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Today's News

  • License decision on Ethington Auto is sealed

    A judge has issued a recommendation on how the criminal charges against Ethington Auto would affect that dealership’s license – only no one will say what that decision is.
    Sam Carl, attorney for Donnie Ethington and William Ledford, said he has received the report from Administrative Law Judge Edwin A. Logan but is not at liberty to discuss it at this time.

    “I have gotten his report,” Carl said.

  • KSP’s tornado relief aid: ‘Overwhelming response’

    Imagine row upon row of bottled water, canned food, piles of clothing and mounds of every kind of personal hygienic products you can think of – and a team of people scurrying around sorting, packing and loading it into trucks – and you will have a sense of the scene Tuesday at Kentucky State Police Post 12 in Frankfort.

    Troopers, post employees and volunteers alike worked feverishly to get literally a parking lot full of donated items packed into several large trucks to take to tornado victims in Eastern Kentucky.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports March 14, 2012

    DUI

     

    Michael Guthrie, 33, of 4918 Stokes Court in Louisville was arrested Jan. 29 on Frankfort Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Roderick Perkins, 19, of 716 Breckinridge St. in Louisville was arrested Jan. 27 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, no operator’s license, careless driving and giving a false name or address to an officer. He was also served with a Jefferson County warrant for failure to appear in court.

  • MY WORD: So here’s why I’m a Democrat

    Usually when I tell someone that I am a Democrat, I get a puzzled look and then they blurt out “WHY?!?,” as if they can’t believe anyone could be a Democrat. 

    What I always say is that first of all I am more of a Moderate or Independent but they don’t win elections, and I feel that the Democrats actually look out for the greater good more than the Republican Party does or claims to do.

    That statement probably angers some, so let me explain. 

  • Shelby teens have an out-of-this-world opportunity

    A science-minded brother and sister from Shelbyville now know what it’s like to fly a space shuttle, pilot a jet fighter, the feeling of being weightless and even dealing with a tornado.

    Well, sort of.

    Marina and Samuel White experienced all that and more during a week at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA), a partnership venture with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: March 16, 2012

    Wednesday, March 14

    4:30 p.m.: High school boys’ & girls’ tennis, Collins at Shelby County.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, South Oldham at Collins.

    Thursday, March 15

    5:30 p.m.: High school boys’ & girls’ tennis, Collins at Western Hills.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Woodford County at Collins.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Covington Scott at Shelby County.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: March 16, 2012

    Clear Creek Golf League spring meeting

    The Clear Creek Golf League’s spring meeting will be at 10 a.m. today at the course’s golf shop. New players are welcome to attend this rules meeting. League season begins the week of April 1. Any questions call 633-0375.

    Bagdad Ruritan Club T-ball, baseball & softball sign-ups

  • News briefs: March 14, 2012

    Is that summer arriving

    in Shelby County today?

     

    Near record heat is forecast to arrive in Shelby County today.

    Little more than a week after the year’s biggest snowfall, temperatures are projected to climb near or past 80 degrees today. The average high for March in Kentucky is 56, and the record high for the month is 83.

  • Finchville couple injured in crash

    A Finchville couple was hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash Friday night.

    Tracey Brooks, 48, and Darryl Brooks, 49, were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital by air transport and ambulance, respectively, where Tracey Brooks is listed in serious condition, hospital officials say.

    David McArthur, media spokesman for the hosptial, said Darryl Brooks is not a patient, and so must have been discharged, he said.

  • I-64 eastbound at Bullskin Creek to be 1 lane tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office announces temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile point 29.2).  This lane closure is scheduled for 6 p.m.-midnight tonight.  KYTC crews will be performing bridge deck repairs.