Today's News

  • Some extra little legs for this year’s Turkey Trot

    If you're planning to pull out the pants with an elastic waistband to make sure you have room for seconds and third on Thanksgiving Day, you may want to make sure you get a little exercise in first.

    The Leadership Shelby Turkey Trot has long been a way to burn some energy leading up to the meal on Thursday, and this year even more people are committing to it.

    "We have about two hundred people that are pre-registered," said Pam Winninger, the Leadership Shelby fundraising chair. "That's the largest number we've ever had."

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Estates of Notting Hill on track with new plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the final plat for the Estates of Notting Hill, phase 1, which has been in development for several years.

    The property straddles the border of Jefferson County on the north side of U.S. 60 and wraps behind some existing house and parcels.

    This development has a new owner, S&R Properties,whose representatives have said they would continue to build the development in phases.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Decline in construction causes projected $40K decline

    Shelby County has seen another huge dip this year in new-home construction, and that is posing a budgetary problem for the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke told commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night that new-home construction in the county was down 44 percent from 2010 and that building permits in general were down nearly 40 percent.

  • Thanksgiving services offer time to give thanks and to help

    Most families will gather hands around the dinner table on Thursday and give thanks for all they have – friends, family, food, shelter and happiness.

    But what Lenny Marr said he would like to see is the entire community come together, hand-in-hand on Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the county's two Community Thanksgiving Services.

  • Are there really 400 open jobs in Shelby County?

    As the holidays approach, retail, shipping and other outlets will be looking for seasonal work, but in Shelbyville that could be a problem.

    Last week, U.S. Rep Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) visited with several business leaders in Shelby County to discuss jobs. But instead of bemoaning the economy and the ability to offer jobs, Guthrie heard a much different story.

    Several of Shelby County's top employers want to hire and have jobs open, but the problem now is finding workers who want to go work.

  • SOUDER: A Thanksgiving proclamation: Giving thanks to God, by George

    Asked to write a composition titled "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving," 7-year-old Timmy wrote, "I’m thankful that I’m not a turkey!"

    Maybe this Thanksgiving you feel like that little boy – that the only thing you can think of for which to be thankful is that you’re not a turkey. Perhaps your life isn’t going like you had hoped it would. Maybe your marriage is crumbling, your children are disobedient, your job isn’t fulfilling, and your car won’t start.

  • Montell again prefiles bill to permit charter schools

    State Rep. Brad Montell is committed to the concept of charter schools for Kentucky, and he’s not letting the idea idle.

    Montell (R-Shelbyville) saw his bill to provide charter schools fail to gain traction in the 2011 legislative session, and now he is back for 2012 with a new bill that he prefiled this week.

    Last fall he made the announcement at an event in Louisville, but this time the notice arrived in the form of a press release distributed Wednesday and follow-up interview on Thursday.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 18, 2011

    Lee is new community liaison

    at Young Job Corps center

    Felicia Lee has been named business and community liaison for the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center in Louisville. Lee replaces Stephanie Barber, who was appointed to administrative manager of the complex.

  • Creative Technologies growing fast

    A Shelbyville company has a lot of reasons to be excited lately, having been named one of the fastest-growing companies in the area.

    Larry Glynn, owner of Creative Image Technologies, a company that offers audio-visual and multimedia services to clients in the education, commercial and government sectors, said he was very excited to have been ranked third on Business First’sFast 50 list.

    “Being included among the fifty fastest growing companies in the Louisville-Metro area, let alone third, that is very exciting to us,” he said.

  • Assault victim puts up a heck of a fight

    Almost two weeks after she was beaten, stabbed and left by the side of Mount Eden Road, a Shelby County woman hangs to life with the help of machines, and the man charged with assaulting her is behind bars.

    Denisse Escareno remains in a coma and fights an infection at the University of Louisville, and her closest friends and family continue to express outrage and horror that she was beaten beyond recognition and left with immeasurable injuries.