Today's News

  • Street party kicks off summer activities

    Is there anything better than listening to good music with a slight breeze ruffling your hair and a plate of food in your lap to get you in the mood for summer?

    Sound like a plan?

    It could be if you attend the kickoff this weekend of the 2012 Street Party Concert Series in downtown Shelbyville. And to add to the image, organizers say food prices will be very reasonable, and the concerts are absolutely free.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports May 18, 2012


    Rolando P. Gomez, 25, of 3717 35th Ave. in Northport, Ala., was arrested March 31 on Old Brunerstown Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, no operator's license, failure to maintain required insurance, first offense and reckless driving.

  • Barn burns on Woodlawn

    This barn at 2541 Woodlawn Drive burned down Wednesday night at about 8 p.m.

    The barn, which belonged to Billy Ray Bohannon, had housed four heifers, but he said he got them out unharmed. No one was injured in the blaze that Bohannon said he thought was electrical in nature. A historic barn beside the one that burned was undamaged, though a silo beside the burned barn was scorched.

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Greg Frank

    Greg Frank is one of two Democrats running for the open congressional seat in District 4.

    Frank, 49, of Corinth, previously has not sought public, and he did not return requests for an interview.

    He has no published phone number or address or contact information. He does have a Web site promoting his book, that has some biographical information, but does not include any family information.

    He has no photo on the site, and newspapers have not published one for him.

  • Business Briefcase: May 18, 2012

    SCPS’ Murphy named to head

    state school business officials

    Greg Murphy, finance Director for Shelby County Public Schools, was elected president of Kentucky Association of School Business Officials.

    About 400 people from across the state are involved in the association, most of them finance officers or business-related personnel.

    Murphy’s appointment took place when he attended the recent 3-day conference. He will oversee two conferences a year and chair various committees.

  • Collins’ Kregor falls in 1st round of State tourney

    Collins sophomore Paige Kregor dropped her first-round match at the girls’ 2012 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament on Thursday.

    Sacred Heart’s Caroline Walter, one of the eight players seeded No. 9, defeated Kregor, 6-2, 6-1, yesterday morning at Shillito Park in Lexington.

  • Shipley hopes to keep his event in stride

    The aspect of the 300-meter hurdles race that Zach Shipley relishes the most isn’t the start or the finish.

    “Warm-ups are pretty much my favorite part,” Shipley, a Shelby County junior, said Wednesday. “I love checking in. They [the other hurdlers] always look at me because I’m the shortest person there. I say, ‘That’s me,’ and I’ll just walk out. Everybody’s head will just turn because they don’t picture me [being fast].”

  • Titans, Rockets ready for rematch in baseball

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments begin next week.

    Spencer County will host the softball tourney, which will begin with Monday’s semifinals and conclude with Wednesday’s 6 p.m. final. Although the time schedule for the tourney is set, the pairings weren’t at press time because Collins hosted Spencer County on Thursday evening.

    Collins will host the baseball tourney, which will begin with Tuesday’s semifinals and conclude with Wednesday’s 6 p.m. final.

  • 2 Shelby companies honored for safety

    Two Shelby County manufacturers are among 40 companies that state officials have honored for their performance in employee health and safety.

    Johnson Controls and Stanley Black & Decker earned the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for ranking among the best in the state for the number of hours their employees have worked without having a lost-time injury or illness.

  • Simpsonville moves to limit when fireworks can be detonated

    If you are a Simpsonville resident who takes your holidays with some fireworks, your options soon may become limited.

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed on first reading Wednesday an ordinance that would restrict the detonation of fireworks in the city to July 3 and July 4 – unless the celebration of the holiday would be moved to a different date.

    Gone will be the option of shooting off your firecrackers, bottle rockets and other pyromania for several days before the holiday or on other holidays, such as New Year’s Eve.