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Today's News

  • The sweet madness of March lies mostly in the brackets

    A few weeks ago, I explained to my 10-year-old son how brackets work. I showed him the elimination process, how the winners moved one way and the losers another. I think he was more intrigued by the maze of lines than what they actually represented.

    And so today I give you the NCAA Tournament, basketball’s version of a maze in which good teams get lost when their names fall on bad lines.

  • What we think: These are losing battles for Shelbyville's property owners

    The city of Shelbyville’s determination to begin an aggressive crackdown on property owners who don’t follow the city’s ordinances is both strong in might and clear in hindsight.

    City leaders said last week that they plan again to pursue homeowners who aren’t making required repairs in sidewalks that abut their property and that they would foreclose on property owners who are arrears in their taxes.

  • What we think: We need to be ready, be safe

    The emergency management leadership in Shelby County is worried about us, and so are we.

    Those horrible storms that surged across Indiana and Kentucky last week – narrowly skirting Shelby County – scared the bluegrass out of us. They were not just overblown thunderstorms but powerful, twisting trains that crawled across the landscape.

    And those who died in some cases did so because they weren’t ready.

  • MY WORD: Money versus minds – what matters most

    As a student at Northside, at Southside and at Shelbyville High School, I never thought about the funding behind the quality teachers I had, the nice desks and school environment, the playground equipment, the athletic facilities, and especially the textbooks.

    I fondly remember my textbooks – seeing what upperclassman had carried the book before it came to my hands and covering it with wallpaper sheets or plastic wrap from JJ Newberry 5 & 10.

  • Shelbyville City Council; Jewish Hospital to have public bond hearing

    Jewish Hospital officials will have a public hearing before Thursday’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council to take comment on the refinancing of its bonds.

    The council is not required to vote on the issue, but Mayor Tom Hardesty at the last meeting of the council encouraged members to attend in a show of support.

    The hearing will start at 6:15 p.m., with the council meeting at 6:30.

  • 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.