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Today's News

  • Putting pennies to use; State lottery sales, prizes on the rise

    Shelby County is full of winners.

    Of the 17 counties in the Kentucky Lottery's Jefferson Sales Region, Shelby County ranks fifth in Kentucky Lottery sales and prizes during the 2008 fiscal year (July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008).

    Lottery players shelled out more than $7.2 million in Shelby County in that time. Big or small, there were plenty of winners, as $4.7 million in prizes were paid in the county.

  • Bypass construction on schedule

    Carl Henry was smiling big because he good news to report about the progress with construction of the Shelbyville Bypass.

    "Burks Branch is back open again," he said. "And it's about time."

    State officials said no further delays are anticipated and that the entire, $26.1million project is on schedule to be completed by August 2009.

    "Right now, the excavation work is done, and almost all the bridge road work is also done," said Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. "We have one more concrete pour coming up on Tuesday."

  • Cardinals take over in second half, beat Rockets 40-9

    The SCHS football team came out strong, but faded in the second half of a 40-9 loss at Scott County Friday.

    The Rockets stormed out to a touchdown on the game's opening possession. Matt Page hit Tavis Elzy on a 13-yard pass to get the Rockets on the board. The quarterback hit Elzy earlier in the drive for 35 yards to set up the score. After the extra point missed, Shelby held a 6-0 lead.

    The Rockets then recovered a Scott County fumble on Cardinals' 32, turning that into a 27-yard field goal and a 9-0 lead.

  • New tanning salon opens in Clay Village

    Ghedra Dunn has opened a new tanning salon located on Frankfort Road at the Village Office Complex, the site of the former Henry Clay School.

    The salon contains six tanning rooms, some of which are decorated with themes, such as the "Cowboy Room," the "Red, White and Blue Room," and the "Pink Room."

    There is also a small play area for children.

    The salon is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Couple describes shock, trauma of genital removal

    Phillip Seaton struggled to control his emotions with difficulty as he talked about waking up from surgery to discover he no longer had a penis.

    Seaton, 61, said he went into Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in last October to have a simple circumcision to have his foreskin removed because the excess skin was contributing to what he was told was some type of infection on the tip of his penis.

    "The doctor knew that's all that was supposed to be done," he said Friday. "We even joked about it, like, don't take off too much."

  • Wall Street shakes Main Street

    723 miles.

    That's how far Wall Street is from downtown Shelbyville.

    That might seem like a long way, but the proposed $700 billion bailout of failing mortgage finance companies will hit pretty close to home.

    It would cost taxpayers in Shelby County alone $80 million.

    Some people are calling Wall Street's current financial crisis the worst since The Great Depression, causing many nationally and locally to question the wisdom of the bailout and the overall financial stability of the country.

  • Myles: Cops can't carry into court

    Like most judges, John David Myles doesn't want guns to be brought into his courtroom. But, unlike most judges, Myles has even prohibited law-enforcement officers from packing heat in his courtroom.

    And the decision has caused several local police officers to be up in arms.

    Myles, who is the Family Court judge, said his decision is for the safety of those in the court.

  • Martinrea to cut 84 workers

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping, continuing to battle the struggling automotive economy, will eliminate one-third of its workforce during the next two months.

    And if the situation there doesn't improve, local union leaders say they believe the plant might be shut down entirely.

    Local 2383 President Dwayne Gilbert said that 37 union workers would be let go on Wednesday and 47 more on Nov. 10, leaving 147 employees at the company that in 2000 had about 1,100 in 2000.

  • Bypass construction on schedule

    Carl Henry was smiling big because he good news to report about the progress with construction of the Shelbyville Bypass.

    "Burks Branch is back open again," he said. "And it's about time."

    State officials said no further delays are anticipated and that the entire, $26.1million project is on schedule to be completed by August 2009.

    "Right now, the excavation work is done, and almost all the bridge road work is also done, said Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. We have one more concrete pour coming up on Tuesday.

  • Shelby County deeds and permits

    Deed transfers

    Kinman, Inc. to Geneva a. L. Kuck, property near Southville at Shelbyville and Little Mount turnpikes, $92,500.

    Edwin G. and Frances J. Frey to Brenda and Ronald Metcalf, tract 2A, subdivision plat in Simpsonville, $25,000.

    General Land Development Corporation, to Michael F. and Jeanie M. Gatti, tract 7F, Rutledge Farm East divided, $42,000.

    Brassfield, Inc. to Knobview Partners, LLC, lot 90, North Country subdivision, section IV, $29,000.

    Heather Powell Widener to Sandy and April Kring, tract 6, K Long Farm divided, $105,000.