Today's News

  • Morris still alive for KSTV position

    Shelby County graduate Chris Morris still has a shot at his dream job.

    The 2007 SCHS alum and Western Kentucky University student is one of the 15 finalists to become a part-time co-host on Kentucky Sports Television’s nightly half-hour show about University of Kentucky sports (which runs at 7:30 & 11 p.m. on Insight Channel 2) hosted by Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio fame.

    "I'm very excited," Morris, 22, said. "I got the call Saturday morning."

  • Post 37 leads off with no-hitter

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team only played one game due to rain in its 31st Annual Shelbyville American Legion Invitational Tournament over the weekend, but it was an impressive victory nonetheless.

    Shelbyville beat Storm Club out of Cincinnati 10-0 in five innings Thursday night thanks to Zach Strecker’s no-hitter at Bobby Stratton Field. Shelbyville’s late game Friday night, as well as a pair of game scheduled for Saturday, were washed out.

  • News Briefs: June 22, 2011

    KY 395 closed between I-64 and US 60

    The Kentucky Transportation Department’s Highway District 5 will have KY 395 closed between US 60 and I-64 (exit 43) closed for through traffic for 30 days, which started Monday. The road is undergoing realignment. Also on KY 395 between US 60 and KY 12, from mile points 10.2 to 16.1, the district warns of delays due to resurfacing.

    Other delays.

  • EARLIER: Collins High School's turf field closed for summer

    Collins High School's state-of-the-art all-purpose field is in a bit of disarray.

    The field on the multi-sport stadium is surrounded by yellow caution tape tied to hurdles, ensuring no one will walk on the now slightly unstable sports turf.

    The multi sport Titan Stadium field is now off limits to the soccer, track and football teams that use it because soft spots have developed as a result of the extremely wet spring weather that has blanketed the area.

  • A tale of 2 aircraft carriers Part II: The tragic loss of ships and men

    When the aircraft carrier Wasp transited the Panama Canal in June 1942 to reinforce the Pacific Fleet and, at San Diego on June 25, I was detached as commanding officer of its Marine detachment.

    I had requested to remain on board, but my promotion to major was imminent, and I was needed at Camp Lejuene, N.C., where a new infantry regiment was being formed, the 21st Marines.

    Jack Quackenbush, my roommate at the University of Washington, went a separate course with the Hornet.

    Our paths didn’t cross again.


  • MY WORD: This wallflower blooms rather than withers

    Beth Newton has vivid memories of her school days...memories that are nightmares starting with the eighth grade. “I didn’t do any work. I didn’t care....My family didn’t care, so why should I care?”

    Moving to Louisville intensified the situation. “I didn’t know any of the subjects and felt stupid,” she said. “So I would check in first block and then leave. They never noticed I wasn’t there the rest of the day.”

  • There finally seems to be a point to Todds Point

    Three events have aligned in the galaxy these past few months to accomplish something that I thought never would happen in my lifetime:

    Todds Point is now on the sphere of relevance.

    If that sounds sort of mean and flip, I don’t mean it to be.

    Todds Point has been an enigma to me for as long as I can recall: a name on a map, a reference point for a road, a hamlet of friends and acquaintances.

    But, to borrow from Gertrude Stein, there was never any “there, there.” And she was talking about Oakland, Calif.

  • What we think: Minnis’ hiring sets terrific example

    The hiring last week of Chip Minnis as the new police chief of Simpsonville was a victory on many fronts.

    Certainly it was a great victory for Minnis, who has toiled for decades in the police departments of Shelbyville and Simpsonville.

    Certainly it was a triumph for the city of Simpsonville, which basically not only was able to keep its police department intact during a leadership change but also able to hire a native son, a person who knows the community so well, to police its streets.

  • We congratulate: Exercise stations concept for trails

    Another month has brought another really good idea to help the people of Shelby County get in better physical shape.

    We speak, of course, of the plan under way to add adult exercise stations to the trails in Red Orchard Park. What a valuable and wonderful new tool this would be to fight the obesity that is consuming our population.

    By adding some muscle-strengthening options to a wonderful walk through nature, Shelby County Parks & Recreation is placing emphasis where it belongs – providing an attractive option to stay fit.

  • All’s fair in Shelby County

    Some things never change, and that’s good when they’re the stuff that memories are made of — like munching on funnel cakes or sucking on an ice cold snow cone while the summer sweat streams down your back. Or the feeling of your hair whipping around your face as you’re whirled around and upside down to the accompaniment of screams of delight.