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Today's News

  • What we think: The joke of redistricting is on us

    There remain many laps in the race for congress in House District 4, but no matter who wins at the polls on May 22, we get the distinct impression that Shelby Countians are going to lose.
    There are nine candidates – seven Republicans and two Democrats – vying for the seat held for four terms by Republican Geoff Davis, but even newer than those candidates is the presence of Shelby County in a congressional district that has its seat of power in the Northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati.

  • What we think: Anonymous caller deserves our scorn

    Sophia Sanchez had one of those ideas that we love to praise.
    Ms. Sanchez, a student at Collins High School, decided that as a service project for her JROTC unit that she would set up boxes at each of the polling precincts on Primary Election Day so that voters could donate needed goods to the Shelby County Animal Shelter.

  • News briefs: May 16, 2012

    Bridge work on Washington,

    Zaring Mill may cause delays

     

    Road work is going to hamper motorists trying to navigate portions of Shelby County these next couple of weeks.

    First there is bridge deck restoration and waterproofing going on at the bridge on Washington Street in Shelbyville where it passes over Clear Creek and on Zaring Mill Road where at Clear Creek.

    Both bridges are limited to one lane, and a temporary traffic light has been installed.

  • Bagdad Day holds 20th birthday party to much community enthusiasm

    The sun may have been fickle in Bagdad on Saturday, but the smiles on the faces of those who attended the town's 20th anniversary festival lit up the day all over the small community.

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Tom Wurtz

    Tom Wurtz, a business consultant in Fort Mitchell, is seeking to add a congressional seat to his list of accomplishments.

    Wurtz, 56, a Republican, is a newcomer to the political arena who says he believes his business skills he has developed leading The Sheakley Group in Cincinnati are badly needed in congress.

  • County employees to get 1st raise in 3 years

    County employees will get their first raise in three years, thanks to some adjustments in the proposed county budget for 2013, which on Tuesday passed its first reading by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    The budget, at $17,531,889, was $99,751 more than the $17,432,138 Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger had proposed in his tentative plan presented to magistrates May 1.

  • Shelbyville Police to crack down on parking, seat-belt violators

    Shelbyville Police say they are about to crack down on those who park their cars illegally and motorists who are not wearing seat belts.

    Officers now are enforcing the 2-hour parking only regulations in the downtown area, and those who don’t comply will be fined.

    “The parking regulation signs have been posted; enforcement will begin immediately,” SPD Community Resource Officer Istvan Kovacs said.

    Vehicles parked in excess of the posted 2-hour limit will be issued a citation.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports May 16, 2012

    DUI

    Steven W. Stamper, 43, of 204 Exmoor Drive in Frankfort was arrested March 17 on Mount Eden Road at Hooper Station and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense.

     

    Assault

    David T. Melanson Jr., 29, of 531 Jeptha Knob Road was arrested March 12 on Isaac Shelby Drive and charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

     

    Drugs

  • Titans settle some old scores

    Last week Collins softball coach Jim Axline took his team into the classroom for practice.

    The session didn’t include a PowerPoint presentation, but it did include Axline’s pointing out the fact that the Titans had played - and in some cases held their own – against some of the top teams in the state.

  • Cervantes commits to EKU

    Before Chris Cervantes began his senior year at Collins, all he hoped for, he said, was a baseball grant-in-aid, one from any small college would do.

    Last week, though, he got an offer he didn’t expect then and one he couldn’t resist now, as he accepted a grant offer from Eastern Kentucky University.