Today's News

  • Shelby Energy annual meeting: Member nominee fails in board bid

    The results from Shelby Energy’s first election that included a member-owner running for a spot on its board of directors weren’t much different than those in past years.

    Sonia McElroy of Milton gathered the proper number of signatures from members to be included on the ballot, but she lost Friday to the incumbent in District III, Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, 1,024-83, during the cooperative’s 75th annual meeting at Henry County High School.

  • Ag Report: June 29, 2012

    Law protects wineries, corn mazes

  • Business Briefcase: June 29, 2012

    Burchell takes over top job

    at Whitney Young Center


    Deborah Burchell, a veteran of Job Corps centers since 2000, is the new director of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center near Simpsonville.

  • Fireworks sales going through a boom

    Firework retailers around Shelby County agree that selling larger fireworks helps Kentucky’s economy because people no longer travel to state lines to purchase them, and those sales also raise the competition among fireworks stands.

    And there certainly is a proliferation of seasonal tents and stands that have popped up to sell the fireworks, with about 10 registered firework stands in Shelby County and about 900 in Kentucky, Kentucky State Fire Marshall William Swope said. Both those numbers are about 50 percent higher than in 2011.

  • New Business: KRAP

    Physical: 178 Midland Blvd., Shelbyville


  • SOUDER: The founders’ Declaration of ‘In-Dependence’

    Next week, as we celebrate the 4th of July, millions of Americans will have cookouts, go swimming, play cornhole and watch fireworks. A few of us actually will pause for a moment to reflect upon what the day is all about.

    As I’m sure you’re aware, the 4th of July is our national Independence Day, memorializing the day our Founding Fathers declared their independence from Great Britain.

  • Shelby man pleads guilty on sex charges

    A Shelbyville man, Carlos Juan Sapon, 24, who was arrested in August on charges of incest, rape and sexual abuse, has pleaded guilty to some of those charges.

    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll said Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has recommended no probation for Sapon.

    She added that Sapon was to have gone to trial Monday on those charges, but he accepted a plea agreement instead at the last moment.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments June 29, 2012

    Anthony W. Manning, 26, of 103 Spring St. in Simpsonville, was indicted for third-degree burglary and theft of a controlled substance.

    Jacob C. Browning, 20, of 1038 Pleasureville Road was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and receiving stolen property under $500.

    Cody O. Tucker, 25, of 97 Brookview Drive and Stephanie Tucker, 19, of 97 Brookview Drive were indicted for second-degree burglary (complicity) and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Heat rises to record range in Shelby

    Farmers, athletes, firefighters, construction workers and anyone else who spends a lot of time outside is facing a real challenge with temperatures that should approach record highs right through the weekend.

    The high reading fell a little short of that record on Thursday, topping out at 99, but that could be the lowest recording until Monday.

  • Cancer stricken baby to have transplant

    Things finally are beginning to look up for Addison Miles, a critically ill infant who has captured the hearts of her community.

    Her grandfather, David Miles, said the little girl is finally ready for a bone marrow transplant, a living-saving procedure that had to be postponed until her body had reached a certain status.