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Today's News

  • Robert Hicks: author, speaker, storyteller

    Robert Hicks is a book-loving, history-revering storyteller. He crafts his stories in ways that keep history alive, because, he says “that’s what storytellers do.”

    Civil War history is Hicks’ forte, and his love and respect for the people who fought and died, as well as those who struggled and survived, come to life in his lectures and his writing.

    And he’ll bring that revered style to the Shelby County Library on Thursday for two events.

  • Court Report Oct. 11, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Catalino Castillo Contreras, no operator's/moped license and second-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $1393 fine and costs.

    Robert Dempsey, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $243 fine and costs.

  • Squire Boone statue gaining momentum

    Much like the movement to explore the wilderness west, the Squire Boone Statue is gaining steam.

    Joseph Ruble's idea that hit the public last month of putting up a statue of the founder of Shelby County has caught the collective eye of the community.

  • Dorman Center Carnival gets big turnout

    The first Dorman Center Carnival brought hundreds of folks out to Daniel Field on Saturday to celebrate and support the early intervention center.

    The carnival raised more than $6,000 for Dorman Center, which provides help to more than 100 children ages 18-months to 5-years old that have been diagnosed with a disability, show signs of developmental delay, are at risk in their environment or have been determined to be in need of the program. The center starts with First Step early intervention and provides half and full day preschool classes.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 11, 2011

    Mobile app provides parents with info on the go

  • What we think: All candidates need to stop here

    We were encouraged to see that David Williams, the Republican candidate for governor, came to Shelby County recently and had an early morning roundtable to discuss his platform and answer questions.

    Mr. Williams, the state Senate president, spent an hour talking with familiar faces, explaining his policies in detail and then answering a few harmless questions.

  • We congratulate: Fiscal court’s zoning decision

    Shelby County Fiscal Court did the right thing in rejecting the zone change Midwest Metals had requested near Red Orchard Park.

    We believe that Magistrate Eddie Kingsolver addressed the appropriate issues in his motion to deny the request, citing the fundamental point that it was not in agreement with the county’s long-range plan and that there was no mitigating reason for fiscal court to change that plan.

  • Collins boys' soccer team falls 2-1 in 16th District final

    Two wind-aided goals - one early in the first half, the other early in the second half - lifted host Oldham County to a 2-1 victory over Collins in the 16th District boys' soccer final on a blustery Saturday afternoon.
    The Titans (11-6-2) will take on sixth-ranked, and host, Ballard (13-6-3) at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 8th Region semifinals. The 13th-ranked Colonels (13-6-4) will play No. 21 Christian Academy of Louisville (8-9-5) at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the second semifinal. The winners will play at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the region final at Ballard.

  • Blackburn escapees are suspects in Finchville burglary

    Police are still searching for two men who escaped from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Fayette County on Oct. 2.

    Shelby County Sheriff Detective Jason Rice said Tuesday that the pair are suspected in a burglary that occurred last Wednesday at a residence on Fisherville Road in Finchville.

    He added that although there’s a strong possibility the pair have left the area, that it’s not a certainty, so he is urging people to remain on the lookout for them.

  • Court report: Oct. 12, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Catalino Castillo Contreras, no operator's/moped license and second-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $1393 fine and costs.

    Robert Dempsey, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $243 fine and costs.