Today's News

  • Released from jail, Wills paying debt

    In mid-November, after spending nine months behind bars for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, Jody Wills began a new phase of her life – that of a citizen with a court-ordered debt to pay.

  • EARLIER: JHS settles in penis amputation

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has settled a lawsuit with a man who says his penis was amputated without his permission, thus avoiding a jury trial that is scheduled to begin Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    More than three years ago, Phillip Seaton of Waddy woke up at JHS after what was supposed to be a routine circumcision and found his penis had been removed.

  • In search of the ‘a-ha!’ moments

    A man goes into his favorite deli where the waiter immediately brings his regular order: a bowl of matzo ball soup. The customer signals the waiter to come back.

    "Taste the soup!" he commands.

    "Why?" inquires the surprised waiter.

    "Taste the soup!" comes the reply.

    "Max, you've been coming in here every day for ten years. There's never been anything wrong with the soup."

    "Taste the soup!"

  • Food prices up slightly but less than nationally

    This is probably no big shock, but you paid slightly more for your food in 2010.
    The latest survey by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation shows that retail food prices grew about by $2.71 – that’s 2.5 percent – in December and were up about 3.9 percent from 2009.
    Farm Bureau surveys 40 basic grocery items, and its sales ticket totaled up to $109.21.
    Twenty-two items on the list increased in price, and 16 decreased. Two items – cucumbers and a 24-slice package of American cheese – remained the same.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville repairing large sewage break

    Simpsonville officials are dealing with a large sewer break that so far posed no problems for residents.
    A major line on the northern side of the Rolling Ridge development broke on Monday night or early Tuesday, and the repairs will require a few more days to complete.
    The line runs behind houses and near the Meadow Ridge Apartment complex, and because it luckily is a “gravity line,” there has been no backup near homes, City Administrator David Eaton said.

  • 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


    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.