Today's News

  • Shelby County High School student is red carpet bound

    The call came on March 9. She has had more than four months to prepare. Now the big weekend has arrived for Shelby County High School sophomore Kaitlyn Quach.

    This Saturday morning, Kaitlyn and her parents, her boyfriend and a chaperone will board a plane for Los Angeles, where she’ll walk the Red Carpet at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

  • New Business: Shelby Christian Cab

    Address: 515 Brown Ave., Shelbyville


    Who we are:  Charles Ashby, long known for his ministry and operating sports leagues at Clay Street Baptist Church in Shelbyville, is the owner and operator of this new cab service for the community of Shelbyville. He decided to re-open the business that he once owned in 1993 after seeing the need for transportation within our community.


  • Business Briefcase: July 20, 2012

    APT owner Sageser named to 40 Under 40 honors

    A second Shelby County resident has been named to Business First’sannual 40 Under 40 list, which is scheduled to be released later this month.

    Renea Sageser, president and owner of Associates in Pediatric Therapy, has joined previously announced Josh Hurst on the list.

    The list honors rising business leaders who provide service to their community.

  • Shelby success stories: Orie Mullen has risen to be leader of new team

    In the late 1960s, Orie T. Mullen Jr. was just another guy from Simpsonville on some pretty good little league baseball teams in Shelby County.

    Today he heads a company overseeing health-insurance coverage for 3.2 million active and retired members of the United States armed forces.

    Mullen is president of Humana Military, a $3.2 billion company based in Louisville that manages the U.S. Department of Defense’s health insurance program, covering a 10-state region in the South.

  • 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.