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Today's News

  • Jailer's stepson fatally shot

    The stepson of Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits was found shot to death early Saturday morning.

    Metro Louisville Police said Gregory Lynn Miller, 29, of Pendleton was killed in an altercation in eastern Jefferson County.

    The incident happened at about 2 a.m., when Louisville Metro Police responded to a call of shots fired.

    When officers arrived at the apartment on Charter Oaks Drive, they found Miller dead at the scene and two others wounded.

  • Nature's second act commences

    Act One of Kentucky's springtime show is almost over; Act Two is just beginning.

    The tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, dogwoods, redbuds and  forsythia of early spring are gone, or nearly so. The cool, wet spring has left still in flower a few white and pink dogwoods lining Main Street, but most have dropped their blooms and are sporting green leaves. A few daffodils still hang on. Tulips may be the flowers of the Derby, but they are long gone from local gardens.

  • Can you lick your fingers after eating grilled chicken?

     

    Don’t you just love the new marketing campaign for KFC? You know, the one challenging you to think of the restaurant’s grilled chicken as a great healthy meal. Doesn’t the whole idea have a lot of pluck?

    First the word “fried” is eliminated from the company’s name, and now we have the franchise chicken itself removed from the advertising in that wonderful, backhanded way of marketers.

  • Heavy rains create mud slide

    Shelby Countians reported no problems with the heavy thunderstorms that blew through the area on Friday – except for a heavy mound of dirt.

    Already well-saturated soil could not contain the heavy storms that arrived around 4 p.m., dumping about 1.26 inches on the area.

    Creeks and drainage ditches surged outside their banks and into fields, parking lots and yards, but at the site of the new Judicial Center in downtown Shelbyville, the runoff took some property with it.

  • Lady Rockets clip Flyers

    The sun came finally came out late Thursday afternoon, just in time to dry out the field enough for the Lady Rockets to take on Franklin County at the Shelby County Schools Sports Complex.

    Although no shutout, Shelby County (12-9) did hold the Lady Flyers to two runs, winning, 3-2.

    The Flyers (14-10) scored two runs in the top of the first, and then it was the Rockets' turn, scoring two in the bottom of the second.

    Dee Dee Davis, the Rockets' leadoff hitter, reached on a walk, scoring the team's first run on a hit by Shauna Gramig

  • Simpsonville resident honored for sports accomplishments

    You read about Mike Casey and Elmore Just, but last Thursday was a proud moment for another Shelby Countian -- Patti Jo Hedges-Ward of Simpsonville.

    She was inducted into her fourth hall of fame - the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame-at the Crowne Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom in Louisville, joining Casey and Just in this year's class.

    Hedges-Ward has worn many hats during her athletic career, playing high-level softball, tackle football, basketball and track.

  • Simpsonville sets budget for next year

    The 2009-2010 fiscal year budget for the city of Simpsonville projects relatively flat growth in income and expenses, but a carryover of $450,000 from the current fiscal year makes the bottom line numbers rosier.

    The city commission unanimously passed Tuesday a budget that projects revenues of just more than $1.3 million in 2009-2010 an increase of just less than 2 percent from 2008-09.

  • Man buys car with stolen check

    A Shelbyville man is in custody after he purchased a car with a stolen check,  police said.

    James M. Hinkle, 22, of High Street was arrested and charged with felony theft (over $300) and first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, which was a stolen check.

    The police report says that on March 31 Hinkle purchased a 2005 Chevy Impala at Cars of Shelbyville, located on Midland Trail.

    The report says that Hinkle later admitted to Shelbyville Police Officer Susan Marcum that he knew the check was stolen when he used it to buy the car.

  • Two local players sign with Asbury

    Josiah Karsner has been the cornerstone of his team in Shelby County and will continue that tradition at college.

    Karsner, son of Bob and Destiny Karsner of Frankfort, signed a letter-of-intent Friday with Asbury College in Wilmore.

    Karsner, a 6-foot-7 center with Cornerstone Christian Academy's Bulldogs, said he is really looking forward to playing basketball at Asbury.

    "It was my first choice, and I was really excited when I got the news a couple of months ago," he said.

  • Paramedics use masks to help ward off swine flu

    Local paramedics have joined the ranks of those in the medical profession who have began wearing protective masks when dealing with possible swine flu exposure.

    Todd Early, assistant EMS director, said the N-95 masks filter out small particles of contagion, which could carry harmful germs and viruses.

    "It's good for about two hours," he said.

    He added that the masks may be purchased by the public at medical supply companies and drugstores, but that he considers them "overkill" to be worn by everyone.