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Today's News

  • County welcomes aboard new magistrates

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court welcomed two new magistrates Tuesday night at its first meeting of the new year.

    Bill Hedges, in District 4, and Eddie Kingsolver, in District 5, replaced longtime magistrates Cordy Armstrong and Betty Curtsinger, respectively.

  • WICHE: Resist temptation to continue bad habits

    We all have bad habits. Some people chew their fingernails; others mow their grass too short in the summer. You can guess which one bugs me the most.
    The odd thing about many of the worst bad habits in the garden is that they have become so commonplace. The worst offenses are repeated everywhere to the extent that gardeners think they are the rule.
    Over-mulching, for example, has been an epidemic problem for many years despite the fact that research spells out trouble for our plants when we bury their roots under a foot of hardwood mulch.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 7, 2011

      Burglary

    Jerry R. Ford, 40, of 612 10th St. in Shelbyville was arrested Dec. 28 at 303 Main St. and charged with third-degree burglary.

    Jason D. Mays, 18, of 432 Lincoln Station Road in Simpsonville was arrested Dec. 27 at 501 Main St. and charged with second-degree burglary.

  • Court report: Jan. 5, 2011

  • EARLIER: U.S. 60-KY 55: A vexing intersection

    Three weeks have passed since the Shelbyville Bypass opened, and already problems are surfacing with issues relating to the newly paved road.
    Residents have written letters to the newspaper, and businesses are speaking out about what problems they see surrounding the intersection west of Shelbyville where the bypass joins KY 55 and U.S. 60.
    Although people have voiced concerns about a number of things, two problems are uppermost in their minds about what they believe needs to be changed about the intersection.

  • Deadly fire trend draws focus to prevention

    The headlines this holiday season too often have been about sorrow, not joy.
    House fires have been blazing rampantly, leaving four families in Shelby County homeless in December, two of them within a week of Christmas. Two more homes were destroyed around Thanksgiving, another a few weeks before that.

  • MY WORD: About the sale, closing of Diagnostic Imaging

    I want to let the community know what really went on with the closing of Diagnostic Imaging Shelbyville.
    First of all, I would like you to know that I was employed by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville full time from approximately August 1994 to November 2006 and am very proud of that.
    My last position there was in the Radiology Department as radiology clerk/dark room assistant. I took pride in my job and made sure that all avenues were taken to make sure that the patients were treated in a manner in which I would want to be treated.

  • 5 generation: Sanford

    5-generations of the Sanford family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (on floor) Noel Sanford and her daughter, Abagail Sanford; (second row) Ryan Sanford, holding his daughter, Mary, Lorene Mahoney, holding her great-great grandson Gabriel Jackson, grandfather Billy Sanford; and (back row) Amber Jackson and Joyce Sanford, great-grandmother.

  • Wedding: McNeal

    Mandi and Vince McNeal were married on Oct. 17 in the garden of the Bodley Bullock House in Lexington.

    Mandi McNeal is the daughter of Dee Lisa Willard of Shelbyville and Willie Willard of Waddy.

    The groom is the son of Teresa Schmidt of Oldham County.

    Wedding music was provided by Forrest and Emily Coleman, who sang "The Love I Found in You" and "This Day." Sound was provided by Luke Wisely.

  • What we think: Our community goals for 2011

    As we set forth on the second decade of the second millennium, Shelby County, nearly two decades into its second century, has a significant opportunity to carve important steps in the path to its future.
    These won’t be huge leaps that cover a lot of ground, but these will be important baby steps on a determined and ineffable course that must be developed if Shelby County is to be all it can by  2092 or 2052 or even 2012.