Today's News

  • A Killer Goes Free: Stories from families affected by shock probation

    Cindi’s story

    “It’s the worst thing a parent can ever go through, just knowing how she suffered. There’s just no way it will ever make sense to me at all.”

    Cindi McIntosh of Shelbyville, whose daughter, Beth McIntosh-Shreve, 37, a nurse at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, was brutally murdered in 2007, leaving behind three children.


    Carolyn’s story

  • Ag Report: Dec. 2, 2011

    Beekeeping group offers

    essay contest for 4-H

    The topic for the 2012 beekeeping essay, sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees Inc., is “The results of honey bee pollination in my community.” Active 4-H members can compete to win three awards, at amounts of $750, $500 or $250. Entrants are encouraged to consider the scope of plants, food crops, trees, habitats and animals that are positively affected by honeybee pollination.

  • Church news: December 2, 2011

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, please call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic church, you are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

  • Real estate deeds: Dec. 2, 2011

    Nov. 1-2

    Brandon W. and April D. Parman to Debra and Larry M. Pennington Sr., Lot 5 Guist Creek Ridge Phase I, 4143,900

    Scott L. and Joanne M. Robertson to Scott and Joanne M. Robertson, 29.58 acres, Tract B, Volz Farm, $240,000

    Scott L., Joanne M. and Joseph Earl Robertson to Joseph Earl Robertson Living Trust, 50.4 acres on New Castle Road, $300,000

    Kyle M. Nichols and Elizabeth Ann K. McKinley Nichols to William L. and Kathy H. Nichols, Unit 3, Building 1, Washington Place Condos, $85,000

  • WICHE: Pick poinsettias at their peak

    I seriously cannot believe it is December! It is time to start decorating for the holidays, which includes the poinsettia.

    The poinsettia has been a fixture in American homes as a holiday decoration for as long as most of us can remember. I think it is fair to say that it is considered the “official” Christmas flower. In fact the U.S. Census Bureau says that more than 75 million plants were sold last holiday season!

  • Holiday listings

    Holiday gathering

  • Datebook: Nov. 30, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Wedding: Schedler

    Andrea Travis and Matt Schedler were married July 23, 2011, at Anchor Baptist Church in Lexington.

    Parents of the bride are Roger and Alisa Travis of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Jim and Debbie Schedler of New Brunswick, Canada.

    Rev. Billy Betts officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Roger Travis.

    Matron of Honor was Kara Mudd of Louisville, sister of the bride.

  • Historical award

    Kentucky Historical Society Executive Committee President Sheila Mason Burton (far left) poses with members of the volunteer team that was honored recently with the Volunteer Group Award for 2011 by the KHS for their work on the “Skirmish near Simpsonville” memorial site on U.S. 60 just west of Simpsonville. Members of the group attending the ceremony in Frankfort were (from Burton’s left) Sherry Jelsma, Jerry Miller, Uley Washburn, Hobie Henninger, Juanita White and Robert L. Bell.

  • I'm one: Emma Berry

    Emma Rae Berry celebrated her first birthday Nov. 4, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Brandon and Ellen Berry of Bagdad.

    Grandparents are Mike and Phyllis Bailey of Bagdad and Deanie Quire of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are Stewart and Irene Waits of Frankfort.