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Today's News

  • We congratulate: The lasting generosity of park land donation

    Magnanimous public gifts can be hard to qualify. Everyone’s contribution to the greater good is like the Widow’s Mite of the old Biblical parable – its beauty lying in the completeness of the donation, even if its scope seems small when compared to others.

    So the intent here is not to offer a loud and prolonged thank you to Roger and Diane Shott for the size of their gift to Shelby County but for what that gift represents.

  • In my lifetime, this one was the coolest cat

    This is a story about a cat, but it’s not about one of those strays running around Zaring Mill Road.

    This one came from a nice, traditional cat family, though road-dropped relatives may have been in the gene pool.

    This cat didn’t live in a box in someone’s corner, wasn’t fed anything out of a can or box, didn’t know litter from a ladder and was responsible for her own grooming.

    We didn’t know her pedigree. She never saw a cage or a doctor.

    But she did know love, survival and the place that was her home.

  • How much for the ee

    The KY 55 yard sale brings people from all over the state looking to make a deal and make a buck. At its epicenter in Finchville and throughout Shelby County, you can find everything from clothes to washers and dryers, from beds to toys and from TVs to things much stranger than you’ll ever see on the small screen.

    The strangest thing you’ll ever see

    Daniel Hawthorne used to do custom trim work on cars, but a few years ago he decided to follow his passion.

  • What we think: Question of constables needs a different answer

    There was a long debate Tuesday at Shelby County Fiscal Court about the salaries that constables should be paid in Shelby County in the coming fiscal year.

    This was an important and timely discussion because those pay scales should be in place for the candidates who are running in the seven districts next month and next fall.

  • This is Shelby County 2010

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  • On the road and running hard

    With just 27 days left before the primary election on May 18, candidates will be out in full force spreading their messages to all that will listen.

    U.S. Senate candidates Rand Paul, Trey Grayson and Bill Johnson have stopped over in the county, and magisterial and constable races are becoming more active.

    But perhaps the biggest election facing voters in Shelby County will be for the District 20 State Senate seat being vacated by a retiring Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville).

  • West triumphs in battle for first place

  • Dozens of dropped-off cats run loose around Zaring Mill

    Ann Kalmey just can’t stand to see any more lost animals wandering around, or worse, on Zaring Mill Road.

    “If these cats could talk, they’d say, ‘We just want to go home,’” she said. “These are lap cats, not wild cats or outside cats, but lap cats.”

    Kalmey is referring to the latest group of cats to be dumped near her home, out in the country.

    Kalmey said she and her neighbors found a large group of cats in a field near a brush pile to be burned by another farmer.

  • Funny money passed around town

    Two people have been arrested on counterfeit charges, accused of passing fake currency in Shelbyville and Simpsonville.

    Wesley S. Cecil, 28, and Brandy Elaine Rion, 29, both of Louisville, are charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class C felony, which carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that they are accused of passing counterfeit money on eight separate occasions at local businesses during the first week of April.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville sets meeting to vote on pay increases

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday set a special meeting for next week to give formal approval for pay raises for the mayor and commissioners.

    The commission passed a first reading of an ordinance that would raise compensation for Mayor Steve Eden from $400 to $800 per month and for the four commissioners from $250 to $350, the first such raises since April of 2003.