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Today's News

  • Pilcher recognized at UofL

    Kayla Kathleen Pilcher was recognized as a member in good standing in Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors organization and Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in education at the University of Louisville. She is the current president of KEA chapter at the school and is a senior majoring in middle and secondary education. Kayla is a 2009 Shelby County High School graduate and is the daughter of Larry and Paula Pilcher of Shelbyville.

  • Super Bowl veteran talks about coaches in the family

    Last summer when the 2012 National Football League schedules were released, one resident of Shelbyville was positive that we would see brothers coaching against each other in a Super Bowl.

    And Buddy Ryan was right. He just had the brothers wrong.

    “When the schedule came out, I really though the Ryan brothers were going to be playing each other,” he said on Thursday morning from a farm off Scott Station Road.

  • Farms don’t freeze in winter

    The chill factor may be near zero this morning, the ground frozen hard and animals gathered up in an effort to feed off each other’s heat, but that doesn’t mean work stands still on Shelby County’s farms.

    The type of work being done by farmers on frigid winter days may depend on the type of farm being operated, but there is still more than enough to keep everyone busy.

  • New business: Haymond CPA, PSC

    Address: 500 Main St., Suite 3, Shelbyville

  • Business briefcase: Feb. 1, 2013

    Businesses in Shelby among state’s Best Places to Work

    Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Hosparus and Hilliard Lyons – three businesses with presences in Shelby County – are repeaters on a list of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky in the ninth annual competition conducted by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management in conjunction with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    Two other businesses with Shelby presences, Republic Bank and Baptist Health, also are among the 74 finalists.

  • EARLIER: Hemp issue continues to fire up

    The economy-driven concept that Kentucky farmers should be allowed to grow and sell and industrial form of hemp continues to gain momentum, even as law enforcement officers question its impact on illegal drugs.

    Bills to that effect have been filed in the state House and the Senate in past years, but they never have been successful.

    But this year such legislation might have a fighting chance, said Sen. Paul Hornback, (R-Shelbyville), a supporter of Senate Bill 50 that proposes to license industrial hemp growers in Kentucky.

  • Shelby woman’s work lands license plate

    A new specialty plate that will be on sale Monday promotes family values and even carries the national motto.

    But the ROCK Cares, In God We Trust special plate, with its American flag and patriotic red, white and blue colors, should not be confused with the Unbridled Spirit In God We Trust plate that was released by the Transportation Cabinet in 2011.

  • EARLIER: Shelby residents get chance to talk about garbage plan

    Solid waste officials are ready to take their plan for a new facility to the public.

    Kerry Magan, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty’s appointee for the 109 Board, said in the upcoming series of five public meetings scheduled for Tuesday through Feb. 12, government officials won’t be running the show.

     “Instead of the magistrates and the mayor, it will be citizens who show up to offer opinions and criticism who will be heard,” Magan said.

    That first meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Will almanac or groundhog get it right?

    Will it be a long cold winter?

    Are we in for another month (or more!) of ice, snow, slush and just general nasty weather?

    Almanacs have been traditional sources of information for people who want to get a long-term picture of the winter season, especially for farmers, who have to schedule their activities and their lives around the weather.

    But how accurate are those sources, really?

    Horticulture Agent Walt Reichert of the Shelby County Extension Office said you have to take those long-term weather predictions with a grain of salt.

  • No response yet in amputation suit

    A surgeon from Shelbyville sued in November by a patient has not yet filed a response to those charges.

    Randall Phillips of Campbellsville filed suit Nov. 9 in Shelby County Circuit Court against Dr. Christopher J. Theuer, Surgical Associates PSC of Shelbyville and Louisville Surgical Associates, alleging that Theuer mistakenly amputated body parts during a hernia procedure.