event.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 25, 2009

     November is Retired Teachers Month

  • We congratulate: The progress (?) on health care

    You may not like what you read, and you may be, like us, getting tired of the rhetoric, but surely you see this as a time to congratulate our congressional leaders for finally doing something that needs drastically to be done: overhaul our health-care system.

    We are a couple of miles from the finish line, it would seem, but the tape on what has been a decades-long run is in sight.

  • Community Datebook

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    Pool fun

    The Clear Creek Family Activity Center will have the 8-foot tall inflatable slide and 6-foot tall inflatable beach ball in the swimming pool from noon-4 p.m. today and Friday this week.

  • Fulfilling earth's promise: Farm builds county's first solar structure

    Just a few tiles here and a couple appliances there, and what is quite possibly Shelby County's first passive/active solar building will be complete.

    This spacious building is the office for Earth's Promise Farm, owned by Jason Tucker and Sandee Corlett, and represents a sort of environmental entrepreneurship, a farm that lives off itself right down to its building.

  • WICHE: Civilization and the art of saving seeds

    Real human advancement was made when we finally figured out that saving seed from the very best food plants was a way to get some really good food next year.

    The pumpkins that the Wampanoag served the pilgrims were more like gourd if compared to the sugar pumpkins available today! The evolution of tastier food crops was aided by the human hand through the process of seed saving and meticulous selection based on vigor, pest resistance, drought tolerance, yield and taste. 

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  • Man charged with murder

    A Shelbyville man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a Franklin County man on Friday night.

    Melvin Hawkins, 35, of 102 Lynne Acres is accused of stabbing  Ricky Wright, 46, of 2127 Mink Run Road in Franklin County.

    Shelby Police Major. D. Goodwin said the stabbing happened at the apartment building.