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Today's News

  • Deadly I-64 ramp makes the cut

    Shelby County’s dangerous merge ramp at Exit 32 on Interstate 64 survived the final budget negotiations during the special legislative session in Frankfort.

    That’s the good news, because the county lost about $37 million to reallocations in the state’s road budget, leaving $14.57 million for replacement and expansion projects in the next two years.

  • Shelbyville City Council: County residents deter city’s meeting storm-water goals

    How the county is handling storm-water runoff is inhibiting what the city of Shelbyville does with its runoff.

    That was the report City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell delivered to the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night.

    Herrell was updating council members on the city’s MS4 system (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System), a network of ditches, culverts, streets, curbs and inlets that collects storm water and discharges it to creeks, streams, rivers, lakes, wetland and other bodies of water.

  • Election 2012: District 4 U.S. Congress: Thomas Massie

    Thomas Massie is looking to trade his job as Lewis County judge-executive, a position he has held since 2010, for the 4th Congressional District seat being vacated by a 4-term incumbent.

    Massie, an engineer, inventor and farmer, is a Republican who lives on a cattle farm in Lewis County with his wife of 18 years, Rhonda, and their four children, ages 8, 11, 14 and 16.

  • White pride rally goes on peacefully

    A rally in Frankfort on Saturday by a Michigan-based white pride group was relatively peaceful, Frankfort Police said.
     

    Frankfort Police Maj. Fred Deaton said that about 150 people, some carrying signs, gathered Saturday afternoon to watch a rally by about 40 members of the National Socialist Movement.

    Some protestors turned out with signs along to protest the protestors.

    The march had been organized by Sandra Coy, who used the address for Bob’s Hay Barn in Shelbyville on the application.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments April 25, 2012

    Jennifer Boyer, 39, of 224 Lakeshore Drive in Simpsonville was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    James Robert Chesher Jr., 74, of 66 Zelcova Drive was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse.

    John Greer, 27, of 1579 Robin Road and Michael Sutherland, 28, of 1730 Village Lane were indicted for second-degree burglary, complicity, and theft by unlawful taking, complicity.

    Michael Sutherland, 28, of 1730 Village Lane was indicted for theft by unlawful taking.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 25, 2012

    DUI

    David A. Tipton, 51, of 2764 Case Drive in Pleasureville was arrested April 20 on Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Ethington Auto to stay open pending appeal

    Ethington Auto is still open for business after having its dealership license was revoked by the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission.

    Sam Carl, the attorney for the dealership’s owners, Donnie Ethington of Shelbyville and William Ledford of Somerset, said that their appeal is pending in Franklin Circuit Court.

    He added that Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate is currently considering whether to allow the dealership to remain open for the remainder of the appeal process.

    “We have not gotten his decision back on that yet,” Carl said.

  • Wrong-way trailer

  • MY WORD: Let's turn a loss to learning: The Trey Williams Scholarship

    Just last week I had a local high school senior tell me how some students – black, white and Hispanic – were angry and dangerous. She said they believed the late Trey Williams had been killed by police officers because he was black. She said the high school administrators were puzzled by the escalation of tensions and misbehaviors. This young woman, teenager of one of our leading families, said adults needed to address the situation or “something bad is going to happen.”

  • This dog won’t have his day

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, but now I can’t imagine that Mitt Romney has any more chance of carrying Shelby County on Election Day (either of them)  than Hooch does of of winning the Westminster Dog Show.

    That became cat-eyed clear when I read the other day for the first time the story of the Romney family’s dog and his ride atop the car on a family vacation.

    I realize many of you who doggedly follow the political pontifications already know all the leavings on this.