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Today's News

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Marc Carey

    A Republican attorney from Erlanger is one of nine candidates vying for a open congressional seat in District 4.

    Marcus Carey, 59, who was born in Covington and educated at Northern Kentucky University, said he wants to translate his legal work to government.

    “I have represented thousands of people, real humans with real problems that needed real solutions,” he said. “Representing people is what I have done all my adult life.”

  • Montell, Hornback speak at chamber of commerce luncheon at Gallrein Farm

    A crowd of about 100 people enjoyed sunshine along with the food at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual leadership luncheon at Gallrein Farm on Thursday.

    In keeping with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s theme of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky, speakers Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) addressed that topic along with some others.

    They spoke about the state budget, redistricting and the law to regulate the sale of pseudoephedrine.

  • Shelby roads safer in 2011

    Here’s the picture of Shelby County’s roads in 2011: There were slightly fewer accidents and the number of injuries and deaths declined, yet more people were driving impaired.

    The four police agencies that cover Shelby County’s highways and byways reported a decrease in overall accidents – 5 percent – but injury accidents declined by 24 percent and the number of deaths by 18 percent (from 11 to 9).

    By contrast, though, there were more people driving impaired, with DUI arrests up 10 percent.

  • Street party kicks off summer activities

    Is there anything better than listening to good music with a slight breeze ruffling your hair and a plate of food in your lap to get you in the mood for summer?

    Sound like a plan?

    It could be if you attend the kickoff this weekend of the 2012 Street Party Concert Series in downtown Shelbyville. And to add to the image, organizers say food prices will be very reasonable, and the concerts are absolutely free.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports May 18, 2012

    DUI

    Rolando P. Gomez, 25, of 3717 35th Ave. in Northport, Ala., was arrested March 31 on Old Brunerstown Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, no operator's license, failure to maintain required insurance, first offense and reckless driving.

  • Barn burns on Woodlawn

    This barn at 2541 Woodlawn Drive burned down Wednesday night at about 8 p.m.

    The barn, which belonged to Billy Ray Bohannon, had housed four heifers, but he said he got them out unharmed. No one was injured in the blaze that Bohannon said he thought was electrical in nature. A historic barn beside the one that burned was undamaged, though a silo beside the burned barn was scorched.

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Greg Frank

    Greg Frank is one of two Democrats running for the open congressional seat in District 4.

    Frank, 49, of Corinth, previously has not sought public, and he did not return requests for an interview.

    He has no published phone number or address or contact information. He does have a Web site promoting his book, that has some biographical information, but does not include any family information.

    He has no photo on the site, and newspapers have not published one for him.

  • Business Briefcase: May 18, 2012

    SCPS’ Murphy named to head

    state school business officials

    Greg Murphy, finance Director for Shelby County Public Schools, was elected president of Kentucky Association of School Business Officials.

    About 400 people from across the state are involved in the association, most of them finance officers or business-related personnel.

    Murphy’s appointment took place when he attended the recent 3-day conference. He will oversee two conferences a year and chair various committees.

  • Collins’ Kregor falls in 1st round of State tourney

    Collins sophomore Paige Kregor dropped her first-round match at the girls’ 2012 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament on Thursday.

    Sacred Heart’s Caroline Walter, one of the eight players seeded No. 9, defeated Kregor, 6-2, 6-1, yesterday morning at Shillito Park in Lexington.

  • Shipley hopes to keep his event in stride

    The aspect of the 300-meter hurdles race that Zach Shipley relishes the most isn’t the start or the finish.

    “Warm-ups are pretty much my favorite part,” Shipley, a Shelby County junior, said Wednesday. “I love checking in. They [the other hurdlers] always look at me because I’m the shortest person there. I say, ‘That’s me,’ and I’ll just walk out. Everybody’s head will just turn because they don’t picture me [being fast].”