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Today's News

  • Borders completes cross-USA trip

    Chase Borders, a junior-to-be at Collins, will finish up his cross-country bicycle trip Sunday.

  • SOUDER: Going up or going down?

    No doubt you have had the experience of standing outside an elevator and had someone ask you, “Going up?” or conversely, “Going down?” The point of the question, obviously, is to give you an opportunity to get on that particular elevator if it is going the direction in which you wish to go.

    It is always important to know which way an elevator is going (and which way you want to go on it), but an even more important question to consider is this: As a society, are we going up or going down?

  • WICHE: Fear not, bamboo can be controlled

    Most of us have learned to fear bamboo. I used to think that the only good place for them was in planting beds that were smack-dab-in-the-middle of parking lots…no chance of a runner reaching your garden in that case.

    It’s the horror stories that stick with us. We usually only hear about the invasive claims about bamboo and how it escaped a neighbor’s yard only to take over your prized perennial bed.

    Well, anything left unchecked can become a problem, and there are ways to contain invasive bamboos; and some that don’t even need it.

  • Ag Report: July 13, 2012

    Ag Commissioner Comer issues alert about crops, animal care

  • HOLLAND: Evaluating newfound wealth from an inheritance

    If you’re the beneficiary of a large inheritance, you may find yourself suddenly wealthy. Even if you had been expecting the inheritance, you may be surprised by the size and diversity of the assets you’ve inherited.

    You’ll need to evaluate your new financial position, learn how to manage the assets, and consider any tax consequences of your inheritance.

  • Getting ready for reading

    Emily Swindler, Julie Broughton, Gary Barriger and Caitlin Murphy listen as Pam Petty of Western Kentucky University starts a professional development session for secondary teachers. The series of workshops are for those teachers identified to teach Summer Reading Academy for students in fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth grades. The summer school starts Monday at West Middle for secondary and at Painted Stone for first and third grades. It offers breakfast, lunch and bus transportation during its 18-day schedule.

  • Court report: July 11, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Russell C. Payton, first-offense DUI – plead guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Lakeita Wright, second-offense DUI – plead guilty – 30-day sentence, serve 7 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $878 fine and costs.

  • Police say teen chased woman, shot pellets at car, faces multiple charges

    A Taylorsville teen driving a stolen car has been arrested after chasing another car all the way down Midland Trail in Shelbyville and shooting at it out the window Wednesday night, police say.

    Shelbyville Police Major D. Goodwin said the incident began at Speedway on Midland Trail, when the 17-year-old, whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile, pulled up beside another car at Speedway at about 11:30 p.m.

    Goodwin said the teen did not know the woman in the other vehicle, and it is not known what prompted the incident.

  • EARLIER: MY WORD: Catholics' message doesn't mesh with government

    In the June 3 edition of The Courier-Journal, there was a story on the front page about Louisville Archbishop Kurtz and others protesting outside the federal courthouse. The group led by Archbishop Kurtz was protesting the recent federal mandates requiring coverage of contraception costs for most employees.

  • MY WORD: Shelby County shares Arizona's issues

    The Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona's attempts to control illegal immigration but left a major part. Police still can check for documentation related to citizenship. I want to quote one sentence from Antonin Scalia's dissent – "Are the sovereign States at the mercy of the federal Executive’s refusal to enforce the Nation’s immigration laws?" – as questioning President Obama's decision not to enforce federal immigration law against 1.4 million illegals.