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Today's News

  • What we think: Debate about Ten Commandments is important

    We are pleased to see that the conversation about whether the Ten Commandments should be posted in our state and federal offices has elevated and remained rational.
    Whether you are a proponent or opponent of these tenets being displayed, you have to feel good about a touchstone topic being brought to the public fore and the issue debated openly through our shared freedom.
    For all laws – all planks of the construction of our government – were built on your simple right to do that: disagree.

  • We congratulate: Character jockey Jon Court has showed in his career

    Jon Court didn’t ride off with the roses at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, but he is nevertheless a winner.
    His perseverance, his patience, his talent and his character shone beneath a strong spotlight in Louisville last week, and for that we congratulate him.
    Winning horse races, games, political campaigns, agricultural competitions and even beauty pageants all take talent, poise and commitment.

  • NEIHOF: Thoughts about a tough budget for 2011-12

    The news from Frankfort regarding funding for education has been as gloomy as the recent weather. Last fall we received the news that half of the district’s professional development funds would not be coming from the state. In mid-winter we were notified that the school district was losing more than $500,000 in funding for the current school year.  Then about a month ago, we received notice of more than $300,000 in reduced state revenue for next year.

    How do we plan for such shortfalls?

    That’s a tough one to answer.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks info on fraud case

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in apprehending those responsible in perpetuating a case of fraud and theft that happened May 2 at the Walmart in Shelbyville.

    Deputies want to identify two people captured by closed-circuit cameras when they were entering the store on May 2.

    In another photograph, detectives have circled a vehicle of interest in a photo of the parking lot taken by the store’s security cameras as being the car they believe these suspects were driving that day.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: May 11, 2011

    Erick Arriola-Bautista of 2417 D 7th St. in Louisville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine).

    Kevin Page Jr. of 4617 Herman St. in Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    John Mathis of 1809 Oakwood St. in Shelbyville was indicted for theft by unlawful taking.

    Abel V. Gomez of unknown address was indicted for first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.

  • EARLIER: Ethington Auto’s attorney surprised at number of charges

    An attorney representing Ethington Auto of Shelbyville expressed surprise Tuesday when he was told that his clients had been charged with more than a hundred counts instead of a handful.

    Owners of Ethington Auto were arraigned Tuesday morning in Shelby County District Court on 107 charges – including two felonies – of illegal business practices.

    Louisville attorney Sam Carl sounded flustered when he learned of the number of charges from a reporter.

  • U.S. 60-KY 55 intersection gets a look

  • News Briefs: May 11, 2011

    Abramson headlines
    Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

    Former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor with incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear, will be the featured speaker tonight for the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner at Science Hill Inn.
    Attorney Fielding Ballard III, chair for the Shelby County Democratic Party, said he expects a good turnout of Democrats and of candidates in advance of Tuesday’s Primary Election.

  • One man’s plea for help for tornado victims in Alabama

    Darrell Biram has a story to tell, a sad and horrific story -- but also one of miracles – about  what he saw when he went to help the people of Alabama deal with the aftermath of last month’s deadly tornadoes.

    Biram is the pastor of Grace Assembly of God, and in conjunction with a church in Hueytown, Ala., and Billy Graham Ministries’ Samaritan’s Purse, he and some members of his little church in Shelbyville decided to do what they could.

  • Hats off to creations at retirement homes

    Like a racehorse nearing the home stretch, the popularity of Kentucky Derby hats has gained a lot of momentum in Shelbyville this year, especially among retirement home residents.

    For the second year in row, female residents at two Shelbyville nursing homes have made their own hats and wore them to parties held Saturday at their facilities.