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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Simpsonville City Hall room to be divided

    The new year started for the Simpsonville City Commission much like it does for some residents: talking about renovation.

    A brief meeting of the commission on Tuesday night ended with the approval to spend $12,950 to split a large room at city hall into two smaller ones.

    The room on the south side of the building includes the space where Phoebe Lawrence taught hundreds of children the imperatives of second grade, and the old-fashioned  long slate blackboard is still attached to the room’s northern wall.

  • Eastbound I-64 lane closed tonight

    The Department of Highways announces the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at mile point 36, just east of the Mount Eden Road exit.

    The lane closure is scheduled for 6:30-11 p.m. tonight and will allow for pavement repairs.

  • Williams’ family: ‘This isn’t over’

    Members of Trey Williams’s family listened quietly in a courtroom Wednesday as a Shelby County Grand Jury ruled that a Shelbyville police officer was justified in shooting and killing him.

    Though quiet, each in his or her own way reflected deep anguish as the jury’s decision was related about the afternoon of Nov. 19, when  Williams, 18, was shot and killed during a confrontation at his grandmother’s home.

  • Louisville man indicted on sexual abuse of a child

    Jose A. Rodriguez, 23, of Louisville was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury for first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old.

    The indictment report states that the offense happened in 2007 in Shelby County.

    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll said that the child was less than 12 years old in June 2007.

    She said Rodriguez and the child were related but that she was not his child. Also, she said, he had moved out of the home by the time the charges were brought on Sept. 14, 2011.