Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 20, 2012

    Simpsonville company’s parent

    featured on ‘Undercover Boss’

    The parent company of a business based in Simpsonville is getting an unusual look from its boss this week – and you can watch the whole thing.

    Dina Dwyer-Owens, owner of the Dwyer Group, which owns Mr. Electric in Simpsonville, will be featured Sunday night on the CBS program Undercover Boss.

  • John Deere dealer group expands

    Limestone Farm, Lawn & Worksite, the company that emerged from the John Deere dealership in Shelby County, has grown by two more stores.

    Limestone, co-owned by Mark Burks of Shelbyville, acquired the John Deere dealerships in Louisville and Somerset from Hartland Equipment to add to its five locations, which include the former Shelby Supply on Taylorsville Road.

  • Radio station will change from sports to country music

    The station, 101.7-FM, debuted Thursday with a new format and new call letters.

    Formerly known as WKRD-FM, it is now WVKY-FM, featuring country and western music.

    The station switched hands from Clear Channel to Southern Belle LLC, a company that also bought three Frankfort stations from Forever Communications for $700,000.

  • Multi-Purpose earns $1 million federal grant

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has been awarded a $1 million grant federal grant for a program that will promote healthy marriages and relationships.

    The $1,034,712 federal grant, which spans three years, is from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, and Kim Embrey-Hill, executive director of Multi-Purpose, said her agency is one of only 60 such agencies in the country to receive this grant.

  • KSP closes probe in shooting of teen

    More than two weeks after a Shelby County Grand Jury ruled that a Shelbyville Police officer was justified in shooting and killing a teen in his grandmother’s home, the investigation has been closed.
    Kentucky State Police Det. Ben Wolcott had said after the grand jury ruled Jan. 4 that he expected to wrap up the investigation into the shooting of 19-year-old Trey Williams by Shelbyville Police officer Suzanna Marcum that week, but that has stretched two more weeks.

  • Edward Burton Cook: 1909-2012

    On Monday, many in the community will gather to say goodbye to a man much loved in Shelby County for more than a century.

    Edward Burton Cook, 102, died Thursday, leaving behind a loving family and his extended church family at Burks Branch Baptist.

    “He was our oldest member, and up until just a few years ago, you would never imagine he was that old,” said his minister, Billy Betts, who will preach Cook’s eulogy at Shannon Funeral Home.

  • Shelbyville is going to say good-bye to its famous Pink Lady

    She’s a beauty, a 1966 Ford Mustang in Playboy Pink, dubbed the Pink Lady, for obvious reasons.

    She once roamed the streets of sunny California and was picked up in Utah by owners Mike and Gloria Bazan, who brought her home to Shelbyville nearly two decades ago and lovingly restored her until she was, well, in the pink.

    She’s a winner of many awards and has been featured in numerous magazine articles and photographs, including the pages of this newspaper at least twice.

    Indeed, the Pink Lady causes quite a stir wherever she goes.

  • Scholl to present vocal recital

    Olivia Nicole Scholl, Shelby County High School senior, will present a senior voice recital at 6 p.m. Sunday at Highland Baptist Church in Shelbyville. The public is invited to attend.  The program will consist of selections by Felix Mendelssohn, Claude Debussy and Leonard Bernstein as well as several pieces from Broadway musicals.

    Scholl, a soprano, is a member of Shelby Singers, Blast and Sequins Show Choir, Treble and Chamber Singers under the direction of  Courtney Richardson, and she studies voice and piano with Lynne McReynolds Chenault. 

  • Simpsonville may add property on Buck Creek

    If a proposal given preliminary OK by the Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday moves forward, the city soon will become a bit larger.

    Responding to a request by a representative from Trio Realty Co., city commissioners approved on first reading an ordinance that that would annex 82.356 acres south of Interstate 64. The second and final reading would be heard Feb. 7.

  • Shelby County tourism commission wants delegate from Simpsonville

    Simpsonville now has a full-fledged delegate on the county’s tourism commission.

    Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Visitors Bureau, told the city commission at its meeting Wednesday that it was time the city had an appointee on the tourism commission, joining three positions each held by delegates from Shelby County Fiscal Court and Shelbyville City Council.