Today's News

  • News briefs: March 23, 2012

    Kentucky’s jobless rate

    drops to 8.7% in February

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in February 2012 from a revised 8.8 percent in January 2012, marking the eighth consecutive month the rate has declined, according the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Real Estate deeds: March 23, 2012

    Feb. 1-12

    Nadene Starrett Mason Estate, William D. and Jeannie Mason and Melinda L. Stoess,  to Amber N. and Charles R. Stoess III, property on Clarks Station Road, $10 and considerations

    Thompson Real Estate Holdings LLC to Melissa and Christopher Thompson, Tracts 3A-1, Shelburne Farm, $158,000

    James and Karla Ferguson to Brad and Shari Thompson, Lot 130, Rolling Ridge, Phase 4, Section 1, $132,500

    Forever Communications Inc. to Capcity Communications LLC, property on U.S. 60, $15,000

  • Annual event to focus on healthy choices for women

    Wellness can be defined as a “state of well-being.” An active process of becoming healthy. Seeking more information to improve oneself. We usually associate wellness with good health or a healthy lifestyle.

    Although many of us struggle to live a healthy lifestyle, we can improve our health and our choices –  and in doing so, we seek wellness.

  • Future possibilities

    Model. Webmaster. Dentist. Attorney. Counselor. UPS. Salesman. These careers and more were introduced to students at Southside Elementary as part of its Career Day. Superintendent James Neihof told the assembly, “Dream big and work hard to make those dreams come true.” Adults spoke at the assembly and then gave presentations in individual classrooms throughout the grade levels. Each emphasized what skills they use that the children are now learning: reading, writing, math, communication, etc.

  • Ag Report: March 23, 2012

    Shelby County home to 2

    Certified Roadside Farm Markets

    Two of the state’s 106 certified roadside markets are in Shelby County. The 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program recently accepted  Gallrein Farms and Mulberry Orchard.

    In joining the program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Farm Bureau endorses them for their standards of quality, freshness and marketing appeal.

  • WICHE: Potatoes ready for the garden

    It’s time to start it all over again, thank goodness!

    I had to buy some potatoes from the grocery a few weeks back because we had finally finished all that were stored in the basement. Home-grown potatoes, even the old ones in their slightly shriveled state, are far superior to the kind that come in a plastic bag!

    I am really ready to get my hands in the soil and planting potatoes is just the thing to get the season rolling.

  • Wednesday's First 4

    It's time to dust off the old blog again because - to steal a line from one of my favorite Steve Carell movies - I'm afraid if I don't use it I might lose it. So here's a quick glance at Wednesday.

    1. The big news of the day, and so far the week, is the resignation (wink, wink) of Shelby County boys' basketball coach Rick Parsons.

  • Sing-a-long

  • I'm one: Parker James Wiley

    Parker James Wiley celebrated his first birthday Feb. 5, 2012.

    He is the son of Timothy and Kayla Wiley of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Gayle and Brenda Wiley, James and Karla Riddle and Uncle Jamie, all of Shelbyville.

  • Engagement: Shields-Harbin

    Junior and Melissa Shields of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Lynn Shields of Shelbyville, to Taylor Bryant Harbin of Simpsonville. He is the son of Art and Carrie Harbin of Louisville.

    The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. April 28, 2012 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Eden.

    All friends and family are invited.