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Today's News

  • KSP troopers seize records at Ethington Motors

    Kentucky State Police troopers converged on Ethington Auto Sales on Midland Trail in Shelbyville on Thursday morning to execute a search warrant for company records.
    Troopers collected paper and computers from the dealership in an investigation of whether titles were being filed for owners of vehicles bought and sold at the dealership.

  • When it’s best to try organic sources

    Over the years there has been a great debate over organic versus non-organic foods.  Do you really need to go organic… or… is it just a waste of money?  
    The Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org) is a nonprofit organization that advocates in Washington D.C. for policies that protect global and individual health. Among the many valuable services they provide is a shoppers' guide to pesticides in produce.

  • WLKY, Kroger holding Amazing Race tryouts tonight

    If you've ever wanted to fight your way around the world, you'll have a chance to earn a spot tonight when you can receive help making tapes for submission to The Amazing Race from 6-8 at the Kroger Marketplace store on Boone Station Road.

    Staffers from WLKY-Channel 32, Louisville's CBS affiliate, will help contestants make tapes at the store this evening, and lines started forming early.

  • WICHE: Early blooms not just forsythia

    True to most springs in Kentuckiana, one day is sunny and warm, the next cloudy and cold.
    It’s an anxious time of the year for most gardeners as we watch the sun coax open a little patch of crocus or we catch sight of an old landscape filled with waves of blooming white snow drops.
    Must we wait for the forsythia to bloom as we pray for warmth?
    No, there are plenty of other early bloomers to keep us happily occupied until spring truly arrives.

  • MY WORD: Let's get our government's attention

    Could someone please explain to me what is going on in this country? America has got it backwards. It is not the people who offer only their opinion and sit behind a desk and make decisions that make this country great. It is the people who have produced everything you see and use that make this country great.

  • MY WORD: New academic policies at confict

    The graduating class of Collins High School learned this week that all graduates will be seated in alphabetical order, breaking the longstanding Shelby County tradition of honoring the top-ranked graduates by seating them on the front rows at graduation. I am writing to lament the way our schools have watered down the recognition of students who excel in academics.

  • News Briefs: March 30, 2011

    Coleman to be honored
    for diversity efforts

    Former Shelby County resident Rev. Louis Coleman, a civil rights activist who also was director of the Justice Resource Center, will be honored in May with the Arthur M. Walters Champion of Diversity Award by the Louisville Urban League.

  • Engagement: LeCompte-Tillett

    Molly and Madison LeCompte announce the engagement of their sister, Tosha Denise LeCompte, to Thomas Leonard "Trae" Tillett III. They both are from Bagdad.

    She is the daughter of Chuck and Tara LeCompte of Frankfort and the granddaughter of Charles and Helen LeCompte of Frankfort, Rita Bright of Eminence, Jim and Mary Bell of Owensboro and the late Shirley Miller. She is a 2005 graduate of Western Hills High School, a student of BCTC and is employed by Vision First in Frankfort.

  • Engagement: Houchens-Patterson

    Zona Houchens of Louisville and Clarence Patterson of Finchville announce their engagement.

    They are both members of Faith Separate Baptist Church in Louisville. She is the mother of Mitchell Houchens of Louisville.

    Patterson, a native of London, retired from the Ford plant in 1992. He is the father of Sharon Warner of Louisville, Clayton Patterson of Ghent Connie Kendall of Cropper, Mary Jane "M.J." Patterson of Finchville, Clifford Patterson of Carrollton, Arlene Self of Shelbyville, Phillip Patterson of Bowling Green and the late Georgia Patterson.

  • Putting on the dog - and cat

    The Shelby County Humane Society's Runway & Rescue fundraiser Saturday night at the Henry Clay Building in downtown Louisville drew a packed house of animal and fashion lovers for a successful evening.  The amount raised has been announced.