Today's News

  • WICHE: Chinese chestnuts ready for harvest

    As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts.

    Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees. As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut.

    After they eat their daily grain ration, they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground. 

  • Avid Shelby hunter uses game dinner as fund-raising event

    If you spend any time at all talking with Al Brown, you will have no trouble understanding why he helped found the annual Fall Hunting Kickoff and Wild Game Feast, which is scheduled for Saturday night at Floral Hall on the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    Brown, who is a fervent hunting enthusiast, is also passionate about helping the youth ministry of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, which is the beneficiary of the charity auction and eating event.

  • State to help Black & Decker to add jobs

    State economic development officials have given Stanley Black & Decker the preliminary OK for tax incentives to expand its facility in Shelbyville.

    The plant on Harry Long Drive, which manufactures power saw blades under the Dewalt brand and other home improvement products, received the preliminary OK last week for $500,000 for up to five years for a $2 million expansion project.

    The plan reviewed by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority in Frankfort calls for the plant to add 51 jobs at an average hourly wage of $21.

  • SCHS student participates in safe-driving program

    Shelby County High School student, Emily Hudson, was among 33 students throughout the state selected by Kentucky State Police to participate in the “Drive to Stay Alive” academy.

    The program, held at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort in September, teaches the students safe driving techniques by KSP instructors with hands-on road driving and classroom exercises, including the dangers of driving impaired, seat belt safety, distracted and aggressive driving.

  • Shelby Countians should be on lookout for prison escapees

    Shelby County residents should be on the look for two men police are seeking since they escaped Monday from the Blackburn Correctional Complex.

    Jerry Nation and Anthony James Kendrick were located in Taylorsville on Tuesday by Kentucky State Police trooper Eddie Whitworth in a red Buick stolen from Scott County, but they got away from him when he tried to pull them over.

    They drove down a gravel lane on Chatman Lane and bailed out of the vehicle in a field and fled on foot.

  • Court report: Oct. 5, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Luis Cortes-Reyes, second-offense DUI, no operator's/moped license and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – plead guilty – 11-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 24 months and $1378 fine and costs.

  • SCHMIDT: Small towns can help us develop character

    Last fall I got hurt in an accident, and for two months, I couldn't drive, write or keyboard. I was so overwhelmed by the many helpful things our family and friends thought to do and the joy they seemed to take in doing it that I began to wonder if there's something about a small town that develops some people's character such that they enjoy the right thing.

  • News briefs: Oct. 7, 2011

    Simpsonville, Shelbyville

    cancel this week’s meetings

    Because of the Kentucky League of Cities’ annual meeting in Lexington, the city governments of Shelbyville and Simpsonville will not have their regular meetings this week.

    The Simpsonville City Commission’s meeting for Tuesday was canceled. The commission next will meet at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 19.

    The Shelbyville City Council will not meet on Thursday and will meet next at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13.


  • 70th anniversary: Frances and John Joseph Moran Jr.

    Frances and John Joseph Moran Jr. have been married for 70 years. The couple was married on Oct. 25, 1941, at St. Brigid's Church by William Griesbaum.

    He retired in 1982 after 46 years of service as an electrician.

    She, the former Frances Griesbaum, is a homemaker.

    They are members of St. Michael Parish

  • Engagement: Brown-Leibig

    Randy and Marti Brown of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Brown, to Anthony Leibig. He is the son of Gloria Leibig of Jenkintown, Pa., and Ralph and Millie Leibig of Harveys Lake, Pa.

    She will graduate in December with her master’s in health science from the physician assistant program at Drexel University in Philadelphia and is a lieutenant and will practice medicine for the Air Force following graduation.