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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • The story of Lee Meriwether Part 2: The consummate storyteller’s last tales

    Lee Meriwether had risen to fame in 1886, when, at the age of 23, he published his first book, A Tramp Trip: How to See Europe on Fifty Cents a Day, which became an instant bestseller.

    When visiting his young cousin at the American Soldiers and Sailors Club in Paris in 1918, he had quoted Kentucky-born Marquise Susanne Henning de Charette, my late wife’s mother, as follows: “Maybe the law says I am French, but I say I am an American and always shall be.”

  • News briefs: Nov. 2, 2011

    Former ATC teacher is

    new principal in Marion

    Tony Webb, who lives in Anderson County, taught for 14 years at the Shelby County Area Technology Center, and he's now the new principal at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    Having taught everything from business to basic computer classes to AP macro and micro economics, Webb jumped at the opportunity to lead a school.

  • Governor candidate Q&As

    These responses were collected by the Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville.

     

    Name, Age, City of Residence: Steven L. Beshear; 67; Clark County

     

    Office you are seeking: Governor

     

    Biographical Information:

     

  • Simpsonville ‘skirmish’ wins historical award

    The team of volunteers from Shelby County who created the memorial site for African-American soldiers slain near Simpsonville is making a bit of its own history.

    Representatives from the group will be in Frankfort next week to accept the award for Volunteer Organization or Group of the Year from the Kentucky Historical Society.

    The presentation will be in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the House chamber on the second floor in the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.