Today's News

  • Alternative water source to come through Shelby?

    Studies are still underway on the potential costs and impact that the formation of the Shelby-Franklin Regional Water Commission would have on the county. As a result, the idea was met with some questions at Wednesday's public hearing at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, but it mostly received strong support by those in attendance.

  • It's the turkeys' time

    The big red tom fanned out his tail and dropped his wings, exposing his white flight feathers for the benefit of visitors -- or more likely, the hen turkeys clucking away nearby.

    Little did he know his showing off would get him nowhere, and his strutting days were numbered.

  • The gasoline rollercoaster

    Last summer, county Road Supervisor Carl Henry was spending $150 just to fill up his personal pickup truck. And the diesel trucks his road department crew drove were chowing down on $5 a gallon diesel fuel.

    So he does not need grief counseling over gasoline prices that have seemed to be in free fall the last several months.

    “It's tickling me to death to spend, what, half what I did before,” Henry said.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Justin K. Cooper of Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree robbery, theft by unlawful taking (firearm), second-degree fleeing or evading police and public intoxication.

    William Jones Jr. of Madisonville, Ky. was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Charles Mullins of Smithfield, Ky. was indicted on five counts of theft by unlawful taking (firearm).

    John S. Roberts of Frankfort was indicted for third-degree burglary.

  • Fuel prices fall back to $1.55

    Many people were dismayed to wake up last Friday and find that gas prices had skyrocketed again.

    But on Monday, Friday's 30-cent-a-gallon jump in gas prices -- from $1.45 to $1.75 at some outlets -- had fallen back to about $1.55 per gallon.

    Even though the price is back down again, the seesawing up and down was enough to make people nervous.

  • Triple S to look at satellite dish regulations

    When the Triple S Planning Commission meets May 20, it will address a text amendment to the Shelby County Zoning Regulation in the area of Satellite Dish Guidelines.

    Under the altered regulations, satellite dishes are broken down into two categories; those greater than three feet in diameter and those three feet or less in diameter.

    For dishes greater than three feet in diameter

    A Conditional Use Permit would be required under the new guidelines. The application fee would be determined by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals fee schedule.

  • Public hearing on new water commission tonight

    A public hearing will be held at 7 tonight at the Shelby County Extension Office building to allow the public to offer their thoughts regarding the creation of a new water commission that would work toward obtaining more water sources for Shelby County.

    County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger will lead the hearing on what would be called the "Shelby-Franklin Regional Water Commission."

  • EARLIER: Family of slain man appeals to public to help find killer

    At an emotional press conference on Tuesday, the family of a man who was brutally murdered recently appealed to the public to help find the killer.

    "On behalf of my family and myself, we are pleading for the public that if there is anyone out there with any information, please call the state police at 502-227-2221,” Catherine Nichols read from a written statement.

  • What we think: Beshear's ideas have some merit

     There are many arguments to be had and several votes to be taken, but we like the ideas for budget adjustments that Gov. Steve Beshear put on the table last week.

    Cutting expenses these days can be too quick and to the quick, but Beshear seems to have a reasoned and surgical approach to what is likely the hardest decision he will face in 2009.

    The economy of Kentucky is sagging along with the nation’s and operating under even greater threat of the possible failure by the automakers, which employ so many and contribute so much to the state’s coffers.

  • Duckett case: 5 weeks, no killer

    More than five weeks after James Duckett was found brutally murdered in an execution- style manner at his home on Rockbridge Road, his killer remains on the loose.

    Police have appealed to the public and offered a reward to help locate the killer, but so far, no useful information has surfaced.

    But admittedly, the public has had precious little information to go by.

    Duckett's death sometime before Nov. 10 remains a curious web of minimal information and wild public rumor about a type of crime seldom seen in Shelby County.