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Today's News

  • Galbraith made a great first impression

    Random ravings while wondering why Richie Farmer had more laptops in one year than our entire newspaper staff has had this decade….

     

    Gatewood Galbraith today probably is entering the great governor’s race in the sky, bringing his folksy charm and unusual but not ill-formed ideas to that great debate.

    Whether you thought Galbraith a lion or a loon, you have to admit he brought some luminance to Kentucky’s political world, which typically has all the color of a corpse.

  • What we think: Handling of property is quite curious

    We continue to find unusual the City of Shelbyville’s approach to a parcel of land it apparently wants within its boundaries.

    We speak of the roughly 73 acres owned by Shelby County Magistrate Allen Ruble and his brother Tom on the southwest corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way, aka the Shelbyville Bypass.

  • We congratulate: One of our own who is a winner

    What a heart-warming story it was for a young woman whose bloodlines seep deep into Shelby County’s fabric to wear the sash of Miss Kentucky across the stages of Las Vegas last week.

    We speak of the Miss America pageant on Saturday and the heritage of Ann-Blair Thornton, who grew from the gene pool of the Borders family in Shelby County.

    Most of you know Bill and Ann Borders, part of the former ownership of Smith-McKenney Drug Co. Perhaps you know their children or even some of their grandchildren. Ann-Blair Thornton of Bowling Green is one of them.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Jan. 18, 2012

    Wednesday, Jan. 18

    6 p.m.: High school swimming, Scott County at Collins, SCHS at FAC.

    Friday, Jan. 20

    6 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Oldham County at Collins.
    7 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Glasgow at Cornerstone Christian.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Shelby County at North Oldham.
    7:45 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Oldham County at Collins.

  • News briefs: Jan. 18, 2012

    Dramatic cuts expected

    in state’s 2-year budget

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was to address the General Assembly on Tuesday night with a message that is likely to detail spending cuts of 7 to 9 percent for the next 2-year state budget.

  • Shelby Prevention tries to plot path for its future

    Shelby Prevention has joined the ranks of organizations feeling the bite of the economic crunch.

    Board members met Friday for the first in a series of several sustainability workshops designed to find ways to make the organization self-sustaining in the event that funding becomes unavailable in the future, which is a distinct possibility, Director Elizabeth Pulliam said.

    At the workshop, held at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, Pulliam told several board members who had gathered that the 5-year Drug-Free Communities grant is coming to an end soon.

  • Shelby County has light damage from Tuesday’s storms

    Less than an hour after Shelby County’s new emergency management director was sworn in, the county’s severe weather sirens began wailing.

    No, it was not in honor of Paul Whitman’s new post that tornado warnings were issued around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

    The storms, which produced wind gusts as high as 85 miles per hour, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan, roared across Indiana and Jefferson County, damaging homes, overturning trucks on Interstate 265 and flattening trees.

  • Boil-water mandate is lifted

    Shelbyville Water Company officials lifted the boil-water advisory in downtown Shelbyville at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Officials said they had conducted tests on the water quality in the vicinity of 11th and Main Streets, where a water-main break on Friday had forced the advisory, and found it free of bacteria.

    The break, which had affected residents and traffic flow since Friday morning, was repaired as of late Friday night and traffic lanes reopened.

  • SCHMIDT: Healthy, stuck-on and cut-off relationships

    I consider a family or friend relationship to be healthy if it is mutually kind, respectful and honest. Giving uninvited criticism or advice is not respectful.

    More and more people are telling me they don't have any of these healthy relationships for exploring uncomfortable ideas. Think with me here about whether this is true in your life, and if so, why, and what you can do about it.

  • Woman jailed for animal abuse wants some of them returned

    NEW CASTLE – Terri L. Smith made her first court appearance Monday since being arraigned on 218 counts of second-degree animal abuse stemming from the Dec. 12 puppy mill/animal hoarding bust at her home in rural Campbellsburg.
    Judge Diana Wheeler gave Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod until Feb. 6 to respond to a request for discovery, filed by Smith’s attorney, George R. Carter, of Louisville, and scheduled the next pretrial hearing for Feb. 20.