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Today's News

  • Election 2011: Shelby’s turnout may surpass state

    “It’s sad when you think that if thirty percent vote, you’ve had a good turnout.”

    Those where the words of Shelby County Magistrate Bill Hedges in response to what many may consider a dreary report from County Clerk Sue Carol Perry about expectations for Election Day on Tuesday.

    But Perry said that’s only to be expected in this election.

    “It’s not a presidential election, and we have no local races, just state offices,” she said.

  • Ag Report: Nov. 4, 2011

    SCHS alum Jenkins

    earns FFA degree

    Debra Jenkins, daughter of David and Dana Jenkins of Pleasureville, recently received the American FFA Degree at the National FFA meeting in Indianapolis.

    Jenkins graduated from Shelby County High School and served as president of the SCHS FFA chapter.

    Now a student at Murray State University, she received the highest degree awarded by the organization, one of 146 Kentucky members to receive the degree this year.

  • News briefs: Nov. 4, 2011

    PSC to hold public hearing

    on KU, LG&E rate increases

  • Veterans to be honored in ceremony on Sunday

    This year, the honoring of veterans will begin a bit in advance of Veterans Day, which is Friday.

    The Shelby County Extension Homemakers will have their annual event Sunday to honor all veterans – active, retired, and reserved – all men and women who have ever served the nation.

    The event will be held at 2-4 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road. It will include refreshments and a short ceremony that will begin at 2:30.

  • WICHE: Save your leaves – and save your plants

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop! We rack and pile, and they jump.

    I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy. Adults can still rake a little, children can still play, and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer.

    At the farm raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course), which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Election2011: On some issues, these attorneys not general

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the Democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the Republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Election 2011: 3-man governor's race headed for finish line

    Three candidates are seeking the governor's seat in November. But, although each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    Here is how they compare.

     

    Steve Beshear

    Currently serving his first term as governor, Steve Beshear, whose running mate is former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, is a Clark County native.

  • Simpsonville hires veteran parks employee as 1st director

    For the first time in its history, Simpsonville has a full-time director of parks and recreation.

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept the recommendation from its parks board to hire Chris Truelock of Bloomington, Ind., to run the city’s sports leagues, activities and facilities.

    Truelock was selected from dozens of candidates for a position that pays $43,000 per year. Pending physical and background screenings, he would start Jan. 1.

  • Wright parents worried about knives at school

    Parents of students at Wright Elementary continue to be alarmed over two letters sent home in three days about three incidents involving knives being found on school property.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said the district received several calls from parents with concerns, and he is ensuring parents that "additional precautions are and will continue to be taken to make sure students remain safe."

  • One lane of I-64 eastbound at KY 53 to be closed tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces temporary closure of the left lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at the KY 53 underpass (mile point 35.1).  This lane closure is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Wednesday and will allow for barrier wall repairs.