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Today's News

  • Winter springs eternal in Shelby after snow storm hits in early March

    Walking in a winter wonderland is supposed to enjoyed closer to Christmas than Easter, but on Monday Shelby Countians got their first chance of the season.

    The National Weather Service reported amounts of 5 to 6 inches across Shelby County from an overnight snowfall, the maximum recorded in any county, although some readers displayed rulers in snow that pushed 7 inches in depth.

    Doubtless some early blooms were confused as they tried to poke their heads through the snow to take advantage of the sunshine that followed.

  • Fire guts home

    A Shelby County Fire Department firefighter ventilates the roof at 344 Hill-N-Dale Drive after a blaze broke out at the home Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire, which gutted the inside of the house, the residence of Steve Bruner. Fire investigators have not yet named the cause of the fire, though it is believed to have been accidentally started by a child at the home, Bruner said.

  • Was Shelby ready for storm?

    With tornadoes raging all around them, emergency personnel in Shelby County were hard at work Friday behind the scenes in ways that most people never imagine – at least that’s the opinion of one official.

     “It’s a tremendous responsibility, especially for emergency management,” said Rusty Newton, chairman of the 911 board of directors.

    Devastating tornadoes swept across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, with lines of deadly storms cutting deadly paths just north and south of Shelby County.

  • Titans can't quite get to 1st state tourney

    NEW CASTLE – Points in the paint had been plentiful this postseason for the Collins boys’ basketball team.
    However Oldham County put the kibosh on the Titans’ inside attack Tuesday night.
    The Colonels held Collins to only eight baskets in the lane – and a mere 12 for the game – on their way to a 50-40 victory in the 8th Region championship game at Henry County.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Sidewalk repair plan about to be sprung

    Although snow blanketed the region on Monday morning, spring arrives soon, which means the city of Shelbyville is about ready to continue to repair its downtown sidewalks.

    City Engineer/Director of Public Works Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council during Thursday's meeting that her department is about ready to restart the project it launched last year.

  • SCHMIDT: A fear of storms, or a storm of fears?

    Recently, local storms have ripped away people’s lives, homes and downtown landscapes. The damage of property and casualty has been obvious, staggering. The damage to hearts and minds has been insidious, and sometimes, paralyzing.

    At what point does a fear of storms become a pathology in need of treatment? What causes these fears to get out of hand, and what can bring them back under control?

  • MY WORD: Pleasureville issue needs clarification

    Articles that have recently been published in your newspaper about the Pleasureville City Commission have been very one-sided (“Issue about clerk’s pay linked to chicken letter,” Feb. 17). Those same articles have appeared to be making a joke out of the serious problems that have occurred and continue to occur within Pleasureville city government.

  • MY WORD: Kentucky has 'rotary dial laws in an iPhone world’

    In 2006, the Kentucky Legislature took a major step towards building Kentucky’s economy by overwhelmingly passing the Emerging Technology and Consumer Choice Act. Lawmakers recognized that outdated, monopoly-era regulations were hampering competition and stifling investment in advanced technologies, and took direct action to reduce them.

  • Collins plays for regional title tonight

    Another perfect shooting night from Brian Stone, and another dominant defensive effort, carried Collins into the 8th Region boys' basketball final.

    Stone scored 16 points (on 8 for 8 shooting), grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked six shots to lead the Titans to a 56-47 victory over Gallatin County in the 8th Region semifinals Monday night at Henry County.

  • Snow causes power outages

    Shelby County isn't specifically mentioned in this report from the Kentucky Press News Service, but we know that Shelby County had some power outages caused by the 5 to 7 inches of wet heavy snow that fell from Sunday night until Monday morning.

    Shelby Energy officials reported at 1 p.m. that they still had about 300 customers without power in Shelby and Henry counties.

    Spokesperson Candi Waford said the outages were caused by snow on the lines and as it melts, the problem should clear up.