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Today's News

  • Election 2012: Miller is uncontested for circuit court clerk

    Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Lowry Miller said he is enjoying his uncontested status for the coming election.

    “It feels great,” said Miller, a Republican who was elected in 2010 to fulfill the term of Kathy Nichols, who retired. “I really enjoyed campaigning last time, meeting so many new people and seeing others I hadn’t seen in years, but I have to tell you that being uncontested feels great.

    “But I’m kind of still holding my breath, until the filing deadline is passed.”

  • County takes Discovery Boulevard into road system

    Magistrates voted at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court to take Discovery Boulevard into the county road system.

    This would allow the county to maintain the road in the winter and handle ice and snow removal. Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said that even though that road, which leads into Collins High School, was not part of the road system last year, he still made sure it was safe for school children during last year’s school session.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Jan. 6, 2012

    DUI

    Sarah E. Hamm, 29, of 1417 State Route 2070 in South Shore was arrested Dec. 2 at 8036 Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Tyler E. Sherburn, 31, of 758 Beechridge Road in Frankfort was arrested Dec. 1 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

     

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  • Upcoming sports schedule: Jan. 6, 2012

    Today

    5:30 & 8 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Cornerstone Christian at Community Christian.
    6 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Anderson County at Collins.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Anderson County at Collins.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Beth Haven at Shelby County.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Shelby County at Woodford County.

     

    Saturday

  • Sports Bulletin Board: Jan. 10, 2012

    MaxPower softball benefit
    There will be a fundraising dinner benefitting Max Power softball from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Firefresh Barbeque. Proceeds go to fund the Max Power softball program.

  • KSP nabs 1 suspect wanted in death of Mount Eden man; another is sought

    A Michigan fugitive wanted for allegedly murdering Mount Eden native Obie Murphy was arrested at a Laurel County hotel Friday evening.

    According to Frankfort Police, Marquis A. Sims, 38, of Detroit was arrested by Kentucky State Police after the agency received information that Sims might be in the area. A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Sims in August for intentionally causing 40-year-old Murphy’s death at a Frankfort apartment complex on Sept. 13, 2010.

  • Pleasureville City clerk’s salary, records under review

    PLEASUREVILLE – One month after a city commissioner said she would call for an audit of the city, Pleasureville has received a letter from the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts.

    Pleasureville City Attorney Bill Brammell said the city received a letter expressing concerns about the very issues that Commissioner Pam Bramblett raised during the commission’s December meeting.

  • News briefs: Jan. 6, 2012

    Kentucky gets $9.5 million

    in federal home heating subsidies

    Gov. Steve Beshear Thursday announced the immediate distribution of $9.5 million in additional federal appropriations for Kentucky’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

     “The availability of home heating assistance is critical at this time of the year,” Beshear said in a press release issued by his office. “More funding means more Kentucky families can apply for assistance to stay warm during the colder months.”

  • Ag Report: Jan. 6, 2012

    USDA launches online tool

    to improve producers’ efforts

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, along with leaders from food and agriculture organizations, introduced recently a free online tool to help U.S. producers of all sizes achieve good agricultural practices harmonized standards and certification, helping to further expand economic opportunities for American agriculture.

  • WICHE: Binomial system names plant species

    Most of us are not fluent in Latin so distinguishing between an Aesculus parvifloraand an Aesculus paviamaytake some extra effort. Throw hybrids and cultivars into the mix and our plant choices may increase with our confusion.

    Categorizing plants is both scientifically and commercially important. Swedish naturalist Carl Von Linne (who Latinized his own name and is more commonly recognized as Carl Linnaeus) developed a system of botanical nomenclature 250 years ago in order to keep the many plant species straight.