Today's News

  • EARLIER: Tapp won’t seek re-election in 2010

    State Sen. Gary Tapp said Tuesday he would not be a candidate for re-election when his term expires in 2010.

    “I've been there 12 years, and that's pretty much enough,” Tapp said. “I want to spend more time with my business and with my family.”

  • EARLIER: Hornback: County has marijuana problem

    At a forum with the Shelby County Republican Party on Thursday night, state Senate candidate Paul Hornback was the guest speaker, and the subject of marijuana came up.

    One questioner wanted to know if Hornback favored legalizing marijuana.

    "I am against it," he said, adding that he did not think it would possible to keep track of where it would be grown and how it would be used. He said that marijuana grows all around the county on the farms of unsuspecting farmers.

  • Anti-drug video featuring students to premiere Jan. 29

    You can see the anti-drug video starring local middle and high school students starting today at a movie theater in Shelbyville.

    This 90-minute video, titled The New Cool, will feature 16 students from East and West middle schools and Shelby County High School denouncing drugs and alcohol and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

    Elizabeth Lafferty of Shelby Prevention, helped the students with the video and took them to an International Drug Prevention Conference in Louisville.

  • A piece of the fabric of Shelby County becomes a man of the cloth

    This is a scene that might be played out in any town, large or small.

    On a recent weekday, around a lunch table at a popular eatery near the courthouse, sat a judge, a magistrate, a court officer, a banker, a retired businessman, a would-be public official and a newspaper editor.

    In some circles this would be called a power lunch, and in fact each person has a significant role in Shelby County’s power structure.

    All the names at the table were important, just not so important to this story.

  • What we think: More candidates improve process

    The slates pretty much are in place for our election year, and we wish we would have more candidates on our ballots.

    Yes, we have some races that have drawn significant interest – the District 20 state senate race prime among them – but in so many places we have leaders who will move directly to November or, more likely, remain in the roles they have.

    The upside of this process is that Shelby County has strong leadership.

  • Court Reports: Feb. 2, 2010

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  • We congratulate: Students who filed anti-drug video

    You have to hand it to the group of 16 middle- and high-school students who created that new film to alert teens to the treachery of drugs and alcohol.

    The New Cool is a 90-second spot that was coordinated through the efforts of Elizabeth Lafferty and Sarah Fouts at Shelby Prevention, and the best part is that its message will be seen and seen and seen.

  • Nicholas Meriwether Chapter 1: The hazards of locating land in frontier Kentucky

    “Your Country is infested with hostile Indians and both you and Nicholas are liable to be taken off any day, . . . “

    Captain William Meriwether wrote this to his son, William, May 27, 1786.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: Jan. 30, 2010

    Charles Richmond III of 1005 High Street in Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Theresa Parrish, aka Theresa Richmond of 1005 High Street in Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Curtis E. Ellis of 3102 Sunnyside Road in Smithfield was indicted for second-degree robbery, complicity.