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Today's News

  • Shelbyville gives 1st OK to rate bump

    The Shelbyville City Council got back in action Monday with a special called meeting to replace last Thursday's meeting that was cancelled because of weather.

    A short agenda didn't lack punch, though.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle received approval on first reading for a 3.85 percent increase in water and sewer charges.

    The board will have a second reading at the next meeting on Feb. 3.

    Doyle brought several board members and employees with him to the meeting, but the increase was not really questioned.

  • Suspect arrested in Kroger robbery

    Some fast work by Shelbyville Police detectives led to the arrest Tuesday of a man wanted in connection with numerous armed robberies of banks and grocery stores across the state, including the Shelbyville Kroger on Sunday night.
    Stewart Ray, 24, along with Gregory Mitchell, 29, his alleged accomplice, both of Louisville, were arrested by U.S. marshals at 12:30 p.m. at their residence on Lunenburg Lane after SPD Detectives Stacy Bruce and Jesse Paulley located them and led surveillance of their home.

  • Friday night's games called off

    Tonight's basketball games involving Collins and Shelby County high schools have been called off due to the snow and road conditions.

    However the Titans' boy-girl doubleheader at Oldham County scheduled for tonight has been moved to tomorrow night. The boys' game will be at 6 p.m. with the girls' game to follow at 7:30 p.m. And because of that tomorrow's Highlands at Collins girls' game has been postponed until Feb. 5. 

  • Datebook: Jan. 19, 2011

    Public meetings
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at Simpsonville City Hall.
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. every third Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
    This week
    Lunch for Sen. Hornback

  • A dangerous bird: The House Wren may be small, but it can be big trouble

    Photo by Horace Brown
    The House Wren can get downright murderous as it finds a home.

    The House Wren is a three-quarter-inch-long bird with a 6-inch wingspan, but it more than makes up for its small size by being very energetic as well as aggressive in its behavior.
    Being migratory, they may arrive in Kentucky and start searching for cavities where they will nest after some of our local year-around residents already have taken up occupancy in their own cavities.
    But that doesn’t stop the wrens, it seems.

  • Titans can’t compete in middle, fail to secure top seeding

    Tuesday was supposed to be the night that the Collins boys’ basketball team clinched the No. 1 seeding in the 30th District Tournament.

    But someone forgot to tell Spencer County.

    The visiting Bears spoiled the Titans’ would-be party, beating them, 67-51.

    “We got outplayed on both ends of the floor,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said.

  • Rain of 3s drown Rockets

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team got buried under a torrent of 3-pointers Tuesday night.

    Host Christian Academy of Louisville hit nine of them on its way to an 82-53 victory over the Rockets.

    And the first one the Centurions hit was the biggest. Leading Shelby County, 16-9, with 3 seconds to go in the first quarter, CAL quickly moved the ball to midcourt, where Ivan Talley buried a buzzer-beating three.

    “That took a little out of our sails, and it was downhill from there,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said.

  • 26-0 deficit too much for Rockets

    The Franklin County Flyers lived up to their nickname Wednesday night.

    They flew out to a 26-0 lead on visiting Shelby County on their way to a 53-19 victory.

    “Franklin is a very talented team,” Rockets Coach Mike Sowers said. “One of the top teams from one of the state’s most talented regions. It didn’t help matters that we did not play well and were a bit beat up.”

  • POLICE: court report

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Danny McCann,  two charges of second-degree wanton endangerment - guilty - deferred for 1 year and restitution.

  • SOUDER: The coming criminalization of Christianity: The Censorship of Hate

    Do you remember when “hate” meant “hate?”  When I was a kid, my sisters and I weren’t even allowed to say the word hate, especially if it pertained to another person.  Hate was considered such a strong word that it had, we were told, a very limited place in polite conversation.  

    My mother’s wisdom notwithstanding, have you noticed that during the past few years, and especially in the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Tucson, it seems everyone is talking about hate?