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Today's News

  • Church news: July 13, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

    Bethel A.M.E.
    Church service starts at 11 a.m. The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

  • Factory worker dies after freak accident at factory

    A factory worker who was accidentally run over by a car driven by a coworker in the plant’s parking lot Friday has died from his injuries.

    Arnoldo Adan Sanchez Roblero, 29, known locally as Omar Vargas, died at the University of Louisville Hospital Friday, about three hours after the accident, which happened just before noon at Kittrich Corporation off Isaac Shelby Drive, said paramedic Jeff Ivers, who is also Chief Deputy Coroner and assistant Shelby County fire chief.

  • Johnson Controls recognized as one of state’s safest

    For about three-and-a-half years the workforce at Johnson Controls had a perfect safety record.

    Its plant in Shelbyville accumulated more than 1,250,000 hours without a loss-time injury or illness. And because of that incredible streak, the company earned the Governor’s Safety and Health Award in May, and finally received the plaque on Wednesday.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: 2nd zone change request for commissioners

    A group with five principal partners will request a zone change for the Vistas of Jeptha Knob in the 5900 block of Frankfort Road during Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    The request is to turn seven lots totaling 98 acres currently zoned Residential Estates (RE) to Agriculture. The RE classification lists minimum lot sizes of 1 acre with the principal use as a detached single-family home.

  • News briefs: July 18, 2012

    Rain should be arriving to deal with our drought

    The heat has abated, but the singed crops and lawns would welcome drought-denting rains

    that could spread over Shelby County today and into the weekend.

  • Pleasureville mischief to get police attention

    NEW CASTLE – “You’re probably going to start getting some calls.”

    That, Henry County Sheriff’s Department Detective Danny Stivers predicted, will happen when the HCSD starts patrolling Pleasureville at 3 and 4 a.m. In particular, he warned that angry parents, whose children are being returned to them in the wee hours of the morning, might be a little miffed.

    “After 2 a.m., if they’re under 18, we’re going to start waking people up,” Stivers told the Pleasureville City Commission.

  • Reading program reward winners

    A group of Shelby County girls were treated to a party at the Club Tabby at the Oxmoor Mall on July 6. The party titled “Where Reading and Girls Rock” was a reward for completing the Shelby County Library Summer Reading Program. The party was attended by (from left) Hannah Brown, Katherine Church, Bryce Berry and Brooke Berry.

  • Ice cream social at library

    Not even rain could dampen the kick-off for the Summer Reading Ice Cream Social at the Shelby County Public Library on June 16. There was plenty of ice cream and good music by Kentucky Blue.

  • New floor for Bobcats

    Simpsonville Elementary Principal Jill Tingle tried her dribbling techniques before posing for a photo with the new mascot emblem featured on the new gymnasium floor at her school. A new, shock-absorbent surface features striping for basketball, volleyball and bowling. Tingle said a dedication is being planned for August.

  • Going to Gatton