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Today's News

  • SOUDER: A Thanksgiving proclamation: Giving thanks to God, by George

    Asked to write a composition titled "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving," 7-year-old Timmy wrote, "I’m thankful that I’m not a turkey!"

    Maybe this Thanksgiving you feel like that little boy – that the only thing you can think of for which to be thankful is that you’re not a turkey. Perhaps your life isn’t going like you had hoped it would. Maybe your marriage is crumbling, your children are disobedient, your job isn’t fulfilling, and your car won’t start.

  • Montell again prefiles bill to permit charter schools

    State Rep. Brad Montell is committed to the concept of charter schools for Kentucky, and he’s not letting the idea idle.

    Montell (R-Shelbyville) saw his bill to provide charter schools fail to gain traction in the 2011 legislative session, and now he is back for 2012 with a new bill that he prefiled this week.

    Last fall he made the announcement at an event in Louisville, but this time the notice arrived in the form of a press release distributed Wednesday and follow-up interview on Thursday.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 18, 2011

    Lee is new community liaison

    at Young Job Corps center

    Felicia Lee has been named business and community liaison for the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center in Louisville. Lee replaces Stephanie Barber, who was appointed to administrative manager of the complex.

  • Creative Technologies growing fast

    A Shelbyville company has a lot of reasons to be excited lately, having been named one of the fastest-growing companies in the area.

    Larry Glynn, owner of Creative Image Technologies, a company that offers audio-visual and multimedia services to clients in the education, commercial and government sectors, said he was very excited to have been ranked third on Business First’sFast 50 list.

    “Being included among the fifty fastest growing companies in the Louisville-Metro area, let alone third, that is very exciting to us,” he said.

  • Assault victim puts up a heck of a fight

    Almost two weeks after she was beaten, stabbed and left by the side of Mount Eden Road, a Shelby County woman hangs to life with the help of machines, and the man charged with assaulting her is behind bars.

    Denisse Escareno remains in a coma and fights an infection at the University of Louisville, and her closest friends and family continue to express outrage and horror that she was beaten beyond recognition and left with immeasurable injuries.

  • EARLIER: Assault victim puts up 'a heck of a fight'

    Almost two weeks after she was beaten, stabbed and left by the side of Mount Eden Road, a Shelby County woman hangs to life with the help of machines, and the man charged with assaulting her is behind bars.

    Denisse Escareno remains in a coma and fights an infection at the University of Louisville, and her closest friends and family continue to express outrage and horror that she was beaten beyond recognition and left with immeasurable injuries.

  • Shelby County named state's first HeartSafe Community

    It’s official: Shelby County is a good-hearted community – literally.

    Shelby County was named Kentucky’s first HeartSafe Community at a ceremony at the EMS station on Peytona Beach Road in Waddy on Wednesday, honoring the county for its public-health initiatives.

    Health and Family Services Cabinet Secretary Janie Miller and Acting Public Health Commissioner Steve Davis presented to county officials the HeartSafe Community Award, a designation for communities that have met a specific set of criteria to respond better to cardiac arrests.

  • Info sought in theft of items worth $6,000+

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a theft that occurred Nov. 7 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at a home on the 4100 block of Bell Avenue in Shelbyville.

    Police says it is unknown how thieves entered the home, as no signs of forced entry were found.

    Burglars stole three digital cameras, a Wii game system and several game cartridges, two laptop computers and a Nintendo DS with 25 games,

    The value taken in this break-in was estimated at more than $6,000.

  • Information sought about a purse snatch

     

    Cutlines:

    Crime Stoppers is asking the public for help in the case of a purse theft from Walmart.

    The purse was taken from a customer’s cart on Nov. 10 while the woman was shopping in the store.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has provided two video surveillance photos taken from the store’s security cameras. One photo is of a suspect in the case, and the other is of the suspect’s vehicle, taken from the store’s parking lot cameras.

  • UNDERWOOD: Overcome emotional outbursts and move up in your chosen work

    “Road rage” and rage of any type can be managed by understanding, commitment to change and practice. Whether in business or in our personal lives, the way we manage our emotions, especially passionate ones can make us or break us.

    Recently, our community lost a productive young citizen as a result of what our police dubbed an unfortunate case of “road rage.” Unfortunately, episodes of this type are not uncommon.