Today's News

  • News briefs: July 20, 2012

    Men’s shelter to hold

    open house Sunday

    The Open Door of Hope, a men’s shelter located at 211 8th St. in Shelbyville, will have an open house Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. to show off its new substance-abuse facility.

  • Arts Briefs: July 20, 2012

    Drama presentation at coffee house

    Drama workshop coach Libby Sears Blair will introduce her drama workshop team of players at 4 p.m. Saturday at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    These sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, the West Side Players, will use their new skills to present classic American poetry and prose.

    For more information, call 647-7751 for more information.


    ‘Honk! Jr.’ auditions

  • Ag Report: July 20, 2012

    Collins student returns from ag leadership event

    Collins High School student Spencer Hammond recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, where he and 41 other high school students from around the state attended the 5-day summer leadership conference, held in June at the University of Kentucky.

    An identical IFAL conference also was held at Murray State University for an additional 42 students.

  • Real Estate deeds: July 20, 2012

    May 18-22

    Kevin Hinkle to Kelly Hinkle, Lot 28, Charleston, Sec. 1, $229,900

    Donna Watts Henshaw, Donna Watts Nethery and John Kevin Henshaw to Linda Noell Penn, Part of Lots 4 and 6, Block B, Ashland 2, $125,000

    Scott G. and Leah L. Ammerman to David Lance Grebe, tracts of 6 acres and 5.99 acres on Vigo Road, $25,000

    Timmy White to Jay L. and Evelyn R. Hollingworth, 9.414 acres on Rockbridge Pike, $82,000

  • EARLIER: King will remain jailed while Hickman mulls decision

    TAYLORSVILLE -- A Mount Eden woman serving time for the 1998 murder of a Shelbyville man will wait for at least another month to hear if she will be granted a new trial  — and she'll do her waiting in prison.

    After a suspect being questioned by Louisville Metro Police on separate charges claimed he — not Susan Jean King, 52 — committed the murder of Kyle "Deanie" Breeden in 1998, King's attorney filed a motion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence.

  • WICHE: Small ears may mean poor pollination for corn

    I gave up growing corn a long time ago. I figured others can grow it better than I, so why take up the space. I drive by Gallrein Farms in Bagdad twice a week, and their “sweet corn” sign has been hung, so there are no worries. They have the best corn this side of the Mississippi.

  • Simpsonville to use legal action to obtain final easement

    Simpsonville’s village center sidewalk project has been sitting on go for a couple of months now, and the city commission on Wednesday voted to take legal action to remove one obstacle to its beginning.

    The commission voted unanimously – with Scott McDowell and Vicky Wise absent – to pursue possible condemnation of property at 7026 Shelbyville Road because its owner, Henry Lee, will not grant an easement sufficient for the sidewalk and other accoutrements to be built at that location.

  • 90th birthday

    James C. Hardy Jr. will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sunday with a family gathering at his daughter’s home. He is both a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, where he served with the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater. He is also a long-standing Mason and was very active in the Shawnee Lodge in Louisville until recently. Hardy currently resides at Crestview Nursing Home.

  • Birth: Cook daughter

    Richard and George Cook of Shelbyville announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, on June 7, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. She has been named Charlotte Rose Cook.

    Grandparents are Donald and Tammy Redmon and Richard Cook Sr., all of Shelbyville

    Great-grandparents are Charlotte and Ronald Haydon, Donald Cook and Naomi Goodman, all of Shelbyville, and Carrie Jones of Florida.

  • Bone marrow transplant goes well for baby

    “Awesome!” was the sentiment expressed by one person and echoed throughout Shelby County on Wednesday as the news of 8-month old Addison Miles’ successful bone marrow transplant procedure circulated around the community.

    “It’s time to pray some more for this beautiful infant and her family,” said Gary Walls, who has been following the baby’s progress through her ordeal with leukemia, a battle she has been waging since March.